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  •  No, (0+ / 0-)

    All funding bills need to pass both the House and the Senate. The House gets to divide up the revenue pie, but the Senate has to concur.

    If you live in fear, then the worst that can happen to you has already happened

    by Something the Dog Said on Mon Mar 05, 2007 at 10:40:09 AM PST

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    •  exactly my point (0+ / 0-)

      funding has to pass the house in which a simple majority rules. a one vote majority in the house can deny funding.

      "step on the gas & wipe that tear away..." - the beatles

      by rasbobbo on Mon Mar 05, 2007 at 10:45:03 AM PST

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      •  You still have to have (0+ / 0-)

        the approval of the Senate. If we just let the funding expire it would be a total disaster for the Democratic party. We would actually be abandoning the troops while they are in the field.

        That is why the Rep. Murtha option is the best, but even there we have problems. Namely Blue Dog Dems.  

        If you live in fear, then the worst that can happen to you has already happened

        by Something the Dog Said on Mon Mar 05, 2007 at 10:48:51 AM PST

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        •  HR 508 and HR 746 are also (0+ / 0-)

          good bills out there.

          HR 508 does not need the Senate to enact part of it.

          Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad. ~J. Madison

          by wolverine 06 on Mon Mar 05, 2007 at 10:57:01 AM PST

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        •  there is plenty of funding in the pipeline right (1+ / 0-)
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          now for an orderly withdrawal. if this issue is not important enough to take a stand on, i don't know what is.

          "step on the gas & wipe that tear away..." - the beatles

          by rasbobbo on Mon Mar 05, 2007 at 10:58:53 AM PST

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