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  •  Would love that, but it is not going to happen. (1+ / 0-)
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    Mr MadAsHell

    Never was going to happen and now even if Obama et al had a change of heart it really won't happen with the GOP in charge of the purse strings.

    •  In what sense are they in charge of the purse... (0+ / 0-)

      ...strings?  They may have part of the legislature after today.  We have the other part, and 100% of the executive.  I'd still rather be us than them.

      The most impressive thing about man [...] is the fact that he has invented the concept of that which does not exist--Glenn Gould

      by Rich in PA on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 11:58:50 AM PDT

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      •  The House legislates all gov't spending. (1+ / 0-)
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        JG in MD

        Did you completely miss the Spring 2007 debate about the Dems having the power to wind the war down in Iraq by defunding the military activities?  While the Republicans claimed that deferring to the President on the wars was "customary", they always had the power to shut Bush's wars down.  They have tremendous power to dictate what happens, in fact.

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