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Qtec
04-28-2011, 01:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced on Wednesday that he would host a vote on Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget as a means of forcing moderate GOP senators to weigh in on the legislation’s controversial proposals. He did not provide a specific date for when that vote will take place.

“There will be an opportunity in the Senate to vote on the Ryan budget to see if Republican senators like the Ryan budget as much as the House did,” Reid said on a conference call with reporters. “Without going into the Ryan budget we will see how much the Republicans like it here in the Senate.”

Reid, who had been traveling with other senator’s in China, accused the Ryan plan of fundamentally changing Medicare and burdening health care consumers with uncertainty and higher costs. By holding a vote on the bill—which his own party will vote against en masse—the majority leader is hoping to not only drive a wedge within the GOP but keep the Ryan budget in the news.

This is really great news. First off, it's simply great politics—it utterly puts the screws to the GOP. But moreover, I'm just glad to see Reid actually following through on this. A couple of days ago, his aides were suggesting such a vote might happen, which had some of us worried it wouldn't. But with Reid confirming a vote on the Ryan plan is a go, now we know he's willing to go at Republicans hammer-and-tongs on this issue.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>By forcing a roll call, this will put the GOP on record for years to come about their views on Medicare. And many Republican senators are caught between a rock and a hard place: Vote for it, and you invite a permanent barrage of ready-made attack ads; vote against it, and you risk getting teabagged to death.</span> Olympia Snowe, for instance, already faces that conundrum, but this vote has the power to affect many more senators well past 2012. </div></div>

Put up or shut up time.

Q............... link (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/27/970704/-Harry-Reid-says-he-will-schedule-vote-on-Ryans-Republican-budget-plan)

Gayle in MD
04-28-2011, 04:06 AM
If only. Put up or shut up is something Republicans never do.

Now, we see the whole country, against the Ryan Budget.

Everywhere the Repubs go, the people in their districts show up, angry, calling them liars, while they continue to use their usual, semantically twisted, false statemennts, IOW, LIES, about their new budget policy, when thhe public, is on to them, finally! People know exactly what Republicans are all about, finally!

It is clearly proven, that their goal is to Destroy Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, along with many other programs, which help those who are struggling through thiin s disastrous Bush Economic collpase, this worst Recession, LEFT BY BUSH, the worst since The Great Depression, in order to Award the wealthy, at the expense of everyone else. Take from the Middle and Poor, in our country, and redistribute more wealth, to the top.

This is exactly what many of us have been saying about Repubs, for years, and our predictions, were correct, as things turned out.

Bush did destroy this country. Putting it back together, was never expected to be an easy task, as President Obama, so honestly told us, from the start.

G.

eg8r
04-28-2011, 06:23 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">By forcing a roll call, this will put the GOP on record for years to come about their views on Medicare. And many Republican senators are caught between a rock and a hard place: Vote for it, and you invite a permanent barrage of ready-made attack ads; vote against it, and you risk getting teabagged to death. </div></div>Or copy Obama, don't vote at all and ride that mystery to the White House.

eg8r

pooltchr
04-28-2011, 06:55 AM
Don't you just love how Harry Reid is willing to play political games with the economic problems we are facing?

Obviously, it is more important to him to play politics, than it is to actually address the issue of ever expanding government, and ever increasing government spending.

He makes me want to puke!

Steve

LWW
04-28-2011, 07:42 AM
Odd how he was never in a rush to get a budget vote last year ... even though the law required that he do exactly that.