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Old 07-02-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Is there NO amount of dirty deals, procedural tricks this democratic controlled congress will engage in?

House Democrats ‘Deem’ Faux $1.1 Trillion Budget ‘as Passed’ - HUMAN EVENTS

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Last night, as part of a procedural vote on the emergency war supplemental bill, House Democrats attached a document that “deemed as passed” a non-existent $1.12 trillion budget. The execution of the “deeming” document allows Democrats to start spending money for Fiscal Year 2011 without the pesky constraints of a budget.

Never before -- since the creation of the Congressional budget process -- has the House failed to pass a budget, failed to propose a budget then deemed the non-existent budget as passed as a means to avoid a direct, recorded vote on a budget, but still allow Congress to spend taxpayer money.
I guess they don't realize that the voters look on such tactics and methods with disgust and disdain.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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I don't know why they don't just pass one and treat it like pay-go.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I don't know why they don't just pass one and treat it like pay-go.
Politics and damage control. This way, they sneak it in and hope and pray no one notices.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: The Bronx
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You cant get anything more un-american then "deem as passed" , its unbelievable this goes on. talk about spitting on the constitution !
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:20 AM
 
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Disgusting. Will any liberals/Democrats denounce this? Or is this acceptable by liberal standards?
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I don't know why they don't just pass one and treat it like pay-go.
It is much easier to "deem" passed than to vote on anything. Even moderate Democrats might vote against many of the things they want to spend money on. Deeming may well lead to less need for the Congress since The One would be able to deem things done so he could go ahead and take over the whole government. Just think of what they may be able to do with this practice. Nasty Nancy loves to deem things done because she doesn't have to worry about them being voted down.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Disgusting. Will any liberals/Democrats denounce this? Or is this acceptable by liberal standards?
The ends justify the means for them.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Hey..they are doing it so they can expand the entitlement programs and war funding without having to account for anything.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Heck, I think I'll try "deemed as payed" on my income tax next year. Or maybe an IOU, seems as if that's good enough for governments of several states.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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When you are broke try not to look like being broke..........
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