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Old 12-12-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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You obviously didn't read the link and or your comprehension skills are limited.
Well bless your heart.

I did in fact read that ridiculous partisan spin of a link and no where did Warren advocate for a shutdown. Only that the Wall Street bailout and giveaway provisions be removed. The Speaker has a stopgap bill ready to go if this one didn't pass so there was never any threat of a shutdown anyway.

And what about the bill itself? Why not debate the merits of it instead of resorting to partisan deflection? What do you think about the bill?
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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But the pay is NOT there... a GS5 makes $31K a yr and gas, child care, food etc and bills still have to be paid ON TIME- people think the majority of workers make $80K+ a yr. people NOT SO-- not so at all.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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What I want to know is why aren't the conservatives on this site calling for a government shutdown over this bloated bill that is clearly for the most wealthy and Wall Street.

This type of wasteful spending screams anti-conservative, yet we don't hear anything from conservatives about this. One would think they would be mad at the people they voted for.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:51 AM
 
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What I want to know is why aren't the conservatives on this site calling for a government shutdown over this bloated bill that is clearly for the most wealthy and Wall Street.

This type of wasteful spending screams anti-conservative, yet we don't hear anything from conservatives about this. One would think they would be mad at the people they voted for.
Because they're not conservatives; they're partisan statist who aren't about to question their betters.

Elizabeth Warren is more conservative than the average "conservative" these days. Let that one sink in and cause you to go cross eyed.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Because they're not conservatives; they're partisan statist who aren't about to question their betters.

Elizabeth Warren is more conservative than the average "conservative" these days. Let that one sink in and cause you to go cross eyed.
No kidding, she is one of the few in Congress actually calling for an end to wasteful spending and tighter regulations on Wall Street and big money donors.

But apparently conservatives only care about small government when their party isn't in control.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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What I want to know is why aren't the conservatives on this site calling for a government shutdown over this bloated bill that is clearly for the most wealthy and Wall Street.

This type of wasteful spending screams anti-conservative, yet we don't hear anything from conservatives about this. One would think they would be mad at the people they voted for.
Because their side "won." All their Tea Party rhetoric turns out to be just that--rhetoric. It's really about nothing more than team sport.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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The government wasn't going to shut down. Boehner stated that there was a stopgap funding bill ready to go should this one not pass. The real reason this one was "must pass" is because the Speaker and others didn't want to stick around and their jobs... Oh, and it's full of giveaways to the people they really work for.
You conveniently neglect to mention the pressure Obama was putting on House Democrats to vote on this bill. I suspect a lot of deals were cut between the first and final vote to get Democrats to switch their votes.

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What I want to know is why aren't the conservatives on this site calling for a government shutdown over this bloated bill that is clearly for the most wealthy and Wall Street.

This type of wasteful spending screams anti-conservative, yet we don't hear anything from conservatives about this. One would think they would be mad at the people they voted for.
Such sour grapes. That's just what liberals wanted...a government shutdown, especially if they could blame the GOP.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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You conveniently neglect to mention the pressure Obama was putting on House Democrats to vote on this bill. I suspect a lot of deals were cut between the first and final vote to get Democrats to switch their votes.
Maybe so, and I am holding those Democrats accountable. Will you hold the Republicans who voted for it accountable?

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Such sour grapes. That's just what liberals wanted...a government shutdown, especially if they could blame the GOP.
Sour grapes because Wall Street won again? Do you hear yourself? And what shutdown? There was a continuing resolution ready to go if this failed. There was never going to be a shutdown.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:02 AM
 
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Who cares what Congress passed? Can't King Obama just issue a decree and implement the law he wants?
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:05 AM
 
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You conveniently neglect to mention the pressure Obama was putting on House Democrats to vote on this bill. I suspect a lot of deals were cut between the first and final vote to get Democrats to switch their votes.



Such sour grapes. That's just what liberals wanted...a government shutdown, especially if they could blame the GOP.
I didn't ignore it, Obama just wasn't the subject of this thread.

This is just further proof of what progressives have been saying for the past six years. Obama is no liberal.
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