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So you don't think it's possible the GOP leadership is using the Troop Funding issue as a ploy to "get their way?"

 

I could see that. Just like Obama is using his leverage to keep his pet people paid as well.

 

There's enough blame in this whole mess on Capitol Hill right now to want to start a revolution in both directions, not merely one.

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There's enough blame in this whole mess on Capitol Hill right now to want to start a revolution in both directions, not merely one.

 

:thumb: I'm not sure how anyone could follow this debacle and not come away incredibly cynical. I finally had to tune-out today.

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It seems the left wants a shutdown and blame it on the GOP...

 

Page 23 in the Bill Clinton playbook from the 90's. It worked pretty well then. Don't know if Obama can pull it off as well as Willie. He doesn't have someone like Newt who falls right into the trap.

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Something that is being under reported in this whole thing. The wrangling going on is on for Fiscal 2011. Fiscal 2011 started October 2010. The budget for Fiscal 2011 by law was supposed to be in place by May of 2010. That is when the Democrats controlled both houses and the WH. With control of all 3 branches - they could not get a budget done. The government has been running on stopgaps since last October since the Democratic-controlled house and Senate did not do its job.

 

After they get fiscal 2011 done, then the work will start on fiscal 2012 and that is legally supposed to be done by May 15th of 2011!

 

Background:

http://johntreed.com/headline/2010/11/08/democrats-refuse-to-pass-budget-until-after-election-want-vat-2/

http://www.economyincrisis.org/content/where-federal-budget

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Something that is being under reported in this whole thing. The wrangling going on is on for Fiscal 2011. Fiscal 2011 started October 2010. The budget for Fiscal 2011 by law was supposed to be in place by May of 2010. That is when the Democrats controlled both houses and the WH. With control of all 3 branches - they could not get a budget done. The government has been running on stopgaps since last October since the Democratic-controlled house and Senate did not do its job.

 

After they get fiscal 2011 done, then the work will start on fiscal 2012 and that is legally supposed to be done by May 15th of 2011!

 

Background:

http://johntreed.com/headline/2010/11/08/democrats-refuse-to-pass-budget-until-after-election-want-vat-2/

http://www.economyincrisis.org/content/where-federal-budget

 

I don't think it's being under reported at all. Every single talk show, news source or website that I have seen discussing this for the last few weeks have all stated what you did. I have yet to hear one source that didn't go into that very debate whether they were what some thought were "Left leaning" or "conservative."

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An even a Republican -- and Tea Partier -- Congressman:

 

"The House Majority has now placed the funding for the Department of Defense and the funding for the troops down as a bargaining chip," he writes. "In the last 100 days, the House Majority could have passed at any point in time a separate stand alone Appropriations for the Department of Defense and the funding for our men and women in uniform."

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20051890-503544.html

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An even a Republican -- and Tea Partier -- Congressman:

 

"The House Majority has now placed the funding for the Department of Defense and the funding for the troops down as a bargaining chip," he writes. "In the last 100 days, the House Majority could have passed at any point in time a separate stand alone Appropriations for the Department of Defense and the funding for our men and women in uniform."

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20051890-503544.html

 

oops. Talking points disappear.

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