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It Begins: Reid Proposes Changing Filibuster Rules

goshank Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:42 PM
Conservatives should read Paul O'Neill's book 'Price of Loyalty,' George W. Bush's first Secretary of the Treasury. From, http://thepriceofloyalty.ronsuskind.com/thebushfiles/archives/cat_from_the_book.html Page 261 - Inside the Debt Crisis of 2002 (11 pages) In the summer of 2002, below-forecast tax receipts forced the Bush administration to ask Congress to raise the federal government's debt ceiling. Only a year earlier, the government had been in surplus, but tax cuts, war, and a slowing economy had turned the surplus into deficit. O'Neill warned that consequences of failing to raise the debt ceiling "are too serious to contemplate."
Uber Dave Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:44 PM
Sybil, did the men in the white coats at the funny farm take away your Chiapet garden and lock you up in your rubber room again?

Did they put the brain matter that they took out in you last lobotomy on display in the foyer of Happy Acres for all to see?

Did they take away your tin foil festooned helmet so you can’t contact the “mothership”?

Did they give you a spoon with the concave end on the wrong side during soup day at the cafeteria again?

Are these the reasons why you’re always mad at the world?
Cal29 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:59 PM
Sybil was wondering what that spoon was for.

No one should be the least bit surprised; Reid's been talking about this for awhile, and even moved unilaterally to alter long-standing Senate rules to shield his members from difficult votes last year (mission accomplished).  Filibuster "reform:" Coming soon to a Senate near you?
 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills. Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end...