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Senate Democrats Vote Against the Concept of Balancing the Budget

richard1088 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:20 PM
Targeting ads addressing current voting patterns is CRUCIAL for Republicans to hold the House AND take back the U.S. Senate in 2014. It can be done.
Confused_liberalism Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 7:49 PM
if they can manage to take majority control of the senate and control a slightly higher portion of the house, this goverment might actually make money for a change, maybe while they are at it they can impeach obama for the murders of those americans we lost in Bengazi.
Loiso12013 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:34 PM
better fire Rinse Prebius; he's yet to win an election...
DontEatMyDog Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:40 PM
Wow Lois. That was astute. He's only been chairman for one election.
MoreKowBell Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:23 PM
For the sake of the US, it MUST be done.
T172 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:26 PM
Hold the house, for sure.

Take the senate? No chance. A couple seats at the best.
MoreKowBell Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:30 PM
Coulter made a pretty good case on how the Repubs screwed themselves out of 8 - 11 seats in the Senate.
T172 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:33 PM
They'll do it again in 2014.
T172 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:33 PM
They'll do it again in 2014.
DontEatMyDog Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:33 PM
She meant previous, not upcoming.
DontEatMyDog Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:37 PM
Al Franken goes bye bye too.
T172 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:38 PM
Even if they win all 7 (highly unlikely), they're still well short of the 60+ majority to prevent the filibuster.
DontEatMyDog Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:42 PM
Thanks for the math lesson. :/
DevinDenver Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 5:24 PM
And, in that case, T, the Dems would have orgasms over the filibuster.

Let's face it: Budget fights aren't always the sexiest of topics, but since yesterday, the US Senate has been debating a series of amendments to the chamber's first budget resolution in nearly four years.  Here are a few significant developments so far:
 

(1) Senators defeated Jeff Sessions' provided that would have required the Democratic majority to balance their budget within ten years using any combination of tax increases, cuts, and reforms they'd like.  This was essentially a "show us how you'd balance the budget" amendment.  It failed 46-53, with all Republicans and West Virginia's Joe Manchin voting...