Vote tally count debt ceiling budget default bill

Doesn’t this beat all. A poison pill indeed.  Individual Vote tally at end of post

UNREAL: Senate Deal Changes Rules For Future Debt Ceiling Increases, Congress Would Need Two-Thirds Majority To Stop Obama From Raising Borrowing Limit…


The bill includes extra funds to fix flooded roads in Colorado, a $3 million  appropriation for a civil liberties oversight board and a one-time payment to  the widow of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who died over the summer.

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board would get $3.1 million  under  the bill.

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Add this one:McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $2 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project…

(We are just finding out what is in the bill since we have to pass it first)

Senate Debt Deal Weakens Congress on Debt Ceiling

Capitol Hill talk regarding the Senate deal apparently includes a provision that would take away the Congress’ power to increase the debt ceiling. According to Politico, it looks like the buzz appears to be true.:

The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that legislation if it passes. If Congress fails as expected to gather a two-thirds majority to override the veto, the debt ceiling would be raised. More at  Breitbart

The vote, 81-19, approved an agreement negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). It ends a political standoff that shut down federal programs for 16 days and led to the furlough of hundreds of thousands of federal workers.

House Votes

Click on Bill number: H.R. 2775: No Subsidies Without Verification Act (Scroll down at link)

Concurring in the Senate Amendment in the House
House Vote #550
Oct 16, 2013 10:18 p.m.
Passed 285/144


U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes    113th Congress –    1st Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

 Vote Summary Click on bottom line for individual votes below

Question:              On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 2775 As Amended )
Vote Number: 219 Vote Date: October 16, 2013,  07:56 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: H.R. 2775                (No Subsidies Without Verification Act )
Measure Title: An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 81
NAYs 18
Not Voting 1
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

Judge Napolitano:Unconstitutional Commitee slipped into Debt Ceiling Bill

I happened to catch this action on Fox. Glad to see someone captured it for your enjoyment.  Clever guys, these Obama folks. Keep ripping at the Constitution and before you know it, it will be no longer be there. Put this down as I had a feeling about this. We will end up with the Committee not coming to agreement. Thus the “trigger” will kick in. It will strip our Defense, and pay heed. It will decimate Medicare. No not to the recipients, they will have the illusion of no cuts, but to the providers- Hospitals and Doctors. Once bankrupt, guess who will step in? The Government will. Most Hospitals are running at a deficit or close to it. This will finish them. Did you know that 500 Billion has already been stripped from Medicare? Who do you think is taking the hit? Hospitals are laying off workers. Not buying new technology. All this in order to pay for Obamacare. That is why Hospitals are on their “death-bed”. We just walked into his trap. Now you know.

H/T:Noisy Room. Surprisingly, Hot Air has no problem with it Ed Morrissey needs to think about the consquences of what can happen if there is no agreement

Krauthammer nails Obama’s ears back over press conference

How outrageous now for Obama to threaten default.  2012 cannot come fast enough. All of this politically motivated on his side and cares nothing about our nation.

Here is something for a Saturday that is a pleasure to watch. It would be nice if someone on the GOP side could say something similar, but apparently no one home on our side.

Will Uncle Sam be pushed off a cliff?

Time out for something on the lighter side. Well almost. A takeoff of shoving Grandma off the cliff.

The dollar is going down, and if we don’t change our course, “America the Beautiful” will soon be “America the Bankrupt”. Now, Some people say that the conservative plan to slow the growth of government is akin to shoving grandma off a cliff… But who is really shoving who? A response to “The
Agenda Project: America Is Beautiful”


Gang of Six plan wants $3 Trillion in new taxes

As  Commie Blaster so politely says:

Scum Bag RINOs Tom Coburn (R-OK), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Mike Crapo (R-ID) Propose $3 Trillion in Tax Hikes Tar and Feather Them, Then Run Them Out the Country on a Rail.

What is the matter with these guys. They take away the thunder of the House bill passed yesterday, and give a chance for Obama to preen.  Bill Bennet this morning indicated that Home Mortgage deductions was included as well as cuts to Medicare. On the other hand, what has the House GOP done to promote and explain their bill to the American people? I tried to read it but another morass of legal mumbo jumbo. One can find the text of the House bill in the post Vote tally Count of House Bill “Cut Cap Balance”. Here tis:

The Gang of Six “Bipartisan Plan to Reduce Our Nation’s Deficits” claims their tax reforms would be scored by the Congressional Budget Office as a $1.5 trillion net cut. But no details are provided on how they arrive at this number other than saying they will abolish the Alternative Minimum tax. So how can this plan claim to be a “balanced approach” (which means higher revenues), yet also claim to be a $1.5 trillion tax cut?

This probably means they are using a CBO baseline that assumes the AMT continues as written today and that the current Bush rates expire. Last August, the CBO said those policies would amount to a $4.8 trillion tax hike. Which means the the Gang of Six plan probably raises taxes by about $3+ trillion over current rates.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: Washington Examiner

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