House Passes Budget Deal

The House of Representatives is voting on the Budget legislation, H.R. 1473. You can watch live at C-Span here.

Update: The budget deal passed. 260 to 167. Two resolutions will now be voted on. One will be on repealing the Health Care bill, the other is on blocking funds to Planned Parenthood.

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    Theatre of the absurd (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by Dadler on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 03:36:29 PM EST
    The fed hands out trillions to the oligarchs, kicks a QUARTER BILLION ALONE to a couple of Wall Street housewives to play with, and we're supposed to believe ANY of the deficit/financial crisis/starve grandma bullsh*t coming out of Congress and the President?  And those housewives got their money AFTER Obama took office, btw.  This charade of selfishness and greed, this unmatched thievery, will bring this country to a heretofore unknown precipice.  How can it not?  

    Tick, tick, tick...

    Will bring? (5.00 / 2) (#10)
    by Edger on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 05:14:12 PM EST
    William K. Black today on Obama's speech: Bizarre Republican Arguments Detaching Debt Problem From Real Economy - detaches the debt problem from the real economy

    video interview


    William Black is the chit (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 05:57:27 PM EST
    Anyone who would argue that he is from the olden days and these are magic golden days....all I can say is there is nothing new under the sun and this was all done before and crashed.

    If I were a young woman I would be attending a specific college to be lectured to by HIM.  After the Titanic splits in half and sinks we will be sobbing and paddling towards William Black.


    He definitely (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by Edger on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 08:16:22 PM EST
    knows his stuff better than most, doesn't he?

    I hope they're proud ... (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Robot Porter on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 03:52:19 PM EST
    of taking food away from starving babies.  

    And as this article points out those cuts also won't be great for local economies.

    Ignoring starving babies, hurting local economies, wars as far as the eye can see.  Isn't it great having a Dem in the White House?

    Since when (5.00 / 4) (#6)
    by Zorba on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 04:15:27 PM EST
    did we have a "Democrat" in the White House?  ;-)

    i think we had a (5.00 / 0) (#11)
    by observed on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 05:35:35 PM EST
    Democrat for a day yesterday, or at least half a democrat. The speech was a how stupid does he think we are moment, imo

    Yep (none / 0) (#12)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 05:50:32 PM EST
    he's a democrat or pretends to be one when it suits him or he's campaigning.

    How many people are going to be fooled by this in '12 after the behavior we've seen the past two years. I think a lot of people have a wait and see attitude because we know that his words aren't usually backed up by actions.


    Not even (none / 0) (#17)
    by jbindc on Fri Apr 15, 2011 at 08:49:30 AM EST
    Jsut for the teevee cameras.

    In a piece by Dana Milbank about how Nancy Pelosi has become irrelevant, and by doing so, Obama has become "rudderless", there's this:

    On the eve of Obama's speech Wednesday outlining his budget goals, liberal groups such as MoveOn.org and Campaign for America's Future began to mobilize in anticipation that he would again acquiesce to Republican positions. Privately, Pelosi used that opening to reassert her influence with the president.

    She called up White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and drew a line in the sand: Democrats couldn't tolerate capitulation by Obama to Republican demands for a restructuring of Medicare, which they hope to make the central campaign issue of 2012.

    "Let me be absolutely clear," Obama said Wednesday. "I will not allow Medicare to become a voucher program that leaves seniors at the mercy of the insurance industry." The partisan speech infuriated Republicans, set back negotiations in the Senate - and delighted Democratic activists.

    But the next morning, Obama was in the Oval Office with the chairmen of his bipartisan debt commission, whose recommendations have inflamed liberals. "Very frankly, it is the framework that they developed that helps to shape my thinking," he said.

    All show, my friends.


    Perhaps Pelosi made a tactical mistake. (none / 0) (#18)
    by observed on Fri Apr 15, 2011 at 08:56:45 AM EST
    If Obama actually gave the speech he wanted, the public would be so irate it would put the actual Dems in Congress in a stronger position.

    My great nephew (5.00 / 3) (#8)
    by nycstray on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 04:42:21 PM EST
    is a WIC baby. From formula to baby food and now milk, eggs etc.

    Our #30 ranking in infant moratlity rates (5.00 / 4) (#9)
    by MO Blue on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 04:59:21 PM EST
    is not low enough. We won't be satisfied until we rank below 50. People also might want to consider how extremely expensive it is to treat babies that are born prematurely.  

    (AP)  Premature births, often due to poor care of low-income pregnant women, are the main reason the U.S. infant mortality rate is higher than in most European countries, a government report said Tuesday.

    Other health related cuts": Community health centers: $600 million, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA): $45 million, Infectious disease prevention: $277 million and National Institutes of Health: $260 million.

    I hear that the talk of how bad the cuts would be was overblown. Unless of course, you are among the people that rely on these services for survival.  


    time for a spin-off (none / 0) (#1)
    by diogenes on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 03:27:36 PM EST
    Isn't it time for Planned Parenthood to spin off it's abortion services (which get "no" federal dollars anyway) into a different organization so that they can concentrate on getting maximum government dollars to address the health of women?  

    only a man could (5.00 / 4) (#2)
    by observed on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 03:32:28 PM EST
    Think that abortion is not a  womens health issue. Why dont you stop by a pp office and get educated?

    It seems clear (none / 0) (#5)
    by AngryBlackGuy on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 04:15:04 PM EST
    That a lot of talk about how bad this budget were at the start of the week was overblown.

    It seems clear (5.00 / 8) (#7)
    by nycstray on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 04:36:57 PM EST
    you really don't care as long as you 'win' . . .

    Uh...you seem to have forgotten - if you (5.00 / 2) (#14)
    by Anne on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 06:17:11 PM EST
    ever knew - that what passed the House was the Continuing Resolution to fund the 2011 budget - we haven't even gotten to the plan for the 2012 budget yet - you know, the thing Obama talked about yesterday.

    And, we haven't gotten to the matter of the debt ceiling, either; all signs point to Obama being willing to include more cost-cutting measures in that.

    What gets clearer to me every day is that your celebration is premature at best, and foolish at worst.


    No, it still sucks on substance (5.00 / 2) (#16)
    by andgarden on Fri Apr 15, 2011 at 01:46:49 AM EST
    Most House Democrats agree with me--they voted against it.

    ABG doesn't do "substance," (none / 0) (#19)
    by Anne on Fri Apr 15, 2011 at 09:46:52 AM EST
    andgarden; it's all optics and politics for him, and as long as Obama's numbers are good, he's happy.

    I'm pretty sure that even if the numbers trend down, he won't see the substance as being the cause - it will just be about us bitter, angry liberals not doing our part for the cause.