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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110106/ap_on_go_co/us_congress_gop_promises


WASHINGTON – Republicans have already violated some of the vows they made in taking stewardship of the House.

Their pledge to cut $100 billion from the budget in one year won't be kept.

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And for a coming vote seeking to repeal the health care overhaul, the first major initiative of the new Congress, lawmakers won't be allowed to propose changes to the legislation despite Republican promises to end such heavy-handed tactics from the days of Democratic control.
 

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Already backing off promises and the Constitution is not even read, yet.
 

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Did either of you "intellectuals" actually read the entire article ? That was a rhetorical question... as the answer is so very obvious.
 

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And for a coming vote seeking to repeal the health care overhaul, the first major initiative of the new Congress, lawmakers won't be allowed to propose changes to the legislation despite Republican promises to end such heavy-handed tactics from the days of Democratic control.

I think they are just trying to keep doing what obama stated needed done:

paraphrasing - > You lost the election, yea you can ride in the car while we dig it out of the muck it was driven into over the past 2 years but sit in the back and shut up.
 

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Driving Miss Daisy... :laughing:
 

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LOL, over half the republicans are still worthless self-serving rinos. it will take more elections to elect enough honest conservative libertarian types to make a substantial difference. But IMHO we're moving in the right direction. :thumbsup:
 

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An the beat goes on, and on, and on

By ANDREW TAYLOR and CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press Andrew Taylor And Calvin Woodward, Associated Press – Thu Jan 6, 6:06 am ET
WASHINGTON – Republicans have already violated some of the vows they made in taking stewardship of the House.

Their pledge to cut $100 billion from the budget in one year won't be kept.

And for a coming vote seeking to repeal the health care overhaul, the first major initiative of the new Congress, lawmakers won't be allowed to propose changes to the legislation despite Republican promises to end such heavy-handed tactics from the days of Democratic control.

Is business as usual really back so fast? That's not clear one day after Democrat Nancy Pelosi yielded the gavel to the new Republican House leader, John Boehner. The GOP came to power in the House with an agenda that, if carried through, would in fact change how the government spends, taxes and does its legislative business.

But those with long memories may have the feeling they've seen this movie before.

After the GOP won control of Congress in the 1994 elections, the House churned out a series of votes aimed at fulfilling promises made in the party's "Contract With America." Most hit a dead end in the Senate. The GOP's new governing document, "A Pledge to America," covers many of the same themes and faces many of the same problems.

The effort to repeal the health care law, for one, is expected to pass in the House and fail in the Senate, going nowhere.

A look at some of the Republican promises in the campaign that delivered them control of the House, and their prospects now:

CUT SPENDING: "We will roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least $100 billion in the first year alone," the GOP pledge stated.

It turns out $100 billion is way out of reach.

By the time the current stopgap spending bill expires March 4, five months of the budget year — which began Oct. 1 — will have passed. Republicans acknowledge it's unrealistic to force even deeper cuts for the rest of the budget year to make up for money that's already been spent at the current, higher levels.

What is more, Republicans juiced up the $100 billion promise in the first place by using as their starting point President Barack Obama's $1.128 trillion budget request, a theoretical figure that was never approved by Congress.

Republicans are bristling at accusations that they're backtracking from the $100 billion promise even as they concede they can't pull it off. Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Republicans will set spending limits "for the remainder" of the budget year at levels in effect before the 2009 stimulus

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LOL, over half the republicans are still worthless self-serving RINO's. it will take more elections to elect enough honest conservative libertarian types to make a substantial difference. But IMHO we're moving in the right direction. :thumbsup:
Right on every account.
 

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Too bad we don't have chaz and etox, we could have beat on them for days with this one.. Tsavo & Dune are smart enough to walk away from it.. :laughing:
Where they go?

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They are in no way "back tracking". Realizations have recently come to light, that within the last weeks of the election cycle and in the very days and minuets before the recess of a defeated and outgoing Congressional majority -based upon a complete and utter disavow-ment of an entire ideological... many many leftist spending and governmental empowering bills -had been passed. Nowhere -nowhere can anybody post proof that the pledge has been broken ! -and I defy anyone to show that it has. This is a leftist, bullshit ploy to ease the pain of an absolute and utter failure in governance... by those that have been responsible for the hardest of hardships, contrived upon America's citizens.
 

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amen brother. i just hope it happens while we're still free men.
Brother... we can always move to Alaska -and take ourselves off the grid. ;)
 

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They are in no way "back tracking". Realizations have recently come to light, that within the last weeks of the election cycle and in the very days and minuets before the recess of a defeated and outgoing Congressional majority -based upon a complete and utter disavow-ment of an entire ideological... many many leftist spending and governmental empowering bills -had been passed. Nowhere -nowhere can anybody post proof that the pledge has been broken ! -and I defy anyone to show that it has. This is a leftist, bullshit ploy to ease the pain of an absolute and utter failure in governance... by those that have been responsible for the hardest of hardships, contrived upon America's citizens.



omg.....


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They are in no way "back tracking". Realizations have recently come to light, that within the last weeks of the election cycle and in the very days and minuets before the recess of a defeated and outgoing Congressional majority -based upon a complete and utter disavow-ment of an entire ideological... many many leftist spending and governmental empowering bills -had been passed. Nowhere -nowhere can anybody post proof that the pledge has been broken ! -and I defy anyone to show that it has. This is a leftist, bullshit ploy to ease the pain of an absolute and utter failure in governance... by those that have been responsible for the hardest of hardships, contrived upon America's citizens.
You are right they are not back-tracking. They are just more of the same worthless POS Politicians that will say anything to get elected.

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How are the R's going to pay for the healthcare repeal? The bill is estimated to save the country $143-230 billion over 10 years. Therefore repealing the bill will increase the budget by that amount and the R's need to offset that increased spending with cuts. I also want to mention that studies are starting to flow in showing the bill increases jobs.
 

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Surely, you don't believe this?
Im just saying that if the metric of Republican success is reducing spending, and the method to measure spending is the CBO, then Republicans must account for the CBO scoring of the bill in order to claim a reduction in spending.
 
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