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  1. 29 Mar '12 14:05 / 3 edits
    http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/28/bowles-simpson-goes-down-defeat/

    Apparently the Bowles-Simpson Obama budget just went down in flames in the House with the vote 414-0. That's right, not even one Democrat voted for it. An embarrasment to be sure. Why? It is because it does NOTHING to address the fiscal woes of the federal governemnt. Nothing.

    No worries though moon, your man Barry is doing well in the polls and is bullet proof, even after Obamacare goes down in flames as well. Americans are indeed clueless lemmings.
  2. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    29 Mar '12 14:32
    Originally posted by whodey
    Apparently the Bowles-Simpson Obama budget just went down in flames in the House with the vote 414-0.
    Don't you mean the Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction plan went down in a 382-38 vote?
  3. 29 Mar '12 14:49
    Originally posted by FMF
    Don't you mean the Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction plan went down in a 382-38 vote?
    Apparently, you did not read the article in its entirety. The first budget lost 382 - 38, but the more recent one went down 414-0.

    The GOP is fighting to have it voted on in the Senate as well, but will be a tough sell for Dirty Harry and company who do not wish to embarrass the Pres.
  4. 29 Mar '12 15:02
    Finally, some bipartisanship the President has been begging for!!

    414-0. Nice
  5. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    29 Mar '12 15:07
    Originally posted by whodey
    Apparently, you did not read the article in its entirety. The first budget lost 382 - 38, but the more recent one went down 414-0.
    You said the Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction plan went down in a 414-0 vote in your OP but according to your link it was a 382-38 vote. So you're saying the plan that went down in a 414-0 vote was the Bowles-Simpson one?
  6. 29 Mar '12 15:09
    Originally posted by FMF
    You said the Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction plan went down in a 414-0 vote in your OP but according to your link it was a 382-38 vote. So you're saying the plan that went down in a 414-0 vote was the Bowles-Simpson one?
    The way I read it was that this was the second attempt, but perhpas you are right, perhaps Obama was all alone in this recent attempt. If so, it is that much funnier to me.
  7. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    29 Mar '12 15:13
    Originally posted by whodey
    The way I read it was that this was the second attempt, but perhpas you are right, perhaps Obama was all alone in this recent attempt.
    You said that "not even one Democrat voted for [the Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction plan]"; are we looking at the same link?
  8. 29 Mar '12 15:25
    Originally posted by FMF
    You said that "not even one Democrat voted for [the Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction plan]"; are we looking at the same link?
    To avoid a few dozen never ending posts with no rhyme or reason, I retract the name of the budget. It seems as though I read the wrong name of the budget. What is known, however, is that Obama presented a budget that was voted on in the House and was rejected 414-0 which includes bot GOP and Democrat alike.

    There, is that better FMF?
  9. 30 Mar '12 08:08
    Originally posted by whodey
    Americans are indeed clueless lemmings.
    Whodey the elitist genius on the top up there looking down on the ignorant masses.