WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Friday blocked a House Republican bill to require Congress to slash spending and pass a balanced-budget amendment before raising the nation's borrowing powers. The vote left unresolved, with just days to go, the urgent issue of how to lift the debt limit to avoid a U.S. government default.
So the question is, what was Reid afraid of? We all know that the bill would not have passed a vote, so why table it? simple, then there would have been a recorded vote showing who was for and who was against balancing the budget.
updated 10:56 AM EDT 07.22.11
Senate rejects GOP debt plan as talks drag on
By Alan Silverleib, CNN Washington (CNN) -
"The Democratic-controlled Senate rejected the GOP's "cut, cap, and balance" deficit reduction plan Friday, voting 51-46 to set the measure aside and clear a path for further talks on what Democrats insist must be a more centrist measure balancing spending reductions and tax hikes."
You got a serious problem keeping your facts separate from your bias. There WAS a vote.
Really, oh ignorant one, that vote was to table the motion AS IS WHAT I SAID IF YOU COULD EVER LEARN TO READ OR GIVE UP YOUR FREAKIN HATRED BECAUSE I ALWAYS SHOW HOW YOU GIVE FALSE MISLEADING INFORMATION LIKE NOW!!!!!!! There was NO VOTE ON THE ACTUAL LAW!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell the difference? Obviously not.
Either grow up, man up or go away. We all see you for what you are. Is this all you have time for is to follow me around here and keep being wrong? Get a life
What do you think block a bill means?
The Senate on Friday voted to "table," or kill, a House Republican proposal to "cut, cap and balance" the budget that Majority Leader Harry Reid called the single worst piece of legislation ever to hit the Senate floor.
The House Republican "Cut, Cap and Balance" (measure) is now over. It's done, dead," Reid said after the 51-46 vote.
Tabled means, no debate, no vote.School is out
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07 … z1SrL68had
by Marwan Asmar5 years ago
Do you think Barack Obama has a cat's in hell's chance of winning the next US presidential election
by Mike Russo4 years ago
In your opinion, what has the republican congress done to create or pass legislation since Obama has been president?
by fishskinfreak20088 years ago
FUCK. This year will be DISASTROUS for Dems, especially when we consider that Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, a senior Democrat who is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee is not running for a sixth term.Web-site/URL:...
by JON EWALL5 years ago
How many elected officials in Congress will reconsider their YES vote when repealing Obamacare ?
by IDONO4 years ago
Did the Republican senate ignore Americans, just to spite Obama?In the recent failure to pass new background checks for gun purchases, the Republican senate ignored the overwhelming support of the American citizens to...
by mio cid5 years ago
So the republican party is not only trying to suppress the vote of minorities,but now they have also been caught red handed trying to commit voter fraud in Florida.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.