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Democrats poised to move measures with HIGH price tags! (before Nov elections)

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posted on May, 11 2010 @ 12:46 PM

Congress faces a crush of votes on big-ticket items before the Memorial Day recess, setting up a debate on deficits less than six months before the November elections.

Democratic leaders are looking in the next three weeks to send President Barack Obama a slew of measures that cost more than $200 billion, including a multiyear extension of unemployment benefits, an extension of expiring tax provisions and Medicare doctor payments totaling $180 billion and a $33 billion Afghanistan war supplemental bill.

Because most of those costs won’t be paid for, Republicans plan to use those bills and the Democrats’ budget blueprint to highlight massive deficits ahead of the congressional midterm election. Republicans have recently been pointing to Greece’s dismal fiscal situation as a warning, claiming that the U.S. will be headed for a similar fate unless the deficits are curtailed.

“Washington Democrats’ out-of-control spending spree is scaring the hell out of the American people,”
Michael Steel

Democratic leaders plan to move quickly on those issues because the jobless insurance program and Medicare doctor payment rate expire in early June, and because Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said the war funding bill must be completed this month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said last week.


This will make things interesting-heading up to the Nov 3, 2010 elections! The Dems just don't get it yet- you can't spend your way out of this mess.

A very long article but I think the picture is already clear: Bend Over and grab the ankles.

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:13 PM
in case you missed it. here it comes.

They are going to spend, then Tax the heck out of us.

Come on November.

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 08:05 PM
reply to post by anon72

Here is your high price tag that the Bush Administration sold the American people with their lies.

and Obama continues the legacy of blood, lies and profits for those that benefit from the Wars.

November will change nothing.

It's a brave new world. Welcome to the monkey house!!

[edit on 11-5-2010 by whaaa]


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