IMMEDIATE BREAKING NEWS ! : White House Rejects 'Partisan' GOP Debt Plan

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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:42 AM
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The White House has rejected a new proposal from House Republicans for reopening the government and extending the debt ceiling.

House GOP leaders pitched the plan to fellow Republicans to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall a looming default on US obligations.

The proposal, which includes a two-year suspension of a tax on medical devices aimed at funding President Obama's signature healthcare law, was immediately rejected by the White House.

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid arrives on the steps of the US Capitol in WashingtonSenator Mitch McConnell walks to working lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington
Senate leaders Reid (L) and McConnell have expressed cautious optimism
White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage said the plan is a "partisan attempt to appease a small group of Tea Party Republicans who forced the government shutdown in the first place".

Democratic Representative Chris Van Hollen tweeted that the "GOP's latest plan is designed to torpedo the bipartisan (Senate) solution".

He called the plan "not only reckless", but "tantamount to default".

US President Obama pauses while speaking from White House Briefing Room in Washington
Mr Obama rejected the latest proposal from House conservatives
The House proposal emerged after conservative lawmakers rebelled at the outlines of the emerging Senate plan by Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP leader Mitch McConnell.

Those two hoped to seal an agreement on Tuesday, just two days before the Treasury Department says it will run out of borrowing capacity.

The White House praised the Senate negotiations as a good-faith effort to end the partial government shutdown and avoid an economy-shaking default.

US Shutdown
The partial government shutdown has entered its third week
Mr Obama also planned to meet House Democratic leaders on Tuesday afternoon as talks continue.

John Boehner, the top Republican in the House, stopped short of saying the GOP's latest proposal would be tabled for a vote on Tuesday.

The House Speaker told reporters he is "trying to find a path forward" but that "there have been no decisions about exactly what we will do".

The competing House and Senate plans are a far cry from the assault on "Obamacare" that Tea Party Republicans originally demanded as a condition for a short-term funding bill to keep the government fully operational.

It lacks the budget cuts demanded by Republicans in exchange for increasing the government's $16.7trn (£10.5trn) borrowing cap.

Like the House GOP bill, the emerging Senate measure - though not finalised - would reopen the government until January 15 and permit the Treasury to borrow normally until early to mid-February.

news.sky.com...
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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Honestly, who didn't see this coming???


I hope they do figure this debacle out. But I shook my magic 8 ball and it said... "All sources point to.... HELL NO!"



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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WOW. its starting to look like they have been planning to do this for sometime.
Is there anything Obama hasn't done....


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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:50 AM
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Is there anything Obama hasn't done....


His job....? Wakka Wakka!!!



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:51 AM
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:53 AM
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If the GOP really cared. Then they would stop using this government shutdown which they caused as a bargaining chip to change obamacare.
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:53 AM
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its let the government defalt now or 5 year from now with more pain. I pick now.

Obama wants to be the POTUS when the SHTF so he can be safe and sound 150 feet underground with a decade worth of food supply.


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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:57 AM
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Good place for him. We'll bulldoze over the exit hatch. He can stay down there forever.




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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:58 AM
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Be careful, it's likely they are all on the same side anyway. I think it is another divide and conquer tactic.

They are not fighting amongst themselves, it is the followers that are fighting each other.

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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:59 AM
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If the GOP really cared. Then they would stop using this government shutdown which they caused as a bargaining chip to change obamacare.

If Mr. Oblamer REALLY cared, he would stop being the PARTISAN IN CHIEF!

See ya,
Milt



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:00 AM
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Things get more and more interesting aproaching november..!! Hohoho

SnF keep us update pal!



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:04 AM
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Guess I was being naive but I thought this one might have done the job.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:06 AM
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What would happen if this dragged onto next year?



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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sulaw
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Is there anything Obama hasn't done....


His job....? Wakka Wakka!!!


And his EGO haha



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:08 AM
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Its like they want to default or something...
Do they want to watch it all burn?

Whats the deal-financial collapse to usher in even more draconian powers?
Trying to piss China off?
Or is it just the republicans trying to make Obama look like even more of a lame duck than he already is(if that is possible)?

Someone please explain it to me over here in the UK...
Thanks.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:09 AM
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amraks
What would happen if this dragged onto next year?

No cristmas no newyear..
But ISON still with you next year..


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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:11 AM
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I've been sick of both side now for years. But this shutdown has clearly been organized by the GOP( NYTimes A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning ).
They even made the house majority leader (R Eric Cantor) the only person allowed to bring a vote to end the shutdown. Telegraph How the Republicans fixed the shutdown debate, and turned a moral cause into a political disaster Haven't you been following what has been going on?

EDIT: I can understand how people hate obama but in this case the GOP deserves the rage, it is sick what is happening.
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:12 AM
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camaro68ss
its let the government defalt now or 5 year from now with more pain. I pick now.

Obama wants to be the POTUS when the SHTF so he can be safe and sound 150 feet underground with a decade worth of food supply.


At least You'll have a Camaro


No food, though...
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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There is a bipartisan Senate proposal that is guaranteed to pass the Senate and that Obama has already said he supports.

This House proposal was Boehner and the Tea Party Republicans attempt to appear that they were the ones to solve this...but they couldn't even do that right because the hardline Tea Party zealots refused to make the proposal attractive on a bipartisan level.

Boehner failed again, because he is trying to appease the Tea Party. I think the Tea Party just ended Boehner's career and may have even lost the Republican majority in the House.

The Senate will move forward with their proposal and once it gets to the House, Boehner will have no choice but to allow it to be voted on or hold 100% of the blame for our default and downgrade.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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BenReclused
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If the GOP really cared. Then they would stop using this government shutdown which they caused as a bargaining chip to change obamacare.

If Mr. Oblamer REALLY cared, he would stop being the PARTISAN IN CHIEF!

See ya,
Milt


Ummmm....okay







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