BREAKING: House approves GOP budget
March 29th, 2012
03:29 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: House approves GOP budget

(CNN) - The House of Representatives has passed the GOP leadership's 2013 budget plan - a measure that has no chance of passing the Senate but draws a clear contrast with Democrats on a number of critical tax and spending issues.


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  1. Sniffit

    And the No. 1 thing that CNN and the entire MSM will avoid talking about like the plague:

    The GOP/Teatrolls just officially, on record broke the budget deal made during the debt ceiling showdown.

    All pretense of the GOP/Teatrolls having even a shred of honesty and integrity is now gone. How does a legislative body even begin to attempt to compromise and legislate if one side has proven, beyond any reasonable doubt whatsoever, that it can NEVER EVER BE TRUSTED TO KEEP ITS WORD? How does the business of the nation get done and our issues and problems addressed when there can never again be trust in any agreement intended to move the ball forward?

    So , yet again, what do we have from the GOP? "Government is broken...see, we broke it."

    March 29, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. Dave

    forget about a bill thats going nowhere. Here is the SEVERLY hot topic. Keystone is a Reality. IS THAT SUPPLY STAYING IN AMERICA OR NOT???????????????

    March 29, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. Pete

    Wow the Republican run house agreed on their own budget,BRAVO.Now to send it to the Senate where it will be returned addressed,return to sender,not acceptable,try again....Democrates turned down recently the jobs bill because it was laced with crap the republicans put in deliberately to try making the left look bad,but it backfired,as usual....Maybe the teabaggin righties can write up a proposed budget, like they have for themselves,brainless nitwits....Go tell the righties to go stand in a round room and go to a corner till told to move...LOL...

    March 29, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  4. Former Republican, now an Independent

    This budget is "all show and no go" just like the current day, do nothing republicans in Washington.

    March 29, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  5. cashual

    Republicans are anti American. They want slaves

    March 29, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "Unemployement was dropping long before the 2010 elections.
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    Here's data directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Month by month showing that only after November 2009 it started to decrease.

    2009 7.8 8.3 8.7 8.9 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.8 10.0 9.9 9.9
    2010 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.6 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.8 9.4
    2011 9.1 9.0 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.7 8.5
    "

    ===

    You're both using the wrong metric. The unemployment rate can actually go up despite a NET gain in the number of jobs in a particular month. In fact, it is even mathematically possible for the unemployment rate to go UP despite a net gain in jobs during a particular month. The reality is, the raw data shows net gains in the number of jobs for the past 24 months, starting well before any GOP/Teatroll takeover of the House. THAT is a far more valuable metric for measuring whether progress is being made than a figure representative of a comlpicated calculation frought with confounds due to the way its variables are defined. Sure, the unemployment rate is sometimes useful for an overall picture, but it's still just one metric and is not a very precise indicator of what is actually taking place in the economy. So, what you'll see over the next few months is a GOP/Teatroll tunnel vision for unemployment rates while Dems cite the underlying empirical data showing progress is actually being made...allwhile the GOP/Teatrolls refuse to even acknowledge that data's existence (despite it being the basis for the calculated numbers they are citing).

    March 29, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  7. Dave

    look, we all know that the Gop helping America with ending subsidies of 2 billion to big oil has about as much chance as Huntsman senior donating some of his profits from the Claw to the NAACP!!!! Whats up with the keystone suply? Overseas Vs America??????

    March 29, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  8. daris

    Can you people see an clearer what these repub are no to oil company billions in tax break and the end of your social security and medicare that you have paid for.please understand they are going to bleed you dry until there is no more middle class

    March 29, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    It won't pass in the Senate. What a waste of time. Republicans are so hell bent on privatizing Medicare and controlling all branches of government. If these are the proposals they're suggesting they'll put in place when they regain power, the can expect a revolt. If they thought the 99% movement was outrageous, they ain't seen nothing yet.

    March 29, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. once upon a horse

    So am I hearing it correctly that unemployment numbers are dropping because of the 2010 elections to the HOUSE?

    ROTFLMAO!!! America has voted this to be the WORST Congress EVER at 11% approval ratings. Some of us don't fall for the Tea Party rose-colored glasses. When it's bad it's Obama's fault but anything positive is due to the House Republicans? Perhaps if (and hopefully it won't) the economy stalls or takes a negative turn if the same will BLAME the 2010 House Republicans for that I may see their point, but I doubt if they ever would do such a thing.

    March 29, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  11. Scef

    Someone needs to ask Ryan how well austerity is working in his home town of Janesville and Wisconsin.

    March 29, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Four and The Door

    once upon a horse
    So am I hearing it correctly that unemployment numbers are dropping because of the 2010 elections to the HOUSE?
    ROTFLMAO!!! America has voted this to be the WORST Congress EVER at 11% approval ratings.
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    Approval ratings are a political measure. Unemployment is an economic measure. The data from the the US Department of Labor Statistics seems like pretty reliable support for the idea that the elections ( which by the way were based exactly on spending and jobs ) had something to do with spending and jobs. The voters fixed the first part of the economic problem and they will fix the second part in November.

    Romney 2012!

    March 29, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  13. once upon a horse

    @ Four and the Door......

    so I guess it must be due to all the JOBS bills the 2010 House has passed that unemployment is coming down. I still say and look at the pattern of it.....anytime the economy shows a slow or negative turn the GOP blames President Obama and now you're saying it's because of the 2010 House Republicans that have really done nothing but go after social issues, darn near shut down the government in 2011 and had to back down on the payroll tax deal that they get all the credit for the employment upturn? Sorry I don't buy what you are selling but nice try.

    March 29, 2012 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  14. V in Chicago

    Dead on Arrival. This is not a victory. This is a sham and any thinking person who pays any attention at all to Washington knows it! What a farce!

    March 29, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  15. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    Typical empty political theater from the GOBP hypocrites.

    March 29, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  16. macrasta

    the House made a significant vote.. it shows they really only care about the 1%

    March 29, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |