Congress to vote on spending bill to avert shutdown
December 16th, 2011
12:33 PM ET
10 years ago

Congress to vote on spending bill to avert shutdown

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives will vote Friday on a compromise $1.043 trillion spending bill to keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year, then go home for the holidays, Speaker John Boehner said.

If approved as expected, the measure would then go to the Senate. While Senate approval also is considered certain, it is unclear if a Senate vote would take place on Friday or Saturday.


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  1. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Practice what you preach. Haven't you ever heard of a veto? Reagan vetoed everything until it was what he wanted. He wanted to "return The People's money" back to them through tax cuts. The term "trickle down economics" cannot be found in any textbook or in print anywhere prior to the Reagan administration because it was a Reagan campaign advisor who invented the term

    OK, so here the BS you're trying to sell here.... That Regan bludgeoned several hundred Democrats into doing his bidding which they were against, but did it anyways becuase he was using that Jeddi mind control thing on them. BWAHAHAHAHA!!! Rudy, you really do need to go into comedy. Thank you for the comic relief you provide us all, free of charge.

    December 16, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth wrote:

    hahahaha.... none of your left wing BS artists can refute the facts and all you have is personal insults and name calling. Yet the facts are the facts and you have no facts to back up your fantasy claims and BS stories. You and Obama share the same empty suit.
    True. We cannot debunk your facts. Because you have not presented any facts. All that you have presented has been a lot of name calling. Here's an earlier fact that I presented, whose significance seems to have escaped you. Republicans were in control of Congress from 2001 to 2007, which means they were in control of Fannie and Freddie during the worst years when most of the damage was done. The Great Recession begain in late 2007 as the mortgage market crumbled throughout the year.

    December 16, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair

    Rudy said "Practice what you preach. Haven't you ever heard of a veto? "
    Sounds like you just conceded to Truth's point, whch was that Regan couldn't do ANYTHING that wasn't authorized by a democratic controlled congress. So get off the "Regan raided Social Security"B.S.

    December 16, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Sniffit - Wanna learn how wrong this is? Simple: Google "How the Deficit Got this Big" and look at the actual numbers (and the helpful charts for visualizing them).

    Don't have to, know it by heart. Bush ran up $5 trillion in 8 years. Obama has run up $5 trillion IN 3 YEARS and if he gets a second term, in the end he'll run up 8-9 TRILLION in debt which is nearly what ALL of the prior Presidents ran up. Obama is the debt and deficit KING hands down, nobody even close.

    Ok, no blather about it isn't Obama fault, bla, bla, bla.. Bush did it, bla, bla, bla.

    December 16, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Yeah, our resident radical rightwing troll Fake Truth is full-out on the lies and misinformation today. Most of its lies have been well-countered by the more sane and knowledgeable posters, so just wanted to point out than when you suddenly see regular outbursts of rightwing fear, lies and propaganda from folks like Fake Truth and Gurgle, then you know that the rightwing extremists are running scared.

    December 16, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    No, socialist policies caused the problems Greece is having now.

    No, Greece's problem was caused by massive tax evasion by Greece's wealthy.

    December 16, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
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