Senate vote derailing the Democrats' debt-limit

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 13, 2013 5:51 p.m.

    535 leaders in Washington DC can dictate the lives of 300 million.

    Worfs formula:

    * President serves three years, and everyone else two. This is a service, and not a career.
    * Only those with a HS degree, and not on welfare can vote.

    Wow! We'd have a better country if this was done.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 1:18 a.m.

    This is exactly why someone without any real world experience should never be elected President. Obama still has no clue that the best way to get anything accomplished in Washington is thru the power of negotiation. So to the detriment of the country, he still refuses to do so. Sad and very lacking.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 12, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    Re: Patriot "This little unscrupulous weasel of man ..." I didn't think the D-News allowed incendiary comments like this. My opinion of Reid is a whole lot more positive. I very much prefer him to the baby-faced Mike Lee (is it ok to say this?).

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Oct. 12, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    "unscrupulous weasel of man"
    "corrupt little scaly-wag."

    Name-calling isn't my thing but I'm pretty sure if I referred to Mike Lee or any Republican esp Mormon, using those terms my comment wouldn't get posted. If DN wants to let name-calling slide that is fine by me, but the rules should at least be equitably applied.

  • dave4197 Redding, CA
    Oct. 12, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    with Utah's mike lee in there, it'll be a waste of time, there's no chance unless the more adult senators lock lee and cruz out. they're dim.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 12, 2013 1:34 p.m.

    Well, patriot, no doubt you have insights I lack.

    But I'm still willing to say that the reason Harry Reid got re-elected is the Nevada Republicans ran Sharon Angle (if I have her name right) and her minister started a campaign of Mormon-bashing because Harry is LDS. That had a boomerang effect and cost her the election. If they had run anyone with a pulse and a decent campaign Harry would be sitting in Lighthouse, NV writing his memoirs about his time in the US Congress. Instead, he's giving the country and the world grief. Sadly he's not above name-calling or getting the facts straight, either as witnessed in the way he went after Mitt's taxes. He is who he is and Nevada elected him.

    Notice how Mitt's religion was a stumbling block by the liberal media, but for Harry it's a straight pass?

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Oct. 12, 2013 12:56 p.m.

    harry, nancy, barbara, chucky,charlie, diane and barry. best and brightest america has to offer.........what a country.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Oct. 12, 2013 12:42 p.m.

    The Senate voted on House proposals. The House simply changed House rules to prevent a vote on the Senate bill.

    The House and Senate were at an impasse on the night of Sept. 30. The House's most-recent bill, eliminating health insurance subsidies for Congress members and their staffs, was rejected by vote in the Senate. The 'clean' Senate spending bill was back in the House's court.

    Next, House Republicans would "insist" on their latest spending bill, including the anti-Obamacare provision, and request a conference with the Senate to resolve the two chambers' differences.
    Under normal House rules, according to House Democrats, once that bill had been rejected again by the Senate, then ANY member of the House could have made a motion to vote on the Senate's bill. Such a motion would have been what is called "privileged" and entitled to a vote of the full House.

    But the House Rules Committee voted the night of Sept. 30 to change a House rule for this specific bill. They added language dictating that any motion "may be offered ONLY by the majority Leader or his designee."

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 12, 2013 12:37 p.m.

    Getting ANY bill through Harry Reid is like trying to push a watermelon through a straw. The man WILL NOT compromise WILL NOT talk WILL NOT negotiate WILL NOT even bring to a vote anything except it is written by the most radical left part of the democrat party. This little unscrupulous weasel of man has been nothing but a road block to jobs to morality to reason and as long as he holds the post of president of the senate congress will forever be a bad joke. I think that's pretty much it. In the mean time millions of Americans are suffering needlessly. What a sad chapter in American history this past 5 years has been. This much i do know - I have family in Las Vegas and the LDS community there is mortified and embarrassed by this corrupt little scaly-wag. According to them, the ONLY way he continues to get elected is because of the casinos most of which have mountains of money and influence as well as close ties to organized crime. The man gives them anything and everything they want - basically they own him.