Sunday, August 08, 2010

Voice Of Reason Bob Shrum - Re: Back From Recess

Pelosi Calls Congress Back From Summer Recess To Vote On Bailout

The Voice Of Reason Bob Shrum
- Re:House Being Called Back From Recess To Vote On Bailout To
Fund States On Behalf Of Teachers, Police and Firemen.

The last time the House came back from recess was in 2008, as lawmakers’ debated providing aid for the auto industry. Before that, the House came back to Washington to deal with the case of Terri Schiavo, a comatose woman whose husband was seeking to remove her feeding tube.***

”Ah yes, we all remember that 2005 hypocritical move by the Republican Leaders, which had proved beyond a shadow of doubt that all the Congressional Leaders who wear an 'R' as a badge of honor are nothing but a bunch of 24-carat charlatans." thinkingblue aka thethinkingblue

Voice Of Reason Bob Shrum
Re:House Being Called Back From Recess
To Vote On Bailout

Pelosi Calls Congress Back From Summer Recess To Vote On Bailout

The House will return to Washington next week
to act on Medicaid and education funding for states.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the news via Twitter, saying: “I will be calling the House back into session early next week to save teachers’ jobs and help seniors & children.”

The news means lawmakers will be interrupting their August recess to come back into session.

A House leadership aide told The Hill the early return was discussed following the Senate’s vote Wednesday to move forward on the $26 billion package.

Separately, a Democratic aide said if members return to Washington to vote on the package, it would be Monday or Tuesday next week.
The House gallery said the chamber will be in session Tuesday but there was a possibility members could return Monday for votes.

A K Street source said $10 billion in aid to teachers, which is part of the package, drove the issue, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees was pushing Pelosi to call the House back to Washington.

Pelosi seemed to acknowledge that in her tweet when she wrote the return was “to save teachers’

States would have to lay off thousands of teachers if the money isn’t approved by Congress until September. The House was scheduled to return the second week of next month.

It would be “very difficult for the House to be away from Washington for five weeks” while thousands of state employees face layoffs because of budget shortages, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Wednesday.

The package would set up a $10 billion Education Jobs Funds to spare teachers from layoffs. It would also disperse $16 billion in Medicaid funding to states struggling to balance their budgets.

It isn’t as urgent that Congress approve the Medicaid funding, because that portion of the package
approves payments that would be dispersed beginning in January.

The Senate invoked cloture on the package Wednesday, setting up a final vote on passage.

“The House must pass this bill with no changes as soon as possible,” AFSCME legislative affairs
specialist Linda Bennett wrote in a memo obtained by The Hill.

“There is talk that Speaker Pelosi could call back the House to vote on this matter before September. An August vote would alleviate teacher job losses before school starts in September,” Bennett wrote in the memo, which was circulating Wednesday on K Street.

“Please call offices of allies and those who had deficit concerns with the tax extender bill. We need
support for this (soon-to-be) Senate passed bill to move quickly in the House,” Bennett wrote in the memo.

A senior Democratic aide said Reid’s and Pelosi’s staff were in discussions over whether the House needs to return to Washington to pass the legislation.

Otherwise, the package would have to wait until the week of Sept. 13, when House lawmakers were scheduled to return from the August recess. Both chambers must pass the legislation before President Obama can sign it into law and states can begin accepting the federal assistance.

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score assumed the bill would not become law until mid-September.

Republicans might object to passing the legislation in August, which could affect its estimated cost.

Michael Steel, spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), criticized the Democrats’ talks.

“The American people don’t want more ’stimulus’ spending —
particularly spending for labor unions attached to a job-killing
tax increase. Democrats would be better off listening to their
constituents, who are asking, ‘Where are the jobs?’ rather than returning to Washington, D.C., to vote for more tax hikes and special-interest bailouts,”
Steel said.

WTF??? It's the same ole tune and the same ole meaning... Keep the populous down and miserable so they will vote "R" thinking the "R" Swindlers will be good to them. PRICELESS! thinkingblue aka the thinkingblue


Sentinel at the Gate August 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm

This would be a good time for Repubs to just stay on vacation and
let the Dhimmis fully own this one. Skip any debate or
fillibuster as they will just howl and pass it without you anyway.

But we all know that Repugnants like Snowe, Collins, Graham,
Brown and others will show up panting and salivating like
Pavlov’s dog to get a “little gravy”


Chuck O August 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I thought bailouts were bad? Oh silly me. I forgot it’s only
bad when the president has an R behind his name.


jasjfarrell August 4, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Snowe and Collins cave once again and agree to use taxpayer money
to prop up the wasteful spending of a few states. Will it ever end?


phil August 6, 2010 at 7:03 pm

jasjfarrell your honestly an asshole


thinkingblue August 8, 2010 at 7:25 am

Hey Phil, You sure hit the proverbial nail on the head! Thanks

STATES…??? WTF? How horrible to give aid to states so they
can maintain their Fire Departments, Police and Teachers…
SUCH WASTEFUL SPENDING. IMAO, Repugs sure are easy to
brainwash… And the Repub Leaders Know It All Too Well!! CHEERS!


In any case, I just wished the American people could understand what dire straits we will be in if the "R" leaders take control of our government once again. I love my country but I feel so helpless in watching what is playing out (as in game) before our very eyes. It's
demoralizing! thinkingblue

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