President Obama Proposed Budgets: Over 500 opposition votes, no votes in support

Neckbeard

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Deficits get blamed on Congress. Congress approves budgets and they have "the power of the purse strings" to vote on the budgets.

On the other hand, the presidency has "the power of proposal." He can put a budget proposal before Congress for a vote. The bill would pass in either part of Congress, then get reconciled in the House and the Senate.

President Obama proposed a vote in 2013. The vote in the House of Representatives for it, out of 432 votes (almost 200 of them being Democrat) was 414 against, 0 for.

The same thing happened with President Obama's proposal in the Senate in 2012. Of 100 possible votes for, Obama got zero votes for his proposal. Of 100 possible votes against his bill, Obama got 97. The total was 97 against, zero for. The Senate is controlled by Democrats.

Even Democrats find President Obama's budget proposals to be insane, pure anathema.

There has never been a budget proposed by Obama that received even 1 vote in support in both houses of Congress.

How then can the president say that he will "reduce the deficit" and even in his pre-election promises "cut the deficit in half" when he cannot get a single vote for his budget proposals?
 

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You should set up your shitty soapbox somewhere without electricity.
 

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You should set up your shitty soapbox somewhere without electricity.
See, actually, a soapbox doesn't need electricity to work. It is designed to elevate the speaker up to a noticeable height, which also makes his voice project to larger crowds who are drawn by his great height. The shit is purely a hygiene problem and is not 100% present on soapboxes.
 

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See, actually, a soapbox doesn't need electricity to work. It is designed to elevate the speaker up to a noticeable height, which also makes his voice project to larger crowds who are drawn by his great height. The shit is purely a hygiene problem and is not 100% present on soapboxes.
No, no. The irony is that the soapbox, designed to hold a cleaning product, is now horribly dirty.
 

gleet

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No, no. The irony is that the soapbox, designed to hold a cleaning product, is now horribly dirty.
Are we all to be pigeonholed into the route we were started on, sometimes against our will?
 

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See, actually, a soapbox doesn't need electricity to work. It is designed to elevate the speaker up to a noticeable height, which also makes his voice project to larger crowds who are drawn by his great height. The shit is purely a hygiene problem and is not 100% present on soapboxes.

Oh Literal Gleet
 

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Well, it isn't a good point though?

A candidate tripling the deficit and then proposing terrible budgets that nobody votes for=Falldog voting for him.
 

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He should just do it anyway the same way he said he didn't need congress to give Libya terrorists a billion dollars in air support.
 

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This is relevant. This man wants to be re-elected to the highest political office in America and he is a complete, lying hack.


"That is why today I am pledging to cut the deficit I inherited in half."

Okay, what did he do about it? 4 straight years of 1+ trillion dollar deficits after getting a 400 billion dollar deficit from the last year of Bush. President Obama has in some years nearly quadrupled the deficit he inherited and he's never gotten a proposed budget passed. He's not even gotten token support for budgets. He's gotten universal opposition to his proposed budgets. He's had about 250 Democrats in Congress vote against his budgets.

Why should he get 4 more years? What would be any different?
 

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Sometimes I wish I could be as blissfully ignorant as you are.
Instead of acting high and mighty, you should point out what I got wrong. When Obama really wants something he ignores the law and constitution and just does it.
 

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It's not about what you did as president, it's not about lying, cheating, influence peddling, or corruption, it's about your intentions and your pure heart, you care. That's all that counts. As long as you want to help people, the details don't matter.
 

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This is relevant. This man wants to be re-elected to the highest political office in America and he is a complete, lying hack.


"That is why today I am pledging to cut the deficit I inherited in half."

Okay, what did he do about it? 4 straight years of 1+ trillion dollar deficits after getting a 400 billion dollar deficit from the last year of Bush. President Obama has in some years nearly quadrupled the deficit he inherited and he's never gotten a proposed budget passed. He's not even gotten token support for budgets. He's gotten universal opposition to his proposed budgets. He's had about 250 Democrats in Congress vote against his budgets.

Why should he get 4 more years? What would be any different?
You're crying that Obama is making bullshit pledges and not calling out Romney for making equally vague promises? Cut the partisan nonsense.
 

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In this case I have to vote for the guy who didn't cut the deficit and in fact tripled it, right? Voting for Obama is a vote for deficit skyrocketing horseshit, then? So how are you DISAGREEING WITH ME IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER??
 

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In this case I have to vote for the guy who didn't cut the deficit and in fact tripled it, right? Voting for Obama is a vote for deficit skyrocketing horseshit, then? So how are you DISAGREEING WITH ME IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER??
You're awfully defensive regarding your extremely one-sided post. Feel free to enlighten me on how your guy is going to fix things. I am curious.
 

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I have to vote for Romney just because Obama has shown himself to be a complete liar and incompetent.

Mitt Romney has said he would...

Cut the federal budget below 25 percent of GDP
Enact 500 billion in spending cuts starting in 2016
5 percent across the board cut in non-military discretionary spending.

That is what he says he'll do. If he delivers it is better than a 700 billion dollar a year welfare state and trillion dollar a year deficit catastrophe.
 

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I think we can all agree that Obama got a tough hand coming into his term. He's also had just about 4 years to turn around or improve the situation. He hasn't. We are far worse off. All we got from him is blaming others instead of taking some responsibility. Granted he can't do everything by himself and Congress has to take some blame.

Romney isn't the solution but we can't continue on the road we are heading down.

I don't think he's earned a second term.
 

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Instead of acting high and mighty, you should point out what I got wrong.
Apparently you're not familiar with my work around here. Or your own...
I think we can all agree that Obama got a tough hand coming into his term. He's also had just about 4 years to turn around or improve the situation. He hasn't. We are far worse off. All we got from him is blaming others instead of taking some responsibility. Granted he can't do everything by himself and Congress has to take some blame.

Romney isn't the solution but we can't continue on the road we are heading down.

I don't think he's earned a second term.
This. Time to give Romney a chance to be a one-termer.
 

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Just one question: has there ever been a year when this exact thread didn't pop up in response to this exact tactic used by a President with a hostile Congress?
 

Norm Stansfield

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This. Time to give Romney a chance to be a one-termer.
Very dissapoint, partycock. I was expecting something like this from a lot of these racists around here, but not you. I guess it's true what they say, just being white is racist.
 

NuttyJim

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You forgot the narrative though. All of the country's problems during the next four years will be Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid's fault if Romney is elected.
Why does Obama deserve another term?