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    White House COS Jack Lew tried to blame republicans for Harry Reid's lack of action on a senate budget. Typical of the stupid left, Lew started whining about the possibility of republican filibuster that might ....sob...derail the brilliant democrat majority potential senate version of a budget. What Lew didn't know and what presumably the former community agitator didn't know was that there can be no filibuster in budget negotiations. All it takes is a simple majority vote and the simple democrats have a simple majority in the senate. So what's the problem? Is it fear, corruption or ignorance? You tell us Harry.
     
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    The fear that their ignorance and corruption will be exposed?
     
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    I don't think Harry will post here to answer your question.
     
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    Yep, Lew's statement was pretty embarrassing, considering his responsible position. Still, it's something of a technical point. As politifact points out on its way to rating Lew's statement false, the measures necessary to enact a budget, rather than pass a budget, are subject to filibuster. So, a Republican filibuster couldn't stop a budget resolution from being passed, but it could render it meaningless.
     
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    Lew said it more than once....and Jack Lew is no dummy....he's Daley's replacement and is just following White House Chicago thug political orders....:evil:

    The one thing in the Senate that does NOT require 60 votes is the passage of a budget because it's constitutionally mandated.....and you cannot filibuster the budget. All the Senate needs is a simple majority...which they have...

    This is an outright LIE to mislead the public and blame Republicans.... and the lamestream media is being complicit in their lie....

    Harry Reid has no intention of passing a budget....

     
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