Jon Stewart to Nancy Pelosi: Why didn’t Dems pass a budget when they had the chance?

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    video at site..couldn't bring it over.

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    posted at 6:02 pm on November 10, 2011 by Tina Korbe
    Good question, Mr. Stewart. Nancy Pelosi answers in typical Nancy Pelosi fashion — by saying “Republicans would have filibustered it.” Too bad budgets can’t be filibustered. They require a simple majority in both House and Senate to pass. What’s more: When Democrats did control both houses, they had a supermajority in the Senate. Republicans could have filibustered only with the help of Democrats. No way to pin this one on Republicans — and, yet, Pelosi still tries. Predictable.

    Also, did you know Republicans “don’t believe in” Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, clean air, clean water, food safety, public safety and public education? I surely didn’t. Honestly, I’m not even sure what it means to not believe in them — to not acknowledge their existence? To not desire them? If what she’s trying to say is Republicans don’t believe in Big Government, then sure: They’ve seen the inefficacy, the inefficiency, the clumsiness of programs that often do the opposite of what they’re intended to do — and they’d rather empower people to take personal responsibility than to continue to perpetuate dependency. But that’s rather different than not believing in programs that, like it or not, have become part of the political landscape and have to be addressed one way or another.

    In fact, let’s talk about the true non-believers, for a second. To judge by their utter inaction on entitlement reform, it seems safer to say Democrats don’t believe The Big Three are headed for insolvency. Either that, or they don’t believe a social safety net is necessary, after all — because they’re willing to risk an entitlement implosion rather than implement intelligent reforms now.


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    Excellent thread.. How sad that the Zombie Left continues to vomit up their support for the very Leaders who have trashed this nation.
     
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    The conservative position is that folks should kick their "dependency" on clean air, clean water, and non-toxic food?
     
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    yeah, that must be it.:rolleyes:
     
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    There were a few dems who were siding with the republicans at the time.

    Pretending they were not is merely lying.

    Now when all the republicans butter up a few conservadems so that they side with them in keeping anything from getting done how is that the democrats faulT?
     
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    There were too many blue dogs back then stef.
     
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    Some of them lost their jobs for it
     
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    That isn't the conservative position. The liberal position is that small children make good sex partners.
     
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    The republican party did so little oversite when they had control that they had so few investigations on anything they broke congressional records for it.

    They will go down in history as one of the least active congresses.

    Then they lost the majority and are trying to keep anything from being done.

    This is why you never hire people to run government who hate governemnt.


    They say government doesnt work and then they try to prove it
     
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    How did that stop the Dims from proposing a budget?

    Let's see, the Republicans managed to pass a budget, but the Dims couldn't manage even to propose one?

    Who do you think you're fooling?
     

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