The right is always shifting and twisting and bending.
The only one on a Continued Resolution currently is the 2013 budget which will, just like the 2011 budget, eventually pass.
2010: passed (see right box on link)
2011: continued resolution, final budget passed on April 15, 2011
2012: passed on November 18 and December of 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Un...federal_budgetBudget legislation passed
On November 18, 2011, the first appropriations bill was enacted, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012. It combined the three appropriations bills for Agriculture, Commerce/Justice/Science (CJS), and Transportation/Housing and Urban Development (THUD), and also contained a continuing resolution providing funding for other departments until December 16, 2011.
On December 15, 2011, a deal was reached on the remaining nine appropriations bills, which were combined into the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012. One point of contention was that an earlier draft of the bill supported by Republicans contained new restrictions on travel to Cuba, which had been relaxed by the Obama administration in 2009. These restrictions were removed in the enacted bill at the insistence of the Obama administration. A separate Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012 was also included in the package, as well as a concurrent resolution which offset the increased disaster funding by imposing a 1.83% across-the-board spending cut to all discretionary programs except Defense and Veterans Affairs. Two more continuing resolutions were also passed, one extending the deadline by one day so that the Senate could vote on the package, and one until December 23, 2011. The two appropriations bills were enacted on December 23, 2011, but the concurrent resolution failed in the Senate.
On December 17, 2011, the Senate passed legislation to extend the Social Security payroll tax cut which had been previously enacted during the FY2011 budget negotiations. That legislation had reduced the rate from 6.2% to 4.2% for the 2011 calendar year only. The initial 2012 extension was for two months, rather than the full-year extension which had been sought; the legislation also extended unemployment benefits as well as a measure preventing a drop in rates for Medicare reimbursement; the spending for these was offset by enacting new fees on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Points of contention included a Democratic plan to fund the tax cut with a new surtax on income over $1 million, which was dropped in later stages of negotiation, as well as attempts by Republicans to insert language which would speed the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, which had recently been delayed by the Obama administration. The bill was initially rejected in the House, whose leaders insisted on a full-year extension, despite the fact that the Senate had already adjourned for the year. However, after criticism from other Republicans that the impasse would harm their prospects in the upcoming 2012 elections, the House leadership on December 23, 2011 announced that it would pass the Senate bill in return for Democrats promptly beginning negotiations on a full-year extension. The bill, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011, was passed by the House and signed by the President later that day.
The tax cut extension for the remainder of the year was passed as the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 on February 17, 2012, by a vote of 293–132 in the House and 60–36 in the Senate. The bill also contained a further extension of unemployment benefits and the Medicare reimbursement rates. The cost of the tax cut was not offset by spending cuts, but the other provisions were offset by cuts in federal healthcare and pension programs. Republican support for the bill was motivated by a desire to not oppose a tax cut in an election year. Some Democrats criticized the bill for directing spending cuts at federal employees rather than generating funds by increasing taxes on the wealthy or closing tax loopholes.
"....if there is activity in the ball prior to the rubbing action....
Bill Belichick, Sat Jan 24, 2015
"You may think that you are some kind of god to these people. But we both know what you really are."
"What's that? A criminal?"
"Worse. A politician."
Source: Under The Dome
The right is always shifting and twisting and bending.
You seem to think blaming the GOP or blaming the Dems will somehow justify outrage. How about we agree BOTH sides are screwing all of us sans lube and maybe FIX the F'ing problem.
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life
For example, Nancy Polasi leaving a energy debate close to half a decade ago is not nearly as severe as the entire Republican party refusing to negotiate in good faith immediately before a devastating deadline that could harm the American people and destroy the economy.
There is a difference between a papercut and a severed limb.
Hitting the cliff will do more good in the long run than kicking the can down the road to grow larger.
Blame is irrelevant. Its like saying your brother started it. Your parents dont care, they just want the BS stop. Who is more at fault is a laughable simple minded argumant. Youre not seeing the forest for the trees. I dont give a good damn who's more at fault...theyre all at fault as far as this debate goes. Open your eyes man. Act like you have some common sense. Stop playing school yard whose to blame more games. Make them be accountable. Get off the knob of the 2 parties and demand what our founders deemed our God given right to a better country.
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You make multiple posts justifying the lack of compromise because "that side did stuff years ago" and then make a post saying you dont care who's at fault. You cant have it both ways. What happened with budgets, Benghazi, energy debates, Fast and Furious, etc, is all irrelevant to the Fiscal Cliff. Yet, your the one thats brought those subjects up.
Not all faults are equal. There is a difference between direction and degree. Republicans are easily more to blame for this situation. Democrats might have leaned in the direction of non-compromise but the degree in which Republicans have traveled in that direction is incredible. Im all for our representatives being held accountable. I just wish members from the party of personal responsibility would actually hold themselves responsible once in a blue moon.
Y o u h a v e b e e n g i v e n e x a m p l e s o f o b s t r u c t i o n a n d l a c k o f c o o p e r a t i o n b y b o t h s i d e s
You want to assign different levels of blame. You want to ignore how the dems obstructed when Bush was in office. You ignore that while they were contentious opponents, Clinton and Gingrich and Reagan and O'neil could at least work together. There is no such thing as a little pregnant. On Maury, out of all the guys on stage, only one can be the baby daddy. BOTH sides own this debacle. Get it through your thick skull. It doesn't matter who's "more" to blame in your opinion. They are ALL leading you down the primrose path.
One more time....get off the knob and THINK. You worry about whose to blame, meanwhile, the the lemmings are approaching the fiscal cliff, and if one goes over, they ALL go over....and drag us and our countrys economy down with them. If that happens, all the blame in the world doesn't mean a damn thing. We ALL will suffer with a real recession, inflation and unemployment.
Then you can argue about who is MORE miserable