apodixis wrote:“Obama zombies’ invade CPAC after dark”
( CPAC, the conservative political action committee, the leading Republican ideological political organization, has been holding its annual meeting this past weekend. )
Washington couldn’t have come up with a better set up for political satire than the budget debacle.
The 60 Plus Association, a conservative advocacy group for senior citizens, hosted a zombie-themed party that brought in professional makeup artists who created a horde of CPAC's very own "Obama zombies" (aka college students in search of free booze).
"As the House was voting, the Senate by a vote of 73-26 passed a spending measure that caps spending for programs within Congress’s annual discretion at $984 billion. The House is expected to pass the measure as soon as Thursday, eliminating any current threat of a government shutdown.
The final Senate bill did ease the hit of the automatic cuts known as sequestration somewhat, especially those that could hurt vulnerable Democrats. For instance, an amendment adopted Wednesday transferred $55 million to federal meat and poultry inspectors from other agriculture programs to make sure food plants can stay in operation, a plan championed by Senator Mark Pryor, an Arkansas Democrat facing re-election next year.
Another amendment shifted money to hard-hit tuition assistance programs for military service members, a push championed by Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina, another swing-state Democrat up for re-election."
The House passed the Budget Control Act on August 1, 2011 by a vote of 269–161. 174 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted for it, while 66 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted against it.
House Speaker Boehner then announced that he got "98% of what I wanted" in the deal.
The Senate passed the Act on August 2, 2011 by a vote of 74–26. 6 Democrats and 19 Republicans voted against it.
President Obama signed the bill shortly after it was passed by the Senate. In doing so, the president said, "Is this the deal I would have preferred? No. But this compromise does make a serious down payment on the deficit reduction we need, and gives each party a strong incentive to get a balanced plan done before the end of the year.
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