House Version of Reid’s Debt Bill Fails House 173-246

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidDemocrats joined Republicans in voting down the House version of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt bill on Saturday.

In a 173 to 246 vote, 10 Democrats crossed the aisle to vote against the bill.

In the pre-vote debate, a large part of Democrat commentary was in disagreement with the choice of rules under which the vote was being held. Under “suspension rule” 2/3rds majority was required for the bill to pass. It also limits debate and allows for no amendments. This rule set is intended to get a vote as quickly as possible.

Even if standard, simple-majority rules had been put in-play, the bill would have failed by a large margin.

Sen. Reid had spent much of Friday telling reporters that his bill was the only one that could pass both houses of Congress. So far, he has refused two offers by Senate Minority Leader McConnell to hold a vote on his bill in the Senate and now the House version of his bill has failed in the House.

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  1. I believe that the House conservatives will kill the Senate bill that is under vote because they are not going to allow any cuts in the military since Obama had already told Gates to cut the military by ten percent, and I think Gates ordered more cuts before he left.

    It’s a given that Marxist in our government want our military destroyed because they are actually the only real credible threat to the government. And the reason why is, the military can take the government over and arrest all kinds of people until an interim government can be put in place. This is actually the right according to our Constitution given to the citizens of America in order to protect the nation from being taken over by a corrupt and out of control government, kinda like it is now. America being under a fascist police state more or less, is very, very near coming under the Constitutional trigger for takeover. People like Reid and Obama and Pelosi would be arrested immediately, Biden to. The regime that is what is out of control would be shut down in order to save the country from going into revolution. Sorta like what Honduras did. That was some very correct action taken by the military commanders to avert a constitutional crisis by forcing a collapse from the top down by the former President not stepping down and using the support he may have had in the military to protect his possition. But the former President didn’t have any support in the military and that is who removed him so the newly elected government could take office.

    The military is a credible threat to the Marxist who are controling our government. We need to protect the military at all cost. They are the only thing standing between us and the Marxist.

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