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‘Left, Right & Center’: Obama’s Big G-20 Debut, Bigger Budget

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on April 4th, 2009 4:41 am by HL

‘Left, Right & Center’: Obama’s Big G-20 Debut, Bigger Budget

Left, Right & Center

Did President Barack Obama achieve anything at the G-20 summit besides showing up and pressing the flesh with other international political players? Tony Blankley isn’t so sure, but Robert Scheer and guest moderator Lawrence O’Donnell are ready with their rebuttals. And how about that ginormous budget plan?

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Senate Gives Budget Plan the Go-Ahead

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Although the congressional GOP contingent wanted nothing to do with it, President Barack Obama’s $3.53 trillion budget package made the Senate cut on Thursday evening, passing with a 55-43 vote.?

CNN:

Earlier in the evening, the House of Representatives passed its own version of the spending plan—$3.55 trillion budget, capping off a long day of debate and voting marked by the defeat of several alternative spending plans.

The House version of the budget, which passed by a margin of 233-196, also passed in a virtual party-line vote. All but 20 House Democrats supported it; no House Republican voted in favor.

Neither budget package garnered a single GOP vote.

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