And So It Begins…

Rep. Graves To Vote Against Reid-McConnell Bill

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement ahead of tonight’s vote on the Reid-McConnell bill to fund the government and raise the debt limit without any plans for fairness under Obamacare or to address the nation’s nearly $17 trillion debt:

“Although the bill being advanced today is a disappointment, Republicans have an opportunity to reset the debate over the next few months. As the nation’s attention turns from Washington politics to the Obamacare disaster, Democrats will have no choice but to reconsider our fair and reasonable proposals to delay the law. Even someone as cold as Harry Reid will have a hard time forcing people to buy a bad, unaffordable product from a website that doesn’t work. As we enter the next phase of the debate and approach new deadlines, Republicans have the facts on our side and the right proposals to help families and communities across America grow and prosper.”


Depending on who you talk to, tomorrow is the end of the world as we know it.

Pass the popcorn.


  1. Jon Richards says:

    This was posted by Phil Gingrey on Facebook:

    I will be voting no on the Senate compromise tonight. While this battle is over, the long term war against Obamacare continues. I remain committed to doing everything possible to stop this law and its disastrous effects to our middle class families.

    • Dave Bearse says:

      The battle is over, but Gingrey is voting no anyway.

      The money knows that Gingrey and Broun are kooks. It remains to be seen if the 60% of the GOP base that is evangelical or Tea Party wants to go down with the ship.

  2. Jon Richards says:

    A tweet from Paul Broun:

    I will oppose tonight’s spending bill as it does nothing to protect the American people from Obamacare and fails to cut one dime in spending

  3. Jon Richards says:

    Jack Kingston on Facebook:

    I will oppose Harry Reid’s debt limit deal because it does nothing to address our long term spending problem nor does it extend the same protections to the American people that the Obama Administration has given to big business and their labor union allies.

  4. John Konop says:

    Dear Tom,

    What is your solution for preexisting conditions and the inability to get healthcare?

    Would you support ending the failed War on Drugs?

    Would you support cutting back on military spending via ending the policemen of he world foriegn policy?

    Would you support using VA drug pricing to save the American people about 60 percent on drug prices for Medicare so we do not go broke?

    Would you support using the CPI on SS increases?

    Would you support end of life directives to save tax payers money on end of life cost?

    If you do not support a mandate for health insurance what should we do with people that use tax payers as an emergency health care policy at the most expensive place to seek help, county emergency rooms?

    And if you do not support minimally the above show me your cuts one by one that add up to the above?

  5. bgsmallz says:

    LITMUS TEST!!! <—said in really deep voice similar to such that would announce a tractor pull at the Dome. Think "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! It's Gravedigger vs. Bigfoot at the Georgia Dome!"

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