Senate Zika Funding Fails as Democrats Balk at Strings Attached

By | June 29, 2016

  • June 29, 2016 at 1:23 pm
    Laura says:
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    Seriously, why can’t we have a vote on a bill stripped of everything except funding for Zika? Now, our hard working politians go on their month long holiday…

  • June 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
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    1. Don’t let them go home until a Zika package is passed, even if they just pass a Zika only bill.
    2. Let’s all vote out the majority of the incumbents in upcoming elections. Let’s face it, most don’t care about the people they serve; they care more about their Party.
    3. It is amazing to me how politicians have little regard for our money and how it is spent.
    4. The politicians need to understand what Budget means. Borrowing should not be a catch all. We the people have to live within our means. We cannot go to our bosses or Social Security and ask for raises when we have a shortfall, so why can they raise taxes and such when the government has a shortfall. OK, we have credit cards, but for the most part we have to pay them back. Not sure what our progress is on paying back China.

    • June 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm
      insurance mom says:
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      for real.. throw the bums out. Too much obstructionism and too little independent thinking. Following the party line (doesn’t matter which one) I am thoroughly annoyed with our Congress.

    • June 29, 2016 at 2:34 pm
      rnr_risk says:
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      you actually believe that governments can or should operate their budget just like you and the Mrs. manage your checkbook?? I guess that class in macro econ didn’t really sink in, did it?

      • June 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm
        Sally Ann Fannymaker says:
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        Thank God someone said it. There is no correlation between the largest economy on the planet and your household budget. If you think there is, you don’t understand.

        • June 30, 2016 at 8:52 am
          Jack Kanauph says:
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          There’s no correlation because they don’t try/care. On a smaller scale, there is a story in this IJ that says a Maine town could not put up flags because the cost for insurance of $500 was not in their budget. Government could do it; they just don’t respect the people enough to do it. They look at people as their unending stream of money.

      • July 1, 2016 at 4:25 pm
        uw says:
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        Bravo. Anybody making that analogy doesn’t have any knowledge about economics.

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