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Senate votes to begin debate on government spending plan

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Updated: 9/25/2013 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has cleared a hurdle on a stopgap spending bill that would avert a government shutdown and unravel President Barack Obama's health care law.

The vote was 100-0 and came an hour after freshman Sen. Ted Cruz ended his 21-hour, 19-minute filibuster. Cruz supports the bill but used a stalling tactic to postpone the inevitable - Democratic leader Harry Reid has the votes to strip out the defund Obamacare provision and send the spending bill back to the House.

The procedural vote allows the Senate to move ahead on the bill, with a key vote looming Friday or Saturday. The fiscal year ends on Monday and failure to pass a bill would force a government shutdown.
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Truthseeker - 9/26/2013 6:48 AM
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All that Obamacare is is a vote buying/income redistribution scam perpetrated by the Liberal Socialist of this country. There is nothing about this bill that is good for our country. It is just one more step by the Obama Administration to bring this country to it's knees. The people of this country had better wake up before it is too late to save our country, as well as, our selves.

Realchange - 9/25/2013 2:11 PM
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Someone should ask Reid about how the government had to admit to the Supreme Court that Obamacare is nothing, but new taxes. A lot people are already complaining about cost of the health insurance has sky rocketed in preparation for this. Many businesses are finding ways to opt out of provisions of the law. Leaving the working class paying more for health insurance or paying more in tax penalties as "punishment" for not having health coverage.
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