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Partisan budget bills irk Barrow

Sunday, March 24, 2013 1:37 PM
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WASHINGTON — In eight-plus years in Congress, Rep. John Barrow has never voted in favor of a budget, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Rep. John Barrow, of Augusta
Rep. John Barrow, of Augusta

The Augusta Democrat has had plenty of options, as evidenced last week when Republicans and Democrats in the House put forth a menagerie of outlines of the nation’s fiscal future. Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s was the only one to pass, but there was the arch-conservative Republican Study Committee budget, the arch-liberal Congressional Progressive Caucus budget, the Congressional Black Caucus budget, the Senate Democratic budget and the House Democratic budget.

Barrow, a perennially endangered Blue Dog Democrat who is thinking of running for U.S. Senate next year, pressed “no” for all of them.

“For all the time I’ve been here, that atmosphere has been so partisan that the budget proposals that have been generated by each side (have) never been nothing but a partisan message piece to go after the other side,” Barrow said in an interview. “These are just souped-up versions of the same old stuff we’ve been looking at for year after year.”

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/24/13 - 02:21 pm
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Irk

That's okay; John Barrow irks the Georgia Republican Party bosses and Lowell Greenbaum at the same time.

saywhatagain
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saywhatagain 03/24/13 - 07:29 pm
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Political CYB Fail

I've heard of liberals resort to name calling INDIVIDUALS when they cannot substantiate their claims, but BUDGETS??

fedex227
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fedex227 03/24/13 - 11:35 pm
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Interesting ...
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A politician who does not vote in favor of a Republican budget passed in the congress that has no hope of passing both houses. One who is not in favor of a Democratic budget passed in the Senate that has no hope of passing both houses. Sounds to me like someone in congress who hopes that both sides can come together, compromise, agree on a budget, and move this country forward. How weird is that.

agustinian
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agustinian 03/25/13 - 06:56 am
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What are you For?

Dear Congressman Barrow:
If you didn't vote for anyone's budget, why didn't you put one together? Now that we know you are against all budgets submitted, what are you for?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/25/13 - 09:08 am
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Is he being "real" or just

Is he being "real" or just posturing to court votes for a senate run?

allhans
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allhans 03/25/13 - 09:15 am
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I wonder if he thinks NOT

I wonder if he thinks NOT voting is a good thing. Surely a yes or no should be required by his constituents.

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