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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

One Giant Smokescreen

I'm so sick of the games Congress is playing while real people are hurting. This morning Bill Kristol was emphasizing that it's not the end of the world but that all depends on what side of the fence you are on. He certainly doesn't have a need the nutritional food program for children. He said they could get all the help they need from churches

The House of Representatives is trying to pass piece meal legislation but only on a 2/3 majority vote to keep Democrats from submitting a clean bill amendment. The Senate refuses to let the House dictate the rules and choose what programs to fund.

This morning Joe Scarborough was making a big deal out the crashing, saying that there's no reason for that. There is a 6-month enrollment period to iron out all the glitches. We are going to continue to get this constant drip of bad news from the right.

The president invited leadership to the White House this afternoon to talk out their differences. John Boehner has already said that he won't deal unless some concessions are made on the Affordable Care Act. Like that's gonna happen.

Let's get something straight; this shutdown is just not the work of 40 Tea Party members because it takes 217 votes to pass a bill in the House. 

This shutdown could end in one hour because the votes for a clean are there.


Mike said...

What a world.....Ted Cruz was one of the culprits in this shutdown and now he and other Republicans are blaming President Obama for closing WWII memorial...They have no shame,the shutdown the govt. then go to the Memorial for photo ops.

Mike said...

What's so hard to understand?
Democrats and president sre not budging on the ACA

POLITICO Breaking News
10/02/2013 07:15 PM EDT (expires: 10/02/2013 08:15 PM EDT)
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders met at the White House for over an hour Wednesday evening, but appeared no closer to ending the government shutdown that began at midnight Monday.

House Speaker John Boehner described the meeting as a “nice conversation, a polite conversation,” but told reporters that Obama refused to negotiate on the budget and the upcoming debt ceiling increase.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said there would be no give on efforts to defund or delay parts of the Affordable Care Act. “We are locked in tight on Obamacare,” Reid said.

Also at the meeting were House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden.

Edith Ann said...

They have said all along that the votes were there, but Boehner won't let the clean bill amendment come to a vote!

I was watching Up with Chris Hayes and he was explaining how Chuck Grasley started all this crap several years ago and how Boehner has been working behind the scenes to make sure his staff is taken care of.

All very interesting.

Mike said...

That’s true EA, but Congress doesn’t need an amendment to exclude employee contributions; all they need to do is refuse to take it. Republicans could have put that option up for a vote two years ago, after all most legislators are millionaires but could they look their staffers in the eye and take away that benefit? They are grasping for straws.

matt decker said...

I love your blog. You're so insightful and you're spot on. I clicked on a link and read some of your past posts. The republicans' are destroying the President's big picture. A lot of people don't understand how great a president Obama is. Without his leadership, the Bush years would have destroyed America if not for the Presidents vision.