If the Republican leadership follows their current path, the US government will shut down on Monday night at Midnight EDT. Like spoiled brats, it they can’t have their way, despite heavy opposition from the American people, they will resort to terrorism and harm the people we pay them to represent. They are saying that Obama and the Democrats are at fault, but that’s a lie. Neither Democrats nor Obama are at fault for the poison pill they put in their continuing resolution (CR).
Directors generally are distinguished individuals who set the tone for the organization, providing guidance, vision and leadership. Fortunately, federal employees don’t follow the leadership example set by their board, this ”Congress of chronic chaos,” as Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) described the legislative body late Saturday night.
If they did, they’d be fired for dereliction of duty.
Shortly after midnight Sunday, the majority House Republicans voted for legislation that could lead to a shutdown of large portions of the government. Under the guise of compromise, they approved a temporary funding bill, but included a poison pill –a one-year delay in implementation of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature achievement. The “compromise” was not defunding it, as they had previously voted to do.
“Republicans in the Congress failed the American people,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), “all because of their obsession” with the health care law and in “their blind pursuit of ideology.”… [emphasis original]
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Kudos to the two Republicans with the good sense to follow the people’s will. They are Christopher Gibson (R-NY) and Richard Hannah (R-NY). Conversely, two DINO traitors betrayed their constituents and goose-stepped behind the Republicans, demonstrating that there is such a thing as a waste of skin. They are James Matheson (SCUM-UT) and Mike McIntyre (TURD-NC). If either of these is yours, let them hear your ire.
When the Senate reconvenes in the morning, they will reject the House offer to delay ObamaCare for a year. Then it will be up to the House Republican Leadership. If they drop the Hastert Rule (nothing comes to the floor unless the majority of Republicans agree), the majority of Representatives (all the Democrats, joined by a few Republicans) will pass it. If not, government will shut down, because the Republican Party refuses to allow a majority vote in the House. This must be made clear to the American people, because Republicans are working overtime to project their own responsibility for this onto others.
In my opinion, Republicans will shut down the government. However, if the American people realize Republicans are to blame, the Republicans will cave-in. Hopefully that will happen in a matter of days, as the people know Republicans have done this before.