Skip to comments.Shutdown For What?
Posted on 09/23/2011 4:57:30 PM PDT by Kaslin
Budget: If Senate Democrats hope to pin a government shutdown on Republicans, they've picked a pretty lousy hostage a Bush-era "green" program that's benefiting two boutique, luxury-car makers.
On Friday, the House narrowly approved a stop-gap funding measure that would provide disaster relief and keep the government running after Sept. 30, when the 2011 fiscal year officially ends. Since Congress has so far failed to pass a 2012 budget, the government will shut down Oct. 1 without the six-week spending bill.
Keep in mind that the only reason we're in this fix is because Senate Democrats never bothered to pass a budget a duty they've managed to neglect for more than two years. The House passed its 2012 budget plan back in April.
Nevertheless, sensing an opportunity to pin a government shutdown on the GOP, Senate Democrats voted down the spending bill. But the only reason they could find for doing so is a provision that would cut $1.5 billion from a Department of Energy loan program.
Apparently, Majority Leader Harry Reid and company never bothered to look closely at the program they plan to use as hostage in these negotiations
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(yawn) Shut the government down. Who cares?
The only people who will notice are the bums, deadbeats, and parasites who make up the Democrat party base.
Please shut it down.
0-bama either does not know to propose one, or he it to lazy. Remember when he left it up to his congress to come up with the health care bill? And now he doing the same thing with the so-called super committee.
Ok Fine,Then where the Hell are the feckless Republicans? Do they have Mouths? I just go to work and Hope and Pray I wont get Layed off,those bastards are going on another VACATION! I dont get to go on TV,all I see is Harry Reid Blabbing that the Republicans are going to let People sleep in the Gutter in Missouri and everywhere else,I did not hear him say anything about Rich people electric cars,or Ford,Are you sure he Knows about that,I am sure he would admit that he is wrong and he will on Monday sign the House Bill and everything will be Fine