Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Government Could Shut Down As Soon As Friday, And It May Be Democrats' Fault This Time
Business Insider ^ | 12/14/2011 | Zeke Miller

Posted on 12/14/2011 8:27:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Unless Congress acts soon, funding for much of the federal government will run out on Friday — and the blame for this latest shutdown threat may lie squarely at the feet of Democrats and the White House.

The bill to fund the government after Friday is done. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) declared on Tuesday that a "handshake" agreement was reached on the "megabus" $1 trillion appropriations package.

Even Democrats say the bill is final: "Our bill is done, and it should go to the president immediately," Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), the ranking member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, told Roll Call. "We're not holding it up. ... I can't speak for Harry Reid. I can't speak for him. As far as I'm concerned, it should be done."

But President Barack Obama called Harry Reid over the weekend to ask him to stall the bill to force Republicans back to the negotiating table on the payroll tax cut extension.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: budget; government; shutdown

1 posted on 12/14/2011 8:28:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

No, it’s never the Dems fault , watch the propaganda machine


2 posted on 12/14/2011 8:34:37 AM PST by molson209
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

The Federal Government could shut down? And this is a bad thing why?


3 posted on 12/14/2011 8:36:02 AM PST by reaganator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

They are ALL a bunch of little boys and girls playing with the lives of every American. SHAME ON THEM!!!


4 posted on 12/14/2011 8:37:03 AM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: reaganator

Don’t worry. The taxes will still be taken from your paycheck.


5 posted on 12/14/2011 8:37:10 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Go home to your regular jobs in the districts you represent and then some back several times a year to vote on major legislation.
While in DC maybe you could share the cost of a boaarding room with the ghost of Van Buren or the like?
GO HOME!


6 posted on 12/14/2011 8:38:08 AM PST by Leep
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: teletech

I don’t know about you, but I can survive a government shutdown very well.


7 posted on 12/14/2011 8:43:21 AM PST by monocle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

It was their fault last time...


8 posted on 12/14/2011 8:45:08 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

The media has ‘hit the wall’ in it’s efforts to twist this to the Republican’s fault. Amazing that Rs have gotten themselves in this good a position (wonder how they’ll blow it now).

Read “Some Toast With Your Jam, Mr. President?” about half-way down the page.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/14/romney-exasperated/


9 posted on 12/14/2011 8:46:41 AM PST by mrsmith (Start electing a 'Tea Party' Majority Leader in 2012 now!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Yawn. Same ol song.


10 posted on 12/14/2011 8:48:11 AM PST by lurk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
There's no 'may' about it. Its the democrats favorite election year tactic.

You'd think they'd try something new this year.

11 posted on 12/14/2011 8:48:15 AM PST by skeeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Leep
Go home to your regular jobs in the districts you represent and then some back several times a year to vote on major legislation.

That would be the Perry Plan.

12 posted on 12/14/2011 8:49:25 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

The republicans have already compromised. It’s Obama and Reid’s turn to compromise.

(Holding my breath.. NOT)


13 posted on 12/14/2011 8:53:16 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

The Belgians have been without an official working government for 549 days now.

Civilized people do not need new laws passed constantly to live in a civilized manner.


14 posted on 12/14/2011 9:01:14 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

The more money you pour into DC the less they get done and the more often they threaten to shut down.

The more money you pour into liberal schools the lower the scholastic scores and the more they cry for more money.

Seems that the worst thing you can do for a liberal is give him money.


15 posted on 12/14/2011 9:03:03 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Well I don’t know about you guys, but we happen to need the paycheck my husband earns as a government contractor since it’s the only job he could find after Lexis Nexis outsourced his job to India three years ago.
Otherwise we’d be tickled pink to see it shut down too.

Politicians can be real jerks, but the government employs real people with real families and real mortgages and most of us are damned decent law abiding people whopay our taxes too.


16 posted on 12/14/2011 9:22:49 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

So long, Good Bye Adios, don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out! Oh and would the last loser turn out the lights please!


17 posted on 12/14/2011 9:38:39 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: monocle
I don’t know about you, but I can survive a government shutdown very well.

So can I but that's not my point. THIS is strictly election year politics at it's worst and it needs to stop NOW! The Democrats do this because they have the power (whitehut, Senate & Media). The Republicans act tough and then cave in.

18 posted on 12/14/2011 9:42:55 AM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: monocle
I don’t know about you, but I can survive a government shutdown very well.

We couldn't. I'm active duty...and we are still operating on CR. Our O&M budget has been continuously cut, yet prices continue to go up. I'm OK with that...we will do our part. I find it odd, though, that while MY baseline budget goes down between 10-20% a year...everyone else's in DC gets the same or an increase.

Anyway...just to let you know...the military is still on CR...that includes our DoD civilians...contractors (which we utilize a lot of now that we've outsourced the active duty)...our operating budgets...

19 posted on 12/14/2011 9:50:22 AM PST by NELSON111
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: teletech; monocle

I’ll be the judge of that. What’s your address ~ (just in case I need some stuff eh).


20 posted on 12/14/2011 10:05:33 AM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
That's where you are wrong. Civilized people do need new laws regarding appropriations on a regular basis.

You do realize you cannot use Belgium as an example of civilized behavior. They're deep into involuntary euthanasia. You'd be wise to avoid visiting.

21 posted on 12/14/2011 10:08:46 AM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: teletech

It might well be politics but it might well turn out that the large segments of the public, maybe even a majority, will blame Obama and the Democrats. Republicans can point to all the bill passed by the Republican House are languishing in the Democrat Senate. Obviously, the Democrat Senate is playing partisan politics in spades.


22 posted on 12/14/2011 10:29:51 AM PST by monocle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: monocle
It might well be politics but it might well turn out that the large segments of the public, maybe even a majority, will blame Obama and the Democrats. Republicans can point to all the bill passed by the Republican House are languishing in the Democrat Senate. Obviously, the Democrat Senate is playing partisan politics in spades.

And WHY do Demoncrats do the stall thing? They do it because they have the media behind them AND they know Republicans will eventually cave in and compromise. It's waaaay past time for Republicans to turn a deaf ear to compromise but will they do it? I doubt it!

23 posted on 12/14/2011 10:36:52 AM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson