Why should I believe a journalist named Ricardo?
What if he breaks the rules and continues? It wouldn't be the first time.
It takes two thirds of the Senate to remove him. Would the Pentagon step in?
He’s basically correct. During a shutdown the President gets to decide what are and are not critical governmental functions. But that doesn’t really matter. If the Continuing Resoultion(s) eventually adopted strips funding for mcconnellcare, then that’s all she wrote.
We don’t have budgets anymore, we have Continuing Resolutions.
>> RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
But I digress... what creds does RAZ have on these matters?
And if it’s no big deal, why are McConnell, McCain, et al romping the media scene hysterically?
...but they won’t pull the thread. This is a party of cowards.
So what is the big deal about a government shut-down? Why should anybody fear it in any way whatsoever?
If this is true, there should be absolutely NO hesitation to shut down the government.
However, a bill should be created that strips the POTUS of any discretion in deciding which programs are “essential”.
And Obama should be impeached for issuing waivers against the expressed terms of the law and for deliberately refusing to enforce some provisions of the law, against his 2nd Article responsibility to see to it that the laws are FAITHFULLY executed. He also should be impeached for election fraud, document fraud, perjury, and forgery, as well as for the abdication of his Constitutional duty by going to bed during the Benghazi crisis and for lawless EO’s and for the treason of arming America’s expressed enemy in Syria.
Every Republican must be asked whether they support Ted Cruz.
If “No”, then vote against them, even if that means withholding your vote.
It is worse to support statist leftism when it has a “Republican” label.
I spoke to a secretary at Coburn’s office and her whole argument is that Obamacare will be funded even if the government shuts down so resistance is totally futile.
I say if this is the case then it is what Cantor wanted, on steroids. It means that we can shut down the government and all the critical stuff will keep going so there will be no real consequence of the shutdown except to stop the pork which we should all be wanting anyway. And Obamacare would still go into effect - TOTALLY BECAUSE OBAMA SAYS IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVERYTHING ELSE.
IOW, the whole stinkin’ rotting Obamacare train wrech would fall squarely on NOBODY’S SHOULDERS EXCEPT OBAMA’S, since it would be his executive decision that shafting the people and schmoozing the big lobbyists and Congress was more important than anything else.
There is absolutely NO REASON for ANY R to fear a government shut-down. NONE. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
They have no excuse for being complicit in this mess. They have the opportunity to lay it squarely on Obama, for making it impossible for Congress to defund.