Skip to comments.No compromise: Government on brink of a shutdown?
Posted on 09/26/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT by markomalley
Moving closer to the brink of a government shutdown, House Republicans vowed Thursday they won't simply accept the stopgap legislation that is likely to remain after Senate Democrats strip away a plan to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law.
A sense of confusion settled over the House, both over how to avoid a shutdown and how to handle even more important legislation to increase the government's borrowing ability to avert a default on U.S. obligations. Short of votes, House leaders shelved a vote that had been expected this weekend on the debt limit measure and gave frustrated GOP lawmakers few clues about what they plan to do to avoid a shutdown.
The chaos sets the stage for weekend drama on Capitol Hill, with the Senate planning to send the fractious House a straightforward bill Friday to keep the government operating through Nov. 15 rather than partly closing down at midnight Monday.
Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and several rank-and-file Republicans said the House simply won't accept a "clean" spending measure, even though that's been the norm in Congress on dozens of occasions since the 1995-96 government closures that bruised Republicans and strengthened the hand of Democratic President Bill Clinton.
"I don't see that happening," Boehner said. Still, he declared that "I have no interest in a government shutdown" and he doesn't expect one to occur on Tuesday.
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We can only hope
Can we make all congress critters pair off with dueling pistols?
Oh noes, the parasites will be cast from my body. What will I do with my new freedom.
Shut down the DoEs, BATFE, EPA, IRS, AF1, all gov’t owned golf courses, HUD, Food Stamps, and of course gov’t “exchanges”.
When a bunch of house democrats start voting with the republicans, then it might be okay for some senate republicans to vote with the democrats.
Absolutely. But check this out.
Levin speculated late last week that, based upon Zero’s talking points of that week, that Zero is planning on unilaterally lifting the debt ceiling.
I wouldn’t put it past him. But then what? Will the Collaborators finally stand up?
obozo would just shut down things like:
military operations against muzzies
IF...IF the House holds firm we need to thank them.....all the calls and emails!
Pass a CR that expires at 2 a.m. the day after the first, and submit the budget bill sans Obamacare.
The next day, do it again, and again, and again. Make life seriously inconvenient for everyone in Washington.
Yeah, shut the damn thing down. Spray it with Round Up. Nuke it from orbit. Whatever you have to do.
This is what I think Zero will do as well. He’s going to lift the debt limit and ignore Congress. Obama have broke so many laws now and Congress do nothing
There it is there. It is also a concession on the part of the senate leaders that they are shutting down the government if they don't get their way.
I don't think the Marxists have enough control of the media to lay this at the feet of the Republicans. The Marxists have been pushing us around for years. It's time we stand up to these turkeys.
Pass a Continuing Resolution for each Department, Office, Agency, and Program, one at a time. E.g.: a Continuing Resolution for the Dept. of Defense, but not one for the Department of HUD; a CR for the VA, but not for the Dept of Homeland Security; and so on.
national parks school lunches military operations against muzzies etc.
Not to mention military salaries, Social Security payments, and Medicare payments.
>>>obozo would just shut down things like:
military operations against muzzies
At times in past government shut downs, the list included:
EPA (YEAH) (with a core group for emergencies)
Department of Defense - Military and civilian pay delayed.
Passport offices closed
Weather alerts stayed open
Social Security open because P.O. is open to deliver
If he does lift the debt limit, does he need the approval of Congress to incur new debt?
I love these stories in the press like this, not one of them ever asks a pertinent question like: How does Enslaving our children and grandchildren in PERPETUAL DEBT to PAY FOR OUR WANTS TODAY help them??
If they are going to do this...then why in Sam Hill are they mad at Cruz? Couldn’t the Senate just vote no to cloture and let the Dems and Obama take the hit for shutting down government? Why are they doing this now?
The civilians at my reserve assignment in DC are all blue about the potential of another furlough. I have to say, as the managing partner of a private law firm who has to pay all the employees first, I just don’t have a lot of sympathy.
Impeachment file on Harrison J. Bounel, aka Barry Soetoro, aka B. Hussein Obama.
If I knew a guy who kept showing up to work after he’d been fired and he wanted to borrow some money, I don’t think I’d loan it to him.
I have seen that on other news sites as well, listening to obama I get the feeling this is what he intends .
Dems are already saying he has the authority to do it.
Then they say things like a shutdown won't affect the Obamacare rollout.
SHUT IT DOWN! SHUT IT DOWN! SHUT IT DOWN!
Shut it down. Nobody who gets up and goes to real work every day will notice.
Only the moocher base of the Democrat party will notice, when their snouts hit the dry bottom of the public trough.
Shut it down.
He still has the company credit card. So long as it still works, it will be accepted. And canceling the card means screwing up company credit. Some think keeping the card active is more important than stopping him from using it.
Shut the country down and start dumping some of those un-funded folks for good, starting with the IRS and going forward. Personally, I think this might actually do some good.