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No compromise: Government on brink of a shutdown?
AP ^ | 9/26/2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR and DONNA CASSATA

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 09/26/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

We can only hope


2 posted on 09/26/2013 6:08:48 PM PDT by svcw (obama lied my plan died)
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To: markomalley

Can we make all congress critters pair off with dueling pistols?


3 posted on 09/26/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: markomalley

Oh noes, the parasites will be cast from my body. What will I do with my new freedom.


4 posted on 09/26/2013 6:13:25 PM PDT by MtnClimber (0-Bomb-a-Nation. Resist we much!)
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To: svcw

Shut down the DoEs, BATFE, EPA, IRS, AF1, all gov’t owned golf courses, HUD, Food Stamps, and of course gov’t “exchanges”.


5 posted on 09/26/2013 6:13:40 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: markomalley

Yeaaa!!!!


6 posted on 09/26/2013 6:14:01 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: markomalley

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.


7 posted on 09/26/2013 6:15:43 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: svcw

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?


8 posted on 09/26/2013 6:17:30 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: markomalley

obozo would just shut down things like:

national parks
school lunches
military operations against muzzies
etc.


9 posted on 09/26/2013 6:25:00 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: markomalley

IF...IF the House holds firm we need to thank them.....all the calls and emails!


10 posted on 09/26/2013 6:34:45 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: markomalley
The Repubs need to get their sh!t together and start applying the screws.

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.

11 posted on 09/26/2013 6:34:52 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I #STANDWITHTED)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Yeah, shut the damn thing down. Spray it with Round Up. Nuke it from orbit. Whatever you have to do.


12 posted on 09/26/2013 6:37:10 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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


13 posted on 09/26/2013 6:43:19 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: markomalley
The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Dick Durbin of Illinois, said that because of the time it takes the Senate to approve even non-controversial bills, if the House amends a Senate-passed spending bill and returns it to the Senate over the weekend, "That is a concession on their part that we're going to shut down the government."

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.

14 posted on 09/26/2013 6:44:05 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: markomalley

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.


15 posted on 09/26/2013 6:44:54 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: dynachrome
obozo would just shut down things like:

national parks school lunches military operations against muzzies etc.

Not to mention military salaries, Social Security payments, and Medicare payments.

16 posted on 09/26/2013 6:46:26 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: dynachrome

>>>obozo would just shut down things like:

national parks
school lunches
military operations against muzzies
etc.>>>

At times in past government shut downs, the list included:

EPA (YEAH) (with a core group for emergencies)
U.S. landmarks
Department of Defense - Military and civilian pay delayed.
Passport offices closed
P.O. Open
Weather alerts stayed open
Social Security open because P.O. is open to deliver


17 posted on 09/26/2013 6:49:56 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

AGREED


18 posted on 09/26/2013 6:51:10 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: 4rcane

If he does lift the debt limit, does he need the approval of Congress to incur new debt?


19 posted on 09/26/2013 6:52:24 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: markomalley

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??


20 posted on 09/26/2013 6:55:07 PM PDT by eyeamok
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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?


21 posted on 09/26/2013 6:56:05 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: markomalley

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.


22 posted on 09/26/2013 7:01:10 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: markomalley

Impeachment file on Harrison J. Bounel, aka Barry Soetoro, aka “B. Hussein Obama.”


23 posted on 09/26/2013 7:25:57 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

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.


24 posted on 09/26/2013 7:29:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


25 posted on 09/26/2013 7:34:56 PM PDT by svcw (obama lied my plan died)
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To: markomalley
It's interesting how the Dems and the "news" media bemoan a government shutdown and the "devastation" it will bring.

Then they say things like a shutdown won't affect the Obamacare rollout.

26 posted on 09/26/2013 7:39:31 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: markomalley

Excellent!


27 posted on 09/26/2013 8:19:56 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: markomalley

SHUT IT DOWN! SHUT IT DOWN! SHUT IT DOWN!

(Repeat)


28 posted on 09/26/2013 8:20:32 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: markomalley

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.


29 posted on 09/26/2013 8:30:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: VerySadAmerican

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.


30 posted on 09/26/2013 8:32:06 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: ctdonath2

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.


31 posted on 09/27/2013 3:41:18 AM PDT by DaveA37
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