Skip to comments.Rep. John Lewis Speaks Out About Government Shutdown
Posted on 10/01/2013 7:37:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
As of midnight Tuesday morning, the U.S. House and Senate had not reached an agreement on a continuing resolution to fund the government. That means several government services will be shut down. Rep. John Lewis made a statement early Tuesday morning, after the federal government was shut down for the first time in 17 years.
"I am very sorry that some of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle do not believe in government and the collective good it can do to help citizens, businesses and communities lead more humane, productive lives. They do not share our democratic values and seem to feel compassion and support should not be extended to every citizen, but should be reserved for a privileged few. They did not see fit to keep the federal government open to serve the millions of Americans who depend upon it. And they had no regard for the over 700,000 federal employees and their families whose lives hang in the balance because of this reckless and unnecessary action.
"Throughout the past years of budgetary and funding struggles, Democrats have made serious compromises and agreed to deep cuts to programs we believe need to be sustained in order to avoid reaching this kind of impasse. But no serious concession was ever made on the other side. We have fought very hard to defend Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare from attempts to end those programs as we know them. We also fought, in this instance, to extend healthcare benefits to millions of Americans who currently have no access to coverage.
"It is irresponsible for the House majority to allow the federal government to shutdown. We must get back to the true work of governing, which involves fair negotiation and mutual compromise. That's what the American people expect and that is what they deserve."
SOP that he lies and takes credit for doing what the ‘rats never did.
Yakity YAK (and don’t talk back)!!!
Who cares what this lying Marxist has to say? Doing something good once does not give you a lifetime lying for Marxism card.
I’ve always been amazed that when dhimmicrats lie straight-faced like that they don’t burst into flames.
Obamacare will increase middle class taxes to 80%...this is the kenyan sharia system
this POS can barely speak english.
I do not believe in the government, nor that it can help people and businesses accomplish anything.
The government is to secure the borders, protect property rights and provide a civil court system to peacefully settle disputes over private property and contracts.
It isn’t here to educate kids, medicate granny, finance your house, provide insurance, keep you safe, keep you sober, dig in your luggage, grope your crotch, bring “democracy” to seventh century societies, fund the United Nations, attack religion, measure “diversity”, promote “diversity”, import third world thugs, control all modes of travel, provide your water, inspect your food.......
#1 johnny 2013-10-01 22:49
“the American people expect” government to live within Article 1, Section 8 restraints.
Rep. Lewis, buy your votes with your own dime.
Lewis .alongwith Maxine Waters,et al,represents the worst of America!
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson is a different conspirator.
As I sat here tonight and old country song kept running through my mind. It sure reminds me of what is going on across the country with the “shutdown”.
“You win Again”
Funny isn’t it, I heard there were several shutdowns during the Reagan Administration and I do not remember a single one of them. But then, the Democrats had the House for all eight years of the Reagan Administration. That probably explains why they were no big deal.
John Lewis got whacked on the head 2 or 3 too many times by Democrats in the 1960’s, and now he’s the brainwashed Patty Hearst of the Left.
John Lewis is a racist.