Skip to comments.McCollum Statement on the Republican Shutdown of the Federal Government
Posted on 10/01/2013 8:44:14 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Washington, DC Today, on the first day of the Republican shutdown of the federal government, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement:
Todays shutdown of the federal government is a manufactured political crisis. It has been inspired and executed by a Tea Party Republican faction that controls House leadership and refuses to fulfill the most basic function of Congress to appropriate funds to ensure government operations continue.
All along Democrats have worked for an honest and responsible solution to prevent a shutdown, including compromising to meet Republican sequestration funding levels in the continuing resolution. But that wasnt enough for these GOP extremists who have now succeeded at holding the federal government and the American people hostage because of their obsession with destroying the Affordable Care Act.
Let me be absolutely clear: I strongly support the Affordable Care Act; I stand with President Obama to ensure affordable quality, healthcare is available for every American; and gutting ObamaCare is non-negotiable!
Unfortunately, this GOP shutdown will not end without citizens across the country Democrats, Independents, and common-sense Republicans taking action and rising up against the madness of a Republican Party dangerously out of control. The time for citizen engagement and action is now.
It’s really sad to see how many truly stupid people have been elected to congress.
These Democrats are comitting the ultimate PR sin: They’re boring.
Methinks the lady doth protest too much.
Ophonybamacare is a disaster, and we conservatives need to take the battle to a LIEberal Democrat Party dangerously out of control.
The time for conservative Americans to engage the LIEberal enemies of America is now!
Apparently, rather than work on resolving Obamacare enrollment, the Dems have spent all day brainstorming how to blame Republicans.
Gov at its best /s.
TEA PARTY! TEA PARTY! TEA PARTY!
“The time for citizen engagement and action is now.
Actually it was 2010 when the action occurred and the the Repubs won many seats, a fact this dummie congresscritter can’t seem to grasp.
What rock did this zombie come out from under? Having her 5 seconds of fame before sliding back into complete anonymity?
Common Sense Republican = The French Collaborators of WWII.
Off to the Boxcars you evil Teabagger Conservative Republicans!
Democrats are Communists, RINO Republicans are Communist Sympathizers.
Yes we shut down the pig! For the first time in ages the government lived on its income, even if for only one day. We are proud to bring responsibility back to DC. Sure unnecessary workers working without enumerated constitutional authority might not get paid, but it sure beats selling our grandchildren into slavery. I am not ashamed of the shutdown. I take credit for the responsible mature adult action. There is no goose pooping gold and there is no free-lunch in life. Tell the liberals to bribe the voters with their own money, as of now the Pig is closed for business.
>> Its really sad to see how many truly stupid people have been elected to congress.
They’re worse than stupid, the deceitful socialists if not communists.
You should read her tweets
“This #GOP #shutdown will not end w/o citizens taking action & rising up against the madness of a Republican Party”
Sequestration was Obama’s plan. Yet the democrats continue to get away with lying about it. There’s only one solution to this country’s problem.
The Tea Party and Ted Cruz Rocks!
Ted Party! ;-)
Can agree more.
F. The giant bloated. Guvmint.
(. Dang I phone wants to write for me. I hate it. )
Shut that bloated overgrown. Behemoth down. Permanently.
Except for the men and women in Uniform. They are worth GOLD
Betty needs to back to selling lipstick at Dayton’s. Except that would be capitalism and she doesn’t believe in it.
Betty needs to go back to selling lipstick at Dayton’s. Except that would be capitalism and she doesn’t believe in it.