Skip to comments.Government Could Shut Down Again on Jan 15
Posted on 01/05/2014 4:36:58 AM PST by Zakeet
While members of Congress ended 2013 congratulating themselves for passing a budget, the media missed the fact that the agreement doesn't actually avoid a government shutdown. The deal reached by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) provides simply a blueprint for government spending. Congress must still pass legislation detailing specific spending before January 15, when government's spending authority expires. Government still faces a potential shutdown in a little over a week.
The budget agreement passed by Congress in the closing days of last year provides what is called the "top-Line" number, setting the overall level of discretionary spending. Congress still has to pass appropriations bills authorizing specific spending for thousands of government agencies, departments and programs. While there is agreement on the total amount of discretionary spending, there is far less agreement on how this spending is allocated. These agreements will have to be reached by the 15th, of the government would shut down again.
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My teleprompter will have to postpone its State of the Union speech for a while if Boo Hoo and Dirty Harry can't come through in time.
January 15? How ironic; it’s I Have A Dream Day, after all.
Good. Have a true shutdown, send all the drones home without pay!
A shut-down... Oh my!
Well then, perhaps they should do like so many other Americans have had to do over the last five years. Lose their jobs and stay home, perhaps go on welfare.
Do that long enough and maybe we can balance the budget... Yeah that’s the ticket! Balance the budget. Outgo equals income or something like that...
I am so Da*n tired of these histrionics from the MSM and th political ‘class’.
Don’t think so.
Last time around, it clearly showed nobody had the will nor the desire. All they want is ‘business as usual’ and continue to screw the Americans.
Since the MSM is not all over this with it’s usual ‘end of the world, all the poor people are gonna die’ crap, I believe the fix is in.
Shut-down = paid vacay for “public servants”. I bet these parasites can’t wait.
That would be wonderful.
“Government Could Shut Down Again on Jan 15”
With Boner and Reid the Feckless in charge, it’s not likely, but we can always hope.
If the gubmint shuts down again does that mean we will never hear from or see Moccccchelle “on permanent vacation” doumbo again? There IS A GOD!
Well, Progov, there is always room for hope.