Skip to comments.Democrats push Reid to get more aggressive in shutdown battle
Posted on 09/21/2013 4:58:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Senate Democrats are urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to be aggressive in the standoff over a government shutdown with House Republicans.
They say Reid should counter the House Republican government funding bill by not only stripping language defunding ObamaCare, but by increasing funding for the rest of the government.
Democrats say Reid can afford to go on offense against Republicans given their division, and polls that show most voters would blame them if the government shuts down.
Were going to try to get as high a CR level as we can get, said Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Democratic caucus, referring to the stop-gap spending measure. We are not going to be held hostage.
We think it should be higher than the $988 [billion] level, absolutely. But were not going to have a negotiation that deals with extraneous issues, he added. Were going to negotiate to get as a high a level as possible.
But the first step for Democrats, Schumer said, is to remove the ObamaCare issue from the government funding resolution......
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Yeah RATs, why not spend the entire GDP in one fell swoop!
Dems are losing the narrative and are getting worried. That as much as anything explains Obie's unhinged demeanor yesterday. Every day that his signature legislation loses ground pushed him closer to the edge...
Why would shutting down the government have an adverse effect on the economy? "The economy" belongs to The People...not the government parasites.
With this now-well-understood-liar occupying the White House (and his party on the Hill and his acolytes in the media and academia), how could they do less? Everything he and his czars have done is to smother any recovery. It is long past time that his chickens come home to roost.
Obama: GOP will send US into recession to prevent ObamaCare A faction on the far right of the Republican party whove convinced their leadership to threaten a government shutdown if they cant shut off the Affordable Care Act. Some are actually willing to plunge America into default if they cant defund the Affordable Care Act, Obama said.
Think about that. Theyd actually plunge this country back into recession all to deny the basic security of health care to millions of Americans.
Obama said he will not negotiate with Republican lawmakers over raising the debt ceiling.
We are a compassionate nation. We are the worlds bedrock investment. And doing anything to threaten that is the height of irresponsibility. Thats why I will not negotiate over the full faith and credit of the United States, Obama said.
On Friday, the president called Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to reiterate that claim.
If this Congress doesnt do it within the next few weeks, the United States will default on its obligations and put our entire economy at risk, Obama said.
The president said time is running short for congressional action.
We are running out of time to fix this. But we could fix it tomorrow. Both houses of Congress can take a simple vote to pay our bills on time, then work together to pass a budget on time, Obama said."
The Pubs are a good portion pretend opposition. The ones who truly oppose should act in unison and parrot the exact sam phrase back to any MSM reporter and otherwise state they are shunning the democratic owned media. Full confrontational politics.
I would credit the Republicans with shutting down the gov't. The Hill doesn't grok what Republicans were hired by their voters to do.
Congress has an approval rating of 9%, I don't approve because the Republicans still cooperate with Zero and Reid waaaaaaaaaaay too much.
I thought there was a typo in that sentence, but I looked it up....and sure enough...."GROK: to understand profoundly and intuitively".
Wow, I learn new and useful things every day here on FR.
Two left hooks and an uppercut from Snowden will sap any remaining creditability the Democrats think they have
Do it and then we can use your communist redistribution during war time and an economic depression to whip your sorry anti-American demonrat arses with.