Skip to comments.Shutdown showdown hits brink as Senate kills House spending bill
Posted on 09/30/2013 11:35:46 AM PDT by kcvl
The Senate voted Monday afternoon to kill House Republicans latest stopgap spending offer, holding firm in their demand that Congress continue to fund Obamacare as part of any government-funding debate.
The 54-46 vote officially tabled both proposals the House GOP passed early Sunday morning, one of which would have funded the government while delaying the health law for a year, and the other of which would have repealed one of the Affordable Care Acts tax increases.
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But the title should read:
“Senate Defiant over House bills.”
Its on then..
Which Republicans voted with Reid?
Democrats In Senate Vote To Deprive People of Lifesaving Medical Devices, Stop Military Pay, and Shove Granny Off A Cliff.
I don’t expect to live long enough (especially under Ocare) to ever see the above headline.
Close to party line. Sixty not needed.
They should tell Reid that the government will stay shutdown each year until the 500billion is saved to pay for this monstrosity.
Frankly, I’d pass a CR at this point for 30 days and make a big stink about ZERO interest in bi-partisanship from the Democrats.
Which Republicans voted with Reid?
None. It was party line, 54-46
Okay....good work guys....take the rest of the week off and let’s take another look at this in about, oh....say....a month? Three? Hey, let’s give it time to cogitate and say we meet back here in frigging six months. Okay?
Fine by me. They don’t have anything I want or need.
1) The Republicans in the House have a spending bill! At a time like this?? Don't those guys know that we're broke?!
2) The responsible Democrats in the Senate have killed that nasty spending bill so that the country does not go deeper into debt.
Of course all of that is a gross misinterpretation of the facts. But I think the media pushes that stuff on purpose.
it is too late for ‘party-line’ Republicans. You had your chance on Cloture and you RINOs blew it. We’re gonna get you in your next primary - count on it!
Start passing the budget piece by piece.
First, fund Social Security.
Then Department of Defense.
Keep passing individual (not omnibus) spending bills.
Make the Senate vote for or against the stuff Americans expect to get passed (whether we like them or not, is another question.)
But don’t pass a bill for the Department of Health or whatever the Death Panel calls itself these days.
(*credit to Jim Thompson [sic] whose idea this is*)
We'll be bringing this fight to the RINOs for the rest of their sorry careers.
“Democrats throw Granny off cliff”
Hahaha. Right back atcha Reid.
DEM SEN: ‘War on women!’
Sen. Boxer: Government Shutdown Threat “War On Women”
Media has Obama’s back...
Halperin: Obama Okay with Shutdown Because Media Has His Back
When asked if President Obama had an incentive to negotiate with the GOP, Halperin explained that, “The White House does not have much incentive. They think the trends are going to go in their direction at the end of the week, or early next week at the latest; because again, the press is largely sympathetic to their arguments on this.”
You gonna pay my bills? Seems like a lot of you are so eager to shut down the government...yet you forget there are some of us out here that work for the government....and we ain't part of the bloated federal bureaucracy. I'm active duty. Luckily I can take a little shut down without funding for the military. However, some of my younger enlisted certainly can't. Gonna take the rest of the week off without doing something about that?
DEMS VOTE TO KEEP TAX ON MEDICAL EQUIPMENT...
Some Republicans want the House to pass a new bill that would fund the government but also would require President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden and all of the administrations top political appointees to forgo their government health plans and join the health exchanges.
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