Skip to comments.Shutdown looms as US House Republicans again block own spending bill
Posted on 09/21/2023 3:06:20 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's attempt to restart his stalled spending agenda failed on Thursday when Republicans for a third time blocked a procedural vote on defense spending, raising the risk of a government shutdown in just 10 days.
The House of Representatives voted 216-212 against beginning debate on an $886 billion defense appropriations bill, with five hardline conservative Republicans joining Democrats to oppose the measure.
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Meanwhile, Joe and Jane Public will see the tears, the wails, and the gnashing of teeth on all the media's TV, social media, social video sites and in the printed page because of those mean old Republicans who want Grandma Minorities, hapless LQBTQRST and poor people to die.
all my neighbors will be home all day
we dont get along very well
What is amazing, federal government use to shut down april through sept until the 1920s. Big stone buildings without air conditioning were of no use to anyone. Being a federal employee was like teaching school, shitty pay but a long summer break.
Now they went on vacation for a week. I’m sure voters are impressed. One job they have every year is to pass a budget. Most of the budget is mandatory spending. They can’t even get the 15 percent they control done. Losers!
Who are the five? Have to love how the Dems make 97+% of those voting no and zero % voting yes, and it is the Pubs getting the credit.
Uh, the Republicans are blocking the RINO/CorruptOcrat spending bill. Big diff.
Oh, forgot, it’s Reuters. Should be Roto-Reuters. Scoop up that excrement, oh vaunted “journalists”.
I remember 2013.
Rino GOPe squealed how it would mean electoral disaster for 2014.
But what happened?
“Republicans won a net gain of nine Senate seats, the largest Senate gain for either party since the 1980 United States elections. In the House, Republicans won a net gain of thirteen seats, giving them their largest majority since the 1928 elections.”
Obama shut down Mt. Rushmore and the Mall.
Images of WWII veterans being turned away from the Memorials.
I suspect a nation that make “Richmen north of Richmond” a number one hit, despite being made by complete unknow making music videos in the yard by his trailer, are not going to be bothered too much by DC being shut down.
It has already started, but since the news has come out that the USA Debt has reached $33 TRILLION DOLLARS (about $250Gs for every man, woman and child in America) we are fed up. SHUT IT DOWN!
Hey Republicans, here’s a suggestion, FIND YOUR F*CKING BALLS AND SHUT IT DOWN!!!!
Voters who care aren’t stupid. They will reward intestional fortitude.
STOP BEING P*SSIES!!!
I can remember pics of the vets being turned away.
What will we do without the government? Even for a little while.
We’ll feel free and empowered.
Yep. And the lines to Rushmore of cars blocked from entering.
No longer “shitty pay,” but the “no work” days are still there!
We have added $2 trillion to the national debt this fiscal year ending September 23. Debt servicing costs alone are over $600 billion annually, approaching what we spend on defense.
Over the last 5 years, the US has added a total of $11.5 trillion in debt. At the same time, we are on track for $1 trillion in annual interest expense. Interest will soon be the US government’s biggest expense.
It gets worse. The Medicare Trust fund is exhausted in 2028 and the SSTF in 2034. Together they represent an unfunded liability of over $100 trillion. 40% of all Medicare costs come from the General Fund now. 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day until 2030.
The Reps must unite to stop this spending catastrophe. It is a matter of national survival.
But—_They will be getting PAID days off.
And that’s why I said the Republicans should be... “actually PROUD of this accomplishment, like Trump is trying to tell them”...
They’re fighting outrageous, never-ending spending. Something the majority of Americans want to see accomplished.
“with five hardline conservative Republicans joining Democrats to oppose the measure.”
Five scumbags voting with their Dem buddies.
By the way, the writer here is a guy named Scott Clement, and he begins the story, “Congressional Republicans are brainstorming ways to punish President Obama for unilaterally deferring deportation for millions of illegal immigrants. But GOP leaders seem to have ruled out a partial government shutdown a la 2013, according to The Post’s Robert Costa and Ed O’Keefe: The House GOP was still considering several possible funding bills as discussions continued, the leadership’s favored Hill response to Obama’s immigration moves, according to senior GOP aides familiar with the process — a strategy that would demonstrate the party’s defiance while avoiding the shutdown theatrics and public disapproval that plagued it last year.”
Yeah, that shutdown last year, does anybody remember that shutdown? Do you remember when the government shut down last December, folks? I mean, we were all alive, and we were all paying attention. No, I’m serious. Do you remember when… (interruption) No, no. Do you remember when Congress closed? Do you remember when the DMV was? Do you remember when you couldn’t get your welfare check? Do you remember when Social Security checks didn’t show up? Do you remember when Medicare and Medicaid weren’t working? Do you remember you couldn’t get on the sleigh ride concession out at Yellowstone Park? That’s my memory, all of that happened.
Something doesn’t work here in the logical progression. If the Republicans got so much blame for such a drastic maneuver as shutting down the government last year, how in the hell did they win anything this year? I mean, why wasn’t there hell to pay? Why wasn’t there a price to pay? By the way, along the same lines, the Republicans did not come out and support amnesty before the election, how the hell they win the election? ‘Cause the Democrats and the media were telling them and everybody else that they never had a prayer.
There wasn’t any government shutdown. And they’re calling it a partial shutdown now; they’re calling it a partial shutdown then. Seventeen percent of government operations were shut down. This whole notion of a government shutdown is language that is being used once again to negatively impact the Republican Party and its fortunes. I ask anyone, do you remember when the government was shut down last December? Do you remember when whatever you need from government wasn’t available? Do you remember a government office closed?
Remember Chuck Schumer, you guys don’t have a prayer with the Hispanic community. You’re never gonna win beans, especially not gonna win the White House again if you don’t get on board amnesty right now. Comprehensive immigration reform, if you don’t do that, you don’t have a prayer. Here come the elections, it’s a landslide loss for the guys telling us what we gotta do to win.
So now here we are, and what’s really happening is the Democrat Party, a branch office of which is the Drive-By Media, is doing everything they can to intimidate the Republicans from acting on their victory. That’s what this is. And they’re using years and years of fear of the media, fear of media polls, and fear generally. You better not act like you won. You better not do anything that’s based on your victory ’cause you’re going to be hated for it by the people that elected you. That makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?
Of course that’s not what it means, but you go ask people this, particular the low-information crowd, “Oh, yeah, Republicans, did they do it? I strongly oppose.” And so the blame is set up, the poll comes out to affirm the blame, the Republicans look at the poll, “Oh, my God, we shut down the government. Oh, look, we’re getting beat. Oh, my God.” And then they think it took them a year to recover. When in fact it’s bogus from the get-go. What government shutdown? I defy anybody to tell me how it affected you, how it affected the country. We’re still here, aren’t we?
What has done more damage to the US economy, shutting down the government or Barack Obama and his policies? What has done more damage to your job prospects, shutting down the government or whatever they’re calling it, or Barack Obama’s economic policies? What has done more damage to your future job prospects, shutting down the government or Obama’s amnesty, opening the doors and the floodgates to illegal immigrants from all over Central America to come in here and take your job for much less? Who is doing more damage to you and your kids and your future, a misnamed, hard-to-find government shutdown or Barack Obama? The people that voted in November answered that.
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