Here we are folks, GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN!!!
House Leadership has stated they will not offer up any more Continuing Resolutions (CR) to avoid a government shutdown tonight (9/30/2013). The United States government will basically be run by a skeleton crew of folks who have been deemed “essential personnel”.
While I did not want to see a government shutdown, I have to say that I am pleased that Democrats have stood up and decided to tell Republicans NO! Sometimes you have to take a step back to take 2 steps forward. Up to now it has not worked for Democrats to compromise on CRs and raising the debt limit and we have received in return is running gov’t 1 crisis after another.
That is no way for the gov’t of the United States to be run
It’s my belief that Republicans have always wanted a government shutdown since the day after President Obama won re-election. For 4 years Republicans tweeted daily a countdown of the last time the Senate passed a budget. So when the Senate finally passed a budget (I will admit Dems should have been passed a budget a long time ago) you would think House Republicans would be thrilled and anxious to start debate on that budget. Instead Republicans refused to go to conference to hammer out a budget deal and decided to continue to run gov’t by CRs. Because with CRs Republicans could negotiate (and I use that term loosely) draconian cuts to spending and now they are looking to defund or delay Obamacare. Passing a budget would only take away the negotiating power of Republicans and that is something they do not want to lose, without that power they would not be able to achieve their #1 goal and that’s obstructing President Obama and government from moving forward.
Now with the government shutdown, who will blink first??
More info concerning Gov’t Shutdown; http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/09/30/government-shutdown-bilks-taxpayers/
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!