WASHINGTON — The House voted 230-189 along party lines Friday to approve a stopgap spending bill to fund the federal government through mid-December, but it is facing certain defeat in the Senate because it includes language aiming to dismantle President Obama´s health care law. Without a stopgap spending bill, the federal government will feel the effects of a shutdown when the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30. The bill extends the current rate of government spending at $986 billion a year. House Republicans attached a provision to defund the Affordable Care Act, a consistent target of congressional Republicans. However, the provision has
This will not pass the senate, but it will place Obamacare squarely on the laps of the Democrats.
It is up the the American people to resist hanouts from the Democrats and boot the "I´ll buy your vote" Democrats out of office. That is how we got into this mess and it´s the only way we will get out... if it´s possible. There are a lot of selfish, yes selfish, ignorant Americans out there that have sold their soul (and everyone´s freedom) for a monthly government check.
Resistance has to start somewhere, Boehner has fallen on his face so many times he is being mistaken for Joe Biden. One can only hope that it gets through the Senate and that O is stuck with the problem of shutting down the government or not.
You can almost see reporter Davis grit her teeth as she wrote this article. Yes it was along pary lines, isn´t 90% of all bills voted along party lines. Then she declares, with a touch of delight, that it will not pass the Senate and will be vetoed. She concludes by telling us at length about the effects of a shutdown. Where does the legislation say anything about a shutdown? It very clearly provides funds to keep the government running. Why can´t these people write anything without stamping their personal bias all over it?
Of course this will go nowhere.. That´s not the point. The Republicans are setting up a gigantic "I told you so" to pound the Democrats with in the 2014 elections, after Obamacare fully implements and is a disaster. "We attempted to defund it. YOU rejected it." The Democrats know this political bloodbath is coming next year but can´t do anything about it because they refuse to reject Obamacare and risk alienating all their lofo constituents who just vote race. 2014 will not be pretty.
Now the ball is in the hands of Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. They have to convince Harry Reid not to amend the bill before returning it to the House. Then they have to convince 5 Democrat Senators to vote to defund. Then they have to convince 21 Democrat Senators to vote to override Obama´s veto. Hope Cruz doesn´t blink .
some people on this site are unreal! this is the first time in years that our leaders have actually stood up to the communism taking over our country. instead of backing and supporting our guys....you just talk crap on them. Obamacare will override our constitution, change the country forever. Is Boehner a good leader? i dont know about that, but i do know this is a great day for conservatives and we must rally behind him.
You are correct #14. It takes courage to admit you have made a mistake. And we know how cowardly Democrats are. They will vote to go down with the sinking ship and take us all with them just to save "face".
Congratulations House Pubbies, you finally grew a pair.
Yes 9, I too watched Mr. O’ talk over and shout down that good woman telling her it would never happen, well I hope the loud mouth is also wrong about the Senate, and could be if people would light up that Senate switchboard from now until the vote!
This much is certain; the Senate will never vote to defund Obamacare, and the President would never sign such a bill. So, Obamacare will be funded.
This too is certain; Obamacare will not work. It will fail in more ways than anyone can yet imagine, and the Democrats will own each and every failure.
Now, we all know how adept the Left is at evading blame and responsibility for the disastrous unintended consequences of their social engineering projects, but this time they must be held, in clear terms, responsible for a disaster that the majority of Americans didn’t want, that House Republicans attempted to avoid, and that they, the Democrats, sheltered themselves from by issuing exemptions to themselves and their cronies.
Probationary Budgeting starts to germinate as a breakthrough strategy for transforming our tyrannical and voracious government back into frugal servants of the people.
Here´s how it should unfold:
Quarterly Continuing Resolutions keep the budget foremost in the public eye. (Notice that no one has observed that today´s vote passed funding for only 90 days.)
Each CR reins in a single egregious area of unchecked waste, fraud and abuse and flatlines the rest of the budget. (Senate or Presidential opposition that shuts down the government over a single improvement for a quarter of funding is political suicide.)
Prepare for each single change by perp-walking the associated Department Secretary before Congress to defend failures to eliminate multiplying video examples of the worst waste, fraud and abuse, encouraged by whistleblower bonuses.
It just hit me...sorry for a second post..but, now the Democrats will have to vote again for Obamacare. They will have to vote to close the gov. this time to ´promote´ Obamacare. Cruz and Lee are geniuses. One more time Dims...VOTE for Obamacare. They are really exposed now.....genius. Go ahead dims...
Some clever Republican should introduce a budget item for Obamacare. It should note the 12 billion that will not be collected by the IRS because the president has delayed the employer mandate. It should include new estimates of the cost of the PCIP which was running 3 to 5 times projections based on the average of the pools in 50 states. It should include the extra premium tax credits that would be paid if the administration fails to verify income. As a totally new program this should not be part of a continuing resolution.
This could and should have been done last year, but congrats to the House for stepping up for the country. Recall that Harry Reid and the Dem Senate totally ignored the House in order to pass Obamacare originally, so what goes around comes around. Conservatives in Congress must proudly hold the line because our nation is at perilously grave financial risk because government is out of control. Much, much more needs to be defunded, but this is a start. Next: EPA
Looks like a few SitePests got in here today to parrot the liberal talking points--Republicans are tilting at windmills...blah, blah, blah. But as others have pointed out, voting to defund ObamaCare was the right thing for the Republicans to do. Once again, they have pointed out what a disaster this train wreck is, and the Dems will once again have to vote for ObamaCare, or at the very least, sidestep any vote at all. Thanks to Boehner and the House Pubbies for standing up for the American people. I also agree that we need a dislike option.
Republicans must have a death wish. In politics one can only achieve the possible, not the ideal.
Since only half of the 82 ACA implementation deadlines have been met in the last three years. And, some of the "met" deadlines are questionable. A good case can be made for putting implementation on hold until all of the 82 mandates, that should have been met, are caught up and properly met.
In other words, "Take the time to do it right."
Then the Republicans can rightfully ask why the Democrats do not want to do it right.
Truer words were never spoken. Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina spoke those words directly and straightforwardly to President Barack Hussein Obama on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, a date that also deserves its rightful place (with Sunday, December 7, 1941) in Infamy.
Dumb political move. Here’s why. Sure, the polls show Obiecare is unpopular-but a lot of the opinion here is soft--- Only a third claim to know what’s in it. I’m surprised that the zealots who live in a bubble and who don’t believe in polls like they don’t believe in Santa Claus, and who swallowed the b.s. that Romney was going to win because polls were skewed +5 D) believe polls now. But there is plenty of reason to be ultra cautious about Obamacare polls OR ANY OTHER issue poll. For that matter. For Issue polls are much less reliable than horse-race polls.
It may seem like ages ago, but about 10 months ago, the United States held national elections. One party, the Republican Party, ran on a fairly specific platform, near the top of which was a promise to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. So did Mittens-author of Romney care. The "American people" were asked to make a choice. And they did. At the presidential level, the Democratic candidate won with relative ease, and became only the sixth presidential candidate in American history to win 51% of the popular vote twice. In the U.S. Senate, Democrats not only held their majority for the fourth consecutive election cycle, they also unexpectedly added seats. In the U.S. House, We had a shot to win back the Senate. No more.
This is merely a GOP Depends change. In only minutes, they´ll be completely soiled as usual. I look forward to many more Nothingburgers from the Republican Depends wearers these next three and a half years. So very impressive.
If the GOP were one man, he´d be this guy-
"That struts and frets his hour upon the stage. And then is heard no more: it is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."
Call...make yourself heard...We The People say NO OBAMACARE...particularly in light of the political class giving themselves a Cadillac policy
NOTE: If they say they SUPPORT bills to defund Obamacare, that does not help us because those bills won´t be considered and don´t have to pass. We need them to OPPOSE the CR if it funds Obamacare. The CR must be passed in September and it is our only point of leverage.
STATE SENATOR PHONE CONTACT INFO PLEDGED TO OPPOSE 2014 FUNDING AK Murkowski, Lisa 202-224-6665 AL Sessions, Jeff 202-224-4124 AL Shelby, Richard 202-224-5744 Won´t Pledge AR Boozman, John 202-224-4843 AZ Flake, Jeff 202-224-4521 Won´t Pledge AZ McCain, John 202-224-2235 Won´t Pledge FL Rubio, Marco 202-224-3041 Pledged GA Chambliss, Saxby 202-224-3521 GA Isakson, Johnny 202-224-3643 IA Grassley, Chuck 202-224-3744 Pledged ID Crapo, Mike 202-224-6142 Pledged ID Risch, Jim 202-224-2752 Pledged IL Kirk, Mark 202-224-2854 IN Coats, Dan 202-224-5623 KS Moran, Jerry 202-224-6521 KS Roberts, Pat 202-224-4774 Pledged KY McConnell, Mitch 202-224-2541 Won´t Pledge KY Paul, Rand 202-224-4343 Pledged LA Vitter, David 202-224-4623 Pledged ME Collins, Susan 202-224-2523 MO Blunt, Roy 202-224-5721 Won´t Pledge MS Cochran, Thad 202-224-5054 MS Wicker, Roger 202-224-6253 NC Burr, Richard 202-224-3154 Won´t Pledge ND Hoeven, John 202-224-2551 NE Fischer, Deb 202-224-6551 Pledged NE Johanns, Mike 202-224-4224 NH Ayotte, Kelly 202-224-3324 NJ Chiesa, Jeff 202-224-3224 Pledged NV Heller, Dean 202-224-6244 OH Portman, Rob 202-224-3353 OK Coburn, Tom 202-224-5754 Won´t Pledge OK Inhofe, Jim 202-224-4721 Pledged PA Toomey, Pat 202-224-4254 SC Graham, Lindsey 202-224-5972 Won´t Pledge SC Scott, Tim 202-224-6121 SD Thune, John 202-224-2321 Pledged TN Alexander, Lamar 202-224-4944 Won´t Pledge TN Corker, Bob 202-224-3344 Won´t Pledge TX Cornyn, John 202-224-2934 TX Cruz, Ted 202-224-5922 Pledged UT Hatch, Orrin 202-224-5251 Won´t Pledge UT Lee, Mike 202-224-5444 Pledged WI Johnson, Ron 202-224-5323 WY Barrasso, John 202-224-6441 WY Enzi, Mike 202-224-3424 Pledged
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My US Constitution does not say anything about the Senate being involved with spending bills. It says spending and taxing bills originate in the House. The Senate has no say. So it is a done deal, right?
It is moving to know some people went to congress to stand for the citizens instead of a destructive agenda . "When in the course of human events" should guide our opposition. first Nancy is preaching the lie that a shut down will stop military pay and SS. Can she ever retire her one note hobby horse? Harry will probably table the bill and should be retired immediately. If the critters want to create enough cash to run the country they need only cut off payment to the UN-- that body is more worthless than the US senate and the President.. Next cut off foreign aide except to feed children. then defund Barry except his salary. Defund all the golden critter retirements unless they fund America first. It is time that the projected ouster of the elite who believe they are the rulers and entitled to push tyrant actions against the constitution.
Never underestimate the American spirit. This issue is energizing the people to stand for up their country. If we make our voice known and stand behind this and not waver, we will gain influence, momentum and become a force that we can ride into 2014. This is a good first step.
I would like someone to start documenting the growing number of lost jobs. When you have the facts on our side ... use them with at every turn.
To all of the thumbsucking quitters who visit these threads to show the rest of us how your cynicism makes you so much more insightful than the rest of us poor rubes.....Now that you´ve regaled us with your intellectual superiority, I would hope you would find something else to do...unless you have alternatives to what those who are actually engaged in the battle are attempting to do. Or maybe you believe your "can´t win, shouldn´t try" doctrine really adds to the discussion.
Obie needed the Syria bombing for cover to ram through his domestic agenda with sheep looking the other way and Putie pulled the rug out from under him. Now Obie has to drop his drawers and try to salvage his ObieCare in last ditch effort. Now, if we can just re-associate Obie´s anger with his inner self for all to see.
Excellent maximizing of the Republicans position at this time. - Show the angry right that you will fight against this monstrosity. It´s the right thing to do. - Make the Dems fight to defend it so that even the LoFo´s will get it that this hot mess ObamaCare was brought to them by the Demoncratic Party. This will put Red State Dems in a very difficult position. - And of course the complete long shot is that the Republican initiative gains huge momentum in the next week and actually passes the Senate and even Harry Reid can´t stop it without an enormous public outcry. Yea, we can dream, right?
This all sets the table for 2014 midterms with the boat anchor of ObamaCare firmly chained around the Dems´ necks and the Republicans as the guys who tried seriously hard to save us from it.
I´m encouraged by this for all the reasons outlined above. Having said that, the Republicans are often right on substance and wrong on message. Even Gingrich, arguably one of our more effective communicators, was ultimately damaged by the last government shut down. Fortunately, Obama is no Clinton when it comes to playing politics. Unfortunately, our national media is even more biased against Republicans than they were in the 1990s. The Republicans need someone who can scare the media into reporting the truth, and they need to muzzle all the usual GOP suspects who can´t wait to appear "responsible" by criticizing their own party for taking a stand.
The problem with nominating and electing GOP moderates is that we win the seat but we get the mouth that comes with it. At times like this, they can´t wait to open their mouths in front of a camera, and they do incalculable damage to our cause.
Well, it’s not like there’s any danger of this stuff crossing the porous border into the US… Tepojaco (Mexico) (AFP) – Mexican authorities scrambled Wednesday to find a truck containing “extremely dangerous” radioactive material used in medical treatment that was stolen by two gunmen two days ago, officials said. The white Volkswagen Worker truck was transporting a teletherapy device containing cobalt-60 when it was stolen Monday in the central Hidalgo state town of Tepojaco, near Mexico City, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. (Snip)So they found the container, just not the incredibly dangerous material that was in it. The
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WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board has removed the Association of Commuter Rail Employees as a participant in its investigation into the December 1 fatal derailment of the Metro-North passenger train in the Bronx that killed four people. Organizations designated as parties to investigations sign an agreement to abide by NTSB rules during an investigation, but on Tuesday, the chairman of the union, Anthony Bottalico, spoke to the media and discussed what he thought happened during the derailment and engineer William Rockefeller. “While we value the technical expertise that groups like ACRE can provide during the course of an investigation, it
A truck carrying potentially "extremely dangerous" radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, the UN atomic watchdog said Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency said the truck was carrying cobalt-60, used for radiotherapy treatment to combat cancer. An IAEA statement Wednesday said the truck was stolen Monday while taking the material to a radioactive waste storage center from the northern city of Tijuana. The IAEA said the heist occurred in Tepojaco, a town near Mexico City, and describes the load as `´extremely dangerous" if damaged or removed from its protective shielding. It said Mexican authorities are searching for the material. The statement provided
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Lebanon´s militant Shi´ite group Hezbollah said on Wednesday one of its commanders was killed outside his Beirut home overnight in an attack it blamed on Israel. The group said in a statement that Hassan al-Laqqis, "who served the resistance his entire life," was killed at around midnight in the southern Hadath district of the Lebanese capital. A previously unknown group, Ahrar al-Sunna Baalbek brigade, claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on Twitter. The group´s name suggested it had Lebanese Sunni Muslim links. Al-Laqqis was on his way home when he was killed, the official Hezbollah television station Al-Manar said. It
The New Jersey waitress whose story has been questioned after she claimed she received an anti-gay note instead of a tip on a restaurant bill was discharged under dishonorable terms from the Marines last spring after she stopped showing up, NBC 4 New York has learned. (Snip)NBC 4 New York learned Wednesday from a Pentagon source that Morales was dismissed from the Marine Reserve Corps in May because she wasn´t attending drills. It wasn´t immediately clear how often those drills were held, and Morales did not respond to a request for comment. Morales was formally discharged, or released from the Marines,
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I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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