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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1 2013 9:21 a.m. MDT

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lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

the house votes to keep the government open; the dem senate, led by petulent reid, vote to shut it down.

Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

And now we see which party is the party of "NO". Apparently the liberals were wrong. The Democrats are the party of NO because they won't even compromise like the Republicans will eventually do.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

Lost and Redshirt,

The House voted to keep the government open with strings, the Senate voted to keep the government open. The House wants to attach strings to the negotiations. How about just show up and negotiate. Those who attached the strings are the ones who caused the shutdown.

Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

To "Fred44" you better look at Reid a bit closer. He doesn't want to negociate. In the Washington Times he is quoted as saying "We are not going to mess around with Obamacare, no matter what they do." That doesn't sound like somebody who wants to negociate. He is quoted by other news agencies as saying that he doesn't want to compromise, and that he will not consider anything unless it fully funds Obamacare.

Actually, the Senate voted to shut down the government. Had they passed the House bill last Friday, the government would have remained open. Then again, if they passed the bill from the House yesterday the government would have shut down.

What many people want to know is why is it so critical to fund Obamacare instead of keeping the government operating? Why don't they want to let Obamacare stand on its own? Isn't it as good as what Obama and the Media have told us?

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

Redshirt,

Sorry to mess you up with facts. The Senate passed a bill to fully fund. There was no vote to "shut down" government. One thing we do agree on though, I think the ACA should stand on its own. I don't think the republicans in the house should have held the entire federal budget hostage to argue over it. If they don't like it, then debate it on its merits, don't hold the country hostage to debate it.

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