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