One vote, The situation is negative because harry and BO made it that
way.Badgerbadger,You hit the nail on the head. BO says he
refuses to negotiate until the government is re-opened. He NEVER negotiates
unless some crisis is staring him in the face – unless there is some type
of cliff.Baron,Obamacare does NOT provide healthcare. It is
NOT a healthcare bill. It is an INSURANCE bill. Sorry the dems have confused
you so on that point.No need to default on the debt as long as Lew
abides by the constitution. But since he is a dem, and would therefore damage
the country as much as possible to score political points, I’m sure
he’ll apply any available funds to something other than paying the debt
service.ItsjstmeagainSlavery was once the law. Only white
male landowners could vote – that was also the law. It took more than
legislative processes to change. Obamacare required no funding before, so that
tactic was not available – until now.Also, tell us why you are
not holding BO accountable for his failure to enforce the employer mandate since
Obamacare is the law.
Think ahead to 2015 when the full Congress is owned by the Democrats. What laws
were passed by previous Congresses that the Left does not like. Will we see a
Government by Retribution, that will annually bring the Country to and probably
over the ledge? I hope not. There should be no first time example defunding in
a Continuing Resolution like this. The ACA is simply the law today.
The Congress made no fewer than 40 attempts to repeal it during the
Legislative session (the right time) without success. Any attempt to defund or
reduce funding for the ACA should be done when someone starts building a budget
for FY2014 and out as requested by the President.
Since we are roughly 17 trillion in debt now, what's a few trillion more.
The Republicans should give the Democrats what Obama and the Senate want, and
then stand back all the while saying they didn't want this increased debt.
When the economy falls off the cliff, the blame will be totally with the
Democrats, and Obama if he is still in office. One thing is for sure. This
debt is like a road directly toward the Grand Canyon with no exits. Either we
turn around, or the country will do a Thelma and Louise.
Other newspapers are reporting that increasing numbers of GOP congressional
leaders say that default will not be catastrophic... Go ahead, America, go into
default, they say. Imagine what will happen to Wall Street and Main Street!So here's the GOP logic: Nation defaults on its
financial obligations: Okay. Obamacare providing healthcare to those who
need it: Catastrophic. What has happened to the GOP? They used to
be the party of business. Now, they're are so ideological in their hatred
of all things "Obama" that they're taking the nation to financial
ruin... It is like, "let's kill the patient so the operation will be a
success!" We need the GOP to return to its pro-business
orientation -- creating certainty and a favorable business climate for job
creation and prosperity for all Americans. By allowing the nation to default on
its financial obligations, it is creating significant UNCERTAINTY in the
marketplace, and it will create unemployment and lost business opportunity.
Why is the debt clock still rocketing up when the government is shut down?
All Barry Obama has to do is drop the unaffordable care act, and bingo the
government can re-open. It isn't a viable long or short term plan, it
doesn't help most middle class americans, and it isn't affordable.
Drop it Obama.
Stop spending money we don't have barack. You've
increased our national debt at never before seen amounts.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt
limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government
can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing
financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s
reckless fiscal policies...Increasing America’s debt weakens us
domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘‘the buck
stops here.’’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad
choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a
debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I
therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt
limit."-Sen Barack Obama March 16. 2006
The democrats promising to negotiate after the debt ceiling has been raised and
the government has been funded is like Lucy promising to hold the football for
Charlie Brown. As soon as republicans go for it, they will pull all that has
been promised away. I am not falling for it. I hope republican
congressmen/women won't either.
This seems to be destroying our nation. Go into even more debt in order to pay
off some debt? In what world does that make sense?
Aloha;I see a slight sign of Marshall Law here. Do not surrender or quit.
The price is too steep.Aloha / Shalom
What can any honest person say, or one with one iota of common sense. What can
an LDS person say?Pay debt obligations but do not agree to borrow
more. If there is a debt ceiling, reduce it as soon as possible. Social
Security btw is a debt obligation; the money borrowed from it by Congress is
represented as part of its debt obligations. I say that as many seek to reneige
on those bills of indebtedness.We need to trim down bureaucracies
and eliminate many, some regarded by the administration as unnecessary. There
needs to be a constant pressure by Congress to live within our means. We need
to stop policing the world and entering wars except for the immediate defence of
the nation "from all enemies foreign and domestic".
This is a positive move to turn around the negative situation created by
conservative tea party.