Reid proposes 30-day bill to avert shutdown

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  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Feb. 23, 2011 7:53 a.m.

    I would think a smart move for a bill to avert shutdown would also have reduced spending limit. Then again what would it hurt if government did shut down for a short term as the budget is debated? That's the whole reason for the budget papers.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 22, 2011 5:27 p.m.

    If Reid truly wants to avoid a showdown perhaps he should quit grandstanding and work out an agreement with the Republicans.

    Our country is free falling into bankruptcy and its time the Republicans take a stand and stick with it.

    The Democrats are out of touch with the voters and more of them are going down in the next election.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 22, 2011 3:15 p.m.

    "A shutdown could send our fragile economy back into a recession, and mean no Social Security checks for seniors, less funding for border security and no paychecks for our troops," Reid said.

    In fact, Social Security checks for current beneficiaries would go out as scheduled. Troop pay would be unaffected, as would a host of other government operations, like border protection, law enforcement, air traffic control and food inspection.

    So Reid lied for political gain. Again

    Reid doesn't want any cuts, he doesn't want to address the fiscal crisis, he just wants to score politcial points. What a small man.