White House tells agencies government will shut down

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  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    The Senate voted three times on a clean continuing resolution. It's not their fault the House has 4 times voted on a broken "compromise" where only one side is giving anything up.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 6:38 a.m.

    OK everyone, let the finger pointing begin. Truth is, all sides are EQUALLY responsible for this mess. Anyone who claims otherwise is just drinking their own brand of Cool-Aid.

  • Befuddled WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 6:12 a.m.

    What is the truth behind the beltway lies about these crazy Republicans crashing our government?

    Twice in the last week House Republicans have voted unanimously to fund the U.S. government.

    If national polls are to be believed, those House Republicans are doing exactly what America wants. A majority of Americans oppose a government shutdown. And a majority oppose Obamacare.

    Who, then, is preventing the government from being funded?

    Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Neither will accept any continuing resolution that does not contain Obamacare. Both will shut down this city rather than accept any such CR.

    It is Harry and Barry who are saying: If we don’t get full funding of Obamacare now, we shut down Washington until the House delivers.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 6:08 a.m.

    The "shut er down" tea party members want to spin it too? We don't need HAFB it costs money, so shut it down.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 11:08 p.m.

    Congress has FAILED to pass the legally required budget and appropriations bills EVERY year since 1996. Instead they have allowed growing wasteful spending with vague "continuing resolutions" to avoid ever angering any beneficiary of any government program who might have their place at the trough eliminated.

    Sure, a lot of government activities, especially national defense and border security are essential, but many large and small bureaucracies (Departments of Education and Energy to start with) and thousands of programs (Public Broadcasting, and the Raisin Board) are non-essential.

    We cannot afford to pay for non-essential stuff and it must be eliminated.

    If we cannot begin to rein in spending today, when will we start? Or never?

    Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Jason Chaffetz are trying to attack the problems, but they are being attacked by people who disregard truth and are motivated only by political power.

  • On the other hand Riverdale, MD
    Sept. 30, 2013 10:55 p.m.

    Good job, Congress. Way to get nothing done--except maybe scoring political points with your home constituencies.

  • Selznik Saint George, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 10:38 p.m.

    Truth, could you post some references to support your claims?

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 10:26 p.m.

    Funny how liberals will drop their car insurance if they can save a buck......but are bent if GOP complains that obamacare will double almost all current premiums! obamacare is the equivalent of the govt. taking over all car insurance and charging everyone 100% to 1000% times more than the private insurers.......and the Libs who have no car insurance think that the govt. option is a good deal, it's all a matter of perspective....those who pay their own way in life versus those who expect someone else to pay for them!

  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 10:22 p.m.

    Congrats on getting what you want democrats and Obama.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 10:19 p.m.

    Congrats on getting what you wanted Tea Party.