Obama presses Boehner to end shutdown as deadlock continues

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  • Gr8Dane Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 6:44 p.m.

    Don't forget Harry Reid, Obama's puppet. The House sent several appropriations bills that passed the House on a wide bi=partisan basis, such as the Defense Appropriations bill that passed last July on a vote of 315 to 109, which means that over 60 House democrats voted in favor of it. Yet Senate Democrat Harry Reid hasn't brought that bill or any others up for a vote.

    And yet it's the House Republicans fault for shutdown?

    Each day the shutdown continues is harmful, but it also exposes the shameful destructive tactics of Obama and Reid that aren't based on principle, but politics.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 3, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    If USC can fire the head coach.

    Why can't USA fire theirs?

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 4:15 p.m.

    @ Iket:

    Yes, the Obamacare is law. But so was slavery and men only voting at one time. Bad laws should be fought. There has been enough seen of Obamacare to know that it has major problems. A few months ago, it was favored by most people. Now national polls show that a solid majority of all citizens oppose it. As more becomes known of this monstrous 2400 page law, the more people dislike it.
    Republicans are only trying to respond to what their constituents are asking for. No to Obamacare. Right now, Republicans are only asking Democrats to allow all citizens the same 1 year exemption that Obama has given to unions and his own special interest groups. But Democrats won't even allow even that much of a compromise. As such, the Obama and Democrats should undoubtedly be blamed for the federal government shutdown.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 2:51 p.m.


    So how much funding? How much can we afford? All of it? For how long? What about next year, do we fund it then too? How much do we increase the debt limit to fund it? How high should we go? As high as possible? What's possible? Would 300 Trillion make you big government guys happy? Not enough? I didn't think so.

  • freedom in 2017 paradise, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 2:09 p.m.

    obama is incapable of being in charge of anything. remember his vast experience, hanging community organizing posters on telephone poles.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 3, 2013 1:14 p.m.

    You can blame:

    * Boehner
    * Republicans
    * Ted Cruz
    * The Tea Party
    * Rush Limbaugh

    But, who is in charge? Obama! The President.
    The President is in charge, not Boehner.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 12:48 p.m.

    you guys are wrong the health care bill is law not funding it is congress. president does not do budget. it is all on congress don't mix them up. it is blackmail plain and simple. they should do what is the right thing and try and win both house's instead of child's play.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    So now it would seem that the choice is either fund part of the government, Republican side, or fund all or nothing, Democrat side. Pick your side, but one reason I'm a Republican is because I've thought for many decades now that not all of the federal government should be funded to begin with. Unfortunately, guys like Bush have let me down. However, no matter what party is responsible, (both are) I think that with 17 trillion in debt, my logic tells me my side wins the realism argument. I live in Realville. However, we will likely lose the PR argument to the mainstream media who live in Fantasyland.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Oct. 3, 2013 12:15 p.m.

    Obama caused this shutdown and Obama can end it! Stop your dictatorial tactics!