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September 29, 2013 - 7:02 am
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The House passed a continuing resolution last night that delays the implementation of Obamacare’s individual mandate for a year while funding the federal government’s operations through December.

The party line vote virtually assures a government shutdown at midnight on Monday.

The CR also contains a repeal of the medical device tax that most Democrats support. But Harry Reid has indicated it doesn’t matter, as the Senate will only consider a “clean” bill without any Obamacare riders.

The Washington Post reports:

“We will do everything we can to protect Americans against the harmful effects of Obamacare. This bill does that. We’re united in the House as Republicans,” Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) said shortly after unveiling the plan to his rank and file. “Now it’s up to the Senate Democrats to answer.”

That response came quickly. Even before the House had a chance to vote on its proposal, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) blasted it as “pointless.” Democratic aides said the Senate would set aside the House amendments, probably first thing Monday, leaving GOP leaders with a stark choice: approve the simple funding bill the Senate has already passed or permit federal agencies to close.

“As I have said repeatedly, the Senate will reject any Republican attempt to force changes to the Affordable Care Act through a mandatory government funding bill,” Reid said in a written statement. “After weeks of futile political games from Republicans, we are still at square one.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney called the latest GOP strategy “reckless and irresponsible.”

“Any member of the Republican Party who votes for this bill is voting for a shutdown,” Carney said in a written statement.

As the House convened for the rare Saturday session, senior Republicans seemed to recognize the potential consequences of their actions. For now, Boehner’s decision to appease his right wing keeps an uneasy peace in his fractious caucus. But it bodes ill for his ability to work with Democrats to keep the government open, restore funding for federal agencies if a shutdown occurs or — in a few weeks — raise the federal debt limit to avoid a first-ever default on the national debt.

Leaders of both parties agree that a government shutdown would be bad for the economy and that a default would be potentially catastrophic. The maneuvering of House Republicans has caused considerable anxiety within their party.

“I think it’s going to be tough for them. They’re having such difficulty pulling things together,” said Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.), one of several GOP senators who consults frequently with House members. “I don’t know that I have a clear vision how we move through this. And I think the debt ceiling is maybe even more murky.”

Whatever discretionary power the White House has over spending during a shutdown, you can be sure they will use it to put the hurt on the American people, hoping that stories of privation will play on voters’ fears that the shutdown will somehow injure them. They tried the same tactic when the sequester came to pass and it backfired when it became obvious they were gaming the process to make things look far worse than they actually were.

But a shutdown is different. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are certain to be furloughed if the impasse continues for weeks rather than days. The military will continue to be paid thanks to a separate CR passed by the GOP that funds some Pentagon functions. But routine maintenance and deployments could be affected.

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Rick (and by extension, Sen. Coburn), you are cordially invited to shut the hell up. I was opposed to risking a shutdown over Obamacare, but the decision was made to fight and so our duty is to do whatever it takes to win. Tomorrow I'll call my idiot Senators and ask them why they're supporting Reid in his ego-driven shutdown of the government. Crap like this does nothing to help the party or the country. I guess it might be valuable if the only thing you're after is the ability to say "I told you so."

The issue is greater than simply Obamacare. Does the House of Representatives, the body designed by the Founders to be the voice of the people, have the power of the purse or not? Does the public have the ability to stop government from growing beyond their consent, or must their representatives do nothing more than meekly supply the government bureaucrats?

This shutdown is Harry Reid's baby, and his position isn't as strong as you think. Most people aren't going to be terribly inconvenienced by a government shutdown. Essential services are excepted by law, so a lack of a CR simply pares the federal government down to what it should be, though in an ugly and uncontrolled manner. How well do you think the Dems will fare if their central conceit is shown to be wrong?
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People like Moran are the reason, it's come down to a government holiday; no judgement and no balls.

Frankly, it's for the best, we'll find out we can function without federal nannies telling us how much water to drink.
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You can always count on Rick Moran to chop away at the underpinnings of our side. It's almost like he's on their side.
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Report: Harry Reid Forced Obama To Scrap Meeting With GOP Leaders On Averting Government Shutdown…

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Unfortunately there is no federal government solution because the political leaders of each side were mostly legitimately elected by voters with starkly different visions for the direction for the United States. If House Republicans forced John Boehner to settle this dispute old school, challenging Harry Reid to a duel, and Boehner shot him dead, Chuck Schumer would become the Senate Majority leader and the impasse would continue. Continue the duel process with voters electing new representation to replace the losers and the new congress on average would be much more skilled at using hand guns, but the two sides would still be deadlocked because the two future visions can't coexist at the national level. The choice is either moving Progressive government down to the local level or splitting the United States into two or more nations. Either the federal government is limited by the constitution or it isn't.
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If Boehner values his life (political) he'd be wise to have his staple gun close at hand. Staple your eye lid open.
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STARE them down, no blinking. When this gets sent back to the House send it right back with this addition: NO EXEPTIONS for anyone including Reid and Roberts. Also remind We the People what James Madison wrote in Federalist Paper #57.

"I will add, as a fifth circumstance in the situation of the House of Representatives, restraining them from oppressive measures, that they can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interests and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny."
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Mr. Moran wrote "Whatever discretionary power the White House has over spending during a shutdown, you can be sure they will use it to put the hurt on the American people, "
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Where the hell have you been for the past five years? This idiot has been putting the hurt on the American People for that long - and you haven't caught up to this fact? We are no longer afraid of what 'they' can do. We are only afraid of what RINO's like you will do. Which in your case is to abandon the 'cause' in order to go along to get along.

The slant that PJM often takes is so subtle but so apparent - I'm getting rather tired of reading this crap.





43 weeks ago
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Brave Sir Rick ran away
Bravely, ran away away
When danger reared it's ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled
Yes, brave Sir Rick turned about
And gallantly he chickened out
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat
Bravest of the brave, Sir Rick
43 weeks ago
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Rick (and by extension, Sen. Coburn), you are cordially invited to shut the hell up. I was opposed to risking a shutdown over Obamacare, but the decision was made to fight and so our duty is to do whatever it takes to win. Tomorrow I'll call my idiot Senators and ask them why they're supporting Reid in his ego-driven shutdown of the government. Crap like this does nothing to help the party or the country. I guess it might be valuable if the only thing you're after is the ability to say "I told you so."

The issue is greater than simply Obamacare. Does the House of Representatives, the body designed by the Founders to be the voice of the people, have the power of the purse or not? Does the public have the ability to stop government from growing beyond their consent, or must their representatives do nothing more than meekly supply the government bureaucrats?

This shutdown is Harry Reid's baby, and his position isn't as strong as you think. Most people aren't going to be terribly inconvenienced by a government shutdown. Essential services are excepted by law, so a lack of a CR simply pares the federal government down to what it should be, though in an ugly and uncontrolled manner. How well do you think the Dems will fare if their central conceit is shown to be wrong?
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