Thursday, April 7, 2011

Government Shutdown/Budget Battle

 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the odds on a government shutdown are "no better than 50-50". After four White House meetings in 48 hours between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders no agreement on a spending plan for the rest of the current fiscal year had been reached, increasing the chances for a partial government shutdown to begin Friday at midnight. Speaker Boehner and Senator Harry Reid issued a joint statement “We have narrowed the issues, however, we have not yet reached an agreement. We will continue to work through the night to attempt to resolve our remaining differences.” The House Republicans passed another week long budget spending bill to keep the government going. It would  fund the Pentagon and pay our soldiers for the rest of the fiscal year. Senator Harry Reid said it was a "non-starter". Let me get this straight, Senator Reid would rather score political points instead of pay our soldiers what they are due! President Obama said he would veto the plan if it reached his desk. Veto paying the soldiers who are fighting and dying this very minute to keep us free, are you kidding me? Speaking about this plan Senate Minority Leader MConnell said "This is the only proposal out there that keeps the government open, If a shutdown does occur, our Democratic friends have no one to blame but themselves." "If we are serious about getting something done we should be able to complete a deal, get it passed and avert a shutdown," Obama said. Apparently The President, Senator Reid, Minority Leader Pelosi and the rest of the Dem's are not serious then!

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