Friday, September 20, 2013

Let's get this straight . . .

The Republican majority-controlled House, at nearly the last minute, has passed a bill to provide continuing financial authority to keep the government spending money . . . but not Obamacare. They are voting to keep the government open. Those who voted against the bill would let the government shut down before they give up Obamacare.

For the bill to become law it must be passed in the Senate and survive a possible presidential veto. The Senate is controlled by the Democrats who vow not to pass the bill, thus leaving the government without continuing funds. Even if it were to pass in the partisan Senate, the President promises to veto the financial authority to keep the government running unless Obamacare is also funded.

In other words, the Senate and the President will vote against funding the entire government - defense, entitlements, federal aid, everything - if they can't have Obamacare.

So what do you think we'll hear from politicians and public comments in the media? The Republicans want to shut down the government.

Hey, I think Obamacare will prove to be a disaster, and an increasing number of citizens agree with me. Maybe even more are opposed than approve if you believe some recent polling. But opinions vary. It's at least possible that the country could grow to accommodate Obamacare if the economy and employment situation could ever get out from under the load of crap burdening us at the time.

I just want it straight. It's the Democratic Senate and President threatening to let the government shut down, and the Republican House which has voted to fund the government.

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