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Trainwreck: White House Issues More Frantic Obamacare Deadline Extensions

smitty41 Wrote: Dec 13, 2013 12:49 PM
H8, I understand your point and point of view. If we didn't have an agreement to spending levels in place, good for the remainder of this fiscal period, that simply needs a CR to continue I might be more inclined to your thinking. If this was a point were no clear way forward was in place and we needed to argue and then compromise on a deal to fund the government or it comes to a S/D and the blame game begins, yes that wouldn't be a good thing, only because of how much damage barrycaid is doing, in general I think a good long S/D is what is needed, heck many, MANY Americans began to get comfortable during those 17 days in Oct that those in power feared losing it as those same Americans realize, yes, YES! the government IS TOO BIG. But that isn't the case, we have in place a faithfully executed negotiate spending plan that both sides agreed to, they should honor it. I believe the R's even went so far as to relinquish control of the debt ceiling for that next showdown to the President. The GOP 'leadership' should stand before the people and state that they worked with the opposing party and agreed to a deal. Now the other side of the aisle wants to renege an make a new deal. If we can't trust our colleagues on the other side to honor deals how can we in our right minds negotiate with them. Honor the deal and we can begin negotiations on what the deal will be going forward. Preferably a regular order budget signed into law to take effect at the start of the next fiscal calendar year. Thank you.
Henry VIII Wrote: Dec 13, 2013 12:59 PM
Smitty, you forget that Republicans don't have the bully pulpit or the media. Obama doesn't honor deals, he end runs them. We have a true, unchecked tyrant on our hands, and they only way I see around it, is to let failure of Obamacare be the star during the 2014 election cycle. If the gov is shutdown again, the GOP will get the blame, and will suck up all the oxygen in the room....again!
smitty41 Wrote: Dec 13, 2013 1:06 PM
well you are likely to get your wish
Reaganite12 Wrote: Dec 13, 2013 1:24 PM
And now that they've gone along with their friends the Democrats, Obamacare will be funded and we'll never be rid of it. The real problem is they fear they won't be re-elected if there's another shutdown. That's the heart of the matter. They don't care any more about the country or the average American than their best buddies, the Democrats. They play a game of pretending to be different to cater to their stupid (their opinion, obviously) constituencies. Underneath, there appears to be very little difference.