Obama, Reid, Pelosi are the ones who will shut down the government, not Republicans. The House bill funds EVERYTHING but ObamaCare, which nearly everyone with a brain knows will destroy our Economy.
This is excellent play by GOP. Dems will be forced to shut down the government to keep something nobody wants.
All sides are racing to beat a Sept. 30 deadline, which is when current funding for the federal government runs out. The new measure would fund the government through Dec. 15, essentially at last year’s levels, and would leave the budget sequester cuts in place.
But Republicans on Friday also attached two amendments to the final bill — one to direct how government spending is prioritized in the event the Treasury Department bumps up against its borrowing limit in the coming weeks, and another that strips out funding for President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act, which would effectively stop its implementation.
“The American people don’t want the government shut down, and they don’t want Obamacare,” said House Speaker John A. Boehner, who rallied with fellow Republicans after the vote in a show of unity that seemed designed to quell speculation about a rebellion within the House Republican Conference.
The truth of the matter is this bill is an economic strangler is happening all around us today. Companies across the board, but especially small-to-medium-sized businesses are scrambling to move workers to part time hours, or cutting their employee rosters down to under 50, solely to avoid the effects of Obamacare. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. If a company doesn’t have a hard edged lobby firm pushing the government for exemptions from this train wreck, they are doing anything they can to get out from under it.
At the very least, Democrats should rally behind the concept of equal treatment with the big boys and delay the implementation of ACA for another year, and give more time for the political/electoral process to play out in 2014, when the American people can decide once and for all how they want this to go down