Oct 01 2013

Dem Senate Shuts Government After Years Of Failing To Pass Budgets

Published by at 6:50 am under Measuring The Recovery,Obamacare

I had to laugh at the Senator from Maryland’s outlandish comment on the shutdown:

Can you believe this?” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “We are the United States of America. We are a superpower. We’re supposed to be a nation governed by rule of law and we’re about to shut down.”

This nonsense was quoted after the new article dropped this bombshell:

Senators defeated the House proposal along party lines, 54-46 There were no defections. The measure would have delayed the individual mandate, a core piece of the Affordable Care Act, and prevented congressional lawmakers and staff from receiving federal subsidies when they enter healthcare exchanges.

So, the outraged senator voted to keep her Obamacare subsidy, even though she is quite well paid. Sadly for those of us who work for the government in one capacity or the other, we won’t be getting paid, let alone lining our pockets.

The US Senate under Democrat control is a sad, pathetic joke. It has failed to pass budgets for years, only to puke at a partial one this last spring, covering only part of the year:

The Senate early Saturday passed its first budget in four years by a vote of 50 to 49.

Democrats had been dogged by criticism for failing to approve a budget resolution since 2009 and the vote removes that GOP talking point from the political scene.

Americans need to remember the House sent bills to keep the government open. It was the Dems who held the government hostage to save one dumb program – Obamacare. The nation needs a wake up call, and this morning it got it.

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