Government Shutdown Imminent As Republicans Add “Obamacare-Delay” To Funding Bill

Zero Hedge
September 28, 2013

It appears investors (CDS markets, VIX, T-Bills anxiety) were on to something as each side in the  looming government shutdown debate seems mired in their own belief that the other has more to lose. House Republicans are aiming to hold a vote today on a bill to extend government funding through December 15th and ensuring the military gets paid on any shutdown, but…

– HOUSE PLAN WOULD DELAY OBAMACARE ONE YEAR, LAWMAKER SAYS

And as the WSJ reports, Harry Reid has already stated that “we are going to accept nothing as it related to Obamacare,” before adjourning the Senate until Monday afternoon (narrowing the gap for a shutdown-avoidance vote). The shutdown-blame-game has begun as it seems the ball is back in the Senate’s court…

– HOUSE PROPOSAL WOULD FUND GOVERNMENT THROUGH DEC. 15

– HOUSE PLAN WOULD DELAY OBAMACARE ONE YEAR, LAWMAKER SAYS

– BOEHNER SAYS WILL BE `UP TO THE SENATE’ TO AVOID SHUTDOWN

Via WSJ,

The strategy keeps House Republicans on a collision course with Senate Democrats. “We are going to accept nothing as it relates to Obamacare,” Mr. Reid said after the Senate approved its spending plan.

Senate Majority Leader Mr. Reid on Friday added to the pressure on the House by adjourning the Senate until Monday afternoon, narrowing the window of time for any last-minute legislative volleys between the chambers.

The president is now demanding that we increase the debt limit without engaging in any kind of bipartisan discussions about addressing our spending problem,” said Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.), who gave the address on behalf of Republicans. “He wants to take the easy way out – exactly the kind of foolishness that got us here in the first place.”

If the House acts today and sends the measure to the Senate, fresh pressure will fall on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to call the Senate back in session quickly. Mr. Reid said Friday that the Senate would accept no changes or amendments to the funding bill it approved on Friday. He scheduled the Senate to return Monday afternoon, hard upon the Monday midnight deadline for Congress to come to agreement on a funding plan.

6 thoughts on “Government Shutdown Imminent As Republicans Add “Obamacare-Delay” To Funding Bill

  1. I can not understand the Obama and his boys will not meet with the Republicans and have a mature discussion and work the issues of Obama care out. He is willing to talk to Iran, Putin and support Al-Queda in Syria, but refuses to help his own people.

  2. He also supports Muslims around the world and here in America, but does neither for Christians. What is his true agenda? He also wants to disarm law abiding American citizens. How then can they defend themselves against the hoards of Muslims attacking them? Something to think about.
    God bless!

  3. it is so sad that these politicians play with things that are so important to the people, as if they are playing with things that don’t matter to them…oh that’s right, they always make sure that all this doesn’t apply to them…..I wonder if they won’t get a paycheck if the government shuts down…..

  4. Oh, they will certainly still get a paycheck, are you kidding me! Of course they will. If they didn’t then they would have settled this long before now.
    God Bless!

  5. very good point…..didn’t they already take steps to ensure they would not be affected by obama care?

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