"Republicans would support a continuing resolution that funds the government for six months at the “sequester” levels of the Budget Control Act of 2011, which was produced by that year’s debt-ceiling negotiations. Republicans would also support raising the debt ceiling to enable the government to borrow enough to finance the substantial deficit spending involved in even sequester-level spending. (The sequester’s supposed severity does not come close to balancing the budget.) Republicans also would grant agencies greater flexibility in administering the sequester’s cuts.
In exchange, Collins asked for only two things. First, a mere delay, and for just two years, of Obamacare’s medical-device tax, which is so “stupid” — Sen. Harry Reid’s characterization — that bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress favor outright repeal. Second, enforcement of income-verification criteria for those seeking Obamacare’s insurance subsidies — criteria the administration wrote but waived."
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
The Dems in the House filed a "Cancellation Petition" which if passed by the majority would have brought forth a "clean" budget resolution to the floor for a vote.
You would think that if the claimed majority want a clean resolution passed then the cancellation petition would have passed...it didnt. So there goes the claim that a clean bill would pass the House. Even some Dems in the House are siding with the "Cons" in this fight.
And as far as your comment; "the administration of the government then has to decide priority of use of very limited funds"
Doesnt it cost MORE of those very limited funds to bring barricades in, pay people to erect those barricades, pay someone to stand guard over those barricades...when no one ever did this before when it was opened...
Doesnt it cost MORE of those very limited funds to close portions of a highway on a mountain side to stop people from viewing a monument - miles away from the monument?
Really? You are actually trying to defend this "closings" of monuments horse squeeze AND blame this on Repubs.
Know the truth and the truth will make you mad, because the truth has no agenda.