Here's what's going to happen if they don't provide funding:
1. Customs and Border Patrol will cut hours and very publically claim that Republicans forced the nation to become less secure
2. TSA will cut hours and millions of people will have to wait longer to get on airplanes. Republicans will be blamed
3. Animal and Plant Health Inspection will cut hours so that meat and veggies don't make it to the grocery store as quickly. Republicans will be blamed
The only stuff that will change will be the stuff people actually see and feel. The other 19 agencies under DHS will still keep running full throttle because nobody knows who they are or what they do.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not one GOPer voted for it. Unanimous.On January 28, 2009, the House passed the bill by a 244–188 vote. All but 11 Democrats voted for the bill, and 177 Republicans voted against it (one Republican did not vote).
We don't need to relitigate the ACA, but the point is the GOP promised from day one and DID try to block Obama on everything. Record filibusters, etc. And when they do that, and follow through time after time, even on what should be non-controversial appointments, is it any wonder the Democrats quit even trying to negotiate with them. What point is negotiating with someone when they have told you, and repeatedly proved, "If you compromise with me, I'll return the favor with a big fat HELL NO vote." So, democrats quit negotiating.... It's the rational move.Also, this is all very silly, when you realize that even if the Republicans wanted to say "no" to everything, they couldn't of blocked ****. Democrats held a Super-Majority. In fact the only ones who blocked the ACA bill was other Democrats! But speaking of the ACA
There is nothing about the ACA that the Republicans wanted. There was never any demands that were "given in". Unless you're talking about all the lies that Obama told about the plan to sell it to Congress like how funds wouldn't go to support Abortion. And before you even try, don't bother bringing up the old "the IM was a Republican idea" shtick. First off, I dare you to find me a Republican that in 2009 was supporting that and you won't. The reason being that when the idea was originally proposed, it was under different circumstances (mainly the abolishment of Medicare and Medicaid). Second, it was never the Republicans that were blocking it in the first place but the Blue Dog Democrats. Which incidentally, Pelosi was glad to be rid of as they weren't progressive enough for her.
The GOP House wasn't going to respond to an Obama ultimatum. I edited the posts above to add that the Senate passed a bill along bipartisan lines. That's the kind of compromise you were asking for, it was done, a bill passed and the House did what they do which was say HELL NO to it.My problem with what Obama did isn't the substance of what he did. In fact, I believe the Dream Act should of been passed. And while you can argue the fact sheet was out there for some time, the truth of the matter was that the new Republican controlled Congress didn't even get a chance to be sworn in before Obama tried his unilateral approach. What would of been the harm in laying down a real ultimatum to the new congress to pass something before going off and doing what he wanted?
I don't know if that's true or not. To my knowledge that kind of deal hasn't ever been proposed.Look, ultimately, Obama is just as much an ideologue as any Republican you want to point too. If this was fifteen or twenty years ago, Obama would of said he'd allow the Keystone Pipeline to go through (and another small bone, something to level the balances) in exchange for taking the Dream Act up and passing it. But Obama isn't going to even consider Keystone, no more than the Republicans want to consider the Dream Act. No one wins, and that's the state of our politics.
I'm not blaming the environment all on the GOP either - this has been a process long in the making, going back a couple of decades, with "both sides" playing their roles.
If I EVER had an employee working for me who I knew acted that way, I'd fire them on the spot.
OK, that's probably true, but at some point the House will have to face reality, and that reality is what can get through the Senate with 60 votes. Right now they're not willing to do that.There's something my flight instructor once told me, and that was that whenever you have a disaster, a dozen or so things have to go wrong at the same time. While the end point of this current little crisis we got may be Republicans not passing a bill, there's plenty of blame to go around that started far before today.