October 3rd - October 6th
October 7th - October 10th
October 11th - October 14
October 15 - October 18
October 19 - October 22
October 23 - October 26
October 27 - October 30
October 31 - November 3
November 4 - November 7
November 8th or later
I'll continue to stick with my prediction that the default will be solved at the 11th hour on 10/17.
Maybe they can fix the continuing resolution for the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination in his memory.Maybe.
I already voted, but now I don't know how long it will last. No clear end in sight yet.
Originally Posted by Sherman123
Reams of legislation are passed against the wishes of constituents. This is not license to bring down the government and threaten our credit. Do you not see how crazy it is to reduce the threshold for shutdown to that level? This isn't even a negotiation it's our party demanding a piece of already enacted legislation be altered, delayed, or defunded. It's ludicrous!
Remember this the next time we have this fight under a Republican President and Democrats explain that they are just fighting for their constituents.
explained that the Government Shutdown Ploy by the House
washe also went on to explain thatextortion, not democracy.From this article:If Democrats had threatened to shut down the government to force the repeal of the Bush tax cuts or defund the Iraq War, I would have hoped Bush would have also been uncompromising.
That is what is at stake in Washington this week. The debate going on there is not trivial, not transitory – and not about Obamacare. Whatever you think about the Affordable Care Act, it is a law that was passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, then signed by the president, and then validated by the Supreme Court as constitutional.
This does not mean it cannot be repealed. Of course it can be repealed, as can most laws. But to do so, it would need another piece of legislation – one that says quite simply “The Affordable Care Act is hereby repealed in its entirety” – that passes the House and Senate and is then signed into law by the president.
But what cannot be allowed to stand is the notion that if a group of legislators cannot convince a majority in both houses and the president to agree with them, they will shut down the government or threaten to default until they can get their way. That is extortion, not democracy.
I would be happy to see President Barack Obama compromise on the budget, taxes, spending – even health care. But he cannot compromise on the principle that the rules of democracy must be respected, whatever the outcome.
If Democrats had threatened to shut down the government to force the repeal of the Bush tax cuts or defund the Iraq War, I would have hoped Bush would have also been uncompromising.
How to solve the crisis in Washington – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs
My vote was for after Nov. 7th because that was a CR-type date..Repubs, both chanbers, keep changing proposals, and the Senate must ask the POTUS for the House plan..apparently the House and Senate Repubs are the ones who need to "converse"..Now I see JFK's 50th is in 6 weeks..no way america forgets
Chemists Have Solutions .
"Obamacare delenda est"
Chemists Have Solutions .
The debt limit can keep going up as far as I am concerned. The spending is what Americans hate not the debt. Even though government employees will still get paid, they can't spend money if they are not at working. They should use this time to focus on their golf swings.