Present Moment Awareness--not your forte d-boy..and you would be wrong..I stated that only REVENUE bills must begin thereOh my--are you saying there were no taxes in this CR??no tax-collecting until mid-Jan.??I guess Repubs really did win then, since they are tax scofflaws..What passed tonight was a SPENDING bill which, as stated previously, can originate in either house.You present no challenge/challenges .It is currently YOUR challenge to prove that SPENDING bills must originate in the House.
Chemists Have Solutions .
Didn't Obama and Harry Reid win the 2012 election?Didn't the GOP win in the 2010 election?
What was he referring to?Didn't the President describe it as a 'shellacking'?
You just keep proving my assertion....My conspiracy theory assertion was after you brought out a list of unrelated topics (Freedomworks, Heritage, etc.) even claiming erroneously that Kock's founded it...and now you claim I don't have facts on my side...yeah the 'act' is obvious to anyone willing to see.
Meet one of the conservative advocacy groups behind the GOP's government shutdown strategy
I was mistaken....Heritage Foundation was founded by the Coors....however......'"....The activists at Heritage Action, one of the conservative groups that successfully persuaded enough Republicans to refuse to fund the government unless the federal health care law is defunded, is not sorry about the shutdown.
And Michael Needham, CEO of Heritage Action, thinks that if this goes on long enough, Democrats will have no choice but to back down.
More than a week into the first government shutdown since the Bill Clinton era, groups such as Heritage Action on the right continue to urge lawmakers not to negotiate a measure to fully fund the government unless they include riders to effectively dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
“The only acceptable way out of this is some sort of deal that funds the federal government without funding Obamacare,” Needham told reporters at a breakfast on Wednesday sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “This is a fight about Obamacare, and the attention of Republicans and conservatives needs to be back on Obamacare and not on other ways out of this situation.”
The group’s doggedness about the GOP strategy, combined with muscle on the inside from dozens of conservative House members and Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, puts Republicans in a tough position going into negotiations to resolve the impasse with Democrats. The group’s regularly updated legislative scorecard, which tracks votes and issues it believes help separate the conservatives from the RINOS (Republicans In Name Only), serves as a public shaming mechanism for Republicans that wander astray.
In August, the group ramped up the pressure by joining with its sister organization, the Heritage Foundation, for a nine-city town-hall tour that drummed up support in the states for the plan to link Obamacare defunding to must-pass legislation like the bill to fund the government.
Heritage Foundation is also a part of the Koch Foundation Associate Program.....
Partner Organizations | Charles Koch Institute
You're trying way too hard to save face. This was never about an conscientious battle of ideas within the GOP. It was from the onset a GOP v. Democrat battle. The Tea Party overplayed its hand and hoped the GOP would follow them on it. Cooler heads prevailed. The savages lost.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
Surplus/deficit x 237 = national debt
The far right wants to reduce the expenses in calculation one in order to reduce the national debt in calculation two.
In most families people get mad when the family decides to spend less money. In all non-profit organizations people get mad when they decide to spend less money. In all businesses the employees get mad when they decide to spend less money. The same human element is involved in government. We have to elect a bunch of meany heads to solve this problem. Meany heads have a hard time getting elected because well.......... they're meany heads. aka doody heads.
Republicans won - hands down.
They cost the Government over 40 million dollars trying to repeal the ACA.
They cost the Government hundreds of millions with the shutdown.
They cost the economy hundreds of millions.
And they cost us a ton of credibility in the eyes of the world.
America has been severely damaged. And that is a Republican win.