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So the government is about to shutdown again. This time over FEMA aid

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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 09:46 AM
Ridiculous. But still this is good, the less time government is open for business, the less money they spend and the less crappy bills they pass.

Top Republicans: Government Shutdown Over Disaster Aid Will Fall On Reid’s Shoulders

Now, two of the top Republicans in the House say the Senate has little choice but to pass their federal funding bill -- including its controversial disaster relief provision -- or risk a shutdown, and a lapse in government services for people in need of help from FEMA.

A few things are going on here. Senate Democrats, and nearly a dozen Republicans, want more money for FEMA than the House is offering up. And Democrats in both chambers oppose the offset House Republicans have chosen -- a fund meant to spur production of hybrid vehicles.

All the ingredients are there for gridlock.

But all is not lost!

But there are a number of possible resolutions. House Republicans may not have the votes on to pass their funding bill on their own and would then have to cut a deal with Democrats on disaster relief. If they do, Senate Democrats could ultimately back down, and use GOP intransigence over disaster funding as a political weapon in the 2012 elections. But if both parties dig in, we'll go down to the wire of a government shutdown again.

And to top it off, congress is going on vacation on September 25 to October 2... and the fiscal year begins on October 1. They need the money by then or else people will get furloughed till they pass a funding bill for the gov.

posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 12:29 PM

Originally posted by Vitchilo

And to top it off, congress is going on vacation on September 25 to October 2... and the fiscal year begins on October 1. They need the money by then or else people will get furloughed till they pass a funding bill for the gov.

Absolutely not true. There is no impending government shut down. I don't remember the last year a budget was passed before the beginning of the new fiscal year. Besides, you understand that "government shut down" does not translate to Congress being shut down, right? Just us doing our jobs just like every other American.

posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by Vitchilo

Nothing more than a scare tactic that has been used over and over between the parties.

Wouldn't worry too much about it.

posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 01:23 AM
Well apparently...

Did They Just Shut Down The Government AGAIN? Continuing Resolution Vote Fails

Luckily the US has everything else in order, which is why it can afford to shut down the government... Again. Per Bloomberg:


Yep, looks like it: From Reuters:

A bill that would fund the U.S. government past Sept. 30 unexpectedly failed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday as dozens of Republicans broke with party leaders and Democrats objected to a cut to an electric-vehicle program. The measure failed by a vote of 195 to 230.

From CNN: House fails to pass continuing resolution

In a major blow to the Republican leadership, the U.S. House on Wednesday defeated a temporary spending measure that would have required spending cuts to offset additional money for federal disaster relief efforts.

posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 01:30 AM
I think congress just wants to see if its possible to hit 0% approval ratings.If any sitting congress man or woman keeps their job after the next election it will real proof that the system has failed.

posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 04:42 AM
reply to post by diddlydo

Good guess!

House rejects government funding bill as shutdown looms

Conservative Republicans in the House say the spending level is too high, and Democrats refuse to accept cuts to offset FEMA aid to disaster victims.

Reporting from Washington—
The threat of a government shutdown intensified as the House surprised its Republican leadership and rejected a bill to fund the government that required cuts in programs to pay for aid for victims of Hurricane Irene and other disasters.


posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 09:05 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo

Let it shut down.

We'll be ok with just the states.

posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 09:17 AM

Originally posted by John_Rodger_Cornman
reply to post by Vitchilo

Let it shut down.

We'll be ok with just the states.

Yep. And I meant let it be shut down till 2013, not 2012.

posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 10:47 AM
With Just One Day Left To Avoid Government Shutdown, Here Is Goldman's Take On What Will Happen Tonight In DC

Today at some point, the House votes (again) on a continuing resolution to fund government past Sept. 30. Will it fail to reach an agreement as it did yesterday, with just a day before yet another break which will likely mean no more votes until the actual shutdown?

Although the risk of a government shutdown has risen slightly as a result of these events, it is still low; the perceived political cost of a shutdown now is much higher than it was back in April, and the current disagreement is only over a few billion dollars. Moreover, there is still over a week until the deadline, but congressional recess is scheduled to start tomorrow, potentially providing motivation to get a deal done well ahead of the deadline.

Shut it down. Too bad it probably won't shut down.

posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 12:33 PM
Does anyone here realize that "shut down the government" does not mean shut down Congress? It's a sad day when people hope that other people are put out of work, huh? Pathetic.

By the way, there is no shutdown looming. A CR is already being drafted to fund through mid-November. Here's hoping that all of you hate filled people remain gainfully employed. A sentiment you don't seem to understand.

posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 06:37 PM
Instead of shutting down "government", how about they just shut down FEMA? For just a short time...50-60 years or so?


posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 03:09 AM
Today is the last day (before the recess) to pass a continuation funding bill.

If they don't they gonna have to delay their recess or just shut down the gov.

Update :
House of Representatives passes spending bill

The US House of Representatives early Friday morning passed a temporary spending bill -- with lawmakers reversing their opposition to the short-term funding measure rejected about 30 hours earlier.

Without significantly changing the continuing resolution, the bill was passed 219-203 Friday morning, with 23 Republicans having changed their vote.

House Republican leaders made just one change in the bill -- stripping funds from the Energy Department program that provided more than $500 million in loan guarantees to bankrupt solar-energy panel maker Solyndra.

Despite the bill's passage in the House, the prospect of a government shutdown when the fiscal year ends Sept. 30 remains alive with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) saying Thursday it would fail in that chamber, where his party holds the majority.

Stupid Reid..

edit on 23-9-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)

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