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Originally posted by UniverSoul
reply to post by antonia
does your kid have a monobrow behind that hair?
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Government shutdown imminent
Originally posted by Vitchilo
I didn't copy the whole headline or it wouldn't have fit and people wouldn't understand what this thread is about with just the first part...
Here's what happening :
- Congress has not passed any spending bills
- They need to pass them before October 1, the start of the fiscal year
- They know they won't pass them but they are trying to pass a ``continuing resolution``
- The continuing resolution has not passed because republicans want to fund FEMA tornado relief in exchange to cut money for ``green jobs``... of course democrats don't agree because they LOVE their green jobs.
- Congress is going into recess starting tomorrow till early October.
So it's either they pass this continuing resolution (which probably won't pass) or government shut down starting October 1.
Or a big IF... congress could do business next week to pass this and cancel their recess (good luck with that).
The bad news about this is that the government will eventually be up and running again!
And maybe S&P will downgrade America again...
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 23-9-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)
US Rep. Pelosi says democratic leader ready to meet with republicans and she supports Senator Reid's spending bill
Republican leaders are putting the demands of 30 Tea Party members over 300 million Americans, a top White House adviser said Sunday, insisting that Congress pass a resolution to keep government functioning and approve President Obama's jobs plan.
Senior adviser David Plouffe, who managed the president's 2008 campaign, said the Tea Party is controlling the debate in Congress, even as it comes close to a government shutdown over how to pay for disaster relief as part of a continuing resolution to keep government operating.
"We're not going to make progress on the deficit, on things we can do right now for jobs, on tax cuts, unless those 30 or 40 Tea Party members of the Republican House stop being the focal point of our discussion," Plouffe said.
Without a continuing resolution, government is set to shut down on Friday. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Relief Fund is poised to run out of cash by Tuesday, if not earlier, with the account at the dangerously-low level of $175 million, according to Senate aides.
Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by EvanJP
What could happen is that people on social security might
not get their checks.Welfare recipients,unemployment,pensions,
military all may not get paid.Then, you will have some really
pissed off people rioting in the streets,martial law,chaos and
the NWO getting into power.