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The Democrats got what they prayed for, a government shutdown to damage Republicans in next fall's congressional elections. They think it might even enable them to regain control of the House of Representatives and over the following two years they could "fundamentally transform" the country.
House Republicans plan to keep trying their new piecemeal approach to solving the shutdown, setting up yet another round of votes Wednesday on bills that would fund veterans affairs and national parks — and adding new bills to fund the National Institutes of Health and to pay the National Guard and the military reserves.
Destroying jobs is hard work, but many liberal Democrats have a real knack for it. As early as Thursday, the House of Representatives could vote on an amendment from Rep. Ben Lujan of New Mexico to give Indian tribes the authority to shut down mining projects on any land they regard as sacred. This would ensure there are no jobs where jobs are needed most.
There is not one elected official who should feel proud of himself this week. Not one of them should feel good about the government shutdown they brought about.
President Obama on Tuesday laid the blame for the government shutdown entirely on congressional Republicans, rejecting any responsibility for the stalemate and calling it "a Republican shutdown" caused by spite over Obamacare.
With a federal shutdown looming, the White House on Monday continued to pressure House Republicans and flatly stated that any government closure will be the fault of the GOP's tea party "faction."
The health care law has violated the Origination Clause
Thank you for the recent article "Lawmakers have not tightened travel belts, fly in the face of budget rhetoric" (Web, Sept. 18). The issues surrounding congressional travel costs are important, and the American people should be aware of the amount of taxpayer money that is used to facilitate overseas trips for members of the House and Senate.
Here's looking at you, Harry Reid. In the final days leading up to the expiration date for America's "temporary budget," the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that will fund all parts of the government at sequestration levels through Dec. 15. It just won't fund Obamacare.