WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) insisted Thursday that the government would not shut down, but he also flatly refused to pass a "clean" spending bill to keep Uncle Sam in business next week when the bank account runs dry.
"I do not see that happening," Boehner told reporters on Capitol Hill after meeting with Republican legislators.
The House passed a measure last week to fund the government after Sept. 30 only if Democrats agree to strip spending from Obamacare. The Senate is in the process of removing the health care defunding and plans to send a simple spending bill back to the House by this weekend. That bill would keep the government running until Nov. 15.
Boehner declared, "I don't expect" the government to close. But he did not explain how he and his Republican caucus could amend the Senate bill, debate it, vote on it and send it back to the Senate for more action there before Oct. 1.
"There will be options available to us," Boehner said. "There's not going to be any speculation about what we're going to do or not do until the Senate passes their bill."
Many observers expect that the House will at least try again to delay Obamacare's implementation. Senate Democrats have repeatedly said they will not accept such a move, setting up another stalemate for Monday, the last day that the federal government can keep the doors open without a new bill.
So, lets use a few facts to see what we're talking about here. As we all know because we learned in school, that all spending bills must come from congress and the president has to either sign the bills or veto them and if he veto's them, 2/3 rd's is needed to override a presidential veto. So the GOP is saying we will refuse approve a bill to pay for the spending that we voted for and there were a ton of those monstrosity spending bills sent to Bush from January 2001 to January 2007, by the GOP controlled congress and Bush signed every freaking one of them into law.
Now, that means only one thing. Not only are the republicans in congress liars, owned by the corporate bosses, hypocritical and have no care for the average American but they're saying we're deadbeats too. Kind of helps you understand why republican congressman have the highest rate of non-payment of child support in the country.