I'm at a loss as to why GOP (pervert+hypocrite) David Vitter insists that, first, the Federal Government as applies to Congress and W.H. gets treated differently than any other employer, and two, why no ACA subsidies will be paid?
Is it to inflict maximum hardship on his own workers, so they hate Obamacare? Does Vitter think, his people aren't smart enough to see they will be financially burdened because of his amendment, not the ACA as written?
I'm really puzzled.
The Democrats are now making the demands!
Think Cruz wanted it this way all along? I've heard rumors that he is a liberal mole, juiced in there to destroy the GOP. What ever the Dems are paying him, it isn't enough.
The Tea Party will risk your job, your home and your retirement to make sure you can't get health insurance.
In my wildest dreams, short of letting the country default, I can't think of anything more damaging to the Republican Party than this shutdown, debt ceiling episode.
Let's all hope that it turns a page, and people across the nation send a message to the GOP in November: if you don't want to govern, we won't elect you.
Let's give Obama 2 years of unstoppable legislative power, and see how incredibly great this country can become.
Simple solution, first find out what really skyrocketed the debt: The Reagan Tax Cuts, and then, the Bush Tax Cuts, and the Medicare Drug plan, and Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, all unfunded.
Roll back the tax cuts, raise taxes to pay for the Medicare drug plan.
Why is this so hard for the GOP to understand?
Just as soon as the GOP has a majority in Senate and House, and the Presidency.
I can't imagine that happening before 2024. If we default, 2044.
Yes, in 500,000,000,000 years, when the Sun finishes fusing hydrogen, cools, expands, and engulfs the earth, you just may be right.
Christie has steered clear of this. The GOP poll numbers show that the American voter has no appetite for gambling their jobs, credit, and savings for some bizarre ideological no government fantasy world.
As someone who is old school Republican, interested in making money for his pals, and suppressing minorities, he will be more popular than the crazies: Cruz, Paul, or the ventriloquist's dummy: Marco Rubio.
If their is a House rebellion, and they can't muster the votes, we get to see the Republican party exit from American politics.
Mitch McConnell has shown us the type of collaborative government we need to have. It's not perfection, but we can live with it.
Tea Bagger anarchy, no, we can't live with that.
Don't believe me, go read it yourself.
Politico: "It's not a perfect deal for the White House -- but it's a worse deal for Republicans. Democrats won't say it too loudly just yet, but the emerging budget agreement leaves Republicans with remarkably little to show for forcing the first government shutdown in 17 years: They barely nicked Obamacare and their poll numbers are in tank."
Best of all, I don't think the GOP will be trotting out their shutdown/default vaudeville act again for some time.
The polling, ( I still believe in statistical sampling ) shows that voters who blame someone for the shutdown, blame the (R) candidate Cuccinelli (47%) than (D) candidate McAuliffe (7%). That's 40%.
In the right wing world: what's 40%? Nothing!
Bear in mind that most voters know that the VA governor has nothing to do with the shutdown. Perceptions say, though, that just being a Republican can be toxic. The display of arrogance and carelessness of the Tea Bagger shutdown is making people distance themselves from the GOP. That is great, great news.
Republicans: say goodbye to another State.
Mitch had a broad smile and strong confident tone. "We're close!"
Why is Mitch so happy?
He will survive the next election. He will appear as far more sane than any Tea Bagger they put against him.
Yes, lies, we lie and lie and lie over on the left. We lied our behinds off, falsely trumpeting that Obama would beat Romney. We showed fraudulent polls all the time.
Of course, in your world, Romney is now President.
The rest of us: Obama is President.
Keep on truckin!
My view the GOP won't try such a stunt again for a long time. I've heard commentary, by smart Republicans, that this was a disaster for them.
The GOP, if they try this again, will lose Wall Street. They will be left with the Tea Baggers and Snake Handlers, and the John Birch Society. that won't be 40%, on a good day.
You have a serious case of delusional perception, an almost textbook example of psychological projection. Projection is the perception that others are afflicted with the characteristics that you possess.
By all means, ignore these polls. Call, write, text your GOP reps, voice your undying support for more tactics like this! Add my kudos! Keep it up! Never give in!
That figure means other than elected GOP officials, families, and paid staffers, no one approves.
The Med Device tax will be the concession for the next round.
Minor Obamacare tweaks as fig leaf for GOP.
I would score it 99.999% Dem win, .001% GOP.
Takes 100% of the appetite out of public for shutdowns, and ceiling fights.