who cares if the facist right-wing patrol get relieved in place or get paid... they should be relieved indefinite !!!
from NYT ... "... Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Budget Committee, has initiated conversations with senior House Republicans on a broad deficit reduction deal that would allow some increases to federal programs squeezed by the automatic cuts known as sequestration in exchange for long-term changes to programs like Medicare and Social Security.... "
no i did not - i googled Vulture Capitalism, Wealth Inequality, Military-Industrial-complex then filter out results from msm, especially Fox news...
The evidence is easy - what would a reasonable person conclude, viewing US Policies created in the last forty years... Who benefits the most from those Policies ?
..and as you can see from the right-wing comments, they're Livid and in Denial; how could Capitalism betray me so... that stickman is a commie/socialist/liberal....
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots outside the Capitol after 2 p.m. Thursday, setting off a huge police response and heightened security inside the Capitol, which was already tense during shutdown negotiations.
“Gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill requiring staff in all Senate office buildings to immediately shelter in place,” read an e-mail sent out by the Capitol Police. “Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. Take annunciators, emergency supply kits and escape hoods; and move to your office’s assigned shelter in place location or the innermost part of the office away from external doors or windows.”
Members not near their own offices were asked to go to the nearest office, and shelter there.
Capitol police officers could be seen with semiautomatic rifles drawn as they scrambled for position on the Capitol grounds.
Several senators were outside the Capitol when they reported between four and six shots fired. Police officers in a high-speed chase pulled over a black car in front of one of the Senate office buildings, but witnesses said a man fled on foot with a gun visible.
“I heard a pop-pop-pop, and we were told to get down,” said Senator Bob Casey, Democrat of Pennsylvania.
really ? next time you plan on driving thru I-5 - Dont - buy your own Highway !
yes - America may keep ACA but Republicans will gut Social Security, SNAP, Medicare, Medicaid in trade....!!
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Tuesday promised that she and other members of Congress would personally keep the World War II Memorial open during a government shutdown, in defiance of the U.S. National Park Service.
"Every day there's a shutdown, we're going to be here to make sure the veterans get in," Bachmann said. "There'll be some members of Congress here to make sure they get in."
Bachmann and several other members of Congress were on hand to visit the World War II Memorial with a group of Mississippi veterans. The group was part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight's trip to Washington, which arrived in town Tuesday morning for a long-anticipated visit to the memorial.
The government shutdown complicated their plans. Because of Congress' failure to agree on a continuing resolution to fund the federal government, national parks and monuments are closed nationwide.
"Regardless of the shutdown, it makes no sense," said Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.). "Why close an open air monument?"
Palazzo sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama requesting that veterans be allowed to visit the monument in spite of the government shutdown.
National Park Service officials stood by while veterans and Congress members from Mississippi and elsewhere brushed past the barricades. Bagpipes welcomed the veterans as they made their way to the Mississippi section of the memorial.
Here's A Tally Of Which House Republicans Are Ready To Fund The Government, No Strings Attached
WASHINGTON -- In the hours since the government shut down, House Republicans have slowly but steadily been coming forward to say they're ready to pass a bill to fund the government with no strings attached.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the number of those Republicans hit 18 -- surpassing the magic 17 votes needed to pass a clean funding bill if all 200 Democrats stick together and team up with them. Of course, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would have to be willing to put that bill on the floor in the first place. But if he did, the votes appear to be there for passage, at which point the bill would sail through the Senate and be signed by President Barack Obama, ending the shutdown.
Here's who those House Republicans are, and why they say they're done with trying to force through provisions to delay or defund Obamacare in order to keep the government running. We'll update the list when, or if, more come in.
Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.): “At this point, I believe it’s time for the House to vote for a clean, short-term funding bill to bring the Senate to the table and negotiate a responsible compromise.” [Press Release, 10/1/13]
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.): “Time for a clean [continuing resolution].” [Official Twitter, 10/1/13]
Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.): “Enough is enough. Put a clean [continuing resolution] on the floor and let’s get on with the business we were sent to do." [Burlington County Times, 10/1/13]
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.): A Fitzpatrick aide tells the Philadelphia Inquirer the congressman would support a clean funding bill if it came up for a vote. [Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/1/13]
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.): Barletta said he would "absolutely" vote for a clean bill in order to avert a shut down of the government. [Bethlehem Morning Call, 10/1/13]
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.): King thinks House Republicans would prefer to avoid a