If its not enough to have to deal with this avoidable Government Shut down we will in a matter of 8 days and counting start the debate on raising the Debt Ceiling.
Thanks to Speaker of the House of Representatives John Andrew Boehner for attaching "defund Obamacare" to the National Budget
John Boehner Said In March He Didn't Think Defunding Obamacare Was Worth The Risk Of Debt Default
"Our goal is to cut spending, not to shut down the government," Boehner said at the time.
"Our goal is to cut spending, not to shut down the government," Boehner said. "And if we were to put Obamacare into the C.R. we were risking shutting down the government. That is not our goal. Our goal is to cut spending."
Ha HA ! Boehner said that back in March of this year
The latest twist in the budget battle is whether the House of Representatives could open the Government with a so-called "clean" budget resolution - that is, a bill that deals only with the federal budget, and that does not address funding for the Affordable Care Act or defunding Obamacare, as many Republicans would like.
This would take a bipartisan vote to pass, with both Democrats and some Republicans in favor, to get over 217 votes.
So far, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, hasn't presented such a bill to the full House for an up-or-down vote, few if any Republicans would support it. He instead prefers to present bills that are supported by most or all of the House Republicans first.
As of now CBS News estimates that 213 House members, including all Democrats and 13 Republicans, would support such a bill, meaning the votes are almost there, but not quite. This situation is in flux, with members' preferences changing depending on the specifics of the bill, or as the shut down continues. We'll keep you posted as the numbers change. Estimates are based on CBS News reporting from Capitol Hill along with the most recent public statements of House members.
Now lets go back to the Debt Ceiling and the 3 lies the GOP are about to tell.
1. A default wouldn't really be that bad.
2. Obama is a big hypocrite because he voted against a debt-limit increase while Bush was president.
3. The Democrats won't compromise, wah wah wah!
If you would like to read more about the 3 lies the GOP will tell you can read all about it right here http://www.thedailybeast.com/