GOP threatens government shutdown over Obamacare
WASHINGTON, D.C. – What is it called when you feel like you’re experiencing something you’ve already experienced? Oh yeah. Deja vu.
Once again, Congress faces an impending budget deadline with consequences of a potential government shutdown.
And, once again, Republicans and Democrats are at a standstill on what to do about it.
House Republicans say they’ll agree to keep the government open, but Obamacare has got to go.
It’s a more confrontation measure that House Speaker John Boehner says, “Our goal here is to cut spending and to protect the American people from Obamacare. It’s as simple as that. There are no interests in our part in shutting the government down.”
Well, Democrats are on no way interested in getting rid of the 2010 Health Care Law.
Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York said, “When a party is united we win and we are completely united on this issue. We are not defending Obamacare and we are not negotiating on the debt ceiling.”
So far, there seems to be no negotiating of any kind.
Congress has until September 30th to pass a budget deal. If history repeats itself, it will just be another band aid on a much, much bigger issue.