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  • House Members Demand Leadership from Senate to Avoid Shutdown

    This morning a number of House Republicans, joined by Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Mike Lee (R-UT), met outside the Senate to demand action from their Senate colleagues and the White House to prevent a government shutdown. The press conference, one of six over as many days, is designed to put the spotlight on the failure of the Senate to help prevent a looming government shutdown.

    Reading from a prepared statement, organizer Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) kicked off the event by placing the blame for the lack of a deal at the feet of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). “It has been 46 days since the House passed a bill which reduces the massive $1.4 trillion deficit for FY2011 by a modest $61 billion,” he said, “Where’s your bill, Mr. Reid?”

    The federal government is days away from a shutdown, and there is little sign that a deal is imminent. More than 45 days after the House passed a spending bill providing funding for the remainder of the year, the Senate has still failed to pass any similar funding compromise.

    While Senator Majority Leader Reid took much of the criticism, several congressmen were also adamant that the President has not done all he can to help broker a deal.  The President, explained Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN), needs to “focus on America’s future and start moving in a direction of fiscal accountability and transparency.”

    “We need a little adult leadership in the White House,” added Rep. Billy Long of Missouri.

    Toward the end of the event, Senator Mike Lee took the podium, highlighting the country’s fiscal situation and making it clear that swift action is required to deal with our looming debt and deficits. “Our best days are ahead of us,” he promised, “but we have to act now.”

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    8 Responses to House Members Demand Leadership from Senate to Avoid Shutdown

    1. George Colgrove VA says:

      We the people are standing on the sidelines watching these goons drive the train into the wall and there is nothing we can do about it. I do not get the logic of these people. They are supposed to protect and defend the constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic. They only need to look in the mirror to see the domestic enemies.

    2. thebardofmurdock, NE says:

      Bamm-Bamm’s Budget Plan

      What leadership! Obama-style:

      To hide away the longest while,

      And dither ’til the very last -

      Until the time is almost past.

      Then ride in at the end of day,

      Adopt whatever plan’s in play,

      Proclaim its merits as your own

      And say debate is overblown.

      As evidence I would submit

      The budget, dragging bit by bit,

      O’er months of fruitless talks, and yet

      The President played hard to get.

      He named Joe Biden as his man:

      Joe had a meeting, then he ran,

      To meet the Russians overseas

      And charm them with his expertise.

      The President then saw the need

      To hand the reins to Harry Reid,

      Who could not of his own accord

      Get Boehner and his team on board.

      And now the President is mad.

      He wants a deal and wants it bad.

      So in a fit of hope and change

      He takes off for the golfing range.

      But on his way he first insults,

      By saying they should be adults,

      The very men who have displayed

      The will to work, while he has played.


    3. CLewis says:

      House leadership must not waiver. There is no leadership in the Whitehouse and none in the Senate (a massive opportunity for conservatives), it must come from the House. The statement must be made here, with the modest $61b cuts to the 2011 budget, to set the stage to pass the multi-trillion dollar cuts necessary in the coming years.

    4. robin allison butte says:

      what is the on going situation … do they think that we the people are not going crazy here trying to figure out ways on how to keep our houses (home owners) insurance ,, cars and keep kids healthy ,,,, what about our medical … are we going to get that I live today because of my medical . im on ssi i have housing i dont want to lose that. as im sure alot of use dont. cant afford to lose it. president obama sure lost credibility from alot of us who voted for him.if he shuts us down ha he wont get paid whats he going to do then. how about him dishing out some of his earned money put in the pot as they say so we can keep going. i am on a nebuelizer i need the medication am i still going to get that ? also what about thousands of others who need oxygen. like come on does he want all of us just to roll over and die ? lots will get really worried . what are they going to do how fast is this yay going to take . can you please let me know i certainly dont want to lose my housing. i just got into. lovely little place for myself … please obama. get us all through to the fiscal yr so that everyone can come up with a simple solution with out headaches. ty.

    5. Randy131 in Florida says:

      Speaker Boehner has played this brilliantly, with Obama's and Reid's help of telling the public how very close they are to a deal and that they all do not want a government shut-down, then the House passes another extension with more cuts, the defunding of several immoral liberal agendas, and the taking care of our military personnel for the rest of the year no matter if a deal is reached or not. BRILLIANT!!! Whoever does not accept this extension, so they can have the extra time for a deal to be made, will be blamed by the public for the government shut-down and any harm it may cause, which Obama and the Democrats have been propagandizing to the public for a month of all the evils that a shut-down will cause. Obama and the Democrats can no longer use the military and their families against the Republicans if a deal is not made, they got more spending cuts, and the immoral liberal agendas have been defunded, a win if the extension is passed, and a win if it isn't by putting the blame squarely on the Senate Democrats, or Obama himself, whomever it is that causes the extension to not go into effect. BRILLIANT!!!

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    8. Bobbie says:

      Creative Poem!!!!! Nice one!

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