President Barack Obama sent those petty assholes in congress one really simple message from the briefing room on Friday (September 27, 2013) “Do not shut down the government, do not shut down the economy,” Obama said. “Pass a budget on time. Pay our bills on time.”
But Congress of course, is doing the complete opposite by approving a spending bill early this morning that would fund the government through Dec. 15, but tacked on amendments that would delay the federal health care law known as Obamacare for one year and repeal the medical device tax, a move that sets up a showdown and shutdown as of October 1.
The Obamacare delay amendment passed 231-192, and the vote on the medical device tax, which would help cover the costs of Obamacare, was 248-174. The House also unanimously passed a bill to fund the military in the event of a shutdown.
So there you have it folks! Congress is determined to fight and undermine not only the president but the American people despite the fact that, THEY LOST an election that clearly supported the president and Obamacare.
Congress must agree to a federal spending bill by Tuesday, or the federal government will partially SHUT down, until members can find a compromising solution. Until then, the American people will be held hostage at the hands of congress. While House speaker Boehner and Ted Cruz continue to play this hate and retaliation game toward this African-American president .