Govt Shutdown, Politics, President Obama

The Senate Rejects House Amendments to Spending Bill; Gov’t Shut Down at Midnight


The Senate Rejects House Amendments to Spending Bill

The Senate voted today to reject the House GOP’s amendment to defer ObamaCare for one year. The provision was killed by an all-Democratic vote earlier today. The House GOP’s amendments also included a Conscience Clause, or an opt-out for contraceptive coverage.

The ball is back in the House GOP’s court. Unless there is a last minute change of heart by the House GOP leaders, the government will shut down at midnight tonight.

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) stands by his decision not to accept a spending bill that does not include provisions to delay or defund ObamaCare for at least one year.

President Barack Obama said he was not resigned to a shutdown and plans to continue talking to congressional leaders.

From the Washington Post:

The Senate rejected House amendments to a short-term spending bill Monday, killing a provision that would delay President Obama’s health-care law and moving the U.S. government closer to its first shutdown in nearly two decades.

The Senate vote came shortly after Obama said he was not resigned to a shutdown and plans to continue talking to congressional leaders.

The 54 to 46 party-line vote made good on a vow by Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) to reject a funding bill approved by the House early Sunday because it would delay Obama’s signature 2010 health-care law for one year and repeal a tax on medical devices.

Immediately after the Senate convened Monday afternoon, Reid moved to table the House amendments. That exercise required a simple majority and was accomplished solely with Democratic votes.

Advertisements

108 thoughts on “The Senate Rejects House Amendments to Spending Bill; Gov’t Shut Down at Midnight”

  1. Sounds good to me, Y’all keep this shit in mind when it comes time to spend your money at all these white businesses.

    Like

  2. Only one reason why all this extra high school stuff is going on. Sad thing is it aint even about money or health which should be the focus. It’s about our Prez

    Like

  3. The so-called “conscience clause” would allow employers and insurers to opt out of preventative care for women which they find objectionable on moral or religious grounds. That prominently includes birth control, which most insurers are required to provide for free under current Obamacare rules.
    With this move, House Republican leaders would give any employer or group health plan the ability to opt out of contraception coverage for the next year. That time frame syncs up with the larger measure in which this is included: a one-year delay of Obamacare provisions not yet in effect

    FYI.. I had to look it up.. Jacked from CNN

    Like

  4. What if Obama was white??? Did Clinton go through any of this? Im sure, I didnt really follow politics in middle school – high school which is when Clinton was in office. I dont remember him having all this trouble, but I could be wrong.

    Like

    1. Ant,
      Bill Clinton knew better than to go against the will of the people. And Congress just went against the WILL of the people.

      Like

      1. Bill Clinton knew better than to go against the will of the people.
        ~~~~~
        Which people? Those people or us people?

        Like

      2. UMMM Anthony, a GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN did happen under the Clinton Administration :yes:
        And not only that, the act that POTUS got passed is the essentially the same bill that the Clinton’s failed to get passed while in Office

        Like

      3. No shade to the Clinton’s…I love em the same but lets call a spade a spade. They want to tarnish a Black President’s sole legacy. At all costs.

        Like

      4. My Facebook News Feed is littered with people being concerned about not getting their food stamps. Good thing there wasn’t social media the last time(s) the government shut down during the Clinton Administration. This is mass pandemonium, and half of those crying foul don’t even understand checks and balances and certainly won’t show up to vote in non-presidential year elections

        Like

    1. Please Corp, if birth control is their only rejection for ObamaCare that’s a weak ass excuse esp. since birth control been free for white folk since 4ever!

      Like

  5. so since the government is shut down, do I still have to pay my taxes outta my check. Ain’t nobody to collect the money right. Automatic deposit is a rip off in these situations. Maybe if the folks we voted into office had their paychecks stopped and family benefits stopped, maybe they would come up with a solution instead of shutting down the government.

    Like

    1. So since the government is shut down, do I still have to pay my taxes outta my check. ________________
      Yes, you do … unless you’re a member of Congress.

      Like

  6. I can’t believe all y’all niggaz up just because Trace posted the govt shutdown! Go ta bed all of you! This same shit will be here tomorrow.

    Like

  7. Meanwhile, the Democrats voted last night to give themselves huge subsidies, and the feds will also get overtime pay and pay on Sundays.

    Morning

    Like

    1. Meanwhile, the Democrats voted last night to give themselves huge subsidies, and the feds will also get overtime pay and pay on Sundays.
      ———–
      How shameful!!!! people have to get out and ROCK the vote and get this people out of congress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Like

  8. Nothing or NoOne is perfect, give it a chance :no: Of course it isn’t about our “gvnmt” its about seeing PResident Obama FAIL! for shame 😥
    the Affordable Health care ACT is law. Like it OR Not

    Like

  9. This is such BS. The govt. Needs an a$$ whoopin. If I provided my clients with a website after an official launch that didn’t work, I wouldn’t get paid. I think the jerks holding up everything on the REPs side and putting people in furlough status while they have their tantrums should be removed from their position. If you showed up for work and had a strike and had a hissy fit b/c you didn’t like what was happening at work, you’d likely get replaced pronto. We are the laughing stock of the world. If I had money, I’d move to Canada with the quickness. UGHHHH!

    Like

  10. In My FAVORITE scene from Scarface;
    “Everybody needs a Bad guy to point their finger at, Look there goes the bad guy”

    Like

  11. I need healthcare insurance because I work independently. I’m excited for the new law. I can finally take care of some personal issues!

    Like

  12. Say what you want about Obama care ,,,, but what person in their right mind wouldn’t want insurance :shrugs: SGDH I honestly don’t understand it. You should want insurance if at all anything and a roof over your head 😡 and these Representatives finna catch hell…. most of the Federal Employees are sprites 😦 They ain’t doing nothing but hurting themselves 😦

    Like

    1. Say what you want about Obama care ,,,, but what person in their right mind wouldn’t want insurance
      ***********
      People that cannot afford it and are barely making it on the pennies that they have. People that make too much for Medicaid but dont qualify for Medicare.

      Like

      1. Anything to make Prez. Obama look like shit! 😡
        ________

        Yep but that same shit is gonna backfire and be thrown back at them.

        Like

    1. What’s the point of the shutdown, if it’s already passed and funded?
      _______________
      The point is to make him (Obama) look extremely bad 🙄 and guess what the shit is bout to backfire…… the damn tea party republicans, was probably in there drunk all this week, showing their true racist feelings, slanging their 2 inch dicks around 😡 Hell is waiting for their azz ……… There is no racism in Heaven

      Like

      1. What’s the point of the shutdown, if it’s already passed and funded?
        ____________________
        They are trying to BULLY, hold hostage and STRONGARM the President and American people into bending to their will and agenda with the threat and implementation of a shutdown. It is so unethical on so mannie mannie level. Reprehensible.

        Like

      2. What’s the point of the shutdown, if it’s already passed and funded?
        ———
        Good question….Great Question, and there really is no logical answer though.

        Like

      3. What’s the point of the shutdown, if it’s already passed and funded?
        ———
        Because it’s not fully in effect. You can log on but you can’t create an account yet.

        Like

      4. What’s the point of the shutdown, if it’s already passed and funded?
        ———
        Because it’s not fully in effect. You can log on but you can’t create an account yet.
        ——–
        Like anything else it needs a little tweeking that’s all

        Like

      5. What’s the point of the shutdown, if it’s already passed and funded?
        ———
        Exactly and a poor ass excuse to fuck the poor n the middle class!

        Like

  13. But even before the midnight launch of ObamaCare, many Americans said they would refuse to sign up for ObamaCare, and instead they would accept the 1% of income penalty that will be imposed if Americans don’t carry insurance in January 2014.

    Like

  14. 😥 People are really sick. They were CELEBRATING AND DRINKING. Mind you people are out of work and have bills to pay but you don’t care. You are too busy playing checkers (not even chess) with people’s livelihood over a LAW that was deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court. The very court you vow to be so awesome only when the rulings benefit YOU!

    Like

  15. So republicans would rather government employees suffer then to just suck it up and come to an agreement? Yes, that’s what the people want!!! They are all about themselves!!!!

    Like

  16. Most people see this as a sign of a dictatorship vs a democracy. When you FORCE a democratic country to do something, then you negating the very premise that his country was founded on. I get everybody NEEDS healthcare, but some simply cannot pay for it. Even if you have insurance, you still have to come out of pocket 20%.

    It would be different if it wasnt mandatory and it was an option. Dont penalize people for being poor. But you cannot go against the President b/c ppl will label you as a hater.

    Like

  17. While everyone should have access to affordable healthcare, there ARE some things in the ACA that needs changing:
    *Congress defined “affordable” as 9.5% or less of an employee’s household income, mostly to make sure people did not leave their workplace plans for subsidized coverage through the exchanges. But the “error” was that it only applies to the employee — and not his or her family. So, if an employer offers a woman affordable insurance, but doesn’t provide it for her family, they cannot get subsidized help through the state health exchanges.
    *say for instance you love your current plan, but it doesn’t cover XYZ, you have to go to the new plan regardless and your premiums will rise.
    *If it’s so good, then why isn’t Congress or even Obama on It.
    It’s a start, but it needs tweaking. Both sides need to get it together. Not fair for people to be out of work for even a day. Congress and Obama still gone get paid though. We should have universal healthcare with a higher tax rate, but folks gone complain about that too. If you want quality you gone pay for it.

    Like

  18. I think its sad that things have come to this, but im proud of the democrats. For the past year the republicans and the house have been using a govt shut down as a threat over the senate so that the repubs can get what they want, hence the 1% never getting an increase in taxes and the general public having to pay payroll taxes. Its about time they show them because the repubs are forgetting they have elections coming up and this dont reflect too well for them

    Like

  19. People never want insurance until you get really sick and get that $50,000 doctors bill.
    ObamaCare is a really good thing. Not perfect, but good. This is complete bullshyt.
    Anything to go against Obama….smh

    Like

  20. Several things are mandatory but we blindly do it and pay no mind. Don’t pay your taxes see don’t you go to jail. You have to have a license you go to jail…… Certain things are necessary in order for the world we live in to function for the greater good.

    Like

    1. Point,
      I know people that simply cannot afford it. Trying to make it and they will get penalized? IDK. If I lose my job, I am nothing worried about no dam insurance. BUT I will get a penality for trying to survive? It def needs tweeking. The idea is good, but the kinks need to be worked out

      Like

  21. This shut down is a result of a group of Republicans that will do anything to see our President fail bottom line. I dont think this shut down will have a major impact on the health care act, but it will hurt republicans when it comes to next round of elections. This is just bullshit fa real!

    Like

  22. WHY THE SHUTDOWN IS BOEHNER’S FAULT? Because the House Speaker is not serving America’s interests — just the demands of his party’s most rabid partisans.

    Like

  23. Yep the government of the United States of America is closed for business today, courtesy of the Republican Party.

    Like

  24. Who produced today’s farce?
    Was it the Tea Party hotheads, 50 or so House Republicans who love ideological combat but hate governing?
    Or was it Sen. Ted Cruz, perhaps the most cunning demagogue America has produced since Joe McCarthy?
    All played their discreditable parts. But the man in the director’s chair is John Boehner, who is bidding for the title of worst House speaker in U.S. history.

    Like

    1. But the man in the director’s chair is John Boehner, who is bidding for the title of worst House speaker in U.S. history.
      ————-
      Why is John Boehner being blamed?

      Like

      1. Why is John Boehner being blamed?
        ——-
        Because he knows better, and could have prevented the shut-down. And because, as America’s third-ranking constitutional officer, after the President and vice president, he is supposed to serve America’s interests — not the febrile demands of his party’s most rabid partisans. That’s Eric Cantor’s job. he fucked up big time and will pay cause people don’t 4get!

        Like

      2. The speaker, of course, could end this crisis right now, this morning, by the simple expedient of putting a “clean” bill to fund the government on the House floor. Enough Republicans would join with virtually all the Democrats to pass the bill. This is bullshit!

        Like

  25. I mean these repubs have the most extreme and hateful voices? They hate Obama’s ass like the ole racist south Jon Crow’s.

    Like

  26. It’s one thing to vote your principles. But another thing altogether in shutting down the U.S. government. They fucked up!

    Like

  27. Boehner and his crew last night did what we would all consider political suicide by letting the government go into this minimal shutdown, because they are willing to risk ever getting re-elected by voting against this bill! The fuck up for them is ON!

    Like

  28. Hi – Scriptures are from the King James Holy Bible.

    An Answer to the Government Shutdown

    For those who steadfastly abide in GOD – He is NOT shut down. His Word
    still applies to us. Certainly, He shall supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

    GOD is NOT limited by the government shutdown. The Holy Bible states that the government is on His shoulder. GOD is not limited by the economy, the selfishness/foolishness of men, or any other circumstance. Our Lord will get provisions to His children and to some of the devil’s children, as well. That’s the kind of GOD He is – being GOD anyhow is His way. And doing what is unconventional is GOD’s signature style.

    Our Lord says:

    Don’t you dare waver from My Word because the earthly government shut down. Keep your heads up, peps in your steps, and songs in your heart. Surely, I shall get to you what you

    Like

Comments are closed.