ASHINGTON -- President Obama promised on Thursday to veto a House Republican bill that would keep the government open for one extra week and cut $12 billion in spending, while also funding the military through the remainder of the fiscal year.
Obama had dismissed the gesture in private meetings and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called the measure a "fantasy" and a "non-starter," but Thursday's veto threat was the president's clearest signal that the House Republican stopgap is doomed.
The only reason there could be is a continuation of thinking they can blame republicans. That is the reason no budget was passed already, when democrats were in full control.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
You crazy conservatives have to take responsibility for your screw ups. Own it. It's your game. Some of cabal has already been minimizing the effects of government closing. Crazy, crazy conservatives. Either it's a big scary issue or it's not.
Answer by UpSheRises at 4:24 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by Raine2001 at 5:16 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by sopranomommy at 5:23 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Yep, politics, as usual, involving both parties and affecting ALL citizens, including government/military workers.
Raine, I am so sorry that your family is affected, and that you are having to see firsthand that few care about things that do not negatively affect them or their loved ones.
Answer by Sisteract at 5:24 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by foreverb3 at 6:09 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 6:11 PM on Apr. 7, 2011