Obama’s “Red Line” Worthless Again: Republicans Shut Down U.S. Government


Peace and Freedom

Does it look like nobody is paying any attention to what president Obama is saying? The White House budget office ordered agency heads to execute an “orderly shutdown” of their operations due to lack of funds.


Obama Administration ‘didn’t spend much time over the past week planning for shutdown because they assumed it would be averted’

U.S. government shutdown threat

A government shutdown looms on the horizon if Congress cannot negotiate a budget bill by 01 October 2013. File photos from March 2013 by Jim Lo Scalzo

Congress blew by a midnight deadline to pass a crucial spending bill, triggering the beginning of a partial government shutdown – the first in 17 years.

Lawmakers missed the deadline after being unable to resolve their stand-off over ObamaCare, despite a volley of 11th-hour counterproposals from the House. Each time, Senate Democrats refused to consider any changes to ObamaCare as part of the budget bill.

House Republicans, for their…

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