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Hoping to force a government shutdown,Dingy Harry Reid says he’ll bring legislation to the Senate floor to keep the government running at current spending levels for the next month.
Sound confusing? That’s exactly what Democrats want. Here’s what’s going on. Last year, Democrats,ignoring their Constitutional duty,did not pass a budget — that’s because it was an election year. Since then, the government’sbeen runningwith “continuing resolutions,” with massive spending increases pushed through by Obama, Reid, and Pelosi.
Republicans in the House said enough is enough. They passed a new $1.2 trillion spending bill to keep the government running through September, but the bill cuts Democrat spending by a whopping $60 billion.
And that’s the sticking point. If Dingy Harryand Obama can’t keep up their out-of-control spending,they’ll shut down the government next weekand attempt to blame theRepublicans. The Democrats are already trying to scare old people, claiming seniors won’t get their Social Security checks during a shutdown (it’sa blatant lie, by the way; they will).
In Wisconsin and Indiana, elected Democrats fled the states rather than deal with balancing the budgets by reining in tjeunions. In Ohio, liberals are protesting similar union-reining measures. In Washington, Obama and Reid threaten to shut down the government, rather than cut spending.
So you see what’s important to Democrats:spending moneythat we don’t haveand catering to unions — not you, notyour kids, not asound economy. Remember that, because2012 will be here before you know it.
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