These Democrats are just plain idiots:
Congress must pass a stopgap spending bill by Sept. 30 to avert a government shutdown. Both the House and Senate are scheduled to be on recess next week, adding to the urgency of reaching an agreement by the weekend.
Democrats opposed the GOP bill en masse because it partially offsets $3.65 billion in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with a $1.5 billion cut to a separate Department of Energy manufacturing loan program.
“The bill the House will vote on tonight is not an honest effort at compromise. It fails to provide the relief that our fellow Americans need as they struggle to rebuild their lives in the wake of floods, wildfires and hurricanes, and it will be rejected by the Senate,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said in a statement Thursday night before the House vote.
The House did indeed approve the bill after Boehner compromised, which will keep the government operating and disaster relief money flowing:
…The House early Friday narrowly approved a stopgap spending measure to keep the federal government running into October, as Republican leaders secured the votes of conservatives who rejected a similar bill a day earlier. The 219-203 vote sets up a confrontation with the Senate, where Democratic leaders have vowed to block the measure in a dispute over federal disaster aid… (only) six Democrats supported it.
So let me get this straight. With unemployment over 9%, with our economy in shambles, and the world starting to panic over their own economy, the brilliant plan by Reid and his cronies is to shut down the federal government?
It gets better. All disaster money would be stopped if they oppose this bill:
Without a resolution, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund will run out of money early next week
As DrJohn wrote yesterday “There simply is no overstating the stupidity of democrats.”
They want to protect a 100 million dollars for their green energy boondoggle so bad they will risk another shut down confrontation over it. That worked out so well for them last time….sigh.
I notice a pattern. President Obama stages a high stakes showdown. President Obama backs down. The world sees a weak leader of the free world, and the nation is downgraded.
Obama and company have succeeded in making the United States look like damn eunuchs.