Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Another Paper Weighs In

D.C. must ban the brinkmanship -
...To recap for those who tuned in late to this fiasco, federal agencies ran out of money Oct. 1 after House Republicans refused to pass a stopgap funding bill unless it defunded or delayed the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Never mind that they don't have the votes in the Senate for that, let alone the two-thirds majority in both houses needed to override a certain presidential veto. Since then, Republicans in the House have argued that Democrats are to blame for the shutdown because, rather than negotiating over Obamacare, they insist on a short-term funding bill free of controversial riders...

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