The Democrats are demanding one at the top of their lungs. The House passed a bill that funds the government for the next few months; delays Obamacare for a year; removes Obamacare’s medical device tax that’s already costing jobs; and guarantees our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines get paid in the event of a government shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, UT) says, “No.”
To be absolutely clear, the Senate will reject both the one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act and the repeal of the medical device tax[.]
…the White House vowed President Obama would veto the plan….
What we have here, then, is the Democratic Party preferring to shut down the government—rejecting a bill that funds it. We have the spectacle of the Democratic Party rejecting a bill that pays our military—the very men and women who defend with their lives, in Secretary John Kerry’s words, these Democrats’ right to be stupid. We have the…foolishness…of the Democratic Party rejecting a bill that provides for the rescission of a job-killing tax.
Why? Because the bill also delays Obamacare for a year—after President Barack Obama, by diktat, already has delayed major parts of it, such as the Employer Mandate, for that same year.
How dishonest is this? How destructive of our economy is this? All for the sake of two egos.
Obama said last week that one shouldn’t “threaten to burn the house down simply because you haven’t gotten your way.” Yet here he is doing exactly that. He and Reid need to figure out how to yes to the 99% they’re getting in this bill instead of demanding to shut down the government over his precious 1%.