1. The House passes Obamacare. Legally and democratically.How is this government shut down different than the one in 1995?
1. Bill Clinton negotiated!
2. There was no Fox News to tell both sides of the events.
3. There was no Conservative talk radio, ditto!
4. There was no real internet.
Have you noticed the Dems seem to be getting worried? WHY??? The truth will set you free.
2. The Senate passes Obamacare. Legally and democratically.
3. Obama is re-elected for a 2nd term, along with his Obamacare promise;
4. The President signs Obamacare. Legally and democratically.
5. The U.S. Supreme court approves Obamacare. Constitutionally.
A) Some 40 Tea Party ignoramuses don't like the law and mostly Obama;
B) They decide to "kidnap" government, plain and simple by saying, "you don't cancel Obamacare, no spending appropriation. Everyone will get hurt? We don't care";
C) Speaker Boehner cowardly refuses to bring those 40 nuts into line;
D) Now, imitation speaker Boehmer says Obama won't negotiate. Well, who negotiates with blackmailers and kidnappers?
Meanwhile, the US, which exports its "democracy" all over the world, forcing elections in Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries where that type of democracy was unheard of, sets the perfect example, namely how to destroy democracy by shutting down the very government that was DEMOCRATICALLY elected by the people, for the people, for whom Repubs don't give a hoot, as proven by their refusal to legislate proper gun control.
I've read much of the foreign press on this. They are confused, perplexed, cannot understand how this is the only country in the world that can so openly flaunt its own system of elected government and legislated laws, not to mention the will of its two chambers, the president, the supreme court and the people. And message for LRS : Don't tell me to mind my own business because it IS my business, and the business of every citizen of the world we live in, all 198 countries. We are all affected by this one way or the other. The U.S. promised to honour its obligations to the world, and refusing to fund outlays already committed and in defaulting, if it does, will mean reneging on promises to pay interest on treasury bonds and their interest, bonds that are held by many countries.