Lawmakers strike last-minute deal to avoid government shutdown

Apr 8, 2011 Read more: The York Daily Record 7
Congress and the White House late Friday barely beat the clock and averted a partial government shutdown, agreeing to a last-minute deal to cut at least $38.5 billion from federal spending. Read more
Just the Facts

York, PA

#1 Apr 9, 2011
...too much drama.
xray

York, PA

#2 Apr 9, 2011
We all had free tickets to this dramatic play.
Luke

Jarrettsville, MD

#3 Apr 9, 2011
They could save a lot of money by not giving our hard earned dollars to illegals. So instead they cut medicare from seniors who contributed all their life into it. Something is wrong with our law makers!
Morris

York, PA

#4 Apr 9, 2011
Thank goodness. I was scared when I got up this morning because the Sun wasn't out, but now I know it's just because it's cloudy.
NO Balls Boehner

York, PA

#5 Apr 9, 2011
No surprise the Republicans bent over once again and took it up the Hershey Highway; that was a sure bet. Yep, with leadership like NO Balls House Speaker John Boehner that was a sure bet. The press is making such a big deal about how great of a deal this is for the American public in general, what a crock of BS… Cutting about 38 billion or even 100 billion from this budget is a drop in the bucket compared to the almost 3.8 Trillion Budget Deficit we face.

Since Obama took office ( 2 + years ) the Federal Deficit increased from around 9 Trillion to almost 14 Trillion dollars and they want to raise the debt ceiling again.

Sure why not, just keep spending money we do not have, just keep printing worthless money until the U. S. Dollar is no longer the world currency and replaced with the yen or whatever.

The American public voted for “Change” in November 2010 putting the Republicans back in charge in the House of Representatives although we now see that was nothing but a foolish paper vote. Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Liberal Democrats still have the power; will continue to have the power and business as usual will continue especially with NO Balls Boehner at the helm.

Just how should I believe the Republican Legislators will be able to stand up to the Democratic Power Leaders in Washington D.C. on any other future legislation or budget issues? Answer, they will not; they will bend over and cave in again and again. They will put on a somewhat good show telling their constitutes how hard they are working for them, how they are fighting to end foolish spending, etc, etc, etc but in the end it will be Business as Usual….

You can say what you want but at least Donald Trump has a set of balls….
Duh

Three Springs, PA

#6 Apr 9, 2011
Oh Magoo, you've done it again. Great fear monger reporting by that nonsense Grand Standing Misinformed BOZO from WGAL-8... Ed Weinstock. and all these other idiots--including Obbie Kanoobie. going to a National Historic Site that would have been closed at midnight. you reporters should stop watching Fox and CNN news--Both are OPEC owned if you never knew it.
And then the fear of closing Gettysburg Park by that bone headed Weinstock. FACT: The roads --all except two inside the Gettysburg National Military Park along the Emmitsburg Road , are owned by Cumberland Township and have existed as such since The Manor of Maske was settled in the 1700's whence it was Lancaster County. Even the current day Emmitsburg Road is a fallacy. It was a cut off that is now The High Water Mark and passes the Pa. Monument. Believe nothing the NPS cites. The original Maps are on view at the Gettysburg Library. Shortly after Camp Colt and the Army Tank Training Center under Gen. Eisenhower-moved out, the dirt path from Steinwehr Avenue to the intersection of Millerstown Road was later expanded to a stone /gravel road that was later paved in the 1960's. It was later extended to the McCurdy School House at a point now called Barlow-Greenmount Road. Paving and the original Marsh Creek Bridge was completed in August 1955 by an act of the U.S Dept of Highways--now the U.S. Highways Administration.And a HUGE bronze marker was affixed to the southeast corner of that bridge. Emmitsburg Road is NOT the property of PennDot nor NPS. The only roads that can be closed in the Park is East Confederate Avenue to Big Round Top and another that leads to Devil's Den. The Visitor Center is on PRIVATE PROPERTY and is owned and operated by a private concession NOT NPS. I laughed last night to see wooden barriers that were stacked at Millerstown and Wheatfield Roads--both Cumberland Township Roads I'd be the first to call 9-1-1 to have what ever goons erecting road closure signs arrested. Just like the time that NPS Supt. Porn Watcher -- wanted to erect Toll Booths on the road at Long Lane and another at Ridge Road. The Gov't can save $1.7 million per year by tearing down all the trash and weed catching rail fences that never existed during the conflict. Can this be proven ? YES.The Emmitsburg.net has a link to all the photos of Bill Tipton--another of the lying legends who created staged after-battle photos . Only one particular area of fencing existed -a cow grazing coral and field near what is now the parking lots of fast food row. Yes,$1.7 million to trim weeds around fences last year--before the new termite attractants were erected. Would be cheaper to spray weed and root killers on elected officials and then inter them here at Gettysburg as a shrine to eradicate greedy public politicos . Harry Reid also tried to bilk Uncle Sam for $3 Billion , to build a private railroad to link to Los Angelos with Las Vegas via the Obamma Health Care Bill . Bet no one knew that .
JoJo

Delta, PA

#7 Apr 9, 2011
Luke wrote:
They could save a lot of money by not giving our hard earned dollars to illegals. So instead they cut medicare from seniors who contributed all their life into it. Something is wrong with our law makers!

Luke I agree with you could'nt have quoted it better!!!

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