Video: Government by deadline: Why can't Congress just do its job?

Sep 28, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CBS News

CBS News Executive Washington Editor Steve Chaggaris talks with RealClearPolitics Political Reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns about lawmakers' seeming inability to reach any budget agreement without a crisis or a deadline forcing their hands.

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sandy1

New City, NY

#23 Sep 29, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
The Government's job is to stand by the Constitution, follow the laws of the land, and stay out of the way. Current Government is regulating jobs out of business, and catering to all our enemies. Republicans were sent to Washington to insure the thieves, and degenerates don't steal us blind, and hand us over to the Muslim Brotherhood.
This government is lawless, Obama and Holder display blatant disregard to the Constitution and especially the American people. He needs to be reminded that he works for us!
Cat74

Palatine, IL

#24 Sep 29, 2013
You are right, Sandy. We have to make changes, not for us, we can get by, but for our children. They deserve to get the country back that we were given by the last generation. We haven't handled it well up to now, but I believe in our people, I believe they will step up now that we are in such dire straights, and do the right thing. Reinstill family values. Bring back the work ethic. Encourage self reliance, follow the Constitution.
sandy1

New City, NY

#25 Sep 29, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
You are right, Sandy. We have to make changes, not for us, we can get by, but for our children. They deserve to get the country back that we were given by the last generation. We haven't handled it well up to now, but I believe in our people, I believe they will step up now that we are in such dire straights, and do the right thing. Reinstill family values. Bring back the work ethic. Encourage self reliance, follow the Constitution.
I agree. Obama wants to fundamentally transform America. No way! Yes, there is always room for improvement, but collapsing the economy and forcing us to be dependent on the government is not the transformation the American people desire.
pinochio OBAMA

United States

#26 Sep 29, 2013
radiofreeamerica wrote:
<quoted text>We already have a President who decides what laws his administration will enforce and what laws will be ignored.So far he has no problem with women voting or working.
..........OBAMA and Congress are AIPAC stooges and jonathan Pollard clones , sold out to the Fusion Center rumor mills and the JDL wolfpacks in clown cars with FL tags 668 PCK , LXE 904 , BAL Y35 , AFQ B30, BJU A54, 617 TIH ,WAX 930.
Elgin ILLINOIS

United States

#27 Sep 29, 2013
OBAMA and the kosher nostra fusion center warlords and the ziothug high preists of endless wars are in the pocket of the ziotard AIPAC lobby...............Illinois is a wholly owned zio- franchise of the LIKUD oil speculators and the Meyer Lansky Law School lawyers of treachery ..............look up Zionism , under evil apartheid racist regimes.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#28 Sep 29, 2013
Jeff Brightone wrote:
With evil government of lies and deceit under dictator Obama, America needs to go on without the failed Obama scam care that has nothing to do with health of the American people as it would flood America with 30 million sick foreign illegal invaders that Obama promised to get free healthcare, free food stamps and free Obama phone for lifetime without working or paying taxes in return for their vote for him. American people will never agree to lose their jobs, go bankruptcy and lose their freedom and liberty to the IRS liberal zealous henchmen that will control their life through their health record and bank accounts. Obama care will bring to the collapse of the health system and to dysfunctional government ruled system like the USPS that is inefficient and will sacrifice the lives of millions of American elderly and sick that will fall within the cracks and die waiting for promised health care within months or years of waiting lid death panels of Obama who will decide who would live and who will die. The GOP led House is right to listen to the hurting Americans and delay the ‘horror care’ to next year after the 2014 elections. No American should agree to sacrifice his life for Obama’s dysfunctional death panels with no doctors, no hospitals and no medication. It is time for the Republicans led by John Boehner, Cantor and Ted Cruise to save the lives of millions of Americans by evil America hating dictator named Barack Hussein Obama.
Thanks for your latest communique. I was running out of fertilizer.

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#29 Sep 29, 2013
Christ Centered wrote:
<quoted text>I am black and do not support Obama or the tea bag party. But, why should the tea party support Obama, when he has ignored the law concerning gays and SSM, he has pushed his own Clinton/Obama healthcare and taken on a position of eat your liver it is good for you. This Obama guy even tried to tell Putin in Russia, that the views of only 13 states should be imposed on Russia. These democrats are very evil and their unpatriotic behavior will destroy them politically.
DOMA, except Section 3 is the law of the land and there will be no negotiating, no delay, no nothing… we don’t give in to terrorist, especially left-wing gay-bagging terrorist.
You have been invaded by marble thieves.

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#30 Sep 29, 2013
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>You have such a chip on your'e shoulder. Just because no one likes his ideas or policy, you say its because he's Blk. You say that because you have no comeback. You know I'm right. I bet when George Bush was President you had plenty against the White man. You still have that CHAIN MENTALITY,Get Over It.
You prove your painful stupidity on a daily basis. Thanks for checking in.

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#31 Sep 29, 2013
sandy1 wrote:
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This government is lawless, Obama and Holder display blatant disregard to the Constitution and especially the American people. He needs to be reminded that he works for us!
Except that you haven't the foggiest idea what the hell you are talking about.

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#32 Sep 29, 2013
pinochio OBAMA wrote:
<quoted text>..........OBAMA and Congress are AIPAC stooges and jonathan Pollard clones , sold out to the Fusion Center rumor mills and the JDL wolfpacks in clown cars with FL tags 668 PCK , LXE 904 , BAL Y35 , AFQ B30, BJU A54, 617 TIH ,WAX 930.
We tried, but it's back to lockdown for you.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#33 Sep 29, 2013
Even one of the dried up Democratic hags-Debbie Whatshername Shultz says Obamacare seriously flawed. Dems better do something before the Government is shut down because of them.

Since: Nov 08

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#34 Sep 30, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Except that you haven't the foggiest idea what the hell you are talking about.
Maybe if Jonny Carson was still going, one liners would be popular, even if they say nothing. Try harder.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#35 Sep 30, 2013
see the light wrote:
Even one of the dried up Democratic hags-Debbie Whatshername Shultz says Obamacare seriously flawed. Dems better do something before the Government is shut down because of them.
'Harry's not here today. Maybe he'll show up later'...
Pelosi absent for vote...

Dedication.
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#36 Sep 30, 2013
While boner's teabagging house enjoyed a 3-week vacation that couldn't be interrupted so they could do their job, the teabagging con shutdown drew closer. These frightwing terrorists will take the heat.
Justin

United States

#38 Sep 30, 2013
radiofreeamerica wrote:
The short answer is because we have divided government.And as long as we do not much will get done.
Take a closer look, and you'll see that the divided political House is the result of deep divisions across American public opinion about issues like ObamaCare, gun control, and immigration.

These Tea Party politicians actually are doing the job for which they were elected, which is representing the will of their constituents.
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#39 Sep 30, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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baggyspam. flagged.
sandy1

New City, NY

#40 Sep 30, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>BAMA TRIES TO OUTRUN BAD NEWS ON HEALTH LAW - President Obama keeps up his sales pitch for free and subsidized health insurance benefits today, working to convince skeptical young consumers to sign up. But as he heads to Prince George’s Community College in suburban Washington to encourage students to sign up, he’ll be followed by another bad headline for his signature law, this time from a very problematic agency.
IRS failed to account for $67M in ObamaCare costs -“The Internal Revenue Service is unable to account for $67 million in spending related to the implementation of ObamaCare, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The $67 million in unaccounted-for spending was associated with ‘indirect’ implementation costs, which can include providing employees with workspace and information technology support.” More
[New NYT/CBS Poll:“Only 30 percent of Americans believe [President Obama] cares ‘a lot’ about their needs and problems, a figure that has fallen steadily from early in his first term.”]
What a great program, Obamas henchmen (IRS)can't even keep track of the money. The fact is Obama doesn't give a damn about the American people, it's his agenda that takes priority.
conservative crapola

Matawan, NJ

#41 Sep 30, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
tea-baggers tea-bagging
Hello phony wannabe Marine. You sound angry and frustrated today. How about a nice cup of tea? Open your big mouth and let your partner dip his tea bag for you. Again, abnormal.
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#42 Sep 30, 2013
teabagging cons already preparing to deal with another crushing defeat at the hands of this remarkable President.
Your Ex

United States

#43 Sep 30, 2013
see the light wrote:
They are trying to, but Democrats keep blocking.
Lolz, that comment got you enough nuts & spam to re-stock the bunker.
Too bad all your lights are burned out...

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