The following are a variety of captions and quotes taken from various news sources concerning the "Dog and Pony Show" that Congress and Obama are putting on for us:
Comments below in purple:
Democrats, GOP 'very close,'
but no budget deal yet
Government shutdown looms at midnight in battle over billions in spending cuts and dramatic changes in social programs, regulatory powers
"Government shutdown looms".....what a joke, like this is looming over us like a big dark cloud and we should all cower and be afraid. Reminds me of that fool Al Gore running all over the country, like "chicken little", yelling.....global warming is looming over us.....be afraid, be afraid! This is all such bullshit! Who cares if the government shuts down. They have screwed things up so badly that if they did shut down and did nothing, it would be an improvement! Any of you remember a long time ago when government shut down for 2 weeks.....nothing drastic happened.... in fact, it was a relief not to hear from the parasites for a while. Government just loves to scare us, then come riding in at the eleventh hour saying "we saved you, we saved you, everything is OK now"! The only reason they keep using these tactics of fear is because they know it keeps working over and over on the generally stupid American public. Are any of you worried about a shutdown? I could care less.
Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, admitted he was "embarrassed" about putting the country on the brink of a shutdown but added that "you can't negotiate on the basis that one side gives 100 percent and the other side gives zero."
How about both sides giving us a big load of bullshit! Do any of you really think that if the government shut down it would be a frightfull event? They make us think that without them we could not function as a country.....we're on the brink of a shutdown, help us , we're doomed! We don't need them! Each state and county would function very well on their own!
Story: Some budget skirmishes aren't about money
Hoyer's comments came after President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid met again late Thursday, trying to break the impasse. Obama later said that there was no agreement.
"We made some additional progress this evening," the president said, adding that staff members would work overnight to beat a midnight ET Friday deadline to craft a deal that would keep the government running.
Although "not prepared to express wild optimism," the president did say: "I expect an answer in the morning."
"My hope is that I'll be able to announce to the American people sometime relatively early in day that a shutdown has been averted," Obama said.
Obama.....MY HERO!! Oh please master Obama, please help us, please don't let the government shut down.....what will we do!? They all worked so hard.....all through the night.....for us.....all those parasites.....with the big fat salaries and kickbacks, golden health care plans, luxurious pension plans waiting for them when they retire.....all paid for by YOU!
Earlier, the president, Reid and Boehner bargained and blustered by turns, struggling to settle their differences over spending cuts and other issues at the same time they maneuvered to avoid any political blame if they failed. Aides tell NBC News that Boehner and Reid worked at the Capitol until 3 a.m. ET without agreeing on a deal. They expect to begin negotiations again around 8 a.m. and hope to give Obama a status update by "mid-morning."
Proposals and counter-proposals have been exchanged with various calculations on funding sources and options but they decline to talk much about the substance of those offers.
Bargained and blustered, struggling to settle their differences..... WOW!.....i'm really impressed now! These guys are really earning their money, aren't they? The fact is, they even state they are very close on money issues.....it's not really about that. This is the part I like best.....maneuvered to avoid any political blame if they failed. These parasites are PATHETIC! This is the bottom line! This is what they are primarily worried about all the time. I'm glad we are being represented by honest, upstanding people with principle who care about our well being.
With the economy just now beginning to create jobs in large numbers, the president said a shutdown would damage the recovery, adding that "for us to go backwards because Washington couldn't get its act together is just unacceptable."
Ah yes, I knew the "blame game" would rear it's ugly head in this. Jobs in large numbers???? Do any of you see that happening? Jobs are created by entrepreneurs, small businessmen, NOT THE FEDS. Creating jobs is not the business of the federal government. Business went on as usual last time there was a shutdown and it will again this time also, so I don't see how this would "damage the recovery".....I think this is a lie.....there is no recovery happening. The "jobs in large numbers" Obama is talking about must be in the government sector, not the private. This is very misleading, giving people a false sense that things are getting better but Obama will come to the rescue and save our jobs. Government jobs don't stimulate the economy, they are paid with our tax money.....only private sector jobs and low taxes stimulate the economy.
The two sides are deadlocked over billions of dollars in spending cuts and dramatic changes in social programs and regulatory powers.
The frenetic negotiations to avert a government shutdown seem largely focused not on dollars and cents, where the two sides are not all that far apart, but on policy issues, primarily abortion and environmental regulations, that defy easy compromise.
The liberal communists in Congress want Planned (Predators) Parenthood, which is really about abortion, funded with taxpayer money. This is one of the two main reasons for a threatened shutdown. This is not only a horrible un-constitutional use of tax money, but a moral issue and use of force against the people. There are many good people in this country who know that abortion is the murder of the most innocent and helpless. It is against their srtictly held religious beliefs. When it is funded with their tax money, they are actually helping to finance it. They are being forced to finance it. I have no problem with Planned Parenthood being financed privately but it is not the job of government to stick their nose in this and fund it with public money. The other issue is more environmental regulations to take more of our rights away.
“We’ve been close on the cuts for days,” Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate majority leader, said Thursday, adding, “The only things — I repeat, the only things — holding up an agreement are two of their so-called social issues: women’s health and clean air.”
Harry (Red) Reid wants to play word games and make us think it's about womans health. It's about a live baby's life.....not what a woman has a right to do with her own body. The baby is not part of her body, it is a separate little life all it's own being temporarily held in a woman's body, and as such, the baby has a RIGHT to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as we all do. As far as clean air is concerned.....what are you going to do about all the radioactive fallout from Japan comming this way Harry?
As both sides waged war in the Senate and House, and via news releases and Twitter feeds, hundreds of supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied in the capital to oppose cuts to their programs, which have become a focal point of Republican policy riders.
See.....this says it all.....Planned Predators think they are entitled to handouts of public money to keep them afloat.