Members of Congress have just two hours to avoid a partial government shutdown. They are still trying to reach a budget compromise. We'll have the latest developments from Capitol Hill and the White House. Plus, tonight's other headlines.
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Have a great weekend everyone! (Good night Jo Ann)
@Pru, I think so too! AC should copy and email this to all 535 members!
Good Night Everyone! Have a pleasant weekend!
@Jo Ann: amen for personal responsibility, how many people actually even get out to vote, no one cares until its too late, or almost too late anyway, sad but true
So, if they close the Soldiers risking their lives will have to fight for free but -Oh wait! The congressmen will STILL be collecting the pay?!
Excuse me but, it should be the OTHER way around! Those soldiers are A LOT more valuable than the men in suits sitting and doing NOTHING while this all happens.
Good night for real this time! Great discussion tonight.
Oh...I can't decide who I am more upset with...The Dems for not pushing a budget through when they had the power, or the Repubes for willing to hold us hostage with this while they pan for the wealthy and religious intolerant.
Alot of bloggers tonight. Lots of good insight.
Guess they'll leave the lights on in DC for awhile LOL. Hope NATO gets it together very soon.
Good night. Thanks Anderson and AC360 staff.
We are all pointing fingers at one politician or another,but we are the ones who put ALL of them in office so maybe this is our fault.
I am proud to have served my country for 11 years and our liberty to disagree with even the President.(try that in Lybia)However the latest complication of trying to agree on a budget by turning it into a 'media extravaganza'is an embarrassment for the American people and our elected officials. How are we to command respect in this volitol world when we can't even figure out how to spend our next 'dime'?
I hope that the house didn't cut our servicemen and women's pay in half. If they did I hope the people remember who made these cuts and who where in office on this date and never re-elect them. I don't believe anyone in office should make more than minium wage, after all they are in office to represent all the people.... While they are in voting moods have them vote to cute their wages to one third of what they make now.
What I would like to know is if government shuts down and the troops are not getting paid do the House and Senate not get paid as well?
I am a disaabled veteran and I receive social security disibilty. How would this budget affect my payments? If there is a government shut what can I expect in terms of my funds?
The potential government shutdownn is NOT averted until the Senate votes (done), the House votes (corralling Congress members now), and the President signs...but it is encouraging....
Whatever does happen, i hope that there is not a thank you celebration again like there was in the senate. They completed a task. Horray. Now what? What else can we do to assist America and the people that are in it while the congressmen and women are reaching agreements with each other?
i don't understand what is going on. i am not one for politics but when i see "government" and "shut down" in the same sentence, i want to know what is going to happen? anarchy? chaos? i need a clue!
I completely agree w/both Dara and Cary. I only wish it were so easy to bring all of our servicemen and women home and put people in those government positions that will actually do the job they were hired for and promised the American people they would do.
Congress should read this blog. Maybe than they will see how disapproving true americans are on thier abilitys to govern.
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