The Last 24 Hours™


 

By Jueseppi B.

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From The Washington Post:

 

BY JULIET EILPERIN

 

U.S., G-7 allies will impose new sanctions against Russia as soon as Monday

 

SEOUL — The United States and other members of the Group of Seven will impose new sanctions against Russia as early as Monday because it continues to support separatist actions in Ukraine, White House officials said Saturday.

President Obama, traveling through Asia, has been consulting with U.S. allies about the worsening situation in Ukraine, where a peace agreement struck a week ago has yet to defuse tensions. On Friday, Obama spoke with French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and British Prime Minister David Cameron about the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

The Pentagon said late Friday that Russian aircraft had entered Ukrainian airspace “on several occasions in the last 24 hours” and called on Moscow to take “immediate steps” to defuse the situation.

In a statement released Saturday morning, the members of the G-7 accused Russia of failing to deliver on its part of the accord brokered earlier this month in Geneva.

“We reiterate our strong condemnation of Russia’s illegal attempt to annex Crimea and Sevastopol, which we do not recognize.  We will now follow through on the full legal and practical consequences of this illegal annexation, including but not limited to the economic, trade and financial areas,” the statement read.

“We have now agreed that we will move swiftly to impose additional sanctions on Russia.  Given the urgency of securing the opportunity for a successful and peaceful democratic vote next month in Ukraine’s presidential elections, we have committed to act urgently to intensify targeted sanctions and measures to increase the costs of Russia’s actions,” it added.

Ben Rhodes, the administration’s deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, told reporters on Air Force One that G-7 leaders have agreed there must be further sanctions against Russia but that each country will determine which sanctions they will impose. The sanctions will be coordinated, but not necessarily identical.

 

 

Thank you The Washington Post.

 

 

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From The Associated Press:

 

IN ASIA, OBAMA CAREFULLY CALIBRATES CHINA MESSAGE

 

By Julie Pace

 

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — President Barack Obama is hopscotching through China’s neighborhood with a carefully calibrated message for Beijing, trying both to counter and court.

During visits to U.S. allies, Obama has signaled that American military power can blunt Chinese aggression in the Asia-Pacific region, even as he urges Beijing to use its growing clout to help resolve international disputes with Russia and North Korea.

The dual tracks underscore Beijing’s outsized importance to Obama’s four-country swing through Asia, even though China is absent from his itinerary.

The president opened a long-awaited visit to Malaysia on Saturday, following stops in Japan and South Korea, and ahead of a visit to the Philippines. On a hot and muggy Sunday morning, the president padded through the National Mosque of Malaysia in black socks, removing his shoes in keeping with protocol, and stopped for a few moments to bow his head in the mausoleum, where two former prime ministers and two former deputies are buried. He later met privately with current Prime Minister Najib Razak at his residence.

Obama’s trip comes at a tense time for the region, where China’s aggressive stance in territorial disputes has its smaller neighbors on edge.

There also are continued questions about the White House’s commitment to a greater U.S. focus on Asia. In an affirmation, Obama is expected to sign a security agreement with the Philippines clearing the way for an increased American troop presence there.

In Tokyo, Obama asserted that a treaty obligating the U.S. to defend Japan would apply if Beijing makes a move on a string of islands in the East China Sea that Japan administers but China also claims.

Yet at times, the president has tempered his tough talk in an attempt to avoid antagonizing Beijing.

To the chagrin of the Japanese, Obama said the U.S. would not pick sides in the sovereignty claims at the heart of the region’s territorial disputes. He repeatedly declared that the U.S. is not asking Asian allies to choose between a relationship with Washington and Beijing.

“I think there’s enormous opportunities for trade, development, working on common issues like climate change with China,” Obama said during a news conference in Tokyo. “But what we’ve also emphasized — and I will continue to emphasize throughout this trip — is that all of us have responsibilities to help maintain basic rules of the road and an international order.”

U.S. officials see Russia’s provocations in Ukraine and North Korea’s nuclear threats as tests of China’s willingness to take on more responsibility in enforcing global norms.

Cut off from most of the world economy, North Korea is deeply dependent on Chinese trade and assistance, giving Beijing enormous leverage. The U.S. and its allies, including South Korea, have pressed China to wield that influence more aggressively with the North, which is threatening to launch a fourth nuclear test.

“China’s influence in North Korea is indeed huge,” South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Friday during Obama’s visit to Seoul.

Beijing has a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council and has supported some efforts to penalize North Korea, but has not taken sweeping unilateral actions to choke off the North’s economy.

As with North Korea, the crisis in Ukraine has again put Obama in the position of asking China to prioritize international order over its own close relationship with Moscow.

China and Russia frequently join forces as a counterweight to the West. But in the face of Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, the Obama administration has sought to temper Beijing’s support for Putin by appealing to China’s traditional aversion to foreign meddling in domestic affairs.

The White House has little expectation that China will fully abandon the Kremlin and join with Western nations in levying sanctions on Russia. U.S. officials are hoping China will at least avoid making overt gestures of support for Russia’s actions, and were heartened when China abstained in a Security Council vote condemning Moscow.

Analysts say Obama can maintain a China policy that both looks to Beijing for help while also trying to counter its rise, but only if the dividing line between those positions remains clear.

“If you are consistent, they’ll be willing to have you push them occasionally on things that are sensitive or where there are areas of dispute,” Chris Johnson, a China scholar at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, said of Beijing’s leaders. “It’s where you’re not consistent and they’re not sure what you’re going to do next that causes them a great amount of consternation.”

China will factor into Obama’s meetings in Southeast Asia, given that Beijing has territorial disputes with both Malaysia and the Philippines. Obama had planned to visit both countries in October, but canceled the trip due to a government shutdown in Washington.

Obama’s visit to Malaysia is the first by an American president since Lyndon B. Johnson traveled here more than four decades ago. Obama was feted by Malaysia’s royal family at a state dinner Saturday night and had planned to meet later Sunday with young Southeast Asian leaders.

Absent from Obama’s schedule in Malaysia: a meeting with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who presents the most potent political threat to Razak amid a decline in Najib’s popular support over the past two elections.

The U.S. spurned calls from human rights groups for the president himself to meet with the 66-year-old former deputy prime minister, but was instead sending Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser and former U.N. ambassador, to see with him.

Anwar recently was convicted for the second time on sodomy charges that the U.S. and international human rights groups deem politically motivated. Anwar is appealing, and could be forced to give up his seat in parliament and go to prison if he loses.

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Associated Press writer Darlene Superville contributed to this report.

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G-7 Leaders Statement on Ukraine

We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, thePresident of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, join in expressing our deep concern at the continued efforts by separatists backed byRussia to destabilize eastern Ukraine and our commitment to taking further steps to ensure a peaceful and stable environment for the May 25 presidential election.

 

We welcomed the positive steps taken by Ukraine to meet its commitments under the Geneva accord of April 17 by Ukraine, Russia, the European Union, and the United States. These actions include working towards constitutional reform and decentralization, proposing an amnesty law for those who will peacefully leave the buildings they have seized in eastern Ukraine, and supporting the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).  We also note that the Government of Ukraine has acted with restraint in dealing with the armed bands illegally occupying government buildings and forming illegal checkpoints.

 

In contrast, Russia has taken no concrete actions in support of the Geneva accord.  It has not publicly supported the accord, nor condemned the acts of pro-separatists seeking to destabilize Ukraine, nor called on armed militants to leave peacefully the government buildings they’ve occupied and put down their arms.  Instead, it has continued to escalate tensions by increasingly concerning rhetoric and ongoing threatening military maneuvers on Ukraine’s border.

 

We reiterate our strong condemnation of Russia’s illegal attempt to annex Crimea and Sevastopol, which we do not recognize.  We will now follow through on the full legal and practical consequences of this illegal annexation, including but not limited to the economic, trade and financial areas.

 

We have now agreed that we will move swiftly to impose additional sanctions on Russia.  Given the urgency of securing the opportunity for a successful and peaceful democratic vote next month in Ukraine’s presidential elections, we have committed to act urgently to intensify targeted sanctions and measures to increase the costs of Russia’s actions.

 

Russia’s actions in Ukraine and the response from the international community already have imposed significant costs on its economy.  While we continue to prepare to move to broader, coordinated sanctions, including sectoral measures should circumstances warrant, as we committed to in The Hague on March 24, we underscore that the door remains open to a diplomatic resolution of this crisis, on the basis of the Geneva accord.  We urge Russia to join us in committing to that path.

 

 

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From The Hill:

South Korean PM resigns over ferry disaster

 

By Laura Barron-Lopez

South Korean Prime Minister Jung Hong-won resigned on Sunday over the government’s handling of a deadly ferry sinking, citing the slow initial response that left more than 300 people dead or missing. 



Early reports said Chung offered to resign early Sunday morning, but during a press conference shortly after Chung detailed his decision, apologizing to the victims’ families and stating his plans to resign as prime minister, CNN reports.

“During the search process, the government took inadequate measures and disappointed the public,” Chung said. “I should take responsibility for everything as the prime minister, but the government can assume no more. So I will resign as prime minister.”



Chung also encouraged South korea to stand united.



“Please come together as one for the recovery efforts,” he said. “As I saw grieving families suffering with the pain of losing their loved ones and the sadness and resentment of the public, I thought I should take all responsibility as prime minister.”



Chung is the first hug-profile public figure to step down following the disaster and response. 



Eleven days after the April 16, disaster and researchers are still searching for passengers and crew aboard the Sewol ferry. So far, 187 bodies have been found, another 115 remain missing.


Thank you The Hill.

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From The Hill:

Rand Paul: GOP needs to diversify ranks

 

By Laura Barron-Lopez

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the GOP must expand its base into a broader coalition that welcomes diversity if it wants to win national elections.


Paul, a possible 2016 presidential hopeful, addressed the Maine Republican Party convention on Saturday.

Speaking to the state’s GOP, which has been troubled by infighting since libertarian activists devoted to Paul’s father took control, the audience heard words of compassion, the Associated Press reports

Matching with this year’s convention theme of “unity,” Paul told the crowd that Republicans must extend a hand to groups that the country has mistreated.

 

“If we want to want to have a bigger party, we have to show concern for those who aren’t doing very well: the long-term unemployed … lose who live in poverty, those who live in big cities,” he said.

 

Paul emphasized the need to attract more minorities, women, and young people to the Republican ranks.

 

He went on to shoot down reports that Republicans are entering defining elections as a divided party.

 

“This doesn’t look like division to me,” Paul said to a standing ovation from the Maine GOP. “I see unity and I smell victory.”

 

He added that in order to move forward the GOP cannot be the party tied to corporate welfare, and criticized government waste and overspending.

 

 

Thank you The Hill.

 

 

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Blocks Barack’s Choice For Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. Over Gun Violence “being a public health issue” Remark.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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First, let’s get something straight: gun violence in America is a public health issue.

 

What else would you call it when gun deaths are set to surpass car accidents in 2015 as the leading cause of death of young people?

 

But Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) doesn’t see it that way — so much so that he’s trying to block President Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, because Dr. Murthy leads a group that says pediatricians should be able to ask parents about guns in the home — just as they ask about child car seats, swimming pools and smoking.

 

Sen. Paul calls that view “an attack on Americans’ right to own a firearm.”

 

Dr. Murthy’s confirmation vote could come any day now, and we urgently need your help to overcome Sen. Paul’s NRA-backed antics. Can you tell your senators that Dr. Murthy’s confirmation will help more Americans protect their children from harm?

 

Send a message to your senators: Listen to your constituents, not the NRA! Confirm Dr. Murthy as Surgeon General.

 

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First — do no harm.

 

That’s the most basic oath a doctor swears to his profession and to his patients. And someone ought to remind Doctor — now Senator — Paul of that promise.

 

The leading organizations for medical professionals, including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, have made it clear that they consider guns a public health issue. And I’d take their word any day over the NRA’s.

 

But that hasn’t stopped the NRA and its allies from trying to pass laws at the state and federal level that actually make it illegal for doctors to talk to their patients about gun safety. These gag orders do nothing to promote public safety — they just put our families at risk.

 

As a doctor, Sen. Paul should prioritize his constituents’ safety above handing out favors to the Washington gun lobby. We need a Surgeon General who looks at data and listens to the experts — not the NRA.

 

Send a message to your senators now and ask for a speedy confirmation for Dr. Murthy:

 

http://act.demandaction.org/letter/SurgeonGeneral

 

Thanks for taking a stand with us. Let’s make sure common sense prevails over these cynical gun lobby tactics.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mark Glaze
Executive Director
Mayors Against Illegal Guns

 

P.S. In case you’re wondering, this isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue. Ronald Reagan’s Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, wrote an important article arguing that gun violence is a public health issue back in 1992. Make sure your senators know how important this is.

 

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Rand Paul places hold on Surgeon General nominee

 

Published on Feb 26, 2014

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Rand Paul objects to Obama’s surgeon general nominee

 

Published on Feb 26, 2014

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is not happy with the president’s choice for surgeon general and trying to block it.

 

 

 

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Paul said “every other word that comes out of [Murthy's] mouth or through his tweets is something condemning gun owners, condemning the NRA.” 

 

Sounds as if Dr. Murthy has a good common sense grip on reality. Too bad dumbass Rand Paul lives in his father’s land of dumbfuckery.

 

In a letter to Reid on Tuesday, Paul said he has “serious concerns about Dr. Murthy’s ability to impartially serve as “the Nation’s Doctor.”

 

Murthy is the co-founder of Doctors for America, which grew out of the campaign organization Doctors for Obama. Paul says his experience in political advocacy should disqualify him, as should his record of advocating stricter gun control laws and promoting ObamaCare.

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“Historically, the Surgeon General of the United States has been a position with the purpose of educating Americans so that they may lead healthier lives, rather than advancing a political agenda,” Paul wrote. “Dr. Murthy has disqualified himself from being Surgeon General because of his intent to use that position to launch an attack on Americans’ right to own a firearm under the guise of a public health and safety campaign.”

 

When will Americans educate themselves that the 2nd amendment was written in the 1800 in regards to flintlock pistols and black powder muskets by a group of delusional racist elderly caucasian dumbasses? The 2nd amendment was written to allow slave owners to arm themselves against slave uprisings, not a well armed militia against government. One more thing, if the 2nd amendment of the U.S. Constitution should be honored, so should the section that makes abortions legal. Just sayin.

 

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Paul is placing what’s known as a hold on the nomination, a courtesy afforded to senators allowing them to voice their opposition. But Reid could technically still move forward, and a Reid spokesman suggested the majority leader would not sit on Murthy’s nomination simply over Paul’s objections.

 

“This is just one of the many ways Republicans exploit routine matters to impose gridlock on the Senate,” he said in a statement. New Senate rules approved by Democrats could also make it easier to push through nominations like Murthy’s.

 

According to Paul, the organization also has close ties to Obama’s political organization, Organizing for America. Paul says he has questions that need to be addressed over who is funding groups like Murthy’s.

 

Since when does/has a President of The United States choose cabinet members he dislikes and can’t work with because said nominee has a different agenda than the appointing POTUSA?

 

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“It is clear that more transparency is needed from a group whose influence frequently impacts appointments in the Obama administration,” Paul said.

 

Paul also voiced concerns over Murthy’s position on gun violence, noting Doctors for America asserts that gun violence should be considered a public health epidemic on par with heart disease and has pushed for gun control legislation to be passed.

 

White House spokesman Eric Schultz defended the nominee as a “dynamic, entrepreneurial practitioner who has dedicated a lot of time, energy, and passion to health and wellness.”

 

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He added: “As Surgeon General he will be a powerful messenger on these issues and each of the tenets of health: nutrition, activity, and resilience.”

 

The more Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) opens his mouth and speaks, the more stupid he becomes.

 

Who do YOU trust……Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

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Boston’s Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy…

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Oh yeah….both are doctors.

 

 

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Please TELL WALMART: STOP SELLING CRICKET GUNS FOR/TO YOUNG CHILDREN


 

By Jueseppi B.

THIS should scare the fuck out of you.

THIS should scare the fuck out of you.

 

Walmart, the American multinational retail giant, currently sells Crickett Firearms, a line of rifles that are marketed to very young children under the tagline “My First Rifle.” These weapons often look like toys, coming in colors like pink and orange.

 

A new study shows that 20 children and teens are hospitalized every day for gun injuries in the United States. Nearly 2,700 children and teens died from gun-related injuries in 2010. U.S. children and teens are 17 times more likely to die from a gun than their peers in 25 other high-income countries combined.

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made it clear that “the safest home for children is one without a gun.” According to a past president of the AAP, “Firearm injuries are often fatal—there are few second chances. Young children are curious, and are often unable to remember or follow safety rules. Older children and teens naturally tend to be moody and impulsive. When you combine these traits with access to guns, the consequences can be tragic and permanent.”

 

As the second largest public corporation in the world, Walmart says “we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far on our journey to become a more…responsible business.” But responsible businesses do not market weapons to young children, particularly in a country where children suffer such a high rate of gun death.

 

Tell Walmart: Stop selling Crickett Firearms at your stores immediately.

 

TELL WALMART:

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.

 

  1. Walmart online catalog of Crickett Firearms
  2. Crickett Firearms website
  3. Study: 20 Young People a Day Hospitalized for Gun Injuries,” USA Today, January 27, 2014
  4. Protect Children, Not Guns,” Children’s Defense Fund, 2013
  5. How Pediatricians Can Advocate for Children’s Safety in their Communities,” American Academy of Pediatrics website
  6. American Academy of Pediatrics Renews Commitment to Preventing Gun Injuries in Children,” Press Release, October 18, 2012
  7. Walmart Global Responsibility Report, 2013

 

 

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America is in some very deep shit.

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Moms Demand Action Objects To Proposed Amendment To Remove Federal Ban On Guns In Post Offices.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Excuse me but what type of idiot needs a gun on his/her person to mail a muthafuckin letter, buy stamps or send off that Christmas package to Grandma? A Coward, Punk Ass, Scared man/woman ,is what type.

 

Moms Demand Action Objects to Proposed Amendment to Remove Federal Ban on Guns in Post Offices.

 

by Moms Demand Action

 

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America vehemently objects to any attempt to amend existing federal law and lift the ban on guns in post offices, as proposed by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Sen. Paul’s amendment to the Senate postal reform bill would allow licensed gun owners to carry weapons inside post offices. Guns are currently banned in all American federal buildings, including post offices.

 

Image: A view shows U.S. postal service mail boxes at a post office in Encinitas

 

 

Sen. Paul is attempting to have the amendment included in a postal reform bill being debated by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Prior to the current ban on guns inside federal buildings, mass shootings at U.S. Post Offices were so frequent that the phrase “going postal” became a popular way to describe workplace violence in America.

 

“As mass shootings continue to trend upward in America, it is unthinkable that Sen. Paul would attempt to remove a ban on guns in a workplace where mass shootings have occurred,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Moms will not sit idly by while our lawmakers pick apart existing common-sense gun laws. We will fight tooth-and-nail to help protect our children and families from senseless gun violence.”

 

“There is simply no reason why post offices should be exempt from the ban on guns in federal buildings, especially given the history of shootings inside post offices,” said Watts.

 

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What Is A CR (Continuing Resolution)


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Here’s the list, of the 22 House Of Representatives who will vote right now, for a clean CR bill when or if Speaker Boehner has the balls to allow a vote on a clean CR. CR means Continuing Resolution.

 

Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa)
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.)
Rep. Peter King (R- N.Y.)
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa)
Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.)
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.)
Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.)
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.)
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.)
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.)
Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.)
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Ca)
Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.)
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.)
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.)
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.)
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)
Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.)
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.)
Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho)
Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.)

 

‘By my count, that makes 22 house Republicans who have publicly stated that they would vote for a clean CR, which would end the government shut down’.

 

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that there are not enough votes in the House of Representative to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government without a provision defunding or delaying the Affordable Care Act.

 

“There are not votes in the House to pass a clean CR,” Boehner said in an interview with ABC’s “This Week.”

 

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Contrary to Boehner’s claim, several House Republicans have signaled willingness to pass a bill to fund the government with no strings attached to Obamacare’s funding and implementation.

 

Speaker Boehner is a liar.

 

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

From The Huffington Post:

As of Wednesday afternoon, the number of those Republicans hit 21 — surpassing the magic 17 votes needed to pass a clean funding bill if all 200 Democrats stick together and team up with them. Of course, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would have to be willing to put that bill on the floor in the first place. But if he did, the votes appear to be there for passage, at which point the bill would sail through the Senate and be signed by President Barack Obama, ending the shutdown.

 

The number is now 22 as of Monday the 7th Of October.

 

GOP came to power seeking government shut down

 

Published on Sep 30, 2013

Government shut down will hurt the veterans and construction workers who have Government contracts. Bottom line…the Republicans don’t care. They came into office with one thing on their agenda…Government Shut Down.

 

 

 

What is a CR:

 

continuing resolution is a type of appropriations legislation used by the United States Congress to fund government agencies if a formal appropriations bill has not been signed into law by the end of the Congressional fiscal year. The legislation takes the form of a joint resolution, and provides funding for existing federal programs at current, reduced, or expanded levels.

 

Federal budget procedure

The federal government of the United States operates on a budget calendar that runs from October 1 through September 30. Each year, the Congress authorizes each department, agency, or program to spend a specific amount of money. This money may not be spent, however, until it has been appropriated for a given purpose. The Department of Justice, for example, is authorized to spend $22.2 billion each year, but may not do so until Congress passes a law that says so. 

 

Under the Constitution, only Congress may appropriate money for the operation of the federal government. Therefore, Congress is required to pass separate spending bills every year to fund the operation of government. If no such bill becomes law, government functions cease immediately and all functions of the government cease eventually, as required by the Antideficiency Act, except as excepted by the Act. In order to prevent the interruption of government services, Congress and the President will often pass a continuing resolution. This authorizes government agencies to fund their agencies at the current level until either the resolution expires, or an appropriations bill is passed. Like all acts of Congress, a continuing resolution must be passed by both houses of Congress and the President, or passed with a majority large enough to override a Presidential veto.

 

Advantages and disadvantages

Standoffs between the President and Congress or between political parties, elections, and more urgent legislative matters complicate the budget process, frequently making the continuing resolution a common occurrence in American government. They allow the government to take its time making difficult fiscal decisions.

 

Federal agencies are disrupted by the periods of reduced funding. With non-essential operations suspended, many agencies are forced to interrupt research projects, training programs, or other important functions. Its impact on day-to-day management can be severe, costing some employees the equivalent of several months’ time.

 

History

The most significant incident involving continuing resolutions occurred in 1995, when a standoff between then Democratic President Bill Clinton and Congressional Republicans led to the shutdown of the federal government. Without enough votes to override President Clinton’s vetoNewt Gingrich led the Republicans not to submit a revised budget, allowing the previously-approved appropriations to expire on schedule. The resulting lack of appropriations led to the shutdown of non-essential functions of the federal government for 28 days due to lack of funds.

 

 

CBS Host Takes Apart GOP’s Shutdown Argument

 

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Hopefully this will help you understand what is going on…..and if you need further help with the truth of this government shutdown…….

 

Tell The Truth America: This Government Shutdown Is ALL About R.A.C.E.

 

This government shutdown is racist and not very shy about it either.

 

Let me break it down for you who don’t know. Racist ass caucasians, and the hand full of house niggers who follow behind, sucking their nasty sweaty balls, do not want Barack Hussein Obama to be a success because he is Black. ObamaCARES is something that will put Barack Hussein Obama in the history books for much more than being the first Black human to be elected President Of The United States.

 

The Affordable Health Care Act elevates Barack Hussein Obama into the history books with The Presidents who implemented Social SecurityMedicareMedicaid, The G.I. Bill. It secures a legacy no other caucasian POTUS has had since those great men who started the above mentioned social services.

 

Can you imagine an America without Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, Veterans Benefits? In 30 years, Barack Hussein Obama will be known as the Father Of American Health Care. Now what racist ass cracka caucasian wants THAT?

 

Think it any coincidence the U.S. Government was shut down by racist caucasian slaves of the Koch Brothers and Grover Norquist on the VERY SAME DAY ObamaCARES opens it’s enrollment?

 

What has been the headlines today, Government Shutdown or ObamaCARES Open Enrollment?

 

ObamaCARES…now that is something they just couldn’t allow to succeed.

 

Can you imagine an America without Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, Veterans Benefits? In 30 years, Barack Hussein Obama will be known as the Father Of American Health Care. Now what racist ass cracka caucasian wants THAT?

 

Think it any coincidence the U.S. Government was shut down by racist caucasian slaves of the Koch BrothersandGrover Norquist on the VERY SAME DAY ObamaCARES opens it’s enrollment?

 

What has been the headlines today, Government Shutdown or ObamaCARES Open Enrollment?

 

They could NOT allow The Affordable Health Care Act to be a success. I mean how can some Harvard educated Black dude be mentioned in the same breath as  President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Social Security Act of 1935. They could not possibly “let” a Negro be thought of in the same way we think of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Medicare…heaven forbid!!

 

SO, the TeaTardedRepubliCANTS devised a plan to make Barack Hussein Obama the shame of the 44 Presidents. Make his signature legislation, legislation that saves lives and insures millions of Americans for the very FIRST time in their lives, The Affordable Health Care Act aka ObamaCARES, the single reason for shutting down theUnited States Government.

 

It’s ALL about race and ObamaCARES. P.E.R.I O.D.

 

And they were able to accomplish all this carnage for middle class federal employees and their families, middle class business owners, middle class workers, the poor, the elderly, American military personnel, children and expectant mothers, ONLY  because you middle class voters sat on your lazy asses on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

 

Grover Norquist and The Koch Brothers thank you.

 

What YOU going to do on “NO”vember 4th, 2014.

 

I do not want to live in a nation that is as stupidly racist as The United States Of AmeriKKKa.

 

Rand Paul & Mitch McConnell caught on hot mic talking shutdown strategy

 

Published on Oct 3, 2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) were caught on a hot mic Wednesday night while discussing their party’s messaging on the government shutdown.

 

Paul ran into McConnell, who was wired for an interview, in front of a camera after wrapping his own interview with CNN, according to Western Kentucky news station WPSD.

 

“I just did CNN and I just go over and over again ‘We’re willing to compromise, we’re willing to negotiate.’ I think — I don’t think they poll tested ‘we won’t negotiate.’ I think it’s awful for them to say that over and over again,” Paul said of the Obama administration’s stance on the shutdown.

“Yeah, I do too, and I just came back from that two hour meeting with them, and that was basically the same view privately as it was publicly,” McConnell said.

 

President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders Wednesday night to discuss opening the federal government and raising the debt ceiling, but the meeting brought the two sides no closer to ending the budget impasse.

 

In the video recording, Paul was confident that the GOP’s pivot from demanding Obamacare be defunded to seeking out compromise would succeed.

 

“I think if we keep saying ‘We wanted to defund it. We fought for that but now we’re willing to compromise on this,’ I think they can’t — we’re gonna, I think — well I know we don’t want to be here, but we’re gonna win this I think,” he said.

 

 

 

Shutdown Hits Federal Workers

 

 

 

I see every news talk political joke of a TV show go around saying everything but what is the obvious truth….every past POTUS, thats 43 of ‘em, have gotten what was needed to keep this government financially solvent….except one.

 

Barack Hussein Obama.

 

The Black President of The United States Of AmeriKKKa.

 

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