For John, BLUF: It is time for the Republicans to move on. Nothing to see here; just move along.
It is my belief that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid want a Government shutdown. That is why they are not trying to work a deal.
It is my further belief that the House Speaker should pass the bill provided by the Senate, this evening, right after they vote to grant full immunity to Ms Lois Lerner.
Time to move on to the next crisis, the raising of the debt limit, something that then Senator Barack Obama decried just a few years back.
The fact that we're here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Leadership means 'The buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit.It is my opinion that the Speaker of the House should schedule the vote on raising the debt ceiling and that each and every Republican member of the US House should get up and read that quote and then one of them, to end the debase, should say "Shame". Then they should vote to pass the raising of the debt ceiling and then turn to hearings involving Ms Lois Lerner.
Oh, and begin to stifle private bills from Democrats, as part of a new strategy.
Regards — Cliff