The Republican-dominated House of Representatives remains unable to agree even to a way forward toward funding the United States government. This is a five-alarm fire. The continuing resolution for funding the government Congress passed in September when then–House speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) couldn’t pass appropriations bills runs out on November 17. If something is not done, and done quickly, the U.S. will face a shutdown over Thanksgiving. This will not only affect family gatherings and the holiday, it will hit Black Friday—which, as the busiest shopping day of the year, is what keeps a number of businesses afloat.
Thank you Heather. "This is a five-alarm fire." -which is the objective of the fringe 'burn-it-all-down' extremists who have taken over the GOP -as well as Putin and all other adversaries of the United States.
Is there anyone on this thread who doesn’t believe that the ‘non-running’ Joe Manchin will suddenly show up running for ‘president’ on the ‘No Labels’ ticket? He is perfect, with his ‘liberal’ bona fides (Oh, qwitcher giggling!) as a ‘Democrat.’ If you listened to him ‘bowing out of the senate race’ he stuck in a non-sequitur about how he doesn’t like Trump. He’ll pull votes from Biden. I’d love to keep an eye on his bank account!!
The media continue to focus on how much everybody hates Joe Biden instead of doing in depth articles about this. My contempt for them grows daily.
The House is on fire and the arsonists..... they’re in the House!!
"Voters approved that amendment with 57% of the vote in a process established by the state constitution, but the plaintiffs want to stop it from taking effect, claiming that by creating a new right, it disfranchises them and prevents the legislature from making laws. "
Seems to me they are trying to disenfranchise us voters and want to Rule us rather than Represent us.
Democrats should stay and write proposed legislation that is vote-ready--for a CR and anything else that needs to get done.
That would show the Democrats are serious about working on the problems this nation faces, rather than take a long weekend off in a crisis.
It's a strange sort of democracy. America is ruled now not by the will of the many, but the willfulness of the few.
Forgive an ignorant foreigner - but how come one single senator is able to bar military appointments? It makes no sense. To me, it looks like a very bad system, which bad actors are taking advantage of. It begs the question - why is that system in place at all? (Same question about the political appointment of judges, which to me is a pretty shocking aspect of the US constitution.)
The Republicans have created the perfect moment for our enemies. There is no better time for them to strike. Congress is in disarray, the military is weakened, the public is divided. In spite of the Democrats over performance in elections since 2018, there may not be enough time to right the ship. They’re mobilizing as we hand wring.
This is a continuation of Trump's insurrection. MAGAQ are our domestic terrorists. The world is literally on fire but wait, there is a man in a dress. Stop presses and call a special session. There is a man in a dress!! It's like yelling squirrel! They have no interest in governing. They want to rule. Thank you Citizens United.
All Republicans have become J6 raiders!
Extortion is the GOTPs preferred negotiating technique,
They like it because it makes them feel like tough guys, plus it's cheaper than their #2 technique which is bribery. They gave up on persuasion and horse-trading a long time ago.
Extremists want all people to have babies but refuse to help feed the poor ones. My nephew works for Head Start in Ohio.... he said you can’t imagine how little these kids eat. They are ravenous. The important thing to the republicans is the pain. Make it hurt.
I am disgusted to announce that Junk Fish Johnson and his House circus freak show have unanimously been awarded the Institutional Finger Up Its Ass Award.
There is a November 17th deadline to renew budget resolutions or the US government will shut down.
These Johnson jackals, after agreeing on nothing (except the absurd $14.5 billion for Israel funded by reducing past budget authorization for IRS by a similar amount), have gone on vacation until November 13th.
(I don’t believe that subpoenaing financial data from a broad range of Bidens or Marjorie Taylor Greene’s move to impeach several more folks are related to the impending government shutdown.)
I recall, when last there was a ‘budget shutdown crisis,’ that Trump called for a shutdown unless the Senate and President Biden accepted the cockamamie demands of the Republican House jackals.
I see, in this Johnson game of Russian Roulette, that the imperatives of responsibly running the United States, domestically and globally, are Trumped by MAGAmania.
I haven’t a clue how the United States will avoid a November 17th shutdown, as the House freak show is holding the country hostage by its unconscionable ineptness.
When even ‘Garland’ McConnell is pissed at the Johnson House, you know that the Trumpublicans are truly f++ked up.
The fascist minority's disdain for democracy and aid to the enemies of the United States and democracy everywhere is on full display. It is going to be a bitter and very dangerous year and two months. The only way forward will require a few Republicans to break ranks with those who would destroy the nation.
Where is the fire hose? It’s missing and Mike Johnson took it with him. I bet the House R’s are just real proud of themselves, you know, patting themselves on the back. There will be karma that will hit them in the face if the country isn’t funded. I predict after people feel the strains of not funding our government, there will be an uproar. Maybe this is what it takes to get those who think the R party will save them, actually won’t. Believe me, I do not want this to happen but these members are disjointed and discombobulated along with being evil.