Complete Capitulation By GOP
The President said it would not happen again after the Republican extortion of 2011. Many were wondering if he had the spine of steel to stick to those words. Well he did, he won, and he likely saved the presidency of others from political extortionists. He forced complete capitulation by the Republicans.
Government Shutdown: Obama Signs Bill To Reopen Government, End Debt Standoff (UPDATE)
Posted: 10/16/2013 7:57 pm EDT | Updated: 10/17/2013 2:02 am EDT
WASHINGTON — The government shutdown is dead. Obamacare is alive.
The Senate voted 81 to 18 Wednesday night to reopen the federal government and raise the nation’s borrowing limit, hours before the Treasury Department faced the possibility of being unable to pay all of America’s bills for the first time in modern history.
The House followed suit, voting 285-144, to end the latest damaging battle of divided government in a polarized Congress.
President Barack Obama signed the legislation early Thursday. He said he would reopen the government immediately to “lift this cloud of uncertainty and unease” that settled on the nation and start fixing the damage.
“There is a lot of work ahead of us, including our need to earn back the trust of the American people that has been lost over the last few weeks,” Obama said in a brief speech at the White House.
The standoff began over the summer, when tea party Republicans, led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, demanded that the House of Representatives lock government funding in a chokehold unless Democrats and Obama defunded the Affordable Care Act.
Complete capitulation was an embarrassment for most sensible Republicans. Someone should give Texas Senator Ted Cruz the message.Click here for reuse options!
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