|Diane -- |
It appears that the extreme heat in Washington is starting to get to some members in the House.
That's the only conclusion you can draw when 80 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have proudly come out in support of shutting down the government before providing any funding for Obamacare.
I'd love to attribute this to the weather. But these are political games, plain and simple.
And if you've had enough of it, join in this fight -- tell Speaker Boehner to be a leader and stand up to the nonsense in his caucus.
Add your name today:
From: Jon Carson, BarackObama.com
Subject: This is nonsense:
In case you missed it, here's the latest plan being pushed by some members of the House: Cut all funding for Obamacare, or shut down the government.
Congress has until September 30th to pass a budget, and these representatives think this is the best time to wage a fight against a law that is already helping millions of Americans.
It's going to be up to Speaker John Boehner to decide if he's going to let these folks play games over the federal budget.
Be a voice of reason -- add your name to tell Speaker Boehner not to let this craziness get in the way of passing a smart budget.
The federal budget is how we determine our priorities as a country. Congress is deciding whether we give more tax breaks to corporations, or fund programs for our country's schools, or -- yes -- help people get access to affordable health care.
President Obama has a budget plan to grow the economy from the middle out -- not the top down. Because unless we make investments to help the middle class to grow, we'll never do more than move from one fiscal crisis to the next.
We don't need more obstructionism from some members of Congress. And we certainly don't need a government shutdown.
This country deserves better -- if you agree, add your name today to stand up to the extreme proposals in the House:
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