By Elizabeth Nelson
So, the Shutdown has been officially called off, for now, the Republicans have bowed in defeat, and Obama has crowned himself the victory, with the help of his Demobrats. He’s yet to stop strutting around the White House, as if what his Senate minions have done is a great thing for America and her people.
The United States government sputtered back to life Thursday morning after President Obama and Congress ended a 16-day shutdown, clearing the way for federal agencies to again deliver services, reopen public facilities and welcome hundreds of thousands of furloughed employees returning to work.
Speaker John A. Boehner before voting Wednesday night. He told his members to hold their heads high, go home and regroup. President Obama after speaking about the government shutdown Wednesday at the White House. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada helped negotiate the deal Wednesday.
The political standoff in the nation’s capital ended just minutes before a midnight deadline when the government’s ability to borrow money would have expired. Republicans conceded defeat on Wednesday by agreeing to finance the operations of government until Jan. 15 and raise the nation’s debt limit through the middle of February. The Senate passed the legislation first, and the House followed around 10:15 p.m.
The agreement paves the way for another series of budget negotiations in the weeks ahead, even as conservative Republicans in the House and Senate vowed to renew their fight for cuts in spending and changes to the Affordable Care Act. Read more NYTimes
When asked by a reporter if we would face another shutdown in January, the Empiric one decreed a resounding, “No,” to his Media reporting monkeys for them to record and report to his mindless sheep to digest at a later date.
So what he just showed us, he has every intention to continue to play his part as Chicago style thug and bully the Republican of the day, which will green light his minions to do the same from the House and Senate floors. So basically, Government is OPEN for Business and we are operating normally again, and it is one big SNAFU - Situation Normal All Fkd Up.