Congress Reaches Deal, Avoids Shutdown
Is it any wonder why Congress' approval rating is as it is? Interesting that with such divide in our country, here is one area almost everyone seems to agree upon. Noted political theorist Dr. Benjamin Barber has noted that democracies only continue with both true and constant dialogue/critical analysis and actual timely movement. Thoughts on the U.S. track record on both those areas?
House of Representatives and Senate leaders John Boehner and Harry Reid announced that they have reached a consensus about a six-month bill to find the federal government. The bill will avoid a possible shutdown three months before the presidential elections. Committee members must now write the legislation, which is to be passed by Congress in September and signed into law by the President. Current funding for federal agencies is due to expire at the end of September. With the new bill, it will continue through March 2013. Now, to the comments!
What Others Are Saying...
Count me as one voter that is sick and tired of the Congress/Senate/President waiting until the last minute to get a budget done. .... Our government officials have been acting like high school students waiting until the night before to do their big report.
It's hard to do anything meaningful when over half of Congress is not interested in doing anything but make you look incompetent. ... The executive branch is the weakest of the three. 95% of the things people blame the President, … they should blame on Congress.
like the Republicans in Congress are people of easy virtue. When it suits them, to hogtie Obama. … Now that they don't want to look bad before an election. … If it were your neighbor that behaved like that, wouldn't you be wary?