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House Passes Three-Week Extension To Fund Government

March 18, 2011 by  

House passes three-week extension to fund governmentThe House of Representatives has approved a three-week spending extension that would fund the Federal government through mid-April. The Senate and President Barack Obama must pass a budget by March 19 in order to avoid a government shutdown.

According to media reports, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said that he expected the House-backed measure to pass his chamber this week. Obama has pledged to approve the three-week extension in order to provide "some breathing room to find consensus," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney reported.

On March 15, the House voted 271-158 in favor of the extension. However, a total of 54 Republicans opposed the measure, compared to only six GOP Representatives who voted against the previous two-week extension.

Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said he does not want to fund the government in "bite-sized pieces," according to CNN. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Mike Pence (R-Ind.) opposed the bill because it did not eliminate funding for Obama's healthcare law and controversial organization Planned Parenthood.

The Family Research Council (FRC), a Christian lobbying group, recently praised the Republicans who voted against the extension.

"The time to bring our fiscal house in order is now, and ending the federal gravy train for Planned Parenthood and other Left-wing groups is the first step to show that this Congress is serious about doing so," said Tony Perkins, president of FRC. 

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  • TIME

    Well its really quite clear that Johnnieee Bonner is a waste of time, or perhaps better said is no better than Nancy the PigOsee.
    A man who has no honor Johnnieee Bonner, its time for you folks where he lives to vote his BUTT out of office.

    Oh and get on your congress and senate people we don’t need to be in Lybia no matter what the UN wants – we also don;t need to be in the UN, so lets not play this game again..
    Its been 10 years now with the other two games we should have never gotten into. Wake UP People.

  • s c

    Blah. Trying to get our elected SOBs in Washington to do the right thing is like expecting a new bride with a suitcase full of credit cards to be thrifty.
    Herr Obummer will do the right thing only when he’s forced (and good luck with that).
    Give it a chance. Try it. Shut it down. Send the pathetic wannabe gods home on an extended vacation
    [but don't do it Wisconsin-style. Dictate terms to THEM].
    As a free people, we have NO chance to make Uncle Scam think twice about his criminal ways unless we keep the old fart on a short leash. We must NOT hesitate to yank that leash when he goes on another spending spree. He’s had generations to learn how to get away with high crimes and treason.
    He screwed your great grandparents, your grandparents, your parents and he’s busy screwing you. If you think for one minute that he’ll do your kids or their kids or their kids any favors, YOU have no reason to call yourself human – let alone responsible or free. Crime pays, people, and we’re the ones who are expected to pay the damned bills
    for Uncle Scam’s continuing criminal behavior.

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    This is ludicrous! One extension after another! How can anything get accomplished when all the time is spent wasted on whether an extension should be granted? It’s time for those who are elected in to do what they are elected for!

    • Dennis

      This is an extention to fund obamacare, get this, if the government shuts down obamacare is done, over, history and thats why the trash in WDC wont shut it down.

  • David

    Let it shut down! We the People don’t need them.

  • Dennis

    It is time for a shut down of the government, they are worthless, no matter what side you voted for, its time to defund them. All this extension does is let Obamacare dig in even more, and it makes it harder and harder to remove it, John Boehner = Harry Reid/Nancy Pelosi they are all on the same team and its called ( LETS SCREW AMERICA ).

    • J.M.R.

      all of the above WELL SAID yes j boner has sold us out to snake pit. well i hope hes got plenty of resumes as i won’t vote for him again.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Many of us were pleased by the midterm election results 4 months ago, especially to see that Nasty Pelosi was no longer speaker and replaced with John Boehner. Now, I’d hate to take the ‘eh’ out of his name, but I wonder if the GOP made a ‘boner’ with Boehner as speaker. Likewise with Eric (Can’t??) Cantor. Can’t (Can’t-or) Cantor or (Boner) Boehner lead, or stand up to BHO and his democraps?? It’s good that they voted to repeal Obamacare, but not good enough. The GOP still doesn’t have the seats/votes to repeal in the Senate, much less override a veto by the Marxist-in-Chief!! So defunding and stalling Obamacare’s implementation is the best thing to do until we (hopefully) take back the Senate and White house in 2012.

    I heard the Great One on the radio playing a Ronald Reagan sound bite: “OH SHUT UP!!” from 1980. That’s exactly what the GOP needs to do to the democraps. As long as our military, social security and other vital services continue, why not shut down government?? Not only is it critical to destroy Obamacare, but government is too big!! It needs to be downsized!! And given that a shutdown will only be for non-essential services, would it be illogical to just eliminate all of the services permanently?? It sounds good to me!! Of course the leftwing democraps will use fear mongering and lies to attack the GOP for doing the will of the people. All Republicans: Just stand up and say “OH SHUT UP!!” to the democraps. If we have to shut down the government until 1/20/2013 (hopefully the end of this error), then good!! DO IT!!

    Let’s also consider the risk here. The voters gave you a second chance, Republicans. Think about the Independents or swing voters. If the GOP sells out again, it will mean another comeback and victory for the democraps in 2012. That’s the last thing we need!! Of course, our focus on the 2012 campaign should be on primaries. It’s critical that all RINOs and Republi-crat wimps are defeated in primaries as some were last year. As for voters, they must use good judgment, and not repeat the errors of 2006 and 2008. Remember, we’ll never get rid of Obamacare or the out of control profligate spending by electing the democraps again. GET REAL!! It was the democraps who caused these problems in the first place. As evidence in 2006 and 2008, electing democraps only makes bad situations worse!! WAKE UP!!!!

  • http://com i41

    If the shut down was so bad Onumnutts and Congress are going to get their taxpayers funded paychecks for doing nothing. Cut the paychecksand benefits going to all of the former Congress and presidents. See any cuts in their paychecks or the government employess, hell no! Since these pukes have a open ended credit card for fuel and vehicle rental picked up by taxpayers, why isn’ the fat azzed slubs being put in the hybred and battery power peices of crap. If Onumnutts think Government Mtors are so great he can motorcade in these match box tin cans. Mandate the crap vehicles in every city over 250,000 population.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      i41,
      You speak of obummer getting his paycheck for doing nothing? That’s when I like him the most, when he’s doing absolutly NOTHING!!!

  • http://AOL.COM FRENCHIE

    FOR CRYIN’ OUT LOUD, WHAT THE HELL IS THE PROBLEM HERE? THIS 3-WEEK EXTENSION CRAP’S GOT TO STOP. I GUESS THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO UNTIL WE GET THE REST OF THE LIBERALS OUT OF THE HOUSE & SENATE. IT DOESN’T HELP THAT REPUBLICANS AFRAID OF A GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN NOT FAIRING WELL IN THE NEXT ELECTION DOESN’T HELP MATTERS EITHER. SURE, IF IT HAPPENS, THE LEFT WILL BLAME IT ALL ON THE EVIL REPUBLICANS AS THEY ALWAYS BLAME EVERYTHING THAT GOES WRONG ON THEM. THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BLAME THE REPUBLICANS WON’T VOTE FOR THEM ANYHOW. SO, WHO GIVES A FLYING F*CK WHAT THEY THINK ? LET IT HAPPEN, LET THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN. WE WHO HAVE MORE SENSE THAN A MENTALLY DEFICIENT CHIMPANZEE KNOW WHO CAUSED IT, WHY IT WAS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN, WHO & WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IT, & WHO WILL LOSE THIER JOBS OVER IT. IF THE REPUBLICANS WOULD JUST GROW A PAIR & REFUSE TO SIGN OFF ON ANY BUDGET BILL THAT DOESN’T DEFUND OBAMACARE ENTIRELY, THEY WOULD FIND OUT THAT WE WOULD HAVE MUCH MORE SUPPORT & UNDERSTANDING FOR THEM THAN IF THEY KEEP PLAYING THIS PIECEMEAL GAME. I’M SO PISSED AT JOHN BOEHNER RIGHT NOW IT AIN’T FUNNY & HE’S MY CONGRESSMAN. I JUST SENT HIM AN E-MAIL THE OTHER DAY ALMOST BEGGING HIM TO STAND FIRM ON THIS VERY THING & LET THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN IF THE LIBS WOULDN’T AGREE TO DEFUND OBAMACARE. HE’S GOT TO KNOW IT’LL BACKFIRE ON THEM & NOT US. BUT THEN, MAYBE THIS POLITICAL MANEUVERING GAME IS THE REAL PROBLEM ANYHOW. JUST DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE & WHAT WE SENT YOU THERE TO DO & EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE, WE GOT YOUR BACK COME ELECTION DAY. WHY IS THIS SO HARD FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND?

  • barbm

    hutchison isn’t running in 2012 so, hopefully, we’ll get a tea party senator. cornyn’s term isn’t up until 2014, so we’re stuck with that rino for a while. he votes right on some things, but he voted FOR this extension. bah humbug. they still don’t hear us!!!!!!!!!!! 2012 can’t get here soon enough. but we still haven’t chosen a potus candidate. i like ron paul/gary johnson or vice versa.

  • Bus

    There won’t be a true shutdown until the government goes completely bankrupt. The last time they tried that game, they shut the national parks but quietly told the workers that when the budget was passed they would all be paid for their down time. You can bet if it comes to a shutdown, it won’t be the Capitol getting shut down, it will be something that hurts the common people…But when the big crash happens there will be a lot of unemployed suits.

    • Dennis

      If nobody does there taxes this year, well guess what, no money coming in for uncle dip $h1t. Note i didn’t say not to pay your taxes, i said don’t pay until next year, you can do that for up tp three years.

  • chuckb

    i said before the last election boehner was a loser and so is mcconnell. these guys are part of the problem and as part of he republican party have been for years. in order to get things back into perspective, the government will have to be shut down, we are suffering a slow death. pelosi and reid buried this government, we have no president, barry is nothing more than a figurehead for a bunch of communist jews. he is nothing more than an actor, a “b” rated one at that.
    we need leadership now, not a bunch of wimpy political hacks.
    shut the government down, re-arrange our priorities.
    shut the war down in afghanistan, bring our troops out of iraq. shut down our military bases in europe and shut down immigration and the border, remove the illegal population, send the muslims back to the middle east.
    open up our oil fields and let the arabs sell their oil to china, lets see how the futures market controls the price then.
    shut down the department of energy, education and the epa, audit the federal reserve, lay off the feather bedders just plain clean house.
    stop trying to rule the world. clean the unions out of the federal and state governments. clean out the activist judges. review our environmental laws and open up manufacturing again.
    all the government employees looking for work can find it in the private sector.
    rewrite the tax laws.
    all this could be done, but, not as long as we have these lifelong politicians embedded in washington. we need a civil revolution now not next election day.

    • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

      chuckb, These truths you have stated will set all of us FREE. However and I lament to say, only when all the SLIM has been irradiated.

    • Dennis

      My man i’m with you all the way, get the scum out of WDC, and start over.

  • http://com i41

    Frenchie, I have either called or emailed all the Reps about cuttting the Dept of Ag worthless welfare payments going to even some of the Sen and Reps. You notice that this would save just on the bs programs to landowners 290 bikkion. None of the crap heads of either party will answer, or if they do it, wildlife might get harmed,as was told to my daughters in 2 other states. On one program 74% of the money goes to 10% of the landowners at the amount of$455,000 a year. This is just one B–l s–t money wasting program that has been going on for over 3 decades.

  • Dennis

    I hope John Boehner hears it LOUD and clear. That nasty pig Pelosi only made it for one term as speaker of the house. And your next liar.

  • Lawrence Ekdahl

    We have again been sold out by the republicrats.
    America is doomed. We are so tied up with these phony wars that We could be invaded by any 3rd world country and lose. The chickens are coming home to roost and God has turned us over.

    • Dennis

      No 3rd world country would dare attack this country, Not as long as we have our guns, thats why there Muslim in WDC wants them taken away from us so bad, for his muslim brothers to come on in. The American people (WE THE PEOPLE ) Will defend our land and borders no matter what, when and if it comes to that, and then its dog eat dog time, fight or die.I say that because you will be fighting people here at home to.

  • home boy

    can someone extend my credit card debt for say ever , interest free?

  • http://com i41

    Dennis, agree a 100%, shipping those goat abusing ideological perverts can only mean trouble. This jug eared marxist/communist muslim moron is still planning to take private land ownership right away using his radical domestic terrorist and his muslim UN dick- taters to enforce the mandate. Keep the guns clean and powder dry. These perverts will be here soon enough.

    • Dennis

      This (offensive word removed) has gun laws in obamacare, hmmm, what might he be up to ?

      • http://?? Joe H.

        dennis,
        Every underhanded illegal thing we let him get away with!!!

        • Dennis

          You got that $H1T right, its the WE part thats gettin under my skin, I’m sick of the bu11$h1t that this government ( Republicans ) are letting this muslim get away with, Worthless.

  • Jill

    We the people would welcome a shut down government. Hell, lets shut it down until the next president is elected.

  • dave

    That’s just great! Let the sh$t$ stop working but don’t keep them from being paid….sounds like some people where I work! We were going to IMPEECH Bubba for gettin his worm wet, but we haven’t even considered impeaching Obummer for throwing the whole country to hell, or would it be better if we bring up the charge of TREASON? Hmmmmm…

  • chuckb

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Leting the Democrats get away with extending the vote on the budget another 3 weeks is a show of weakness of the Republican party. Once again,it is the back room deals that are going on. The young Republicans, need to tell the old school, to step aside and let us do the job the Americn people sent us to do in 2010. The majority of people are behind the Republican party right now,however, if they keep pussy foot`n around and showing weakness, they will lose that support. chuckb, you are right, the American citizenry who voted to put this man in the highest office of the land, are more dangerous
    than anyone, or anything in this country. What I worry about, if they
    haven`t it gotten by now, they never will. Good post Chuck.

  • pete

    Hey everyone ! Have some optimism ! We have nothing to fear but … FEAR ITSELF !!!

    These “Republicans” most of you have voted in, they just went to war with Libya (without declaring “WAR”) ….

    Let’s see what happens, not much more you can do. I hope everything works out OK. If Col Kadafi nukes Washington DC while Congress is in session, the money will run out in three weeks …. Problem solved …

    • http://?? Joe H.

      pete,
      As much as I dislike the crap that’s comming out of DC, I wouldn’t wish for a nuke on one square inch of my country! Remember what Mark Twain said, “Respect your country, ALWAYS! Respect your government, WHEN THEY EARN IT!!!

      • pete

        Your country Joe ? When did you become King ?

      • pete

        Joe,

        I’m looking for the position of court jester …..

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    pete,
    You talk like a jurk. Go back in the hole you crawled out of.
    Anyone even joking about nuking America has the brain of a piss ant.

    • pete

      Charles,

      Be Reasonable ! Providence sometimes works in mysterious ways !

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Jerk……Jerk…… Jerk…> pete

    • pete

      Charles,

      I don’t condone Col Kadafi’s future nuking of Washington DC. But it may have some benefits ….

      You got to look at the bright side (other than the “flash” from the nuke of course ). Congress won’t be around to spend money , or raise taxes .

      Let’s just put it all into perspective.

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Pete,
    What your saying, is we need to get rid of our form of goverment.
    Please tell me, what would you replace it with?

    • pete

      Charles,

      Well, that’s a tough question …

      I don’t advocate nuking Washington DC. But when it does happen, we need to be optimistic ….

      If the Creator has given us the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” then the Creator would be the replacement …

      If the Creator is the Word of God then a world government, with it’s capitol in Jerusalem, and King Jesus on the throne ! – that would be a fine replacement I would definitely approve of !

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Pete
    That sounds a lot better. I could go for that.

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Jill,
    Good idea,shut it down till we get a President. This guy who calls himself, Obama, is no more a President than George Soros. Obama only plays like he is President.Lets hope he stays in South America for a
    long time. I kind of like it when he is gone. It`s like losing a
    tooth ache.

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