The American people don’t want a government shutdown, and they don’t want Obamacare. We will do our job and send this bill over, and then it’s up to the Senate to pass it and stop a government shutdown.House Republican leaders • Standing their ground on this whole stupidity that’s going to force the government to shut down next week. Pretty sure the American people don’t want conditions on the basic functioning of the government, either.
There is no post-Civil War precedent for what the House GOP is doing now.James Fallows (via theatlantic)
This has been one of the strangest weeks I’ve ever had in Washington. As soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions, not from Democrats but from top Republicans, to hammer Cruz.Fox News’ Chris Wallace says that Ted Cruz’ own GOP colleagues are trying to throw Cruz under the bus with opposition research—due to Cruz’s push to try to kill the Affordable Care Act.
In what can be seen only as an act of supreme indifference, House Republicans passed a bill on Thursday that would drastically cut federal food stamps and throw 3.8 million Americans out of the program in 2014.The NYTimes editorial board says, on the new five-year farm bill United States Republicans passed to cut billions funding the food stamp program in the nation Thursday September 19.