And its the reason why they are closing down so many things they don't have to in order to cause as much pain as they can in an effort to manipulate you.
On Monday, Congress unanimously agreed to pass a standalone measure to pay the troops during the partial government shutdown, and President Obama signed the bill into law. But on Thursday morning, Senate majority leader Harry Reid blocked votes on House-passed bills to fund veterans, the military reserves and National Guard, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and national memorials.
As Politico reported Thursday, during the 1995 government shutdown congressional Republicans and President Bill Clinton were able to agree to a "stopgap bill to assure funding for veterans, welfare recipients and the District of Columbia."
Why won't Senate Democrats and President Obama agree now to any more stopgap funding bills?
Senator Chuck Schumer of New York told THE WEEKLY STANDARD following a noon press conference Thursday that in 1995 "it was a different world." Why is that? "Because we have a Tea Party," Schumer said without elaborating as he walked away.
Through hikers are having to cancel their attempts on the Appalachian Trail. Section hikers are having to go home. Weekend campers and backpackers are having to go to State Parks. Picnickers are being threatened with fines. Armed men are standing in front of our national Monuments.
Because, Tea Party.
Its an improvement.
It used to be Bush's fault.
The House has backed off their demand to have the Senate vote on a repeal of Obamacare. They have backed off their demands to defund it. They now propose that it be delayed for everyday citizens the way that Obama has delayed it for Big Business and Political Contributors, and they demand that members of Congress and their Staff give up the exemptions and subsidies granted to them and they be subject to the same conditions of Obamacare that you and I are. The House has twice introduced a Bill to fund the VA. The Democrats defeated it once in the House, and the Senate refuses to vote on the second one. The House has passed a Bill to fund the National Institute For Health in order to keep funding flowing to treat children with cancer. Harry Reid refuses to vote on it. The House has passed a measure that would re-open the National Parks and Forests so we can go out and do what we love to do---and thru hikers don't have to give up a lifelong dream and a life changing experience.
Because, Tea Party.
Edit to add:
"You're making me do something I really don't want to do, this is your fault." are the words a wife beater says as he's slamming his fist into his wife's face.
"The other guy made me do it because of what he did." is the excuse of a child.
"We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can."