Democrats and Republicans At Odds Over Budget & Obamacare

Democrats and Republicans At Odds Over Budget & Obamacare

Democrats and Republicans are at odds over the budget and just days away from shutting down the Federal Government over their disagreement.
Democrats and Republicans are at odds over the budget and just days away from shutting down the Federal Government over their disagreement.

The only difference is that this time around the new Health Care Law is at the center of the tug-of-war.

Just 24 hours before beginning to proceed on a new spending plan to keep the Federal Government afloat, the Senate majority Leader Delivered a message to Republicans.

"The Senate will not pass any bill that delays or defunds Obamacare."

GOP leaders are battling Democratic plans to remove the part of the legislation that defunds the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

"We think the bill the House gave us is what we wanted."

The House passed the measure last Friday removing the funding for the Health Care Law.  The 2 sides have to agree on the bill by Monday.

"I intend to speak on defunding Obamacare until I can no longer stand."

There are some Conservatives though that believe defunding with a threat of shutting down the government is a politically bad idea and want to try and delay the law instead.

"Mitch McConnell and Senate Leadership on the GOP side actually whipping against Ted Cruz's line of attack here."

While neither side wants a government shutdown, the high stakes game of who will blink first has started.

"The House continuing resolution is a manufactured crisis driving us to a shutdown."

Democrats need 60 votes to proceed on the Legislation.  If there are enough, it is likely to still be this weekend before the House gets another crack at the measure.

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