Originally Posted by brewmenn
The reason an agreement was not reached was because the
insisted in trying to extort changes to other law before passing a routine spending bill. Since there's a law that no money can be spent that has not been authorized by congress the President has no choice but to shut down anything non-essential that has not specifically been funded.
In other words.........Brewmenn, wants the Republicans to give the DEMs a Blank check, and to sit down and shut up.
.........sorry, thats just how I read it, but I'm old and my dimencia kicks in every once in awhile.
Time to stop playing Devils advocate when so many lives are at stake.