Say the Democrats would do that. What exactly is it that the Republicans are compromising on?
You'll never know unless you'll sit down and talk!!!!
Republicans have passed several versions of THEIR beliefs. And the senate hasn't been willing to discuss ANYTHING.
Neither side should get 100% of what they want. Why? Because each controls half of congress. That means republicans don't get 100% because they don't control the senate, and democrats don't get 100% because they don't control the house.
So you do like EVERY congress has done in history, you come to the table and you TALK!
I know, I know... CRAZY thought, right?
Seems to me they're forcing this shutdown to get what they want without giving anything in return other than to re-open the govt, which to me is not compromising on the Repubs part, unless of course they do, in fact, want the shutdown.
Well lets think about that... Republicans no doubt want to repeal the law. But they couldn't, so they said, fine... Lets defund it. Couldn't, so they said fine, delay it.
So already they have moved a few times, how much has the senate moved???
The house has passed almost a dozen bills to help those portions of government that hurt the most. Like NIH, Veterans Affairs, etc...
How many of them has the senate voted on? ZERO! So who is it that is keeping government shut down?
Prez and Dems have repeatedly called to just bring the clean bill to a vote. That's all.
Oh, that's all? Just give them everything they want while you get NOTHING you want, that's all?
Right of course... LOL C'mon man, did you really just say that? Not with a straight face I hope...
Bohner won't even let it come to a vote because he knows it would probably pass and how bad would he and the repubs look if a clean bill passed that could have obviously been passed before and prevented the entire shutdown in the first place.
And neither would the senate! How many bills has the house passed that the senate won't allow a vote on?
Pot calling kettle black?
Hell the senate wouldn't even allow amendments on the last CR they passed! Why not? Scared something might pass that they don't want to pass?
Also note, the NIH bill that passed the house passed 407-0. Has the senate voted on it yet??