Back in business: Obamacare undented as shutdown ends, debt default avoided

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October 17, 2013

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Moving with stunning speed, Congress voted Wednesday to end the 16-day-old government shutdown and avert the potential for the first major debt default in U.S. history in a deal that gave President Obama most of what he sought — an open government and more borrowing authority without denting Obamacare.

The Senate voted 81-18 to approve the deal and sent it over to the House, which quickly followed suit with a 285-144 vote on the measure — amounting to an almost complete surrender for the GOP.

Mr. Obama signed the bill immediately early Thursday.

“There’s a lot of work ahead of us, including our need to earn back the trust of the American people that’s been lost over the last few weeks,” he said. “With the shutdown behind us and budget committees forming, we now have the opportunity to focus on a sensible budget that is responsible, that is fair and that helps hard-working people all across this country.”

House Republicans saw the vote chiefly as a way to bring an end to a bruising fight that saw the GOP sink to historic lows in approval ratings, and that exposed deep party divisions over tactics and policy.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • David Hendrick Behrens says:

    The GOP could redeem itself and vote for Obama’s Impeachment, for Obama’s endless treasonous scandals and crimes against the American Public..

    1. robert l craft says:

      David that would be the way to go but we dont have any body in congress with the balls to even think like that.

    2. Brian Purcell says:

      David, Can you
      name just one of these alleged treasonous scandals or crimes? You know it
      doesn’t take a majority in either the House or the Senate to impeach a
      president. It only takes proof that a “high crime or misdemeanor” has
      been committed. Bill Clinton was impeached over a BJ and yet no one has been
      able to come up with a shred of evidence that Obama has committed any
      impeachable offense.

      If you have any evidence then I suggest you share it with your congressman
      immediately. If you do not, please study up on how the government works before
      spouting off about things you don’t understand.

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