Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Here's What Republicans Were Demanding to Avert a Shutdown

Image from source, Think Progress
When you hear--and you will--that the government shutdown is the result of Democrats not accepting a Republican "compromise," you will be forearmed with this knowledge. Democrats wanted a clean spending bill, no add-ons, no demands. The Republicans wanted a lengthy list of conservative bullet points. This was essentially extortion, and Harry Reid didn't blink. I am often disappointed in my State's Senator, but not tonight.

And one more thing: if the shutdown is the Democrats' fault, why is it that Right Wing World is dancing a jig right now? They're thrilled they got a shutdown. Don't believe their spin for a minute.


21 Things Republicans Have Demanded In Exchange For Not Shutting Down The Government Or Tanking The Global Economy

1. A balanced budget amendment [Link]
2. Approving Keystone XL [Link]
3. Eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood [Link]
4. Medicare privatization [Link]
5. Tax reform, as outlined by Paul Ryan [Link]
6. The REINS Act, which would require Congress to approve significant federal regulations [Link]
7. Means-testing Social Security [Link] . . .

There's much more, read here: Think Progress

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