If the republicans and democrats cannot come up with a continuing resolution by Saturday.....THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN.....YIPPPEEEEEE!!!!
From FoxNews -- Republicans poring over a 1,924-page overarching spending bill proposed by Democrats to cover the rest of the fiscal year are threatening to grind the legislation to a halt, citing hidden earmarks and massive spending that would be enacted into law without a review process.
The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1-Sept. 30. Currently, a continuing resolution, the stopgap measure to keep government operational until a budget is passed, is set to expire on Saturday. If another CR or the bill itself isn't passed and signed into law by President Obama by then, the government will shut down.
Craven politicians can't help themselves. They reflexively hide earmarks in every bill that gets passed. If tea-party minded republicans can prevent it this time, much will have been accomplished in terms of setting the operating practices for the next congress. And if the federal government shuts down, then that's one more day that our freedoms aren't curtailed, out liberties encroached upon, and our wallets plundered.