September 29th, 2013
06:19 AM ET

House delays Obamacare; shutdown looms

In a move that makes a government shutdown more likely, House Republicans approved a spending plan Sunday morning that would delay Obamacare for a year and repeal its tax on medical devices.

The temporary budget resolution now goes back to the Senate, where Democrats have consistently said any changes to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law is a deal-killer.

On top of that, Obama has already issued a veto threat.

If Washington can't reach a deal, a government shutdown will begin at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

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  1. saywhat

    No point folks arguing with@Hamsta. The ills that he always lists began inflicting this nation only when Pr.Obam took over.

    September 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Hello saywhat. I just would like him to print some facts, without his head exploding.

    September 29, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 29, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol yea @ mama, odd isn't it. And then we have the biggest welfare fraud recipients of all! Congress! Free food, free vacations (many vacations) free transportation, free housing and most of all FREE MEDICAL! They don't care whether the rest of Americans can afford insurance or not, because they don't have too!

    September 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    The politicking of the party of 'NO' and 'Obstructionism' has held this nation of ours hostage for the most part during Pr.Obama's admn.
    The Congress as a body has failed the people it is supposed to serve.
    Can't go into a detailed analysis as my post will not go thru.

    September 29, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lmao too funny @ mama! And good afternoon @ saywhat. And thanks for turning me on to "Counter Punch"! Some very interesting articles. And so true about the ahem *archie bunker* implication lol.

    September 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Counter Punch is now in my bookmarks thanks to you @saywhat. I hope everyone is having a happy Sunday in spite of this constant nonsense with Congress. I am tired of it as I'm sure are most Americans whatever their stripe.

      September 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    This nation has to rally around itself and not those who pretend to play gods on Mount Olympus up on the Hill.This old and unproductive 'guard' has to be booted out.
    be it Boehner or Pelosi, Reid or Cantor or Mitch or McCain or Graham or Cantor or King. The whole lot.

    September 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    You are welcome@chrissy and a very good afternoon to you and @Mama.
    Common Dreams , Counter Punch two very informative sites.

    September 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Leftist view on steroids? Cause it looks like they piss everyone off. lol christians, jews, etc...

      September 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hamsta

    Why bother researching something I already know, sounds like you need to do your research. You can start by realizing that education you THINK you recieved was just political indoctrination. Maybe YOU should go to a library and pick up a REAL history book instead of one of those watered down propoganda books Common Core uses today. As for my "inheritance", so far I have inherited property taxes that more than likely exceed your income tax but still have yet to recieve one dime of my share of the millions of dollars owed to us that greedy, corrupt democrats refuse to pay.

    September 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I guess you got it from osmosis, because it is not fact. I guess it came to you in a dream. Changing the subject from Obamacare? Education? Stay on task Hamsta. Not even your inheritance can distract me. I am not distracted by shiney objects that mean nothing to the conversation. Name calling again, but still no facts. Chirp.

      September 29, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    I know we all keep saying we need Term Limits in Congress, but another thing would be to put an age cap on requirements also. I know none of us would like to think about our abilities or inabilities when we get old but its a known fact that our thinking process debilitates during old age. And if ever there were any doubts to that our present members of Congress should clear that up!

    September 29, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol @ hamsta, only a dimwit would take education advice from an uneducated person and i can as sure you i am neither dimwitted NOR uneducated!

    September 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    And now you are claiming to be a "millionaire" only the government is holding your millions??? I think you might've taken too many hallucinagetics in your time!

    September 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Scottish Mama

    What I learned from Hamsta today, he is a republican, inherited land scholar and he pays personal property tax.

    September 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I would like to put a disclaimer on this last statement as all information has not been verified. Such as land owner, scholar or tax payer.

      September 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Oh and @ Hamsta, or rather hamsta wannabe, when you're trying to take on someones personna you should probably stick to only posting facts known of that person because outlandish claims are what will trip you up rather quickly!

    September 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Scottish Mama

    @ chrissy so this is hamster?

    September 29, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
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