sbfriedman Wrote: The forum title pretty much tells all: the debt ceiling has been raised and the government is officially fully open again. All those government officials, employees, park and monument workers and the like can all get back to work. And, get their paychecks. Also, any money that they did not make for the last few weeks will be sent to them in a check for work missed. So, they will be compensated after all.
As for the debt ceiling, basically all that we really did was push the conversation off until February 7th of 2014. And, Obama and company have agreed to fund our government through January 15th, 2014. Seems to be the norm, just keep kicking the can...
I hear that there was some 'pork' in the bill that passed. Anyone know what was in there that has some people annoyed?
JerryY Wrote: Senator Ted Cruz and the Tea Party's ridiculous Government shutdown cost taxpayers $8 Billion per day for each of the 16 days they refused to settle with the Senate and the President. That amounts to $128 BILLION that could have been used to feed the poor and put to other good uses instead of a stupid protest that signified nothing. The Republicans should think about that when they reflect on their actions to require the Government to cut expenses!