OBAMA WANTS THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN BECAUSE HE INSISTES ON FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ABORTION, NPR, PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY – ALL SOCIALIST CAUSE’S THAT ARE UNNECESSARY.
President Obama said Tuesday he would not sign a budget agreement to keep the government running that cuts funding for Planned Parenthood and the Environmental Protection Agency.
“There can be some negotiation about composition,” Obama told reporters shortly after discussions with congressional leaders on the budget.
“What we can’t be doing is using last year’s budget process to have arguments about abortion, to have arguments about the Environmental Protection Agency, to try to use this budget negotiation as a vehicle for every ideological or political difference between the two parties. That’s what the legislature is for, to have those arguments, but not stuff it all into one budget bill.”
Riders included in the House budget bill would, among other things, defund Planned Parenthood and remove the EPA’s authority to regulate “greenhouse gases” blamed for climate change.
Despite having control at the time of both the White House and Congress, Democrats did not pass a fiscal year 2011 budget last year, and the government has been running on continuing resolutions (CRs). Now, with about six months remaining in the fiscal year and the House of Representatives in Republican hands, the possibility of a government shutdown looms if an agreement is not reached by Friday. Obama calls this games.