- Democrats Push for GOP Concessions as Debt-Limit Negotiations Continue: “While the Democrats and Republicans are much closer to an agreement to reopen the government and continue government borrowing than they were two weeks ago, there is still no certainty that President Obama and Senate majority leader Harry Reid can broker a deal with Republicans in the House and Senate before the next major deadline later this week.” [TIME]
- Obama’s Top WMD Ex-Official on the Iran Nuclear Talks [TIME]
- World Leaders Press the U.S. on Fiscal Crisis: “Leaders at World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings on Sunday pleaded, warned and cajoled: the United States must raise its debt ceiling and reopen its government or risk “massive disruption the world over,” as Christine Lagarde, the fund’s managing director, put it.” [NYT]
- Bloomberg: The U.S. could end up being the first major Western nation to default since Nazi Germany in 1933.
- Federal agencies are urging furloughed workers to find another job, as long as they let their lawyers know first. [Washington Post]
- A Fresh Chance to Rein in Racial Preferences [WSJ]
- ‘It is time to tell Congress to go to hell’: “Federal judges, long used to being blasted as “judicial activists” by members of Congress, are now directing a stream of anger and vitriol right back at Capitol Hill.” [Politico]
Sh!t you GOPers, you've done forked the pooch:
LOL! It that SEVEN people?
HOW DARE this worker bee step out of line and question the liberals in charge! Well, he's been reprogrammed now and he feels much better about everything...
Jimenez, a front-line employee at a customer-service center in Buena Park, said in his email to Reed that the new computer system had left employees unable to open new claims or help claimants and that “everyone is having problems.” He said he raised the issue in an email to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Reed forwarded the message to Maria Rutherford, a division chief.
“Who is this guy?!” Reed asked.
The next morning, EDD’s Donald Owens apologized to Reed for Jimenez’s email and said he had been “counseled regarding the nature of the email and the proper chain of command regarding concerns or issues with CUBS or any other work related items.”
California should shut down. Does any governmental computer program work? California's government hires a firm that cannot make it's programs work in other states. Government bureaucrats don't care; it's not their money. Hey, it's only 153 million OVER budget and it doesn't work.
In response to a
Public Records Act request from KCRA 3, EDD on Tuesday released a copy
of its contract with Deloitte, the company behind the problematic
software upgrade that EDD said caused the backlog.
other things, the contract states the software should not be launched
during a holiday weekend. The software was launched over Labor Day
weekend, Levy has said. But, because neither she nor any other state
official would answer questions Tuesday, it’s not clear why or how the
timing of the launch would have led to a backlog.
The contract also lists a maximum price of $47 million for the work, but Levy has said in previous interviews that the cost of the work exceeded $60 million. It was part of a larger EDD project targeted by a state audit that showed its costs doubled over several years to nearly $200 million.
"Among all registered voters, 56 percent disapprove of President Obama’s action during the negotiations, 64 percent disapprove of congressional Democrats, and 74 percent disapprove of congrssional Republicans."
Barry 0 still benefits from the soft bigotry of low expectations.
Robert Gibbs on MSNBC:
"Let's just say this is excruciatingly embarrassing for the White House and for the Department of Health and Human Services,"Well it WOULD be embarrassing if they had any sense, or shame.
The IRS pays out $4.2 billion to illegal immigrants. I can't wait until they tax the crap out of people who opt out of Obamacare. Voters will love getting mail from the IRS.
"Unions poised to win delay of ObamaCare tax in budget dea"
Barry always takes care of his own, the rest of America can go hang.
Obama is acting like the WWII Memorial is HIS.
Baggers get pounded in new poll. It's official, they suck:
Your move BoehnerSenators Rumored To Reach A Deal On Shutdown And Default
Hey Curly. Perhaps you can explain why right before the shutdown the GOP House, passed a legal change to keep anyone other than Eric Cantor from bringing a vote to the house on a clean CR?
@ahandout Everyone could be talking about the rollout of the REpublican Health Care Plan but for a few ahandouts who decided it would be smarter to not pay people their salary, shut down government and put the world's economy in an uproar and our credit rating at risk again.
Smart move, ahandouts! We salute you.
What I see is desperation. The poll numbers show a savaged party and most of all the teabillies. They're about as popular as Speedoes with skidmarks
Well it WOULD be embarrassing if they had any sense, or shame.
Fire Barry 0.
@paulejb Democrats are going to be sooo popular when all those IRS letters go out for the Obamacare tax.
Jesus Christ you boobs
@ahandout The GOP propaganda network yell squirrel as the US public realizes who really shut down the government.
That would be Barrycades, Handy.
I guess Teh Base is now officially the 28%ers.
@mantisdragon91, he has to choose between his job and the country. I wouldn't bet either way. The man has no morals.
You must be blind. I never get involved in these partisan scraps.
It seems to me the parties were in a similar situation in January over income tax rates, and I thought Boehner came out pretty well, better than I expected and better than I wanted him to.
@mantisdragon91 I wonder if a GOP member could introduce a vote of no confidence in the current majority leadership, and fire orange Johnny right now.
My God are they dense. That's a battle they've already lost. Every GOP pundit has already chimed in on that. They're talking about just trying to salvage what's left of the brand.
The numblys are greusomely consistent. They're toast.
It's coming up on their last days in the sunlight.
@fitty_three, I hope Boehner does the right thing, but i have my doubts. I think he may be finished no matter what he does. 40% of the GOP in his own district want him primaried.
You're a bagger. Period.
Asking me to let them is like asking me if I'd like some money.
Of course! They can be my guests, just step right this way - oops - that was the elevator.
Let them. Most of them are going to go 'independent'. Pretend that they're not the batshiat libertarian Ayn Randians and not GOP either. You'll spot them as soon as the Brainfart links comes flying.
This is one for the social scientists. I kid you not.
They've committed The Mother Of All Mitts.
I think there's another 8 or 9 from the "they're all to blame" crowd too. I think that after the storm, Obama will get most of the liberal approval back and maybe half of this group back.
@fitty_three, there is always that. It's like with Obama's poll numbers too. I think i read where 8-9 of his disapproval numbers were because he wasn't liberal enough.
We also must be careful with teh numblys. Of that 40%, what portion thinks he was too painless to stand up to the baggers, allowing them to wreck the GOP and what portion thinks he's a RINO.
Hothouse politics might soon be a euphemism for the GOP machinations in the House.