Will Republicans shut down the Government over Planned Parenthood?

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    Will Republicans shut down the government over Planned Parenthood? - The Week

    Another night of budget talks failed to produce a deal acceptable to President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Reid said that money isn't the holdup, but rather the GOP's "line in the sand" over its hundreds of policy amendments, especially those to defund Planned Parenthood and curb EPA enforcement. Such big policy issues "have no place on a budget bill," Reid said. Could the government really shut down over Planned Parenthood?
     
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    Crazy.
     
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    The Government Shutdown is About Abortion and Pollution | Death and Taxes

    Leaving aside the fact that abortion is a medical procedure performed by medical professionals and should therefore enjoy the same federal dollars our government has deemed wise to spend on public health, to shut down the government over the chump change Washington spends on the procedure is nothing short of ludicrous. The government’s relationship with abortion, as well as its relation with the environment, are conversations that are absolutely worthwhile—so worthwhile that they require completely separate debates. Attempting action on these issues in the context of a budget debate, prompting gridlock (which Republicans had to know would happen) and endangering the livelihood of nearly one million government employees in addition to freezing public services, is profoundly irresponsible.
     
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    Yep, the Dems sure seem to be making it all about abortion.. crazy I say.
     
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    Reid lies
    There are only two "riders" in this budget stopgap. The first prevents federal funds from being used to build a detention center on U.S. soil for Guantanamo detainees or for bringing those detainees to the United States. But Reid didn't say anything about that rider in his remarks.

    Instead, Reid said that "the two main issues that are holding this matter are up the choice of women, reproductive rights, and clean air. These matters have no place on a budget bill." By clean air, he means the amendment to keep the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide emissions. That rider is not included in House Republicans' bill....

    So that seems to be the sticking point--the reason Reid won't vote for this budget or won't allow a vote. To be clear: We're not talking about prohibiting funds for contraception from being used to subsidize abortion providers (i.e. the Pence amendment on Planned Parenthood). We're talking about direct taxpayer-funding of abortion....

    This policy, known as the Dornan amendment, has previously enjoyed bipartisan support: Indeed, Reid, Biden, Pelosi, and Obama have all voted for appropriations bills that included the Dornan amendment. President Obama signed the Dornan amendment into law in the fiscal year 2009 budget.
     
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    Somebody order a bulk supply of sick bags.... the Dems are spinning so much, one of 'em's bound to up chuck their dinner. Sad bastards.
     
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    The Republicans are trying to nickle and dime their way to social change and the Dems are not going to buy it. Just wait until citizens learn that the GOP attempt at "Social Engineering" is the reason the Government is shut down. Oh, and they will learn it soon!
     
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    Of course this is ridiculous. We all know the Republicans don't really want to do anything to stop illegal abortion. It's their bread and butter at fundraising time.
     
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    Remember when we kept telling the clowns that the Tea Party was nothing more than the same old right wing of the Republican party? With the social conservatives right where they always were?

    Remember when the clowns kept saying no no no!! this is different?!

    Remember when I said I told you so? (well I said that just now, so that shouldn't be hard to remember.)
     
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    The federal budget is one vast reeking pile of social engineering. It would be impossible to cut anything with libs accusing you of "social engineering." furthermore, since when have Democrats ever been opposed to social engineering. Isn't that their bread and butter? Isn't that the purpose of every Democrat social program?
     
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