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Boehner’s conundrum is this: He knows that most polling shows Republicans will take the blame for a shutdown. But, he also knows that if he gives in and/or is perceived by cast-iron conservatives as giving in, his speakership is all but over. (You could argue Boehner’s speakership has been on the ropes for some time…
Language defunding the Affordable Care Act has passed the U.S. House attached to a bill which would keep the government operational beyond Tuesday morning. It is not expected to pass the Senate. Pretend your congressperson is a nameless, faceless nobody with no beliefs of their own. What would you tell them to do?
A week ago Sunday, @YoureNotMySupervisor linked to a New York Times story about the amount of campaign money flowing into the House Financial Service Committee and how it creates an image of quid pro quo.
Jim DeMint's Heritage Foundation is trying to cajole one hundred Republican members of Congress into signing a letter asking Speaker Boehner to resist any spending bills which would fund implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Thus far, 80 members have signed.