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Email from Dick Durbin: - jaxx - 09-25-2011 09:41 AM
Late Thursday night, the House GOP took this whole debate over disaster relief funding to a new level, setting the stage for yet another government shutdown. The Republicans sent the Senate a “continuing resolution” that only offers emergency disaster relief funding if we agree to cut important green jobs programs. They hoped that Senate Democrats would go along with it because failure to pass a continuing resolution by Friday would force a government shutdown, and deny FEMA the funding it needs to help Illinois and other states recover from natural disasters.
If the story seems familiar, that's because it is. We are now watching the third government shutdown movie of the year. It's not surprising -- it's not even interesting anymore.
The Republicans want us to choose between saving 50,000 jobs and helping disaster-ravaged communities recover. We know that's a false choice, and that is why the Senate defeated the measure.
Thanks for joining 20,000 fellow DickDurbin.com community activists to urge the GOP to stop playing politics with disaster relief. Now, please forward this email to urge your friends and family to take action as well -- before this week’s government shutdown deadline:
I signed on Sept. 17th. Damn those teapubs!
RE: Email from Dick Durbin: - Cha - 09-25-2011 02:03 PM
Thanks jaxx. It's kind of interesting, to me, though. It's always been upper most in my mind since I learned about another potential shutdown. And, would be to those who count on their SS check for making it through the month..if they're even aware of it.
I don't know how the hell they're going to come out of this latest threat by the cons to shutdown our Government but here we are again. They are a lot of repubs whose Districts were hit by Hurricane Irene and I would think they're wanting the funding?