Congress agrees to eleventh-hour budget deal to avert government shutdown – The Washington Post

 

 

To keep the government running through Friday, lawmakers approved a short-term spending measure overnight — the Senate at 12:20 a.m. and the House at 12:40 a.m. — and said the final agreement should be approved next week.

If that happens, the measure would cut $37.8 billion from the federal budget through the end of September, congressional aides said.

Democrats had wanted to cut billions less: they assented to the larger figure, and in return Republicans dropped a demand to take federal funds from the group Planned Parenthood, according to aides in both parties.

However, Republicans did win the inclusion of a policy rider that forbids public money from going toward abortion procedures in the District of Columbia, a restriction that had previously been enacted when Republicans held power in federal Washington. The deal also adds money for one of Boehner’s favored projects, a program that provides low-income District students with money to attend private schools.

via Congress agrees to eleventh-hour budget deal to avert government shutdown – The Washington Post.

So, no government shut down. And somehow, we didn’t even lose funding to Planned Parenthood, one of the more worthwhile government programs we have going.

What would be even more handy, of course, would be to disband the Federal Reserve bank, and stop our tax money from paying INTEREST to a PRIVATE CORPORATION when our own government could just as easily handle the money supply without it being taken as a loan at interest from people who print it for around $0.03 a bill, be it a $1 bill or a $100 (and of course, free for the majority of money, which never hits paper but exists only digitally).

So anyway…argue all you want about liberal and conservative…and then remember that both sides are merely toys for bankers.

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