Washington (CNN) – In a joint statement Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner addressed the results of the budget meeting held at the White House Thursday evening, saying, “We have narrowed the issues, however, we have not yet reached an agreement. We will continue to work through the night to attempt to resolve our remaining differences.”
CNN's Dana Bash contributed to this report.
And the "remaining differences" is the RIGHT wanting everything they proposed..............Period!! Remember – NO COMPROMISE was their campaign chant and the Tea Party is demanding that NOW!!!
More of the usual hype. The Republicans get 90% of what they want and Democrats get 10% of what they SAY they want.
This is ridicious, just agree on something and don't ruin people's lives.
Just come to a solution!
Please someone explain to me why our service men and women will not receive their paycheck. How come president Obama and Congress will still receive their $400,000 paychecks. Why can't they at least take a pay cut, everyone else in the US has taken one. It seems that Congress and obama only receive pay raise
For people who have been elected to run the government, a government shutdown should be viewed as mission failure.
I think the American people are fed up with the irresponsible trillion dollar spending that has put our country in obscene debt. The only transparency that exists regarding Obama, is that the public can see through his ridiculous 11th hour attempt to blackmail the Republicans into passing his huge, pork laden budget, or the government will shut down. It's also a travesty that Obama would veto a measure to insure our troops get paid, even if the rest of government shuts down on Friday !!!
No leadership in D.C. And the tea party and their movement don't even mount to a hill of beans. Where have we gone wrong as a country?
You know if the government wants to cut something, they need to cut prices at the pump, prices at stores for food and let the people spend more money on other things that we the people can't buy because of the way things has went up.. There's ways to put money back in if things were affordable. It's like this less the price more you spend. the higher the price the less you spend because it's going to something like gas or to just to keep your lights on. And for another if the government shuts down then why should the people that work have to keep paying to the gov and not even able to get that back. Do you know that the people that have a job here really don't make that much as what would be made in the other 49 states. People here struggle as it is and no I don't draw a check and no I'm not on welfare I work for my money and I pay in to the government just like every other worker in The USA there for if the government stops paying then so should the American people. Thank you
I saw a poll where 20% of Americans thought the Congress was doing a good job. Really? We should start hang one from each party each day until they do their most basic job – setting a budget. Right-wing radicals have taken America hostage with obstructionism and hatred. I sincerely wish we could divide our country into two geographical zones – blue and red. The red states could work toward a "perfect" society of overweight, undereducated, bigoted Christians with no appreciation for science, medicine, art, or anything beyond the nonsense in the Bible. The blue states could live a modern life with diversity, tolerance, renewable energy, and intellectual freedom. Look at these states now...
Imagine that! Try taxing the rich and corporations ...bet not
This is just another way for the CROOKED GOP to sit on the sidelines and do NOTHING. They have NO IDEA how to govern, so they can now sit on the sidelines AGAIN, WHILE BEING PAID!!!
GOP/TP, shame on you!
The politicians of today have way too much power. This makes them targets for corruption to many special interest groups and with all the money being thrown around, even the strong often give in. In such important matters of the budget, and other major issues, We as americans need to change the process and hold a vote where every regerstered voter can go to the polls and cast a vote, taking away all of the power from one or two reps from our state and taking america back for the people.....