Democrats don't like GOP plan to postpone shutdown

WASHINGTON, April 5 Tue Apr 5, 2011 9:21am EDT

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WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) - A Republican plan that would give negotiators another week to craft a budget deal and avoid a government shutdown is unacceptable to Democrats, a congressional aide said on Tuesday.

The proposal, released late Monday night, would fund the government on a temporary basis for one more week beyond Friday, when current funding runs out. It also would cut $12 billion from current levels.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; editing by Doina Chiacu)

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CDRSchafer wrote:
Corrupt, incompetent and irresponsible Democrats WANT a government shutdown. It’s a nakedly partisan political ploy, by a Democrat Party that cares only about power, not about America.

Apr 05, 2011 9:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sandiego1969 wrote:
“Democrats don’t like GOP plan to postpone shutdown.” And the reason is to paint the GOP as the terrible people who are out to starve babies and grandmas and deprive the country of its progressive government. As long as the dems can say “it’s their fault” life is good. Playing politics is much easier than facing the realities of fiscal responsibility.

Apr 05, 2011 9:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JSmithy wrote:
This just goes to show you that a government shutdown is the desire of the Democrats who would rather have a political talking point than a strng Republic.

Apr 05, 2011 9:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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