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Government Shutdown Averted: Congress Passes Temporary Government Funding Bill

October 4, 2011 Comments off

Psalm 94:20 “Can a corrupt throne— one that creates trouble by law— become Your ally?”

Countries, especially the USA, it creates laws that create trouble or problems for its subjects. They claim to be your ally and benefactor, but are in fact corrupt. Satan’s throne was corrupt from day one that he sinned. He carried over that corruption to his children of this old world, and they like him, Satan’s elite, they have an agenda to rule over all nations and to have mankind as their slave class. It has been tested by the banking system, and manipulated by the thieves of Wall Street. All are corrupt.

Psalm 53:3 “Everyone has turned aside; they have all become corrupt. There is no one who does good, not even one.”

WASHINGTON — The House passed a spending bill Tuesday to fund the government for six weeks, delaying a series of battles over spending and policy that include everything from labor law and environmental regulations to abortion and the Pentagon budget.

 

The 352-66 vote sent the measure to President Barack Obama in time to avert a government shutdown at midnight. That ended a skirmish over disaster aid that seemed to signal far more trouble ahead as Obama and a bitterly divided Congress begin working on ironing out hundreds of differences, big and small, on a $1 trillion-plus pile of 12 unfinished spending bills.

Fifty-three Republicans defected on the measure, which was calibrated to spend money at rates equal to an August budget deal between Congress and Obama that permits too much spending for many tea party conservatives.

For weeks officials fought over disaster aid after the House insisted that $1 billion in emergency aid for victims of Hurricane Irene and other natural disasters should have been offset by cuts elsewhere in the budget. House and Senate Democrats strongly opposed the idea, particularly over House GOP cuts to a loan guarantee program that helps automakers retool factories to meet new fuel economy standards.

But a face-saving compromise last week – the Senate dropped both the $1 billion in aid and the cuts to clean energy programs – paved the way for Tuesday’s vote. Debate lasted just minutes.

“We need to keep the doors of the government open to the American people who rely on its programs and services,” said the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky. “Furthermore, our economy cannot handle the instability that comes with the threat of a government shutdown.” – HuffingtonPost

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