NEW YORK, October 6, 2013 — While Americans are bombarded daily with news of the federal shutdown, A-Lister Miley Cyrus took to the Saturday Night Live stage in
Separately, what wasn’t so humorous were the comments that Boehner directed at the White House on Friday in response to a senior White House Official’s statement “We are winning…It doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts “because what matters is the end result.”
President Obama and the Senate Democrats remain unwilling to speak or work with Republicans to open the federal government, though the president briefly cooperated with Republicans to provide back-pay to federal workers. Obama is still rejecting Republican efforts to fund cancer treatments for children or allow World War II veterans access to their Washington memorial, according to Time.com.
Friday, Boehner stood behind a podium with a large sign reading “#LetsTalk” on it, and yet again tried to get Obama and Senate Democrats to work on a solution to fund the federal government. He said, ”It’s not a damn game … Americans want their government funded and so do I!”
On Sunday, Boehner reiterated that reopening the government is not a reality unless the president and Senate Democrats are willing to budge in negotiations. Boehner cited the Republicans’ willingness to work with the administration since last year, referencing a tax increase that Republicans in the House conceded to the president in last year’s fiscal cliff negotiations.
Even with Miley’s humorous re-mix of her hit “We Can’t Stop,” the laughter is only temporary, as
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