Miley Cyrus shuts down SNL, Speaker Boehner" 'This isn’t a damn game!'

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 New York City this Saturday. Cyrus dished up comic relief, mocking Congresswoman Michelle Bachman with a SNL version of House Speaker John Boehner in a racy yet humorous skit.

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 America goes into her second week of the federal government shutdown.  Although recent polls don’t know for sure: some critics say that most Americans aren’t feeling the effects of the shutdown and politicians should consider eliminating all non-essential jobs altogether to save money and balance the federal budget, while others say it’s impact is severe on veterans and citizens looking to sign up for the Affordable Care Act but cannot due to glitches in the systems roll-out. One thing we know for sure is that Miley Cyrus is not expected to run for president in 2016 nor will she be mediating negotiations to re-open the government.

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Rich Valdes is a former official in New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Administration, an award-winning marketing director, and manager who has led staff and projects for various colleges, state policy initiatives, celebrity entertainers, faith based organizations, and non-profit charities. Rich has run small businesses, created strategic messaging campaigns to increase college student enrollment revenue, and produced high-profile public relations events to raise awareness for various brands.

As a frequent  TV, radio, and print media contributor, Rich’s commentary on social issues and popular culture have been featured on Hot 97 FM, CNN Headline News, Telemundo, Univision, HHR and Fox/My9. When not  debating, politics, education, and culture, Rich is a single dad, school board member, and Young Benefactor at VH1 Save The Music Foundation.  Rich attended New York University and is pursuing a Master’s degree at Lincoln University while raising his two young daughters and caring for his elderly father in the New York City suburb of Bergen County, New Jersey. 

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Rich Valdes

Rich Valdes is a former official in New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Administration, an award-winning marketing director, and manager who has led staff and projects for various colleges, state policy initiatives, celebrity entertainers, faith based organizations, and non-profit charities. Rich has run small businesses, created strategic messaging campaigns to increase college student enrollment revenue, and produced high-profile public relations events to raise awareness for various brands.

As a frequent  TV, radio, and print media contributor, Rich's commentary on social issues and popular culture have been featured on Hot 97 FM, CNN Headline News, Telemundo, Univision, HHR and Fox/My9. When not  debating, politics, education, and culture, Rich is a single dad, school board member, and Young Benefactor at VH1 Save The Music Foundation.  Rich attended New York University and is pursuing a Master’s degree at Lincoln University while raising his two young daughters and caring for his elderly father in the New York City suburb of Bergen County, New Jersey. 

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