The United States Government is within 1 day of being shutdown by the extremist, Tea Party faction of the Republican controlled House of Representatives. Please visit my politics blog if you are interested in following this story. You will find a link to my countdown timer itself so you can watch it countdown in realtime.
Today has been the calm before the storm in Washington DC. The Senate doesn’t reconvene until tomorrow afternoon to consider the House’s latest continuing resolution that includes a one year delay of Obamacare and a deletion of the Obamacare requirement for all health insurance to provide contraceptive coverage for women (the on-going Republican war against women continues!). The Senate will reject the House provisions noted above and send a clean funding bill back to the House and by that point I expect that the midnight deadline will have passed and the Government will be shutdown.
Welcome to what passes for “Government” in a Washington DC that controlled by a group of Tea Party terrorists.