Tuesday, October 15, 2013
It appears that the House Republicans changed the rules of the House to make them the only ones who can stop the government shutdown once started. The last government shutdown of 21 days cost the economy $2 BILLION. I move that We The People demand that these rogue Republicans pay the cost of their caper out of their own pockets or be sent to debtors' prison.
http://youtu.be/0Jd-iaYLO1A The GOP's little rule change they hoped you wouldn't notice
Chris Van Hollen
Published on Oct 12, 2013
Late in the evening on September 30, 2013, the House Rules Committee Republicans changed the Rules of the House so that the ONLY Member allowed to call up the Senate's clean CR for a vote was Majority Leader Eric Cantor or his designee -- all but guaranteeing the government would shut down a few hours later and would stay shut down. Previously, any Member would have had the right to bring the CR up for a vote. Democracy has been suspended in the House of Representatives.