Current Riders in Debate as of April 8, 2011
RIDER 1: Obama has requested an increase of 34% to the EPA so that he can fund Cap-and-Trade: $7.9 billion to $10.9 billion for Cap-and-Trade…..Republicans say NO as this will k!ll businesses and tax payers!
RIDER #2: Obama requested an increase to Planned Parenthood in the amount of $600 MILLION…..Americans have no business paying for this and the Republicans say NO! This is not an issue with the legality of Abortions, rather it is an issue of taxpayers being forced to pay for them. D.C. is currently receiving tax payers funds to pay for abortions
RIDER #3: Obama requested funding to transport TERR@RISTS to the US for trial–Republicans said NO! Duhhhhhh, wonder why!
TITLE IX is NOT cut, only the $600 requested for Planned Parenthood
We should not be funding ANY of this….if they wanted this cr@p they could have done it last year like they were suppose to and could have passed it!!!!
By Congressional Law, Congress is suppose to pass a budget by October for the following year.
October 10, 2010 Congress failed to pass the 2011 Budget. The Democrats controlled the House, Senate and White House and did so with a Super Majority. This means that not a single Republican could have voted and they still could have passed the budget.
The House has NEVER failed to pass a budget since the rules were put in place in 1974. Democrats stated in June 2010, 4 months before mid term election that they were not going to pass the budget.
Instead, late July 1, 2011 the Democrats “…as part of a procedural vote on the emergency war supplemental bill, House Democrats attached a document that “deemed as passed” a non-existent $1.12 trillion budget. The execution of the “deeming” document allows Democrats to start spending money for Fiscal Year 2011 without the pesky constraints of a budget.”
As of March 30, 2011, the House Republicans passed a budget bill in February 2011 for the remainder of this fiscal year that would cut $61 billion. The Democrat controlled Senate is refusing to accept the $61 Billion and Obama has vowed to veto it.
Again, Obama and the Democrat Super Majority Congress failed to pass the 2011 budget and if a government shut down occurs, this shutdown rests 100% on the shoulder of the Democrats and Obama.