The GOP Shutdown cost our economy $24 billion and accomplished nothing. Yet, GOP Leader Ted Cruz still thinks it was a good idea. If we want to prevent future manufactured crises, we need to vote Ted Cruz and the rest of the Tea Party out of office. Help Democrats today so we have the resources we need to fight back in 2014.
DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile sent the following email to supporters encouraging them to tell John Boehner to end the GOP Shutdown.
Let me tell you what Speaker Boehner won't: He could end the shutdown any time he wants.
Right now, today, there are enough votes in the House of Representatives to pass a bill that gets the government up and running without any of this nonsense about repealing Obamacare.
So why are we here? Because House Republicans were determined to pick another fight over Obamacare, and the Speaker won't tell them that their fun is over and that they need to grow up.
Absurd doesn't begin to describe this situation. Hundreds of thousands of government employees are stuck at home and the national parks are closed. The FDA's not checking meat for contamination, the CDC has halted monitoring the flow of infectious diseases, and children aren't getting cancer treatments from the NIH. Soon our veterans won't be getting benefits. And yet, a majority of our lawmakers are ready to vote for a budget resolution that the President will sign.
I know how crazy this is, and so do you. But it looks like Speaker Boehner will need a little help to reach that conclusion. And I don't think an email from me is going to do the trick.
Which is exactly why we need Americans from all across the country to help bring this madness to an end.
Stand with the Democrats today:
Thanks for all you do,
As the reckless GOP Shutdown continues, Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent the following email to supporters encouraging them to get involved and tell Speaker Boehner to get the government up and running again.
John Boehner can end the shutdown any time he wants. He could have a bill on President Obama's desk in the course of an afternoon.
But right now he won't step up. And it's because he's afraid of challenging the most extreme voices in his caucus (and I don't need to tell you how extreme some of them can be).
We need to make sure that those aren't the only voices the Speaker is hearing.
If Speaker Boehner brought a clean bill to fund the federal government to the floor -- without any of the nonsense about defunding Obamacare -- it would pass in a bipartisan vote. Period.
And every day that goes by, more Republicans, even some in Congress, are starting to say exactly the same thing.
It's time for John Boehner to do his job and listen to the American people.
Tell him to end the government shutdown:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee