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The idea of putting the American people's hard-earned progress at risk is the height of irresponsibility, and it doesn't have to happen.
Let me repeat this. It does not have to happen.
All of this is entirely preventable if the House chooses to do what the Senate has already done, and that's the simple act of funding our government without making extraneous and controversial demands in the process, the same way other Congresses have for more than 200 years.
Unfortunately, right now House Republicans continue to tie funding of the government to ideological demands like limiting a woman's access to contraception or delaying the Affordable Care Act, all to save face after making some impossible promises to the extreme right wing of their party.
So let me be clear about this. An important part of the Affordable Care Act takes effect tomorrow, no matter what Congress decides to do today. The Affordable Care Act is moving forward. That funding is already in place. You can't shut it down.
. . . You don't get to extract a ransom for doing your job, for doing what you're supposed to be doing anyway, or just because there's a law there that you don't like.
~ President Obama
Obama: "An important part of the Affordable Care Act takes effect tomorrow, no matter what Congress decides today." #Obamacare #Shutdown
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 30, 2013
Obama: "Congress needs to keep our government open...pay our bills on time & never, ever threaten the full faith and credit of the U.S."
— White House Live (@WHLive) September 30, 2013
PBO, WE GOT YOU.. pic.twitter.com/91LVhuXQwh
— OBM (@OldBlackMajic) September 30, 2013
We are not going to be bullied. We've done everything we can to avoid a shutdown, and we've done it reasonably.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) September 30, 2013
CNN/ORC Poll: 54% say they hold an unfavorable view of the of tea party movement, an all time high in CNN polling http://t.co/UBuDKWs1fN
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 30, 2013
What happens when you lose an election in a landslide? Vote 40 times and fail? Have the law you oppose upheld by Supreme Court? #GOPshutdown
— Justin (@MurphyFerguson) September 30, 2013
Like Sands Through the Hourglass So Is Time Running Out for #GOP #ShutdownTheGOP #TeaPartyTerrorists #GoodbyeGOP #UniteBlue
— Jeanne K. (@SnarkAmendment) September 30, 2013
Just in: Moderate House GOP apparently seeking votes for a revolt--a clean funding bill vote http://t.co/ElHqcpLqau via @DanaBashCNN
— ProgressiveHelp PhD (@CallOut4) September 30, 2013
We are witnessing a once-great party destroy itself. Grab some popcorn and watch as the GOP proceeds to #ShutdownTheGOP
— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) September 30, 2013
Dear god. People are referring to Peter King as a moderate. That's how extreme the rest of his party is.
— JM Rooker (@JMRooker) September 30, 2013
@rosierifka 25 repubs plus all Dems is enough to pass a clean spending bill. Hopefully this can happen— Mace (@DemocracyMace) September 30, 2013
RT @steveholland1: Pres Obama this evening spoke to Speaker Boehner, Senate Repub leader McConnell, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, WH advises— Matt Viser (@mviser) September 30, 2013
Whatever gives House Republicans any idea that 1) Senate Dems will cave, and 2) that they could overcome a presidential veto if they did?— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) September 30, 2013
Petition Calls For White House To Designate GOP 'A Terrorist Organization' http://t.co/RAhwp0EWc8— cheyannebiancab (@cheyannebiancab) September 30, 2013
What will win tonight! Democracy or Tea Party tyranny? For the sake of a great nation I hope it is Democracy and the American people!— Yutzoo (@obscuredbypink) September 30, 2013
No so-called "revolt" in house. Rule on CR passes 225-204.— Ali Weinberg (@AliNBCNews) September 30, 2013
Revolt averted, House GOP poised to toss funding bill back to Senate http://t.co/A7lS5Cm6b1— NBC News First Read (@NBCFirstRead) September 30, 2013
GOP Congressman: Republicans 'Lemmings With Suicide Vests' http://t.co/8jmCAGTcjN— Bobby Copeland (@bobby_copeland) September 30, 2013