Disaster Aid Disaster Averted, barely

By Linda Beale

Disaster Aid Disaster Averted, barely.

Once again, Republicans intent on obstructing the normal operation of the federal government unless they can extract cuts to programs they don’t like (in the name of deficit reduction) applied the combination of House recalcitrance and Senate anti-majoritarian filibuster to threaten a government shutdown and siderail needed funding for emergency assistance to ordinary Americans until they could get at least some of their objectives. A compromise that will get money to FEMA and keep the government funded for a spell has been reached.

(AP video at ataxingmatter, see link…I am still mostly missing my internet connections)

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