WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - People work up Tuesday to the start of the second day of a government shutdown, and there's no indication of progress to stop it on Capitol Hill, as Brianna Keilar reports. }}" />

   
 
 
Day Number Two Of The Government Shutdown

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 10/2/2013 People work up Tuesday to the start of the second day of a government shutdown. And there's no indication of progress to stop it on Capitol Hill. Brianna Keilar reports. The impasses in Congress is no closer to being resolved today. "The motion to table is agreed to." With nearly 800,000 federal employeess off their jobs for a second day, President Obama is blaming Tea Party Republicans for shutting down the government over their objections to Obamacare. "They demand ransom just for doing their job," said President Obama. He's urging Congress to act. "Allow the public servants who have been sent home to return to work," he said. Tuesday night, House Republicans tried to fund the government piecemeal, starting with veterans, national parks and the city of Washington, D.C. "We're ready to talk," says Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia. "And they have rejected that. And we have to send it back, every day." The first attempt failed, most Democrats voting no. "This is a waste of time," said Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. "It's not going any place." What's worse? We're about to hit the debt ceiling. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew again warned Congress that if it doesn't raise the United States' ability to pay its debts, it will default October 17. GOP leaders say blame Democrats for refusing to sit down and negotiate. "My goodness, they won't even sit down and have a discussion," says Republican House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. President Obama said that his signature program isn't up for discussion. "The Affordable Care Act is still open for business and it is here to stay," President Obama said. Frustrated taxpayers made sure their voices were heard too. "You might want to tell Harry Reid to end the shutdown," said one protester. "I'm tirred of a Congress that can't run this country. You guys are worthless."
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Ohio local governments and schools have a relatively new option for investing money through the state. Full Story
Image1 The release of the new Apple iPhone 6 Friday attracted large crowds to cell phone stores across the country, including the Verizon store on Lexington-Springmill Road in Ontario. Full Story
 
Image1 Ontario High School has a new and unique way of revving-up spirit on Fridays before home football games. Full Story
Image1 As part of the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program, teaching artist Karen Erickson will visit Mansfield to lead the Kennedy Center’s workshop, “Who’s the Hero? Confronting Bullying Through the Arts.” Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Free confronting bullying workshop offered for teachers

More News