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The Republicans blinked... From Breitbart/Associated Press:
Deal to avoid government shutdown
Perilously close to a government shutdown, congressional leaders reached agreement with the White House late Friday night on a deal to cut tens of billions of dollars in federal spending and avert the closure.

House Speaker John Boehner informed the GOP rank and file of the accord, reached in grueling negotiations over several weeks, an official said.

"We have an agreement," concurred a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Jon Summers.

Because drafting and then passing the broader legislation could take days, congressional leaders raced to approve a stopgap measure to prevent the onset of the first shutdown in 15 years, due to begin at midnight. Officials said it would keep the government in funds through the middle of next week.

Boehner told reporters just before 11 p.m. EDT that the House would continue working.

Republicans said the deal called for $39 billion in spending cuts, a measure that one official said Boehner told his rank and file marked the "largest real-dollar spending cut in American history."
The Republicans had the Democrat's nuts in a vice and they fscking blinked. Had we stood resolute, the resulting shutdown would have put lie to the Democrat's claims and publicly shown them to be the liars they are. But Noooooooooo... We caved and handed over our lunch money to the school bullies. This cowardice will be remembered nineteen months from now...

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