“Obama is acting illegally.” “Obama is a dictator.” How many times have you heard this? Before you believe these and other inaccuracies, check the facts.
From the first day the president took office, Sen. Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner have worked to prevent any properly introduced bill supporting the president’s agenda to proceed through the legislative process.
Our last two Congresses have been the most do-nothing Congresses in history. The immigration bill has been withheld from a vote for more than 500 days. Even normal, everyday bills that would allow the government to continue to work have been withheld or voted down.
The previous shutdown was done as a protest vote by our Republican Congress members. Once the shutdown started, these same people were amazed that government programs were closed. Yet some of these same elected officials threatened a repeat while putting the blame on our president.
Do your own non-partisan research before you get angry, voice your discontent or protest. Remember: You voted these same people back into office.