is unlikely,
 Tipton says

Better to pass the hot potato of government shutdown to the U.S. Senate than try to force the issue in the House, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said.

The continuing-resolution package the Republican-run House will consider is being crafted, Tipton said, but it’s unlikely to include the kind of brinksmanship that forced a shutdown when House Republicans faced down President Bill Clinton, a Democrat.

“We’re definitely going to push our agenda,” Tipton said, adding, “Frankly I don’t think Republicans or Democrats want to see a shutdown of the government but we do have two competing ideas. One legislative body is intent on spending more and taxing more and regulating more.”

Tipton was referring to the Democrat-dominated Senate, which would normally take up a House spending bill, such as a continuing resolution, amend it and send it to a committee, which would then churn out a version to be acted on by both houses. “Let’s let the process work for a change,” Tipton said.

Still to be decided is the shape of the House measure, he said.

House Speaker John Boehner has voiced a proposal to avert a shutdown at the end of September with a “short-term” budget bill that maintains sequestration spending cuts.

Boehner is to headline a fundraiser for Tipton on Friday in Steamboat Springs. Boehner appeared at a rally and fundraiser in southwest Colorado in 2012 with Tipton.

The Steamboat event will cost participant $250 for a regular ticket, $1,000 for an attendee’s photo with Boehner, and $2,500 for a roundtable discussion and a photo. “He will take all questions, and he has” in the past, Tipton said.


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A veteran awaiting his prescription at our VA Medical Center opined that “they” should “shut down the government” to repeal “ObamaCare” – not realizing that doing so would close that facility, and/or not caring that the Affordable Care Act will provide millions with affordable access to health care—which he already enjoys, but takes for granted.

Now, as Gary Harmon reported Saturday (“Shutdown is unlikely, Tipton says”), the 3d C.D.’s “Tea Party” Representative—Congressman Scott Tipton – candidly admits (perhaps to the chagrin of his rabid supporters) that the irresponsible rhetoric of his cynical Repugnican “leadership” amounted to empty threats and partisan posturing.

Tipton also disingenuously asserts that “we do have two competing ideas:  one legislative body is intent on spending more and taxing more and regulating more”, the other . . .?

Actually, as the American public well-knows, the real “competition” is between leaders who offer constructive “ideas” to address tough problems and disingenuous “do nothing” lemmings like Tipton whose empty faux “ideas” are deliberately intended to make those problems worse.

Thus, Tipton would spend $30+ billion on “border security”, but would not reform our broken immigration system to help local growers and reduce the deficit by $173 billion over the next decade and $700 billion in the following decade.

Tipton voted to reward his cronies on the House Agriculture Committee with millions in farm subsidies, but opposes adequately funding Food Stamps and/or Head Start.

An admitted “climate change denier”, Tipton supports continuing subsidies to “big oil”, but opposes taxes and/or regulations on polluters that could fund infrastructure projects to “create jobs” and reduce unemployment.

And, like that sadly ill-informed veteran, Tipton would repeal “ObamaCare” and thereby revert to the “pre-existing condition” of ever-increasing insurance premiums and profit-driven health insurance company “death panels”.

November 2014 can’t come soon enough.

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