Obama Will Negotiate with Russians & Iranians, But Not Lawmakers09/30/13
Washington – Congressman Bill Shuster issued the following statement in regards to the looming government shutdown:
“President Obama will negotiate with the Russians and the Iranians, but he will not come to Capitol Hill and talk with the duly elected representatives of the American people. He wants to see the government shut down, but that is not what we want or what hardworking Americans want. Obamacare is not ready to be rolled out on October 1st and it is going to drive our economy into the fiscal ditch.
The House will vote on a delay of the individual mandate for one year. We believe that Americans should be afforded the same consideration that the president has promised to big business. We also want fairness for all and have included a measure that will strip out the federal contribution for members, staff, the president’s cabinet and political appointees.
The House has been the only one fighting to avert a government shutdown. We have worked through the weekend, while the Senate stayed in recess. The president has refused to speak with the people’s elected representatives. It is time for the Senate and the president to become engaged and fight for commonsense solutions for the American people. A government shutdown will only be temporary, but Obamacare is going to have long term consequences that will stifle our economy.”