- Posted October 11, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
Debt Ceiling Debate & Government Shutdown
Late Thursday afternoon, after Senate and House Democratic lawmakers had already gone to the White House, members of the Republican House leadership met with President Barack Obama at the People's House.
Reportedly, the GOP offered a deal to the President which would raise the debt ceiling for another six weeks until November 22, without any strings attached.
According to news accounts, the President was not receptive without tying in the recall of civilian employees who had been furloughed and the opening of non-essential agencies closed when a continuing resolution was not passed by both chambers of Congress to fund the government at the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.
However, both the White House and the Republican leadership said the meeting was useful and that talks were ongoing.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly has stated that any rise in the debt ceiling will be dead on arrival in the Senate without an accompanying clean, no strings attached, continuing resolution to end the partial government shutdown.
I have created a new survey at Cornfield Poilling to once more take the pulse of our non-politician family at both the Cornfield and iReport.
The Debt Ceiling & Shutdown Survey: http://fromthecornfield.com/polls/index.php/474159
The survey will run through Sunday, October 13, ending at midnight. Results will be hidden during the survey. Once collected and tabulated, a report will be filed with the results on Monday.
Please participate and ask your friends, family and enemies to stop by and vote as well.
From the Cornfield, your voice matters.
We need to make sure that our political leaders in Washington DC are listening.