- Posted October 17, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
The Deal: What Do You Think?
The House of Representatives and the Senate came to a "deal" on Wednesday night, October 16, which averted a possible default on the sovereign debt by raising the borrowing limit as well as opening non-essential government agencies and services which had been closed since October 1. The measure also recalled furloughed employees.
The bill was signed around 12:40 a.m. Thursday, October 17, by the President. The legislation was not the "clean" bill which the President demanded.
It contained other concerns and spending which was not directly tied to the issue at hand. Included in the bill was millions for a project on the Ohio River, benefiting the states of Kentucky and Illinois as well as money to clean up the backlog of applications for veterans benefits. Also included was a provision which ensured wage verification of people applying for a tax credit subsidy through the Affordable Care Act's Marketplace Exchange for helath insurance premiums.
The new law provides for funding the government through January 15, 2014. It also raises the debt ceiling to allow government borrowing through February 7, 2014. This means we will be going through this same process again between the middle of January and middle of February.
To ascertain what Cornfield readers and members of CNN's iReport community think about the "deal", I have created another survey from Cornfield Polling. This survey asks what you think about the "deal". It also allows you to leave comments.
You may participate by going to: http://fromthecornfield.com/polls/index.php/487382
The survey will run between now and Monday, October 21 at midnight. The results will be hidden during the survey. Results will be analyzed and tabulated and reported on Tuesday, October 22.
From the Cornfield, let Congress and the President know how we, the people, feel even though this "deal" is only a bandaid and does not address the underlying issues and concerns for a long-term solution.