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Thursday, September 22, 2011

They're Threatening To Shut-Down Government

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"They're threatening to shut-down
the government to get what they
want," Senator Harry Reid, Democrat
majority leader.

A government shut-down circles as
the House while Republican leadership
refuses to agree to a bill to fund
the government that demanded cuts
in programs like aid for victims of
Hurricane Irene and similar programs.

The legislation didn't pass by a
small margin Wednesday. Conservatives
see the bill as a high level spending
spree, and Democrats pushed it away
due to costs.

A bill is needed to keep the government
from shutting-down through November 18th.
There's a matter of days for Congress to
come to an agreement, or fix the problem.

"We continue to work on a responsible
plan that can pass the House," House
speaker, John A. Boehner- Ohio Republican.

Normally, funds for disasters get
bi-partisan support. Only, this year
Republican leaders maintained that
supplemental emergency funds be
balanced by spending cuts.

"Now it's time to pass the Senate
disaster aid bill," House Minority
Leader, Nancy Pelosi-- San Francisco
Democrat-- said on a Twitter Post.

The Federal Emergency Management
Agency's disaster fund for floods,
tornadoes, hurricanes and wild-fires
is due to run-out Monday.

"It's with great sadness that we
even have to have a debate about
it," Pelosi on the House floor.

The House bill leaned toward a loan
program for alternative energy vehicle
manufacturing to pay for more
aid to victims of Hurricane Irene
as well as other disasters.

Forty-eight Republicans opposed the
measure, and it failed 195 to 230
according to reports.

Law-makers are to recess Friday for
the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashana next
week.

Last week, the Senate passed a larger
FEMA aid package without balanced
spending cuts. No one knows if the
Senators will throw their support
toward the disaster package. It's an
up-hill battle for the bill.
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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.


She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.


She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.


Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.


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