Scott Lay, publisher of The Nooner, carefully explains what is going on in D.C., where there has been no budget since 1997, in his latest newsletter. What is at stake right now is that the Continuing Resolutions which essentially continue (or reduce) the prior year’s spending level, are expiring on Sep. 30, 2013. Some House Republicans would like to see a government shut down rather than allow ObamaCare to be funded, and most of them are not eager to raise the nation’s debt limit yet again.
But the rebel House Republicans do not apparently involve three Republican Representatives in California – in districts that President Barack Obama won in 2012. Here is Lay’s explanation as to why a government shut down is dreaded by GOP Representatives Gary Miller, David Valadao and Jeff Denham:
Three California House Republicans want to see the issue be resolved quickly, and those are the three residing in districts won by Obama. Specifically, Gary Miller in CD31 (Obama margin over Romney: 16.6%), David Valadao in CD21 (Obama margin: 11.1%), and Jeff Denham in CD10 (Obama margin: 3.6%). While ObamaCare is likely opposed by majorities in these districts, a government shutdown that likely gives Obama a win is bad for these incumbents. Speaker John Boehner knows that and, while he’s looking for some win to give the most conservative wing of his caucus, is looking for a way out of a shutdown.
Valadao and Gary Miller voted “no” on the bill restricting food stamps last week.