The shutdown is over & the debt ceiling postponed; we take a close look at the new law that finally ended the unnecessary crisis.

Links to Information in This Episode

Intro and Exit Music: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

Music: Now It’s Over by Smile Smile (found on Music Alley by mevio)

Music: Democracy is Dangerous by Thomas Pace (found on Music Alley by mevio)

Text of H.R. 2775, the law that ended the shutdown and suspends the debt ceiling

144 House Republicans – a majority – voted against the new law

The Monsanto Protection Act is officially dead!

Standard & Poors estimates the government shutdown cost us $24 billion.

Senator Frank Lautenberg died in office in June 2013 of pneumonia at age 89.

Frank Lautenberg’s widow was given $174,000 in the new law despite the fact that her late husband’s net worth was between $57 and $117 million.

Olmstead Lock project funding increased by over $2 billion.

Army Corps. of Engineers Olmstead Lock & Dam project summary.

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 10.29.07 AMArmy Corps of Engineers project description with pictures

Olmstead Locks & Dam Deterioration video

YouTube video of Rep. Chris Van Hollen clarifying that GOP House leadership changed the rules to prevent Democrats from bringing the Senate’s continuing resolution – which would have ended the shutdown – up for a vote.

Dianne Reidy, the stenographer in the House of Representatives, lost her mind and yelled about Freemasons and Jesus during the vote to end the shutdown.

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