A budget battle rages on in Capitol Hill as the democratic-controlled Senate passes down a bill to the republican-controlled House. Mitt Romney, who’s been relatively removed from the political spotlight, says this debate has gone too far. The problem is the man in charge of the nation.
“The political dysfunction is the cause of many of the problems of the country, and leadership is what is able to break through the kind of dysfunction you're seeing. Unfortunately, we haven't seen the kind of leadership in the white house,” said Romney.
Romney says President Obama is causing the lack of compromise across the congressional board.
“The president spends his time attacking the opposition party. And ascribing malevolent intent to their values and their purposes. That's my opinion, an enormous mistake on his part. You've got to reach across the aisle,” said Romney.
But other republicans like Utah Senator Mike Lee have already drawn the line in the sand.
He released a statement saying in part, "House Republicans showed tremendous courage and unity in voting to fund government, avoid a shut down, and protect the American people from the harmful effects of Obamacare," said Romney.
Uncertainty at the federal level means Utah National Guard soldiers can’t stay and help out in Colorado. The soldiers left Thursday and will return on Sunday. Then, they’ll head back to Colorado, if the money is there.
You might have to pump the breaks on your fall break trips. All museums and national parks will close without a passed spending bill.
The House is expected to vote this weekend on the amended bill. A partial shutdown of federal agencies would begin Monday night keeping thousands of workers home indefinitely.