The Dow is up almost 230 points right now.
“A critical chunk of House Republicans insist that they will only vote for a bill to keep government going if said legislation also defunds Obamacare. You may have noticed that House Republicans have a stupendously high opinion of health care reform. Most Democrats think it will be a very good thing over the long run, but probably a pain to implement, with lots of complaining from all sides. Republicans, on the other hand, think that the instant it goes into effect, voters will be so ecstatic they will toss out any public official who threatens to take it away from them. Yet, simultaneously, the world as we know it it will come to an end. Go figure.”
Gail Collins, “Back To Boehner,” NYT
The House voted 267-151 to avoid the government shutdown looming on March 27 and fund the government through the end of FY 2013, September 30.
Most Republicans voted for it, most Dems voted against it.
I expect the Senate to pass it, so we’re good.