GOP, Democrats as divided as ever over funding bills

|By:, SA News Editor

The House has passed a bill that would slash spending on food stamps by $40B over 10 years, well above the $4B that Democrats are prepared to cut. Senators from the latter party have already said they won't agree to the GOP-led measure, while President Obama has threatened to veto it.

The House has also passed procedural hurdles on legislation that would fund the government until December 15 while cutting financing for Obamacare, enabling a vote to take place today. It's another set of measures that Democrats will have no truck with, while some Senate Republicans are none too impressed either.

The deadline for a solution is just 10 days away, and then there's the debt ceiling...