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Old 10-01-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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Default No thread on the US Government shut down?

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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The United States is in no position to cut back spending at the moment, especially the kind that the Tea Party is demanding.
Didn't the Republican party learn their lesson 17 years ago?

I feel sad for all those workers and the nation as a whole.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:38 AM   #3
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It is embarrassing. The government simply isn't functioning anymore.

If the U.S. remains this divided for another 10 years or so, we will no longer be the most powerful country in the world.

Also, the Tea Party is a disgrace.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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We are a country with no leaders. The executive and legislative branches of our government are complete failures. It's happening at the state level too, at least in my state. Our only hope of moving forward as a civilized society now lies with the courts.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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"Although much of the federal workforce will go without pay, checks will keep coming to the 533 current members of Congress."

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #6
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-- The local economy around Washington, D.C. is expected to lose some $200 million in economic activity for each day that the government is shut down.
-- Economist Mark Zandi has estimated that a short government shutdown, which would send more than 800,000 federal workers home, could shave about 0.3 percentage points off economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 (though the economy would likely bounce back in the following quarter). A more extended shutdown could do even more damage.


just pathetic

more info about this shutdown here

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...own-will-work/
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #7
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We are a country with no leaders. The executive and legislative branches of our government are complete failures. It's happening at the state level too, at least in my state. Our only hope of moving forward as a civilized society now lies with the courts.


nah its just congress.

Obamacare got passed by congress, approved by supreme court, and now congress is holding country hostage over it. Makes sense, right?
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:00 AM   #8
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nah its just congress.

Obamacare got passed by congress, approved by supreme court, and now congress is holding country hostage over it. Makes sense, right?


Obama's inability to work with the legislative branch and actually lead the nation is troubling on many levels.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:05 AM   #9
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"Although much of the federal workforce will go without pay, checks will keep coming to the 533 current members of Congress."

How is this fcking fair? Complete bullsh1t.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:07 AM   #10
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Obama's inability to work with the legislative branch and actually lead the nation is troubling on many levels.


he did work with the legi branch and it got passed.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:09 AM   #11
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nah its just congress.

Obamacare got passed by congress, approved by supreme court, and now congress is holding country hostage over it. Makes sense, right?

Yeah, this whole situation is pretty shameful.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:11 AM   #12
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he did work with the legi branch and it got passed.

I saw this analogy on reddit before

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Explain Like I'm Five: US Government Shutdown.

It's as if you owed your landlord rent, and you had space on your credit card, but a small child has your card and won't give it back unless you repeal some random healthcare legislation that was passed 3 years ago.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:11 AM   #13
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Obama can't cave to this childish BS. If he does it sets a precedent.

The new Healthcare system should be debated, refined and improved as necessary but this is not the way to do it.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #14
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:14 AM   #15
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Repubs dodging questions when asked if they are willing to give up their salary during the shutdown that they instigated.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H3WQbupuww
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