Does anyone really care if it shuts down?

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    As a TPer, this would actually play into what I want. It's rather 'hardball' in my book, but sense the government isn't doing anything anyway, what's wrong with shutting it down? It would stop descretional spend and the checks would still go out to those that need them. I don't have plans to vacation in a national park at this time .... I'm really having a hard time seeing the downside in a temporary government shutdown.

    I'm sure someone will enlighten me to the downside. What is it, if there is one
     
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    you're having trouble understanding because you're very young or very stupid
     
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    I take it by your responce that you don't see one either ... Youcould have just said that, instead of pointing out that you fit into the same catigory as me
     
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    If its hardball and you see there is NO downside then it isnt hardball is it?
     
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    Sure it is because the left seems to think the sky is falling when it's discussed.

    Tell me something; why hasn't the Great O done his job about the budget?
     
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    Still no answers detailing the downside ... Is there one?
     
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    Many of us eschew that whole teaching pigs to sing thing, FH.

    If we sensed that you were sincerely interested in having an intelligent discussion about this subject we'd bother to respond.

    But given your past posting history?

    Our TrollDAR scopes are pinging.
     
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    Not trolling, asking. Someone went to so length to discribe what the congress has accomplished in the last number of weeks and it basically amounted to naming building. I for one believe that the government can go without those vital naming abilities for a few weeks without undo harm to the country.

    If they are not doing anything as several posts and topics have pointed out, then again, I don't see the downside in locking the doors.

    Can someone ... Without a partison viewpoint ... Point out what the downside is? I only know of the park system being shut down. I know when a state government shuts down the only true "felt effect" to the general public is the state licences cannot be issued or renewed (liquer, building .. Etc)

    What is the "felt effect" to the general public of a government shutdown?
     
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    If the government doesn't pay its bills, the economic slowdown would be felt by everyone. Got a business? Try surviving without the money spent by people on Social Security, for example.
     
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