Government Shutdown

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    The Reps and the Dems are trying to avoid the government shut down. Again.

    The Dems are entirely unserious and don't want to address anything that might help while we burrow $4.00 for every $6.00 we collect in tax. Insnaity.

    It's time to put the saddle on the horse and show it to the folks. The Dems have shut down the government in Wisconsin. the Dems have shut down the government in Indiana.

    It looks like they will want to do in Maryland where they are the Majority. What's wrong with this picture?

    If the government shuts down, it will be the Dems that are doing it. Will anyone notice if it gets shut down? I say let it shut down and keep it shut down. All the programs that everyone cries about all the time will go on buy law.

    Just for grins, how about we don't pay the sloths who don't work during the shut down? Maybe they'll see the wisdom of getting a paycheck if they stop for a while.

    This is our best shot to reduce the deficit.
     
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    The Gingrich government shutdown ended when Clinton agreed to submit a CBO-approved balanced budget. That was one of the best thing that ever happened to this country.
     
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    Unfortunately, GW trashed that idea.

    Once things calmed down he should have required it again.



    The Government blues........

    The lure of easy money
     
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    Its all SMOKE AND MIRRORS if they come up with something to stall this.....

    WHEN IT DOES FINALLY HIT,ITS GONNA BE BAD!!!
     
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    Yeah because we know Obama has submitted a budget since he has been in office.. Oh yeah he hasnt!! Even when the dems were in control of both houses and the WH.
     
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    GOP House leaders rebuked on spending bill; Gov't shutdown looms...
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    GOP House leaders rebuked on spending
    21 Sept.`11 - Wednesday’s outcome sends House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and his leadership team back to the drawing board as they seek to make sure the government doesn’t shut down next week.
    See also:

    Vote on House spending bill reveals John Boehner’s lack of control
    9/21/11 - House Republicans tried a fresh strategy Wednesday night: Go it alone on a spending bill. The result was an embarrassing setback.
     
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    The media promotes outrage. Bill Clinton refused to back down and the media blamed Newt Gingrich for the government shutdown in the 90's. The left wing dominated media even made a crude comparison to a hollywood cartoon claiming " the Ging(grinch) that stole Christmas". There alternate sources of information today but you can always count on the left wing dominated media to blame the republican party "Blame Boehner".
     
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    LOL Making excuses in advance, there Whitey? Of course the GOP and the Teabaggers will be blamed for their intransigience. Justly so.
     
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    Shut it down. Who gives a shit? Most people won't even notice.
     
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    Granny says shut it down - `cept fer Social Security...
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    Congress hits budget impasse, deadline nears
    23 Sept.`11 WASHINGTON (AP) – Just a week away from a possible government shutdown, lawmakers boxed themselves into a new budget impasse Friday.
     
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    Yeah, you hope that's how it will be percieved. Unfortunately for you, there's a little thing called reality. Every poll showed that Americans blamed the GOP for the debt cieling and budget crisis that lead to the gov't almost shutting down. Polls also showed that Americans blamed the GOP for the S&P downgrade. And then there is S&P themselves - who openly blamed the GOP. And let's not forget about Newt. Go ahead and ask him how the GOP faired after the fiasco of his leadership.
     
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    Ask Newt Gingrich if he remembers how many people noticed.
     
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    Democrats rely fully on the support of the mainstream media to blame republicans like they always did regardless of the evidence. That's their ace in the hole. Clinton refused to negotiate back in the 90's and the media called the government shutdown "the Ging-grinch that stole Christmas".
     
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    The dangers are real, and only those fooled by the demagogues hope for a government shutdown.

    Grover Norquist's well known remark about shrinking government to a size it can be drowned in a bathtub has become the basis for an entire movement, a movement which has the potential to create greater havoc to our economy than all the crooks on wall street have already accomplished.

    Listening to the GOP debate is scary; each candidate hopes to be perceived as more extreme than the next, yet all of them echo the same silliness. Someday, sadly and maybe in the very near future, those of you who believe holding massive debt is the worst that can be will learn how absolutely foolish it is to accept the words of demagogues and charlatans.
     
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    The general public does not realize that this Congress has worked 125 days out of 270 days this year. And the House is going on vacation again this upcoming week!
    Our system is not only broke, but broken too.
     
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    Granny says just so long as dey don't shut down Social Security...
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    Boehner: ‘There’s No Threat of a Government Shutdown’
    September 22, 2011 - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) said at his Thursday press briefing that there is no threat that the federal government will need to shutdown next Friday at midnight when the federal fiscal year comes to an end.
     
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    They usually have a shutdown just before a bankruptcy. We having a going out of business sale?
     
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    The government is going to shut down?

    Some one please explain to me how this is different than having a Super Model ring your door bell and ask if you want to buy fresh baked cookies.
     
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    Getting screwed by the super model is much more fun and less expensive. The similiarities are almost nonexistent.
     
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    It is certainly much more fun.

    I am not yet convinced about the expense part.
     

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