What Happens when DC Shuts Down???

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    What happens if DC shuts down for months?

    Well if this were Belgium --- NOTHING MUCH!!!!

    Fahreed Zahkaria did a segment on his Sunday Show that just blew my mind. Particularly because the "mainstream" has managed to ignore this story for this long.

    Cultural divisions and basic political indecision has held Belgium "headless" for 8 months. No central govt has been seated since the election. Life goes on almost perfectly.. Maybe we wouldn't miss Congress as much as they think...

    Belgium – eight months with no government - Europe, World - The Independent

    Gee.. Maybe we SHOULD BE more like Europe after all...

    They are having PARTIES and camp-outs instead of freakin out. Even with serious talk of dividing the country along French/Dutch lines.. Here's a cute byproduct of the stand-off -- a website created especially for the crisis..

    404 Not Found
     
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    Dems will finally realize they have to cut spending
     
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    The Democrats know that spending needs to be cut. The issue is what spending.

    I believe the first place to start deeply cutting is at the Pentagon. I believe the Military Industrial Complex should be cut off at the knees. Next is the emerging Law Enforcement Industrial Complex which was fostered by the wholly counterproductive War On Drugs. That needs to go -- especiallly the booming prison construction industry.

    But the Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare. I say Obama should defy them. Let them do that. Then Obama should respond as President of the People, go on the six o'clock news and name every sonofabitch in the Congress and Senate who votes to do that. Because that will be the end of the Republican Party and we'll be rid of the "blue-dog" Democrats, too.

    But if Obama does hold out I am confident the Republicans will back down. They aren't stupid enough to turn the entire senior voting population against them -- which will include senior Republican voters. There would be landslides of historical proportion.
     
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    Republican spending has got us into this mess.
     
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    Morons like you got us into this mess.
     
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    How so? The last time I checked I was a Goldwater Conservative, but Republicans love to blame me for their unadulterated spending while they tickle boy in restrooms.

    I am more fiscal conservative than you can dream of.

    Piss off, daisy.
     
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    better yet, the thought of DC suceeding the union instead of all these secessionist groups comes to mind, just build a fence around it all & lock 'em in....
     
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    The USA is NOT Belgium.

    If the government does not pay its debts, you mean?

    I think the economic fabric of this society starts unraveling fairly quickly when that happens.
     
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    YIKES.........Ive seen some comments over the years about the clueless, but HOLY MOTHER OF GOD........maybe 179 people think this
     
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