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    Politix is asking a compond question. A govt shutdown would not be harmful as defaulting on debt in terms of the economic consequences.
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    Okay....one other point....instead of voting for a complete new government....voting no incumbents in....we voted for the essentially the same government....it's kind of our fault too....
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    Not my vault. Since the Iraq war...I didn't vote for anyone who voted for it which included d's and r's equally. I have not since voted for any of the ones now in power. But I do blame those that keep voting these idiots in. Bush twice? Obama twice? These life long politicians in the house and senate? Crazy is as crazy does.
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    Let's just devalue the currency, let bankers jump out of windows, and just hit the reset button. We have been living far beyond our means for way too long. Only a real dose of reality will cause a change in DC. Time to cut up the credit cards.
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    A gov't shutdown or a default would be bad for America. The majority of the GOP is in favor of it. Why does the GOP hate America?
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    Very clever, turning that statement around. I wish I had a nickel for every time a conservative/Republican/Tea Partier told me that I must hate America if I don't agree with them, or that Obama hates America, or liberals hate America. I could retire.
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    @Denizen_Kate I like to use this term on them and refer to the NRA types as gun nuts. The right has been doing this for years and I like giving back.
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    The threat of shutting it down is idiotic. It's all political positioning and will not lead to anything productive. We're required to pay our bills on time, I think the government should do the same.
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    Just what our country needs... more political grandstanding that will hurt the majority of Americans.
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    yep Obama just did it in his speech and now the republicans are doing it. Are we shocked? But as I said I would support a shut down of the house and senate and presidency...they are all worthless at this point.
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    @cleverusername A shutdown would affect everyone and probably send our economy into another 12 month recession. I don't care who you are, it's a bad idea.
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    @AceLuby Yep that is the point. It's time for a wake up call. Stupid people voting for the same stupid people that keep getting us into this mess. I think it is a great idea. Shut it down and rebuild it in a different more efficient way. If that doesn't work then tear it down and do it again until we get it right. But simply politics as usual and voting as usual is not a solution. You know the definition of stupidity right?(not a dig at you just saying you probably know the saying)
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    @cleverusername Why not just shut off their salaries untill they get their head and ass wired togeather and get this country back oh the GROW? Piece of crap bunch of crybabies that most likely have never been productive in their whole life. An ROI on these people is long over due.
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    @marine1 I would be for that..but campaign reform would have to be there as they make money outside of their paychecks on the policies they support dont support etc..
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    Just imagine this is a family acting this way.
    The family buys way more house then they need.(Defense) The husband spends money constantly for season tickets to every sports team in town. The wife spends too much money shopping for clothes. They are spending more money then they take in. Neither one will discuss downsizing the home. The husband is willing to agree to give up one of his 5 team season tickets but only if the wife will spend no more then $20 on shoes for the kid every year and get the grocery bill down to $50 a week for the family of 4. Of course it wouldn't matter because the extreme mortgage is the problem.
    The husband upset that the wife won't share the pain of budgeting "evenly" tells her they will no longer pay any of their bills until she concedes to his unreasonable demands.
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    Obama said he wouldn't work with congress, so shut him down congress. He's not a dictator and congress runs this country not him! Thank God.
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    more of the same bs. Both parties are to blame. But at this point I say shut it down and that includes the worthless house senate and presidency. Wait no lets just shut them down and start over. Then enact campaign reform and anyone who runs with a d or an r next to their name is automatically disqualified. In fact to designation next to their name would be even better.
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    Dig in, hunker down and do NOT give in....if a shutdown happens....then let it happen....

    If there were ANY way to sue the Democrat party for damages to the economy I would....
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    How about suing defense contractors for selling the military a $30 hammer for $300 or a $20 toilet seat for $600?
    That is a case you could win.
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    If it means getting excessive (and often times needless) government spending under control, then yes I say shut it down. And NO Exemptions for ANYONE (Yes you too CONgress). If the gov't shuts down, you go without pay as well. Frankly, I would work towards a compromise. I wouldn't want to be the one to tell the troops they'll no longer get paid because of silly political infighting in DC. Oh, and 0bama, you need to get off your high horse too. When 50% of Americans aren't paying ANYTHING in taxes, sadly, we are a nation of deadbeats, and You President 0bama, advocate for those deadbeats.
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    "Should lawmakers be willing to shut down the government or let the nation default to demand spending cuts?"

    "Yes it's worth it"-- If I can't pay my cable bill and go without cable for a month... It's a good thing.

    "No, it's bad for the economy"-- Not calling a halt to our outrageous spending and complete disregard for what it means to future Americans is bad for the economy now since too many Americans care about what happens to their own most-favored future Americans.

    "Maybe"-- The perfect answer for someone who a) can't make heads or tails of anything economic and/or b) doesn't care that the question wasn't "yes or no."
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    It's not about being bad for the economy - it's all about trying to pretend barry obama has some inkling of what he is doing . He never ran anything - not even a corner hot dog cart , he was a community organizer - telling people where & how to take advantage of free gov't. monies , where to to get free condoms & needles . Look at his voting record in his very short time as a Senator . Voting present instead of a simple yes or no vote, because he was either gutless or clueless. Naturally, no offense. Just honest .
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    Obama and his liberal lemmings will blame the GOP for spending cuts but that's a cross they must bear.

    When Bush was president Senator Obama spoke out against raising the debt ceiling. President Obama's views on the federal debt have evolved. He wants us to believe that out of control spending has nothing to do with the debt. Apparently 51% of us do.

    Next time your kid or grandkid has a birthday, slip a demand for payment letter in with the birthday card and tell 'em to get used to it.
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    House GOP Weighs Government Shutdown ? Good do it and do it now!!

    Allow this Obama to lie to The people!!! Senior citizens and vets will still be paid.
    There is enough money to keep Gov going and pay our people.
    But I heard this Obama already lying to we the people this morning.
    It drives me crazy that people actually listen to and believe his out wright lie's!!
    Its a shame that people are so gullible and outwright stupid
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    Reminds me of a Bloodhound Gang song I heard once, " the roof ,the roof ,the roof is on fire, we don't need no water let #$%&&## burn,"
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    Shut the damn government down
    They aren't doing anything of substance nor anything of good. If it isn't then cut all crap of forien aid & WELFARE FRAUD.
  • #54
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    Once again, Republican politicians prove their party affiliation is far more important to them than the well-being of our nation.
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    Once again, democrat politicians prove their party affiliation is far more important to them than the well-being of our nation.
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    @cleverusername Our nation voted for which party they felt offered the best options. Now get out of the way.
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    @Zazziness nah I don't think I will. In fact until WE get this right I will be squarely in the way every opportunity I get.
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    @cleverusername Then, as I said, you're more loyal to your party than your nation. It's always been a problem with conservatives.
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