Do you think the Republicans will shu...

Do you think the Republicans will shut the goverment down over the debt ceiling

Created by pappy on Jan 14, 2013

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Sunrise

Fort Worth, TX

#1 Jan 15, 2013
This is a strange question. How would the republicans go about shutting down the government?
pappy

Flower Mound, TX

#2 Jan 15, 2013
Sunshine, if they do not raise the debt ceioling there will be no money to pay the employees. Pls as you already know hat is wat will shut the goverment down-plus the people willl not recieve their monthlycheckssuch as the veterans retires, on social security medicare bills will not be paid andso on and on down the pay ol tral. The republicans have ready boasted that they have leverage against the president to use ,and that is the debt eiling. Teir way if thinking they can get more cuts from the president --mediare and socail scrity and medicaid. But what if the president does not budge as he has already said he would not. do we pay or no pay our bils or does the republicans just hold he payrolls in limb as they held the debt ceiling hostage But you already knew this didn't you.
Sunrise

United States

#3 Jan 16, 2013
pappy wrote:
Sunshine, if they do not raise the debt ceioling there will be no money to pay the employees. Pls as you already know hat is wat will shut the goverment down-plus the people willl not recieve their monthlycheckssuch as the veterans retires, on social security medicare bills will not be paid andso on and on down the pay ol tral. The republicans have ready boasted that they have leverage against the president to use ,and that is the debt eiling. Teir way if thinking they can get more cuts from the president --mediare and socail scrity and medicaid. But what if the president does not budge as he has already said he would not. do we pay or no pay our bils or does the republicans just hold he payrolls in limb as they held the debt ceiling hostage But you already knew this didn't you.
Yes, obama said he would not budge on the debt ceiling. I have not seen where the republicans have said what they will do. In that case why not ask the question "Do you think OBAMA will shut the goverment down over the debt ceiling?" Your thinking is biased. It appears from your posts that you think obama should be given everything he asks for with no questions asked.

Obama uses scare tactics to get what he wants. Democrats always go after old people with "you won't get your social security check." Social Security is self-funded by a special payroll deduction. It is not taken from the general fund and will not be affected by the debt ceiling. You wouldn't know that by listening to obama's hour-long speech of demonizing the republicans. Sufficient taxes will continue to come in daily to operate the government but the government won't be able to take on new debt so your president lies.
pappy

Flower Mound, TX

#4 Jan 18, 2013
Surise, you seem to have not seen or heard of when Mitch Connnel said the repubs would use the debt ceiling as leverage nor heard of the tea baggers that said tey would shut the goverment down. The republicans done thsi same thing while Clinton was in office. It is just a repeat of history. The question is:: do the republcins have the guts to follow through with their threat if they doi not get their way.
pappy

Flower Mound, TX

#5 Jan 18, 2013
But Sunrise, part of the latest news is that they are ,republicans, are trying to pull a Michael Jackson ans moomwalk alll their hot air back abolut raising the debt ceiling. Seems to me all the bills have already been authorized and approved by the congress. And the also includes the house, which is controlled by republcians. Now if that rise in the debt ceiling is not approved then we willend up by not having enough money to run our goverment. And SUNSHINE,it is the republican controlled house that has approved thseo spending bills. Yet that same republ;ican controllled house is not raising the debt ceiling for the very same spending bills they have already approved. I guess the Republicans may be doing a little cliff diving. I used to do a little bit of that myself off some cliffs at Possum Kingdom Lake. But willl the republcians have the guts to cliff dive that far from thsoe steep cliffs of the budget ceiling???? Or will they just raise the debt ceiling and then beat their chest and shout we are the winners and go home.
pappy

Flower Mound, TX

#6 Jan 18, 2013
The reason the republicans will vote to raise the debt ceiling is simple: thjey do not want to jepordize their political future.
pappy

Plano, TX

#7 Feb 27, 2013
Not yet, they are on vacation.
pappy

Plano, TX

#8 Mar 1, 2013
Sunshine, did they not go home today after having a long vacation -holiday? Congress is controlled by the republicans in the house and have set a new record on filibustering in the senate so as to not let bills get a vote as to whether or not they will pass. Filerbustering in the senate by Republicans is the reson Obama can not get a bill through congress via the senate and in the house Boner will not let an Obama bill or democrat bill get to the floor to even give it a chance to vote on it. Afraid it migh [pass wit the help of some republicans.
pappy

Plano, TX

#9 Mar 1, 2013
The work calendar of congress shows they will be at work in congress 126 days this year. Conress only works 2.4 days a week, and is off 239 days this year. No wonder nothing gets done in congress. they are never at work. That does not count the days they call in sick after having a hard time campaining and miss work.
pappy

Plano, TX

#10 Mar 9, 2013
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, obama said he would not budge on the debt ceiling. I have not seen where the republicans have said what they will do. In that case why not ask the question "Do you think OBAMA will shut the goverment down over the debt ceiling?" Your thinking is biased. It appears from your posts that you think obama should be given everything he asks for with no questions asked.
Obama uses scare tactics to get what he wants. Democrats always go after old people with "you won't get your social security check." Social Security is self-funded by a special payroll deduction. It is not taken from the general fund and will not be affected by the debt ceiling. You wouldn't know that by listening to obama's hour-long speech of demonizing the republicans. Sufficient taxes will continue to come in daily to operate the government but the government won't be able to take on new debt so your president lies.
Well Sunshine, he has presented a 2013 budget to the house leader, Boner, and he pretended that a budget was never given to the house by Obama--and Some Republicans even said they were never told what was informed about the budget nor told what was in the Obama budget. Of course the Republcians have made big claims as well as you that no budgets have beeen given to to the congress by Obama. But the facts remain that they were given to the congresss and with held from the floor so a vote or a discussion could take place by thsoe elected by the people on the floor of congress. Just one lie after another. And to the suprise of the republicans there is an Obama Budget for 2013. Just do a little googling and you can find it. Unless a person pretends to be blind that is.
pappy

Plano, TX

#11 Mar 9, 2013
I wish I had a job where I could take as many vactactions and holidays as congress, do they ever work. Nope, seems they are on another vacation. Or even on a golf course while supposedly at work for us. Guess they discuss the golfing greens while out to lunch or holiday.

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