Federal shutdown staring to ripple through states

Oct 12, 2013 Full story: WBTV 65

The federal government shutdown that has idled hundreds of thousands of workers is starting to ripple through states, which are now laying off employees and warning of thousands of additional furloughs if the budget stalemate is not resolved soon.

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Justin

United States

#28 Oct 14, 2013
This shutdown underscores why states, corporations, and organizations should not rely on the fickle patronage of the federal government.

Saddled with $14,000 Billion in debt, the federal government is the weakest link in any organization's operational chain.

By the way, the state operated parks and civil war memorials are still open. So, even if the Lincoln memorial isn't open for business, you can still pack up the family and spend a delightful fall day paying homage to General Lee.
TedsLiver

San Jose, CA

#29 Oct 14, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
From the battlefield…tell that to vets who want to come to the memorial to pay their respects.
Tell that to the families of dead soldiers returning home only you stupid tea-baggers (who rely on government) want to shut down the government, the majority of Americans despise you as shown by all the recent polls. You idiots went from wanting OBAMACARE to be fully defunded to now only mildly happy the government is shut down… funny how weak and pathetic your position has become in a matter of days after President Obama outmaneuvered and out-smarted you idiots, LOL!
. Well the Vets marched the barricades to the White House. They know Obama is the problem.
Pathetic fake marine.
I Agree

Big Stone Gap, VA

#30 Oct 14, 2013
The bushes started the mess and left it for Obama which made it a bigger mess
Justin

United States

#31 Oct 14, 2013
Hey, let's do another $1,500 stimulus package. We all know that throwing huge piles of money at problems fixes em.
Justin

United States

#32 Oct 14, 2013
The Chinese bankers called. They want to know when we're gonna raise the damn debt limit.

They've got another $2,000 Billion line of credit ready to go with America's name on it. They say we can pay only the interest until the next generation gets out of high school.

Are you listening, Republicans? Obama wants to move this thing forward, the Chinese won't wait around forever.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#33 Oct 14, 2013
T Bone Jones wrote:
<quoted text>You are a complete troll and being a loser in life ,you expect everyone regardless of skills and ability to be lowered to you level.
It isn't going to happen and as you will find out the middle class is fed up with giving handouts to lazy scum suckers like you.
You do understand that communism didn't work and for an example you hero Stalin starved millions of peasants so he could have the failure of collective farms.
The Democratic party is in jeopardy of becoming RIP because of people like you.
Go polish your bone. The last thing these boards need is another lecture from another disgruntled, teabagging, red state, federal- dollar-addicted leech.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#34 Oct 14, 2013
Ken

At the end of the day these fools prove just why the republican party is being blamed for the shut down. Is in fact going to have a rough time through the next two election cycles.

Yes, they will claim vaguely that some unknown group is sucking away "their" money.

What it is really meant that it is any one that would dare to even think about applying or receiving any help with out their express permission. unless it was themselves. in which case these same self righteous hypocrites invariably give themselves a pass.

Just as Sam i am shows with his post.
No tyrants

New York, NY

#35 Oct 14, 2013
Anytime you vote a foreign Muslim to head a Christian nation , this is what you get. Simple.....
Bigfoot

Houston, TX

#36 Oct 14, 2013
How can you get a loan for more money, if you can't make payments on the loans you already have ?
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#37 Oct 14, 2013
sAM i aM wrote:
this is starting to sound good to me. We can give up all our freedom so I can quit my job and live off the government for 10 years so everyone can wise up and quit there jobs and we will all be equal since no one will be working. Then, 10 years from now there will be no more welfare, food stamps, healthcare, or HUD around because no one is left to pay for it and we can all be equally broke, without houses without food or water and can live off the land, killing each other for survival. That socialistic plan sure sounds great! I think I'll quit my job tomorrow! What was I thinking being a conservative for so long? You liberals sure have it all figured out!
Yep.

Like Margaret Thatcher has been known to say: "The problem with socialism, is that eventually you run out of other peoples' money."
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#38 Oct 14, 2013
Ken wrote:
<quoted text>Typical conservative fear mongering. Government programs have always been around to help people that need help. What's the big deal? It's easy to sit back and criticize people that get government help when things are going well for you. But, someday you may get sick, lose you job, or lose your money unexpectedly, and you will thank God for the government programs that are there to help you too!
LOL - Government assistance programs have ALWAYS been around??

Did you sleep during history class?

If there were big Federal Assistance programs back in the days of the Civil War, the WAR WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN. Everyone ON Federal Assistance would have said,'hey, no!! STAY in the Union; I need my benefits'.

Benefits keep the masses under control and prevent revoltion (unless, of course, the benefits run out or stop, then RUN FOR THE HILLS!)
SGT Rock101

Gretna, LA

#39 Oct 14, 2013
You are not the military. You are a anarchist that served a few years avoiding combat in a combat zone, like a clerk does. The military respect the law of the land even if they disagree with it, are disciplined and keep their comments to themselves until they are discharged. That certainly isn't you.
Asshole2 wrote:
<quoted text>. I was on the battlefield 3 times! Tomorrow we will crash the baracades,unlike U we don't need obozo 2 tell us how we can live & what we can do.DOD fucked up death benefits with dems help (deliberately).brother in arms is stronger than serving any man.I've already thank the dems 4 pissing off the military,now all we need is Egypt here in the states because talking doesn't work.gov ernment is 2 big & expensive with more than 50% getting hand outs.as an NCO I was tought 2 be a leader not a follower,put your big boy pants on & run your own life. God bless America fuck Obama & his minions !!!!!!!!!!
SGT Rock101

Gretna, LA

#40 Oct 14, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep.
Like Margaret Thatcher has been known to say: "The problem with socialism, is that eventually you run out of other peoples' money."
Margret was already into Alzheimer's when she made that statement.

“Historic American President”

Since: Jun 07

Immigration Reformed!

#41 Oct 14, 2013
Justin wrote:
<quoted text>
The federal government says it doesn't have the manpower to keep the lights turne on at national memorials...
...but they still have the manpower to setup barracades and staff them with guards to turn away veterans. Blocking veteran access to memorials is a political stunt perpetuated by the Democrats.
The veterans know who's giving orders to the jack booted thugs who turn them away.
Shame on you. We will not forget.
Child please… barricades, shmarricades; you tea-bagging fools use these gullible vets to push a lie as they stand with the very people responsible for that Memorial being shut down. Moreover, there are programs that are for veterans to help them with so many issues that are more important that a memorial that the right are preventing from operating due to the shutdown.
But hey, as long as the racist tea-baggers get to wave a confederate flag and spew racist hate in front of the White House while right-wing rioters throw deadly metal objects at the gates endangering the safety of the Secret Service as the Black First Family resides inside… I guess it is all well worth it.
Justin

United States

#43 Oct 15, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
Child please… barricades, shmarricades; you tea-bagging fools use these gullible vets to push a lie as they stand with the very people responsible for that Memorial being shut down. Moreover, there are programs that are for veterans to help them with so many issues that are more important that a memorial that the right are preventing from operating due to the shutdown.
But hey, as long as the racist tea-baggers get to wave a confederate flag and spew racist hate in front of the White House while right-wing rioters throw deadly metal objects at the gates endangering the safety of the Secret Service as the Black First Family resides inside… I guess it is all well worth it.
Who was it that gunned down a black single mother in the street, in front of her infant child, when she tried to cross one of the barriers?
It wasn't the Tea Party.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#44 Oct 15, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
Child please… barricades, shmarricades; you tea-bagging fools use these gullible vets to push a lie as they stand with the very people responsible for that Memorial being shut down. Moreover, there are programs that are for veterans to help them with so many issues that are more important that a memorial that the right are preventing from operating due to the shutdown.
But hey, as long as the racist tea-baggers get to wave a confederate flag and spew racist hate in front of the White House while right-wing rioters throw deadly metal objects at the gates endangering the safety of the Secret Service as the Black First Family resides inside… I guess it is all well worth it.
You give the Tea Party so much free publicity.[no such thing as 'bad' publicity]

Many know that T.E.A. stands for Taxed Enough Already. That's about all I knew about them.

You ranting about them so much caused me to look into this 'bad a*s' party.

"The Tea Party Movement is a grassroots movement of millions of like-­&#8208;minded Americans from all backgrounds. Tea Party members share similar core principles supporting the United States Constitution as the Founders intended, such as:

&#9632;Limited Federal Government
&#9632;Individual freedoms
&#9632;Personal responsibility
&#9632;Free markets
&#9632;Returning political power to the states and the people

http://www.theteaparty.net/about/

Seems un-American to be so nasty to a group that seems to want to make the country better.

Thanks for all the publicity, Patticakes!!

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#45 Oct 15, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>
Like shutting down the government, closing the federal parks, layoffs, toying with the debt limit has made everything so much better.(Most of the bitching is from the federal-dollar-addicted red states)The founding fathers gave the Senate leader his power to keep temporary groups like the teahadist anarchists only dreaming of a takeover. They'll never get a majority of voters to be anything more than a nuisance. Sucks to be a teahadist.

hahahahahahahahaha
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#46 Oct 15, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
Like shutting down the government, closing the federal parks, layoffs, toying with the debt limit has made everything so much better.(Most of the bitching is from the federal-dollar-addicted red states)The founding fathers gave the Senate leader his power to keep temporary groups like the teahadist anarchists only dreaming of a takeover. They'll never get a majority of voters to be anything more than a nuisance. Sucks to be a teahadist.
hahahahahahahahaha
Didn't realize that the Tea Party had so much POWER!

They did ALL THAT? WOW!

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#47 Oct 15, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't realize that the Tea Party had so much POWER!
They did ALL THAT? WOW!
That's the same thing the corndog queen said, before going out and patronizing veterans for not being able to visit the memorial the teahadists shutdown.

hahahahahahahahahaha.
Justin

United States

#48 Oct 15, 2013
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