Time's Up: Shutdown Looms Without Agr...

Time's Up: Shutdown Looms Without Agreement

There are 40 comments on the WFMZ story from Apr 8, 2011, titled Time's Up: Shutdown Looms Without Agreement. In it, WFMZ reports that:

A deadline looming, Congress' top Democrat accused Republicans on Friday of risking a government shutdown because they want to make it harder "for women to get cancer screenings." Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unleashed his attack as his main antagonist in long-running negotiations, Speaker John Boehner, said spending cuts -not social issues - ...

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Mary

Bernville, PA

#1 Apr 8, 2011
Well we can always make it harder for men ( no pun intended ) Testticular Screenings Any Man!!!
suzyq

Allentown, PA

#2 Apr 8, 2011
yea lets make it harder for people to get welfare and stay on it instead of putting dow something that is inportant
BullS

Douglassville, PA

#3 Apr 8, 2011
OBAMA canceled his trip to Indianapolis to promote his agenda.....well there is a couple of million we saved that would have been wasted.......
info1

Reading, PA

#4 Apr 8, 2011
Not everyone who gets free cancer screenings are on welfare because they won't work. Have you heard of disabilities? There are people who lost their jobs and health benefits. These are the people who need help with screenings. Is it better for people to just die? Instead of turning on fellow citizens, turn your anger to the politicians and the ultra-rich and the corporations who have created this mess.
xxx

Springtown, PA

#5 Apr 8, 2011
info1 wrote:
Not everyone who gets free cancer screenings are on welfare because they won't work. Have you heard of disabilities? There are people who lost their jobs and health benefits. These are the people who need help with screenings. Is it better for people to just die? Instead of turning on fellow citizens, turn your anger to the politicians and the ultra-rich and the corporations who have created this mess.
Pay attention. You only heard Harry Reid. Cancer screening won't stop for the kids.

It's about Planned parenthood where 90% of it goes for abortions.
J Todd

Bethlehem, PA

#6 Apr 8, 2011
Hey they already threw the Senior Citizens under the bus, now women's health......watch out you may be next? Way to go Republicans
HMFIC

New Britain, CT

#8 Apr 8, 2011
"Women's health" - I always get a kick out of that phrase. Kind of like when people talk about "safe" abortions.
info1

Reading, PA

#9 Apr 8, 2011
I know women who have lost their benefis and did not go to planned parenthood--they went to a locally sponsored health clinic for screenings! Those screenings only happen with funding.
dave

Easton, PA

#10 Apr 8, 2011
Ben Feller,AP, Pretty bad prejudice authorship don't you think. It is not about cancer screening. It is about killing babies. Murder for convenience is not what this country was built upon.
CONCERNED

Boyertown, PA

#11 Apr 8, 2011
dave wrote:
Ben Feller,AP, Pretty bad prejudice authorship don't you think. It is not about cancer screening. It is about killing babies. Murder for convenience is not what this country was built upon.
How many unwanted kids did you take in and raise. Why don't you go into the city and adopt some children.
All you assholes who throw religion around like its a pillow. I'm sure god would sure rather have a starving unwanted suffering child in this world than not.
Why don't you go pray to a rock. At least you can see the rock.
serfs up

Clermont, FL

#12 Apr 8, 2011
CONCERNED wrote:
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How many unwanted kids did you take in and raise. Why don't you go into the city and adopt some children.
All you assholes who throw religion around like its a pillow. I'm sure god would sure rather have a starving unwanted suffering child in this world than not.
Why don't you go pray to a rock. At least you can see the rock.
This issue did not exist like forty to fifty years ago. Putting guilt on people who played by the rules of civility is getting old. Stop paying them for getting pregnant. It will drop 90%. And there will be some discomfort in the beginning. They'll learn personal responsibility real quick.
here we go

Hampton, NJ

#13 Apr 8, 2011
CONCERNED wrote:
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How many unwanted kids did you take in and raise. Why don't you go into the city and adopt some children.
All you **** who throw religion around like its a pillow. I'm sure god would sure rather have a starving unwanted suffering child in this world than not.
Why don't you go pray to a rock. At least you can see the rock.
How many have you taken in? BTW,your second sentence in the second paragraph makes no sense.
here we go

Hampton, NJ

#14 Apr 8, 2011
info1 wrote:
Not everyone who gets free cancer screenings are on welfare because they won't work. Have you heard of disabilities? There are people who lost their jobs and health benefits. These are the people who need help with screenings. Is it better for people to just die? Instead of turning on fellow citizens, turn your anger to the politicians and the ultra-rich and the corporations who have created this mess.
Well, you had me until the ultra-rich and cprporations comment came in. So how many people are going to die? Do you have any factual numbers with regards to the last time the Feds shut down?
here we go

Hampton, NJ

#15 Apr 8, 2011
J Todd wrote:
Hey they already threw the Senior Citizens under the bus, now women's health......watch out you may be next? Way to go Republicans
They threw the seniors under the bus, how? Or are you trying to scare people? Facts please.
Melanie

Allentown, PA

#16 Apr 8, 2011
Lets get rid of 8% of Congress... to mimick our unemployement rate. There's a few million dollars there saved. And lets make Congress take a paycut, because they sure the hell aren't doing their job. NONE of them!!! And they should have to work without pay until they get this mess fixed.
CutSomeMore

Reading, PA

#17 Apr 8, 2011
Yup, I was at the meeting. The Repubs were ready to fold and sign the deal for no shutdown and somebody brought up that there was not enough cancer out there fo women and what could be done to increase womens cancer rates? So it seemed to make sense to stop cancer screenings as a condition of this signing, so women could enjoy more cancer, nationwide. Thats' EXACTLY what happened.
s d s

Fogelsville, PA

#18 Apr 8, 2011
Wait, look at the big picture. Those that protect us once again will lose the most. The Washington shit must stop and we are all to blame.
Fire Washington and support our troops, without them there is no USA.

I say take arms and let's begin the revolution to take back our country. Our for fathers would hang their heads in shame!

Party does not matter, America matters!
John

Allentown, PA

#19 Apr 8, 2011
Why cant congress take a pay cut. Why cant congress make 50k a year... thats enough to survive.
Frank

Easton, PA

#20 Apr 8, 2011
We as Pennsylvanians, shouldn't be effected by this at all, Hell we are used to it. We put up with Eddie and the boys not passing a budget on time for the last few years, sometimes months after its due date. And Budget? what budget, If I ballanced my check book like they ballance their budget, I would be in jail for writing bad checks!!
sds

Fogelsville, PA

#21 Apr 8, 2011
Frank,

You got it, they won't put up with our poop, why do we put up with theirs?

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