Government shuts down after Congress fails to pass spending bill

Oct 1, 2013 Full story: USA Today 809

The federal government shut down for the first time in nearly two decades following more than a week of legislative jockeying by House Republicans to extract concessions from President Obama and Senate Democrats on the Affordable Care Act.

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Osama Obama

Chambersburg, PA

#3 Oct 1, 2013
Dirty Harry showed again how much he hates US citizens.Us working people do not want Obamascare.
Down with Obamacare

Southampton, NY

#4 Oct 1, 2013
Obama hates American freedom. What would you expect from a man raised by communists, whose friends were the likes of Bill Ayers et.al., and attended Rev. Wright's anti-American church for all those years?
pols

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Oct 1, 2013
playing with fire they are, wait till the military, seniors, vets get shafted on SS, VA, military pay by udumbo while illegals wave their fresh paid up ebt cards in their faces get fed up. can you say 'coup'? odumbo shouldn't push the people that have actually contributed to the countrys freedoms with his little boy hissy fits.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7 Oct 1, 2013
pols wrote:
playing with fire they are, wait till the military, seniors, vets get shafted on SS, VA, military pay by udumbo while illegals wave their fresh paid up ebt cards in their faces get fed up. can you say 'coup'? odumbo shouldn't push the people that have actually contributed to the countrys freedoms with his little boy hissy fits.
That would be the crying orange man and Ted Cruze.

They can't get the LAW repealed after trying 41 TIMES.

So they hold the very people you speak of, hostage because they don't get their way.

Can you say Preschool teabagger "temper tantrum"?

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#11 Oct 1, 2013
Why do we even need 'non-essential' federal employees?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#12 Oct 1, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
That would be the crying orange man and Ted Cruze.
They can't get the LAW repealed after trying 41 TIMES.
So they hold the very people you speak of, hostage because they don't get their way.
Can you say Preschool teabagger "temper tantrum"?
Obama: Expect months of 'glitches'...after having four and half years to get it right.

Obama: Expect months of 'glitches'...When you never read the bill in the first place, what do you expect.
Sgt Common Sense

Denver, CO

#14 Oct 1, 2013
The Republicans finally got their way and put over 800,000 Americans out of work. Congrats.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#15 Oct 1, 2013
VOTE OUT BOTH GOP AND DFL..........

Vote Libertarian..ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP.

Both parties are equal to blame..IF YOU DONT AGREE YOUR LYING OR IGNORANT.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#16 Oct 1, 2013
THE 401K'S OF AMERICAN WORKERS WILL TAKE AN IMMEDIATE HIT.....The teaparty, House republicans at work for YOU......

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#17 Oct 1, 2013
Ok, let's put this into perspective for everyone.

First of all, we have to acknowledge that true earning families will be left to feel the pain. Food Stamps, military family members overseas that work on base in one function or another, etc...

Once we acknowledge this, we have to look at what is not being stopped for funding.

1. The $85B (yes that is a B for billion) per MONTH to the Wall Street banks to buy up Mortgage Backed Securities.

2. The Billions given to Israel in "Foreign Aide"

3. The $500+M given to Egypt per year.

4. The millions of dollars in weapons and training to the Al Nusra Front in Syria

5. The 1M Square Foot NSA facility to spy on all Americans

6. The millions of dollars given to the TSA to grab you, your spouse, and feel up your children.

7. The billions of dollars to fight the failed "War on Drugs"

8. The billions of dollars to pay private contracts for Profit Prisons

9. The millions of $$$$$$$ to pay private merc forces over seas.

10. The billions of dollars to operate the 700+ military bases we have in over 190+ different countries (in case you did not know, there are approximately 35 military bases in Africa from its last reporting in 2012).

Shall we keep going?

But make sure you get out and vote. Like it means anything. Make sure you chose from either a Democrat or Republican, because together they have done such a "WONDERFUL" job.***sarcasm***
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#18 Oct 1, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
THE 401K'S OF AMERICAN WORKERS WILL TAKE AN IMMEDIATE HIT.....The teaparty, House republicans at work for YOU......
401k,s from day one were a huge scam on workers so the rich can have more of your money. 401k,s are the COMPANY STORE of the modern world.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#19 Oct 1, 2013
Huh wrote:
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401k,s from day one were a huge scam on workers so the rich can have more of your money. 401k,s are the COMPANY STORE of the modern world.
Welcome to the fringe, eh?
equote

Kerrville, TX

#20 Oct 1, 2013
The founding fathers were aware of this kind of problem, but, apparently, were unable to come up with a constitutional way to prevent it ...
"Washington (George, the 1st President) warns the people that political factions who seek to obstruct the execution of the laws created by the government, or prevent the constitutional branches from enacting the powers provided them by the constitution may claim to be working in the interest of answering popular demands or solving pressing problems, but their true intentions are to take the power from the people and place it in the hands of unjust men."
"While Washington accepts the fact that it is natural for people to organize and operate within groups like political parties, he also argues that every government has recognized political parties as an enemy and has sought to repress them because of their tendency to seek more power than other groups and take revenge on political opponents."
These quotes are from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washingt... , but there are many sources on Washington's concerns of which these are only a few.
My fellow Americans, the Republic is is danger...or perhaps it has already been corrupted...
Sterkfontein Swartkans

Warrington, PA

#21 Oct 1, 2013
Once again the treasonous teabaggers show their contempt for the country and its people. These delusional vermin should be arrested, charged with treason and dealt with accordingly!
Justin

United States

#22 Oct 1, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
THE 401K'S OF AMERICAN WORKERS WILL TAKE AN IMMEDIATE HIT.....The teaparty, House republicans at work for YOU......
If you're selling on Tuesday, then I'm buying.

When the market goes back up on Friday, I'll sell it back to you for a profit.

That's when you get hit.

Stupid Americans fall for this every time. You always let the media and your next door neighbor tell you when to buy and sell, and then you always get screwed.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#23 Oct 1, 2013
(copied from my other posting because it needs ot be said)

If this doesn't piss everyone off I do not know what will.

Here is another perfect example of what I have been saying. These sociopaths and psychopaths believe they are a form of nobility to be worshiped by the serfs aka.... YOU.

Manu Raju @mkraju 13m
Attendants running senator-only elevators appear to have been furloughed because of #shutdown

That's right everyone. They are too good to climb the damn stairs. They have a "senator" only elevators with their own attendant to push the button for them.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#24 Oct 1, 2013
Osama Obama wrote:
Dirty Harry showed again how much he hates US citizens.Us working people do not want Obamascare.
Wait, are you a supporter of small government. What happen to the concept you guys spew about the Federal Government being to expansive?

Last night the Tea Party was celebrating the shut down. How is it now this morning all of this complaining from those who hate Government and insist Government is to big and needs to be reduced?

“Liberals are stuck on stupid!”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#25 Oct 1, 2013
Sterkfontein Swartkans wrote:
Once again the treasonous teabaggers show their contempt for the country and its people. These delusional vermin should be arrested, charged with treason and dealt with accordingly!
The PRESIDENT has set this tone of "my way or the highway". Has the PRESIDENT made COMPROMISE a four letter word?
Justin

United States

#27 Oct 1, 2013
In 2013, the federal government will spend a total of $6.3 Trillion.

That's $6,360 Billion or $6,360,466 Million.

That's $17.6 Billion in federal spending PER DAY.

$1,500 Billion will end up borrowed just for 2013.

Wether or not the gate to the national park will be open this weekend is not what's at stake.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#28 Oct 1, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Why do we even need 'non-essential' federal employees?
This is the very reason the Tea Party should lead the Nation to a default and refuse to authorize a debt ceiling increase.

If you really want to shake things up vote no and lead a revolt in the Republican Caucus against raising the debt ceiling.

The results could be biblical for America.

Most Americans think the Republicans are full of hot air and will bail out on the debt ceiling.

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