Government shuts down after Congress ...

Government shuts down after Congress fails to pass spending bill

There are 809 comments on the USA Today story from Oct 1, 2013, titled Government shuts down after Congress fails to pass spending bill. In it, USA Today reports that:

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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Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#69 Oct 1, 2013
Oh? The government shut down? Wow! I didn't even notice.
Justin

United States

#70 Oct 1, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Even Fux Noise admits the GOPasaurs are to blame and will GET all the blame for this shutdown.
While they'll likely keep the House because of gerrymandering, there goes their chances of getting control of the Senate next year!
So the Teabaggers blow it again!!
In November 2014, few people will remember or care about the September 2013 government shutdown.
Justin

United States

#71 Oct 1, 2013
The United States of America is officially shutdown, and my internet connection still works.

Yep, I just checked and my internet connection still works as of 4pm here in Georgia!

I hear there is free parking at all national parks for the rest of the week too!
Justin

United States

#73 Oct 1, 2013
I hear that Bank of China is offering an interest rate of 0% until April 2014 for new accounts and balance transfers.

Maybe they'll still approve our good old Uncle Sam a new line of credit for $1,500 Billion.

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#75 Oct 1, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Short memory eh wolfy? Sometimes, you have to refer to YOUR previous posts when communicating. Don't worry, Alzheimer's is covered under the ACA.
I'm applying for treatment, but in the meantime clarify it for me.

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#76 Oct 1, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>I'm afraid the Third Reich is exactly who the liberal elite are! They have fooled the dimwits into believing fiscal conservatives are evil when the real devil mooches off taxpayers, plays golf and whines like a baby in every address he attempts.
Now the lib elite have their claws on health care in order for the unqualified can care for the sick and watch them die due to their mistakes and ignorance. Why else do you think the scoundrels who voted for oscumma care want to opt out? Please tell me you are not that stupid.
I am just stupid enough to think you are a total jackass. And that's putting it mildly.

Conservatives are by and large governed by greed and bigotry. The others are comatose.

And who are the "unqualified" people who will care for the sick?
My guess is that you know nothing about how the Affordable Care Act works. But even if you did, you'd still try to find some way of smearing President Obama, which is after all your real purpose.(As for "oscumma", is that your Irish grandmother?)

And I thought a pretzel was twisted.

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#77 Oct 1, 2013
Far Away wrote:
Oh? The government shut down? Wow! I didn't even notice.
Many Americans did.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#78 Oct 1, 2013
Stock Market is up and the Government is shutdown... LOL.. Go Tea Party...

Throw away the key and close the whitehouse...

It's the culture...
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#79 Oct 1, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Bush?? Wasn't the fair housing act a Chris Dodd/ Bawney Fwank creation. They're dems. The last thing we need is another bloated dependency program that the ACA is boiling down to. But we got it.
I'm referring to the not regulated credit default swap index market on wall street, selling worth securities with fraudulent insurance back stopping them, which eventually collapsed the American Economy and Financial System swallowing investment banks and forcing others to merge with their competitors, who used unsuspecting depositors monies of which they loss in their gamble.

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#80 Oct 1, 2013
Justin wrote:
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In November 2014, few people will remember or care about the September 2013 government shutdown.
You'd better hope so. If they do remember, both houses of Congress will go to the Democrats, and the Tea Party folk will be applying for jobs at Barnum and Bailey.
Fire the GOP

Lyndhurst, NJ

#81 Oct 1, 2013
Q: What do GOP RINO TEA baggers call people who get money from the government for doing nothing?

A: "Welfare Recipients"

Q: What do Americans call people who get money from the government for doing nothing?

A: The Congressional GOP.

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Fire the GOP! They get paid over six figures and get health benefits from the government and don't even do their job!

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Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#82 Oct 1, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>You need to look to those dems who pushed the spending. obama spent more in his first term than Bush did in two. The collapse was a result of the Clinton administration, not the Bush administration. The liberal elite have done a fine job bamboozling you.
Jan 2001, Bush first day in Office, Debt $5.8 Trillion, and a $200 Billion surplus, Jan 2009, Bush last day in office,Debt $10.6 Trillion and a $1.4 Trillion 2009 Budget deficit. for a total debt of $12 Trillion.

What additional spending did Boehner and the Republicans approve for Obama to spend?

Do you know the procedure to spend money? Doesn't sound like you understand how money from the treasury is spent and who authorized the spending.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#83 Oct 1, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>You need to look to those dems who pushed the spending. obama spent more in his first term than Bush did in two. The collapse was a result of the Clinton administration, not the Bush administration. The liberal elite have done a fine job bamboozling you.
The direct cause was the unregulated market on wall street from 2001 to 2008 pushing worthless Credit Default Swaps with no federal oversight allowing the fleecing and scamming of investors.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#84 Oct 1, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Many Americans did.
Name one, and don't give me that crap about the 800,000 employees who were sent home. We both know they'll get back pay.

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#85 Oct 1, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Why should he? The Tea-anderthals wouldn't know what it means.
See the "HOSTILE" tone this president has set? Are you proud?

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#86 Oct 1, 2013
Far Away wrote:
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Name one, and don't give me that crap about the 800,000 employees who were sent home. We both know they'll get back pay.
Melvin Coznowski.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#87 Oct 1, 2013
Far Away wrote:
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Name one, and don't give me that crap about the 800,000 employees who were sent home. We both know they'll get back pay.
Will their fees & penalties for missing a mortgage or loan or credit card payment be paid back as well?

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#88 Oct 1, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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See the "HOSTILE" tone this president has set? Are you proud?
Prouder than ever at Obama's restraint. "Hostile" is mild compared to what the treasonous teaslurpers deserve.

Since: Oct 12

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#89 Oct 1, 2013
Justin wrote:
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Whatever dip the stock market has today, it's just traders with short positions trying to get them off the books. This has no impact on your retirement.
Last time it really hit working American's 401K's....
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#90 Oct 1, 2013
Jim Shortz wrote:
<quoted text>
suebastion, you've been tea-bagged
and you're loving every minute of it
After you've been Rannitized and Limbaughtomized, it's a safe bet you been teabagged.

Poor "homo" teabagger.

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