Government shuts down after Congress fails to pass spending bill

Oct 1, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: USA Today

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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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#91 Oct 1, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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See the "HOSTILE" tone this president has set? Are you proud?
Very proud.

The President is finally standing up to the Teabagging GOPasaurs.

That's why he was reelected.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#95 Oct 1, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>If all Republicans were like Ted Cruz and stood up against the commies, our economy would come back.
Republicans like Ted Cruz are the scumbags who ruined our economy.

Poor teabagger.
Justin

United States

#96 Oct 1, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Last time it really hit working American's 401K's....
What does it mean to "hit" a 401k ?

The stock market averages are currently at their highest levels in history. Even if the market dropped 30% by the end of this week, it will back to current levels by Christmas.

Anyone seriously considering cashing out their 401k any time soon should instead just take a week long trip to the beach with the grand kids. By the time you get back, your 401k will be where it was last week, the federal government will owe China another $1,500 Billion, and both Obama and Boehner will be smiling for the media on TV. In other words, everything will be back to "normal" again.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#97 Oct 1, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>We have what could be the dumbest prez in history(he won't reveal his grades so they have to be horrendous),,,,why should we expect anything more than chaos, inefficiency, mistakes and higher costs than they expected. The scumbag wants to bankrupt this country. He is a known commie, racist and terrorist. He got in power only because he is black... because the liberal elite knew the American citizens who voted him into power were too stupid to notice his hatred....and they were right. Even his pig faced wife was never proud to be an American until her commie fairy princess got elected.
After all that.

Voting for ANY teabagger is WORSE.
A Nnoyed

Tonbridge, UK

#98 Oct 1, 2013
You're broke

That's the only major problem with the US. Unpayable debts and an insatiable, ravenous appetite for goodies from the public trough.

Vote for whoever will spend less money across the board. That's neither the Republicans nor Democrats.

“Liberals hate free speech!”

Since: May 11

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#99 Oct 1, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Very proud.
The President is finally standing up to the Teabagging GOPasaurs.
That's why he was reelected.
He was re-elected by using the IRS to stifle the opposition party!
Why isn't he being impeached? I hope you are proud!! This shows your true character!

“Liberals hate free speech!”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#100 Oct 1, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Prouder than ever at Obama's restraint. "Hostile" is mild compared to what the treasonous teaslurpers deserve.
You call the Tea Party terrorist but WON'T call 19 guys that flew planes into building the same! Look at the tone he has set, I hope you are proud. This shows your true character!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#101 Oct 1, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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He was re-elected by using the IRS to stifle the opposition party!
Why isn't he being impeached? I hope you are proud!! This shows your true character!
Very proud.

Obama was reelected because the GOPasaurs put up yet another loser candidate against him.

I have full faith you'll do the same thing against Hillary in '16; maybe Ted Cruz or Michelle Bachmann?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#102 Oct 1, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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You call the Tea Party terrorist but WON'T call 19 guys that flew planes into building the same! Look at the tone he has set, I hope you are proud. This shows your true character!
Get lost, you functional bacterium.
Swedenforever

Columbia, MD

#103 Oct 1, 2013
Osama Obama wrote:
Dirty Harry showed again how much he hates US citizens.Us working people do not want Obamascare.
We want Romneycare but he lost in 2012..
Swedenforever

Columbia, MD

#104 Oct 1, 2013
The end of Freidmanite Economics

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#105 Oct 1, 2013
A Nnoyed wrote:
You're broke
That's the only major problem with the US. Unpayable debts and an insatiable, ravenous appetite for goodies from the public trough.
Vote for whoever will spend less money across the board. That's neither the Republicans nor Democrats.
That would be the Jack Benny party.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#106 Oct 1, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>
He was re-elected by using the IRS to stifle the opposition party!
Why isn't he being impeached? I hope you are proud!! This shows your true character!
And your cluelessness shows yours.
spud

Dallas, PA

#107 Oct 1, 2013
A Nnoyed wrote:
You're broke
That's the only major problem with the US. Unpayable debts and an insatiable, ravenous appetite for goodies from the public trough.
Vote for whoever will spend less money across the board. That's neither the Republicans nor Democrats.
You're absolutely right but don't count on any Dem. slacker to agree with you. They think money grows on trees.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#108 Oct 1, 2013
Honor Flight to WWII Memorial in jeopardy. Nothing but theatrics by our commies in charge.

liberalism is a mental disorder.

Obama logic: Due to a government shutdown where we can't pay people to staff a fixture of the landscape, we're going to pay people to erect barricades so that people can't walk through a feature of the landscape, and if they do, we're going to pay people to arrest them.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#109 Oct 1, 2013
Justin wrote:
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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.
Got on the exchange late today - the results?

I paid $485.00 per month for comprehensive coverage, including ophthalmological and dental.

My new rate -$225.00 per month - exact same coverage, and all my doctors accept the plan - because it's still through Empire Blue Cross / Blue Shield.

I now pay less than half - and you think I'm getting screwed?

Idiot!

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#110 Oct 2, 2013
Cindy Wilson Colalillo
14 hours ago
Sa d day for americans!!!!! When did it become about personal beliefs instead of whats good for the people...... they said social security would be A BAD THING ALSO!!!!!! Health care is already law, why would you shut down our government? It might be true that health care needs some work but after 40 yrs. we have a bill. We help everyone not just the rich.We are one people for the people! We are in this thing together why would you let some rich idoits take the rights of the people away. We all deserve the same health care our government already has!!!!! Or are our government officials more imporant then the rest of America!!!!!

Since: Oct 13

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#111 Oct 2, 2013
The goverment shut down what is wrong with these people? If we the people stopped working we would be fired..... these people are like little kids if we don't get our way, we just won't play!!!!! these people have the whole country in thier hands and the only ones they care about are themselfs..... this whole thing is about greed and the next election!!!!! In 6 years they have not gotten anything done!!!!!4 0 years and they cannot get health care past and when there is a legal bill pasted like it or not they won't do thier jobs!!!!! stop acting like childern......you have a job to do, do it. people are hurting in this country we need people to get the job done.... shame shame on our whole goverment all these people should get booted out of office!!!!! I don't care what party you belong to!!!!!
Yabba dabba doo

Ennis, TX

#112 Oct 2, 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.
That's because they're SHEEP. And they have their heads to far up the left wing medias butt. And believe everything that is spoon fed to them.
spud

Dallas, PA

#113 Oct 2, 2013
cindy colalillo wrote:
Cindy Wilson Colalillo
14 hours ago
Sa d day for americans!!!!! When did it become about personal beliefs instead of whats good for the people...... they said social security would be A BAD THING ALSO!!!!!! Health care is already law, why would you shut down our government? It might be true that health care needs some work but after 40 yrs. we have a bill. We help everyone not just the rich.We are one people for the people! We are in this thing together why would you let some rich idoits take the rights of the people away. We all deserve the same health care our government already has!!!!! Or are our government officials more imporant then the rest of America!!!!!
Our representatives exempted themselves from this plan so how good can it be? If we deserve the same thing as them, either let them accept the law or give us the same plan they have. I'm glad we got a partial government shut down. It reminds us how many unneeded government employees we have. It shows us how much we overspend and it makes us take a look at what are the real necessities our government should be involved in. This will happen sooner or later anyway so lets take our medicine now and get this country back on track.

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