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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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get a clue

Tolland, CT

#373 Oct 3, 2013
Claude Balls wrote:
<quoted text>Single payer might work as long as the government had absolutely nothing to do with it.
Sure thing genius – free market is always the answer. Afteral that’s how we got the system we’re ditching now for the ACA – the old system where any family was just one serious illness away from total bankruptcy.
beers

Plano, IL

#374 Oct 3, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>No. It's the facts that are the calling card. Every teabag troglodyte is scared shitless of a real fact. Not the ones you get from Rushbo and his butt buddies.
Let's see if you can state a "liberal fact" w/ out the arrogance and name calling. I got 20$ says ya can't.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#376 Oct 3, 2013
yes indeed wrote:
<quoted text>
Reid & Obama don't negotiate with terrorists. And the longer the shutdown drags on, the more republicunts lose their jobs in a year - so sure thing - let it drag out ..
Terrorists? You're insane although I certainly expected demoncrats to deny coverage to cancer patients and children to boot. It certainly speaks volumes about govt. and healthcare. reid is lower than scum.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#377 Oct 3, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
The ramblings of an illiterate, supposed teacher who can't even spell properly.
No Child Left Behind was a farce that has dumbed down standards of all students - every teacher, and both sides of the isle agree this law need to be repealed.
If you in fact WERE some sort of teacher, you would know this - alas, I in fact have many friends who are current and former teachers - I've yet to meet one that has ever stated that law has helped either the kids they diligently serve, and all have stated the egregious problems this law placed on all school districts.
Please don't respond, as I truly have no use for the intellectually inept.
Teachers didn't and don't want to deal with the accountability issue, dimwit. Most of the teachers I've met in public education are either very lazy, incompetent or average. It's very rare to see an excellent public school teacher....very rare indeed.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#378 Oct 3, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>First of all, you teabag troglodytes need to get at least one fact straight. The US government is not a BUSINESS. It never was and never will be. The government is not supposed to make a profit on it's citizens. Unless it's run by the ALEC and the teabag Kock Bros.
OMFG you are dumber than a flea's feces! Ever hear of a non profit business? The govt better damn well conduct their business with some semblence of intelligence but that is asking too much, I know. I don't care if you are a for profit or not for profit business, you don't just wing it when you are talking about trillions of dollars. Obviously, you are beyond stupid.

I'm still astounded at how you define a business! Kudos to your shit ty public education!
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#379 Oct 3, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah you were helping kids at school. You did a great job keeping the boys and girls room clean.
You get so easily confused. That was your mama who was scrubbing toilets at your school in the morning and donned her hair net for lunch. It is obviously very difficult for you to listen to the truth. Were you in the special needs classroom? No doubt you were one of those difficult emotionally handicapped kids every teacher cringed to see in her classroom.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#380 Oct 3, 2013
beers wrote:
Mykro: arrogance is the calling card of the liberal.
Arrogance AND ignorance.
Claude Balls

Midland, TX

#381 Oct 3, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, so you didn't vote for Bush then did you? He owns TARP. It was on his watch, teabag hypocrite.
No, goat jizz eater, I didn't vote for Bush. I voted for Ron Paul.
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>But you want to see The Glass-Steagal Act re-instated. Hypocrite looking for government regulation. You teabaggers are nothing but consistent with your ignorance.
Glass-Steagall had worked since the Depression so yes, it's okay by me. And sorry to disappoint you, goat sack slurper, but I'm not a "teabagger" although I do support their small government philosophy. So tell us, is "Mykro" supposed to be a clever way of spelling the depth of your intellect ?
Aned

Miami, FL

#382 Oct 3, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>Arrogance AND ignorance.
When Clinton, it was the same drama. Republicans making a big deal about the president getting a happy ending by Monica.

When Bush, democrats supported Bush's madness about going to war.

And now, republicans keep making more drama.
beers

Plano, IL

#383 Oct 3, 2013
Aned wrote:
<quoted text>When Clinton, it was the same drama. Republicans making a big deal about the president getting a happy ending by Monica.

When Bush, democrats supported Bush's madness about going to war.

And now, republicans keep making more drama.
Umm, Bill lied to your face and you accepted it. Congress voted FOR the war. And now Democrats won't take the same Great and amazing insurance that they are pushing on everyone. Not to difficult to comprehend.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#385 Oct 3, 2013
beers wrote:
Mykro: arrogance is the calling card of the liberal.
May I present me!

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#386 Oct 3, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, so you didn't vote for Bush then did you? He owns TARP. It was on his watch, teabag hypocrite. But you want to see The Glass-Steagal Act re-instated. Hypocrite looking for government regulation. You teabaggers are nothing but consistent with your ignorance.
TARP worked, unlike barock's auto bailout that killed corporate America.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#387 Oct 3, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Another lie. You're full of shit. Since when do "professors" with a 200 IQ work on Wall Street?
I was against the repeal at the time and still am. I didn't want the Wall St. cowboys to get hold of grandma's grocery money. I was right.

Most of my bosses and co-workers supported it, because many were limousine liberals.

Wall St. has people from all walks of life working there. Money is America's blood, and Wall St. is America's heart. The one thing they all have in common is high intelligence and a strong work ethic. These are attributes surrendercrats like you know nothing about.

Most of the crooks on Wall St. that you read about in the paper like madoff, corzine or millken donate to both parties, but the large majority goes to the traitorhypocritesurrendercrat party.
Third Coast

Houston, TX

#388 Oct 3, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
<quoted text>
The PRESIDENT has set this tone of "my way or the highway". Has the PRESIDENT made COMPROMISE a four letter word?
He has never believed in bi-partisan discussion on anything and is pampered and protected by the same people who hate the American Dream. The idiots who voted for him are now beginning to reap what they've sown. It only gets worse from here.
butterfly becky

United States

#389 Oct 3, 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"?
Not quite the truth here.. Can't figure out the truth when your not looking for it! More like a teenager wanting nikes and only has money for spalding.. Begging the parents to raise the debt limit for their socialistic wants!!

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#391 Oct 3, 2013
Claude Balls wrote:
<quoted text>No, goat jizz eater, I didn't vote for Bush. I voted for Ron Paul. <quoted text>Glass-Steagall had worked since the Depression so yes, it's okay by me. And sorry to disappoint you, goat sack slurper, but I'm not a "teabagger" although I do support their small government philosophy. So tell us, is "Mykro" supposed to be a clever way of spelling the depth of your intellect ?
You voted for Ron Paul. He's a teabagger. You're a liar like every other teabag hypocrite. Ron Paul wants smaller government, you want more government regulation. You're a hypocrite and a liar, like every bagger nut.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#392 Oct 3, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
<quoted text>
I was against the repeal at the time and still am. I didn't want the Wall St. cowboys to get hold of grandma's grocery money. I was right.
Most of my bosses and co-workers supported it, because many were limousine liberals.
Wall St. has people from all walks of life working there. Money is America's blood, and Wall St. is America's heart. The one thing they all have in common is high intelligence and a strong work ethic. These are attributes surrendercrats like you know nothing about.
Most of the crooks on Wall St. that you read about in the paper like madoff, corzine or millken donate to both parties, but the large majority goes to the traitorhypocritesurrendercrat party.
The thing they have in common is nearly all are Repubs and thieves that ought to be doing jail time. Including lying pieces of shit like you.
beers

Plano, IL

#394 Oct 4, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>The thing they have in common is nearly all are Repubs and thieves that ought to be doing jail time. Including lying pieces of shit like you.
The last three governors of Illinois all went to jail. 2 democrats, 1 Rino.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#395 Oct 4, 2013
Claude Balls wrote:
<quoted text>You are certainly historically challenged, Goober. Bill signed the repeal in 1999.
"In 1999, Democrats led by President Bill Clinton and Republicans led by Sen. Phil Gramm joined forces to repeal Glass-Steagall at the behest of the big banks."
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-...
Not surprised you get you "opinion" from someone else's opinion.

The banking industry had been seeking the repeal of the 1933 Glass–Steagall Act since the 1980s, if not earlier. In 1987 the Congressional Research Service prepared a report that explored the cases for and against preserving the Glass–Steagall act.

Respective versions of the legislation were introduced in the U.S. Senate by Phil Gramm (Republican of Texas) and in the U.S. House of Representatives by Jim Leach (R-Iowa). The third lawmaker associated with the bill was Rep. Thomas J. Bliley, Jr.(R-Virginia), Chairman of the House Commerce Committee from 1995 to 2001.

The House passed its version of the Financial Services Act of 1999 on July 1, 1999, by a bipartisan vote of 343–86 (Republicans 205–16; Democrats 138–69; Independent 0–1),[5][6][note 1] two months after the Senate had already passed its version of the bill on May 6 by a much-narrower 54–44 vote along basically-partisan lines (53 Republicans and 1 Democrat in favor; 44 Democrats opposed.

A veto proof majority.

Clinton could've vetoed it.

Wouldn't have done a any good.

Poor teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#396 Oct 4, 2013
butterfly becky wrote:
<quoted text>
Not quite the truth here.. Can't figure out the truth when your not looking for it! More like a teenager wanting nikes and only has money for spalding.. Begging the parents to raise the debt limit for their socialistic wants!!
Then why are teabaggers insisting the ACA be included in the debt limit bill?

The debt limit action isn't about the debt limit at all.

Teabaggers couldn't get the repeal done 42 previous times.

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