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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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imom

Aurora, IL

#823 Oct 10, 2013
budd wrote:
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As usual BCOW proves his ignorance.
king
noun \&#712;ki&#331;\
: a male ruler of a country who usually inherits his position and rules for life.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kin...
dic·ta·tor
noun \&#712;dik-&#716;t &#257;-t&#601;r, dik-&#712;\
: a person who rules a country with total authority and often in a cruel or brutal way
Full Definition of DICTATOR
1
a : a person granted absolute emergency power; especially : one appointed by the senate of ancient Rome
b : one holding complete autocratic control
c : one ruling absolutely and often oppressively
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dic...
So you see they are not the same thing, and Obama is neither. You see if he was there would be no shutdown, and there would be no problem raising the debt limit.
Thanks for playing though.
So kings cannot act the same as dictators? A dictator can be a king, prime minister, president etc. Let us know when the lightbulb goes on.
obntg

West Chicago, IL

#824 Oct 10, 2013
budd wrote:
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BCOW you're just an idiot. I would press on giving you fact and figures, but like most wingnuts you are immune to logic. You are completely consumed by a losing ideology.
Why don't you just go get your guns and shoot at a Federal building. That way no one would have to listen to your bbbullshitt anymore. That is the way you right wings go down in flames these days, right?
Why do you a federal building attacked? Are you having a bad day and think it would be nice if some federal officials got killed?

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#825 Oct 10, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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Did you at the very least take into account the Federal Subsidy for anyone earning $47,000 and below....or $94,000 for a family?
You can't factor in the savings without the subsidies....
Good point, then you need to factor in the increased insurance costs and then the increase in taxes that will be needed to pay the subsidies. I'm starting to think this won't save any money, but the insurance companies love it.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#826 Oct 10, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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The corporatist is Obama, he gave them a year off on ObamaCare.
Well. if they offered insurance to begin with, they wouldn't have to worry.

You have a point, Obama still hasn't addressed the profit driven medical/insurance industry.

Where the bottom line is profit, not medical care.

Regardless, he's better than ANY teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#827 Oct 10, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Odoodle is down to 37%. America wants our dead honored not ignored.
Just when you think the numbers couldn’t get any worse for Congress, the end of session debacle over the payroll tax extension comes along and drives perceptions of Congress even lower.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that just five percent (5%) of Likely Voters rate the job Congress is doing as good or excellent. Sixty-eight percent (68%) view Congress’ job performance as poor.

STILL 7 times the approval rating of the teabagger congress.

Worse than the last teabagger congress.

The worst congress in history.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#828 Oct 10, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>.........The worst congress in history.
Agree, the House votes and passes bills they know won't make it and the Senate won't even vote.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#829 Oct 10, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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Agree, the House votes and passes bills they know won't make it and the Senate won't even vote.
Sometimes no one votes on bills.

They never get out of the committee stage, they shut it down without a single vote.

Paul Ryan is a prime example.

He's been in Congress for nearly 13 years, but Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has only seen two of his bills pass into law during that time.

Ryan, who Mitt Romney has tapped as his running mate, passed a bill into law in July 2000 that renames a post office in his district. Thanks to Ryan, the post office on 1818 Milton Ave. in Janesville, Wis., is now known as "Les Aspin Post Office Building."

The other time Ryan saw one of his bills become law was in December 2008, with legislation to change the way arrows (as in bows and arrows) are hit with an excise tax. Specifically, his bill amended the Internal Revenue Code to impose a 39-cent tax per arrow shaft, instead of a 12.4 percent tax on the sales price. The bill also "includes points suitable for use with arrows in the 11 percent excise tax on arrow parts and accessories."

It makes you wonder how many of his bills died in committee.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#830 Oct 10, 2013
Did the repeal of the un "Patriot" Act die in committee?

Oh' darn, it wasn't even brought up.

Teabaggers love the un "Patriot" Act.

It just depends on who the president is.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#831 Oct 10, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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Agree, the House votes and passes bills they know won't make it and the Senate won't even vote.
Good thing Sen Reid & the Dems are there to stop the Teabagging GOPasaur controlled House from passing trillions more in deficit spending.
Patriot

Brighton, CO

#832 Oct 11, 2013
China owes US One Trillion (Plus Interest)

YOU READ THAT RIGHT — China owes the United States nearly ONE TRILLION DOLLARS from bonds they sold to US decades ago!

Everyone always goes on about how much WE owe to CHINA — but they’ve conveniently forgotten the fact that China owes US so much money!

THAT MEANS WE DO NOT NEED TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING — WE JUST NEED TO WITHHOLD OUR DEBT PAYMENTS TO CHINA!

http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com/2012/...
CBOW

Dover, PA

#833 Oct 11, 2013
Patriot wrote:
China owes US One Trillion (Plus Interest)
YOU READ THAT RIGHT — China owes the United States nearly ONE TRILLION DOLLARS from bonds they sold to US decades ago!
Everyone always goes on about how much WE owe to CHINA — but they’ve conveniently forgotten the fact that China owes US so much money!
THAT MEANS WE DO NOT NEED TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING — WE JUST NEED TO WITHHOLD OUR DEBT PAYMENTS TO CHINA!
http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com/2012/...
Every nation in the world owes us money. We just need to call in the loans. That would collapse the global economy, though.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#834 Oct 11, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Every nation in the world owes us money. We just need to call in the loans. That would collapse the global economy, though.
$17TRILLION in debt, who do WE owe?
CBOW

Dover, PA

#835 Oct 14, 2013
Odumbo's gubmint in action..........The Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system allows recipients of government food stamps to purchase goods using a digital card with a set spending limit, but for a few hours over the weekend, that limit disappeared for many users visiting Walmart stores in Louisiana.

Walmart and local police in Springhill and Mansfield confirmed to CBS affiliate KSLA that officers were called into the stores to help maintain order Saturday as shoppers swept through the aisles at two stores and bought as much as they could carry.

Xerox, which hosts some of the infrastructure used by the EBT card system, told KSLA that a power outage during a routine maintenance test caused the temporary glitch.

Walmart workers phoned their corporate headquarters to ask how they should handle all the shoppers with unlimited, government-funded spending limits, and were told to keep the registers ringing.
CBOW

Dover, PA

#836 Oct 14, 2013
Majority Leader Harry Reid moved the goal posts. On Saturday, when Republican Senate negotiators came to work, they thought they were close to a deal with Democrats based on the proposal offered by Republican Sen. Susan Collins. The government would be reopened for six months in exchange for a delay of the medical device tax that helps fund Obamacare, flexibility in managing sequestration cuts, and new requirements to verify income for those entering the federal exchanges as a part of the Affordable Care Act. But the Senate Democratic leader didn't like the six-month date, so he called it off.

Why did Reid back out? The agreement would have made it harder for Democrats to negotiate changes to the next round of sequestration cuts, something they have sought as part of a larger budget deal. If Reid was moving the goal posts, it's because he--or some of the Democrats negotiating with Collins--temporarily forgot where he'd put them.
CZars_R_Us

Orlando, FL

#837 Oct 14, 2013
They should hold them all accountable and not put anymore ObamaBucks on their card until what they spent has been rightly accredited to them.

You know what your reg amount should be.

Other peoples money is real easy to spend I guess.
Aned

Miami, FL

#838 Oct 15, 2013
RustyS wrote:
<quoted text>$17TRILLION in debt, who do WE owe?
The longest the Shutdown, the most money republicans make on overtime.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#839 Oct 16, 2013
The teaparty, House republicans are still fiddling, while Rome burns......When the hatred of the black President trumps the love of country and fellow Americans.....
CBOW

Dover, PA

#840 Oct 16, 2013
Though Republicans have considered over the last several weeks a range of provisions relating to ObamaCare, the one they settled on in this package would force Congress, the president, and many other administration officials and staff onto ObamaCare without additional subsidies. GOP lawmakers described the proposed mandate as a matter of "fairness."

"If the president and Senate Democrats are going to force the American people to live under ObamaCare, then they and all Washington leaders should not be shielded from the law," one GOP aide said. WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#841 Oct 16, 2013
Hope they have plans, for after government service.....
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#842 Oct 16, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
The teaparty, House republicans are still fiddling, while Rome burns......When the hatred of the black President trumps the love of country and fellow Americans.....
You should be ashamed for saying such a racist thing. Republicans have brought compromise after compromise and the incompetent leadership REFUSES to negotiate. THAT is what our democracy is about, you know. EVERYONE should be represented and THAT is what the Republicans are doing....their jobs. The media and liberal hacks have done everything they can to brainwash the masses into demonizing the Republicans and unfortunately it is working. Sheeple are not very bright and they ARE the majority.

Half the people don't want oscummacare and mostly because THEY are going to be stuck with the bill while the other half who want it are going to pay little to nothing for it. Doesn't seem fair the taxpayers are getting hosed by oscumma and they don't even realize how bad.

It's just a crying shame..... Americans WANT to fix the health care problems but this administration wants to shove something up their azzes without even knowing how to make it work. If a company did this, they would be bankrupt. Oh wait....that's coming.

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