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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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Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#352 Oct 3, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text> What a way to run a business....dump an expensive piece of shit and see what happens. No one running a business would EVER think to do such an idiodic thing. It takes thought through much discussion and analysis before anything gets off the ground and then it is done at test sites. Big govt. doesn't care how it spends other people's money, the liberal elite are accountable to no one. They do what they want. You are a total moron to think that's a good way to roll out a complex program like this.
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.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#353 Oct 3, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
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We spend double and triple what other countries do you idiot.
My friend, an actuary, buys his kids math books from Singapore, because ours weigh a ton and don't convey basic principles properly.
No, because ours are printed in TexASS. By teabag creationist troglodytes.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#354 Oct 3, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>I've spent a lot of years helping kids at school and I have to say public education is such a joke. It involves the greatest mismanagement of money that I've ever seen. There is little accountability because they get paid no matter how poorly they perform. There is no competition. The stories I could tell involving racism,(black teachers hating on whites and asians), sexual and physical abuse, incompetence, lies, cheating, you name it. I would NEVER send my kid to a public school.....even the 'good' ones are sh*t.
Yeah you were helping kids at school. You did a great job keeping the boys and girls room clean.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#355 Oct 3, 2013
Claude Balls wrote:
<quoted text>LMFAO... Yes, it happened because the 110th and 111th Congress (House and Senate - Bush years) were both controlled by Dumbocrats. And Clinton striking down the Glass-Steagall Act to usher in the Banking Modernization Act opened up the Pandora's Box of mortgage derivatives. If you think the Dumbocrats aren't into this mess up to their scalps you are delusional.
A teabagger advocating a return to government regulations? Do the rest of your butt buddies know you're going over to the dark side? I thought only the Dems wanted banking regs comming back.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#356 Oct 3, 2013
The Democrats in the house picked up 8 seats in Nov, and 2 additional seat in the Senate.

The Republicans control the House only because of the racially gerrymandered districts the typical extremest in congress comes from. Lets not fool ourselves here. The House Democrats in Nov 2012 that saw President Obama soundly defeat the challenge from Mitt Romney picked up a combined 1 million more votes than the combined vote count for Republican House members who were elected to the House, and in doing so the Democrats gained 8 more seats.

That is the signal that the Republicans are slipping into darkness and it's doubtful those Republican Reps from districts that look more like America in racial diversity because of their antics now are pretty much doomed..... in 2014
AmericanVeteran wrote:
<quoted text>
They should be prosecuted for obstruction of Congress. Reid is such a dirt bag. He is not the first Democrat Senator to have to deal with a Republican controlled House. It is a Republican controlled House today because he, Pelosi, and Obama betrayed the trust of the Democrat party members in the House.
Obama's biggest problem is he still listens to Pelosi and Reid. The former Junior Senator from Illinois needs to start thinking for himself.
As dumb as he seems, I wonder if he really graduated law school. I wonder if maybe he embellished his resume.
beers

Plano, IL

#357 Oct 3, 2013
Mykro: arrogance is the calling card of the liberal.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#358 Oct 3, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>A teabagger advocating a return to government regulations? Do the rest of your butt buddies know you're going over to the dark side? I thought only the Dems wanted banking regs comming back.
Sounds almost like he's championing for regulations..... if that's not salt in the pepper shaker...

So, it only took the looting of $7 Trillion in other people's money for him to see the light...... O'Brother how art thou!!!

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#359 Oct 3, 2013
beers wrote:
Mykro: arrogance is the calling card of the liberal.
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.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#360 Oct 3, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds almost like he's championing for regulations..... if that's not salt in the pepper shaker...
So, it only took the looting of $7 Trillion in other people's money for him to see the light...... O'Brother how art thou!!!
Teabaggers just continue to amaze me with the constant demonstration of their hypocrisy and ignorance. They must have all been homeschooled by the same inbred teacher financed by the Kock Bros.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#361 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.
Infuct is an excellent word when describing barack the yellow and his surrendercrats.

Teachers are against longer school days and less vacation too because their unions dgaf about our kids or the country they're destroying.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#362 Oct 3, 2013
I try not to talk much about that, we're slipping that way with he enactment of the ACA. That ball is rolling down hill.

The wages are so low in America that it's almost certain most of the nation will just about qualify for Medicaid, which I thought should have required for participation some kind of charge if only an individual could pay $50 a month.

Especially in Southern and Red States where the wages lead to an average income sometimes less than 25% under the national median income. And most of those who will qualify for medicaid and subsidies live in the red states and along the Appalachian Trail.

The images of poverty struck Americans routinely omit the Images of those who are desperate in the Hill, low country and on the plains throughout America. The Republican have spent 50 years polishing their message so that poverty means minorities, and government means black programs and job opportunities.

That's why Republican base voters hate government and refuse to identify with anti poverty programs like the Reagan and Bush Cell Phone giveaways.

Roger Ailes the Fox News General Manager was one of the developers of the Republican racial Strategy that got Nixon and Reagan elected.
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>This reminds me of the time a few years back, when the Democrats were pushing a "public option". It was met with a poor reception, as we all know. At that time, I remember saying to my wife that a simple re-phrasing of that term would have yielded much better support. I simply would have changed "public option" to "public choice".
I think "option" may have been unclear to many of our citizens, as to who makes the decision. "Choice" on the other hand would not only have been clearer, but it would also more effectively convey the idea that the preference is "up to me". I still feel the same today. This is an example of synonyms being not being the same psychologically.
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Claude Balls

Midland, TX

#364 Oct 3, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>It needs to be a single payer system. All fixed.
Single payer might work as long as the government had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#365 Oct 3, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
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Infuct is an excellent word when describing barack the yellow and his surrendercrats.
Teachers are against longer school days and less vacation too because their unions dgaf about our kids or the country they're destroying.
Yes, now go infuct yourself.
Your Ex

United States

#366 Oct 3, 2013
Claude Balls wrote:
<quoted text>LMFAO... Yes, it happened because the 110th and 111th Congress (House and Senate - Bush years) were both controlled by Dumbocrats. And Clinton striking down the Glass-Steagall Act to usher in the Banking Modernization Act opened up the Pandora's Box of mortgage derivatives. If you think the Dumbocrats aren't into this mess up to their scalps you are delusional.
Epic fail of a post.
Reagan's Admin. repealed Glass-Steagall.
Bush & the Fightwingers had control of the govt for 6 out of 8 years.
Give a hoot, read a book.
Claude Balls

Midland, TX

#367 Oct 3, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>A teabagger advocating a return to government regulations? Do the rest of your butt buddies know you're going over to the dark side? I thought only the Dems wanted banking regs comming back.
Thanks for asking, butt-hole-surfer. I didn't support bailing out Wall Street or GM and I don't support bailing out Detroit or any of the other cities the Dumbocrats have burned to the ground through corruption and stupidity. They should all sleep in the feces they created.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#368 Oct 3, 2013
Your Ex wrote:
<quoted text>
Epic fail of a post.
Reagan's Admin. repealed Glass-Steagall.
Bush & the Fightwingers had control of the govt for 6 out of 8 years.
Give a hoot, read a book.
Clinton repealed Glass-Steagall when he let citibank, smith barney and travelers merge.

I was working on Wall St. at the time. It was a BFD to quote joe biteme.
Claude Balls

Midland, TX

#369 Oct 3, 2013
Your Ex wrote:
<quoted text>
Epic fail of a post.
Reagan's Admin. repealed Glass-Steagall.
Bush & the Fightwingers had control of the govt for 6 out of 8 years.
Give a hoot, read a book.
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-...

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#370 Oct 3, 2013
Claude Balls wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for asking, butt-hole-surfer. I didn't support bailing out Wall Street or GM and I don't support bailing out Detroit or any of the other cities the Dumbocrats have burned to the ground through corruption and stupidity. They should all sleep in the feces they created.
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.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#371 Oct 3, 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-...
Yes, but you want it back. Hypocrite teabagger now advocating government regulation. Scrotum sniffer.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#372 Oct 3, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton repealed Glass-Steagall when he let citibank, smith barney and travelers merge.
I was working on Wall St. at the time. It was a BFD to quote joe biteme.
Another lie. You're full of shit. Since when do "professors" with a 200 IQ work on Wall Street?

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