Government shuts down after Congress fails to pass spending bill

Oct 1, 2013 Full story: USA Today 809

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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dem

Richmond, KY

#115 Oct 2, 2013
GOP is so selfish really. If you have a govt Job you get paid a lot! If you are regular citizen they act like you aren't suppose to have a thing . Crazy

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#116 Oct 2, 2013
dem wrote:
GOP is so selfish really. If you have a govt Job you get paid a lot! If you are regular citizen they act like you aren't suppose to have a thing . Crazy
Yep crazy. Back up your statement.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#117 Oct 2, 2013
teabagging con shutdown: Day 2.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#118 Oct 2, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I am just stupid enough to think you are a total jackass. And that's putting it mildly.
Conservatives are...
Clearly, YOU know absolutely nothing about oscumma care if you think it is so great. In fact, if it were, why do you think the scumbags who shoved this up America's as s don't want it? It's because they are going to get S H I T T Y health care if they took it. That's why, moron.

Only weak minded easily manipulated mouth breathers like yourself can make such a ridiculous generalization about conservatives. First, there are fiscal conservatives, social conservatives and even a mix of the two. There are also liberatarians.

The liberal elites have brainwashed the idiot masses like yourself into believing they are the benevolent beings YOU need to rely on to wipe your dirty butt. Ironically, THEY are motivated by greed and bigotry because why else would they want to enslave the hardworking along with the poor by forcing them onto the govt. plantation? They are in the pocket of BIG GOVT and no matter who is in 'power' they are the puppeteers. The stupid continue to go along with growing the govt. and empowering these monsters.

You have gladly handed over your personal freedom without considering the consequences. You've given the liberal elite and their BIG GOVT the power to control almost all of the food/water supply, education, elderly, retirement, healthcare, business/commerce, citizens' right to keep the money they earn, limited or should I say- faux privacy, and not in the distant future...the right to bear arms. They can't have people rising up against an oppressive govt. in the future. Soon, the liberal elite will steal your children to fight in their wars by reinstating the draft. They will no longer be able to 'afford' to pay soldiers so the young will be plucked from their parents arms.

What kind of idiot wants to be controlled by big govt? I'll tell you: the lazy and stupid.

The mass media manipulates the feeble minded while the liberal elites become more and more powerful. You are ignorant beyond words.

The unqualified are those who are NOT doctors. Either that or the shitty ones who wouldn't survive in private practice because of it. If you think a nurse is just as qualified as a doctor, then you are dumber than dirt. People who are signing up don't even know who is going to accept their policies. Just wait until they find out. It will be too late and I'll bet they won't be able to return to their previous policy. Here's what is going to happen. Those who didn't have pre existing conditions and haven't been rated will stay with their policy. They will have access to the best doctors, hospitals, medicines, etc. They will not be subjected to waits, death panels, and denial of coverage. Those who think they are going to save money because they have been rated will get screwed. They will pay a little less BUT they will not have the coverage they think they will get. In the end, they should have stayed with their expensive policies. On the other hand, private insurers are going to purge those they don't want now they can dump them on the govt. policy. It's the scam of the century and perhaps the history of the free world. Those who signed up will not get to come back and the private insurance companies will be more profitable than ever. This is a real win for them. They get to finally rid themselves of those who cost them money while the taxpayers pick up the tab. The liberal elite are very clever and the sheeple like yourself, very very ignorant.

If people were smart, they would insist on getting ALL the information out before they sign up for anything. The only people who will benefit are those who have no insurance. They now have the hardworking taxpayer paying for their policies AND they are going to sacrifice their quality care in doing so. It's hard to imagine people can be so easily manipulated. YOU are a perfect example of how stupid people can be.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#119 Oct 2, 2013
Wolf: Clearly, YOU know absolutely nothing about oscumma care if you think it is so great. In fact, if it were, why do you think the scumbags who shoved this up America's as s don't want it? It's because they are going to get S H I T T Y health care if they took it. That's why, moron.

Only weak minded easily manipulated mouth breathers like yourself can make such a ridiculous generalization about conservatives. First, there are fiscal conservatives, social conservatives and even a mix of the two. There are also liberatarians.

The liberal elites have brainwashed the idiot masses like yourself into believing they are the benevolent beings YOU need to rely on to wipe your dirty butt. Ironically, THEY are motivated by greed and bigotry because why else would they want to enslave the hardworking along with the poor by forcing them onto the govt. plantation? They are in the pocket of BIG GOVT and no matter who is in 'power' they are the puppeteers. The stupid continue to go along with growing the govt. and empowering these monsters.

You have gladly handed over your personal freedom without considering the consequences. You've given the liberal elite and their BIG GOVT the power to control almost all of the food/water supply, education, elderly, retirement, healthcare, business/commerce, citizens' right to keep the money they earn, limited or should I say- faux privacy, and not in the distant future...the right to bear arms. They can't have people rising up against an oppressive govt. in the future. Soon, the liberal elite will steal your children to fight in their wars by reinstating the draft. They will no longer be able to 'afford' to pay soldiers so the young will be plucked from their parents arms.

What kind of idiot wants to be controlled by big govt? I'll tell you: the lazy and stupid.

The mass media manipulates the feeble minded while the liberal elites become more and more powerful. You are ignorant beyond words.

The unqualified are those who are NOT doctors. Either that or the shitty ones who wouldn't survive in private practice because of it. If you think a nurse is just as qualified as a doctor, then you are dumber than dirt. People who are signing up don't even know who is going to accept their policies. Just wait until they find out. It will be too late and I'll bet they won't be able to return to their previous policy. Here's what is going to happen. Those who didn't have pre existing conditions and haven't been rated will stay with their policy. They will have access to the best doctors, hospitals, medicines, etc. They will not be subjected to waits, death panels, and denial of coverage. Those who think they are going to save money because they have been rated will get screwed. They will pay a little less BUT they will not have the coverage they think they will get. In the end, they should have stayed with their expensive policies. On the other hand, private insurers are going to purge those they don't want now they can dump them on the govt. policy. It's the scam of the century and perhaps the history of the free world. Those who signed up will not get to come back and the private insurance companies will be more profitable than ever. This is a real win for them. They get to finally rid themselves of those who cost them money while the taxpayers pick up the tab. The liberal elite are very clever and the sheeple like yourself, very very ignorant.

If people were smart, they would insist on getting ALL the information out before they sign up for anything. The only people who will benefit are those who have no insurance. They now have the hardworking taxpayer paying for their policies AND they are going to sacrifice their quality care in doing so. It's hard to imagine people can be so easily manipulated. YOU are a perfect example of how stupid people can be.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#120 Oct 2, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
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...
If only.........Unfortunately, the lib elite have more power than the conservatives. They have convinced the sheeple that govt. knows best. They have managed to turn America into a socialist country although it appears communism is right at it's heels. The liberal elite ARE the communists running the sham behind the curtains using the puppets in Washington to pretent the people are actually making decisions. Americans have been asleep at the wheel. If they don't wake up and stop socialized medicine, the unsuspecting people will be lubed for the biggest buttfk of all times.
fat homer

Castle Rock, CO

#121 Oct 2, 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"?
Jimmy Hoffa of the teamsters union says that Obamacare is crap, so do anyone else with a brain that isn't a welfare queen like you. Speaking of Wall Street government, you blathering idiot, your hero Oblama is propping up Wall Street fatcats and bankers with $85 billion a month, could you get any stupider?
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#122 Oct 2, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
These are the very people who are supporting oscumma, socialized medicine and the very people who want big govt. to control you, you miserable moron. You think it's the republicans? Nope. The only hope is to elect those who will reduce big govt. and return the power to the people. At least there is a fighting chance. The small to medium size businesses will employ the most, so long as govt. isn't hostile to business development and growth. Libs, especially commies like oscumma do not want citizens to be independent. They want them dependent on the govt. and slaves to the lazy. Even the hippies woke up after living in the commune when they realized only the liberal elite at the top was the only benefactor. Unfortunately, there will be no way out of oscumma's commune if we allow that monster to saddle America with a healthcare program that is designed to feed the liberal elite and destroy our freedom. oscumma has lied about ACA from the beginning and you keep coming back for more lies. Honestly, I never dreamed so many Americans could ever be so gullible and ignorant.

The tea party has been demonized by the media because they are a threat to the liberal elite. The tea party wants to break free of govt. control and yet that has become a dirty word. Why?

The real evil is what maintains power and control. This evil is growing right under your nose and you don't even see it.
fat homer

Castle Rock, CO

#123 Oct 2, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>And your cluelessness shows yours.
Retarded jackass, the IRS and the Sec. of HHS will run your life from now on, gawd you're a dunce. Like all LIV's and demes.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#124 Oct 2, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
teabagging con shutdown: Day 2.
The real con is coming from the liberal elite. They have used their little black puppet to convince the followers to accept socialized medicine....to give up their right to privacy....freedom as they have known it. You will hand over what little power you had which was managing your own health. Now, it will be up to the govt. to dictate it to you. Govt. will tell you when to retire, the kind of medical care you will receive and when to die because you have given it permission. You're dumb enough to believe the ruse....dumb enough to entrust a centralized power of greedy self serving hypocrites....dumb enough to sacrifice your personal freedom.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#125 Oct 2, 2013
fat homer wrote:
<quoted text>
Jimmy Hoffa of the teamsters union says that Obamacare is crap, so do anyone else with a brain that isn't a welfare queen like you. Speaking of Wall Street government, you blathering idiot, your hero Oblama is propping up Wall Street fatcats and bankers with $85 billion a month, could you get any stupider?
The sheeple are too stupid to realize they are being led to the slaughterhouse. The only way to stop the madness is to stop the libs from taking away our freedom. We must elect people who will dismantle big govt. It's going to take time because there are too many lib elite puppets on both sides of the aisle. The people need to wake up from this trance they have been in and realize oscumma is NOT their friend. He is the liberal elite's puppet who's job is to enslave and turn this country into a place where the free no longer exist. We have been moving in this direction ever since FDR. Our freedom has been stolen in tiny bits, too small to notice and far enough apart so there is little memory between the generations. I don't know what has happened to the spirit that once set this country apart from the rest of the world. I don't know what happened to the people who demanded independence and turned away from big govt. domination.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#126 Oct 2, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>The real con is coming from the liberal elite. They have used their little black puppet to convince the followers to accept socialized medicine....to give up their right to privacy....freedom as they have known it. You will hand over what little power you had which was managing your own health. Now, it will be up to the govt. to dictate it to you. Govt. will tell you when to retire, the kind of medical care you will receive and when to die because you have given it permission. You're dumb enough to believe the ruse....dumb enough to entrust a centralized power of greedy self serving hypocrites....dumb enough to sacrifice your personal freedom.
teabagging con drivel. Millions ingored and shutout by insurance companies writing their own rules, disagree with you and are signing up.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#127 Oct 2, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>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.
I hope Republicans stand firm until there is a compromise. The people have a right to know EXACTLY what is in ACA. You would think people would want to know before such a program moves forward. Republicans should insist on this although I don't have the confidence they will hold firm. Doesn't it seem odd the media is not questioning why no one really knows how this program is going to work? Wouldn't you think the media would question oscumma about why he refused to delay it until the American people really know what it is about? The govt is clearly unprepared for this and yet they want to roll it out. Seems really strange there isn't an outcry because there should be. It just goes to show you how well the media has bamboozled the majority into falling for the scam.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#128 Oct 2, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
teabagging con drivel. Millions ingored and shutout by insurance companies writing their own rules, disagree with you and are signing up.
Too bad you refuse to accept the truth when it is presented but these insurance companies and devised a much better way to increase their power and control over idiots like you. The taxpayer will cover those they didn't want to cover. NOW, the taxpayers will subsidize this cost so they will make even MORE money. Yes, they are still playing the game, moron.

Now that govt is in control, the liberal elite have the reins and can dictate without opposition. After all, who's going to challenge govt. insurance if they don't want to cover a heart transplant or heart surgery?

If insurance companies would lose money on those millions who were 'shutout' because they would be too expensive to cover.....how do you think the govt is going to cover it when it can't handle the expenses it has already? Let's see, it will probably bankrupt the govt.... but before it does.....the govt is going to have to deny coverages. Yup. It will also send the elderly to hospice rather than give the care they would have received in the days people could carry their own insurance.

Incompetent health care providers will naturally misdiagnose and send patients to early deaths. That's another way to depopulate and reduce costs.

The draft will be reinstated in order to cover the cost of oscumma care. Don't think so? You weren't listening very closely....oscumma slipped once a few years back. If you ask the right people, they will tell you although it will NOT be revealed in the media right now.

Those who are signing up are those who didn't have insurance and are taking the freebies that will be paid for by the hardworking taxpayer. This is the beginning of the end but you are too stupid to understand what is going on.

This is going to have far reaching consequences which will eventually hit just about everyone except the liberal elite. You are being led to the slaughterhouse and will remain clueless until the moment they put you down like a dog in govt 'hospice' facilities.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#129 Oct 2, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>If only.........Unfortunately, the lib elite have more power than the conservatives. They have convinced the sheeple that govt. knows best. They have managed to turn America into a socialist country although it appears communism is right at it's heels. The liberal elite ARE the communists running the sham behind the curtains using the puppets in Washington to pretent the people are actually making decisions. Americans have been asleep at the wheel. If they don't wake up and stop socialized medicine, the unsuspecting people will be lubed for the biggest buttfk of all times.
Ooooh, so scary!

Socialists & communists & muslims, oh my!

Socialists & communists & muslims, oh my!

Socialists & communists & muslims, oh my!

Just click your heels 3 times and you'll be back in Kansas....

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#130 Oct 2, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>I hope Republicans stand firm until there is a compromise. The people have a right to know EXACTLY what is in ACA. You would think people would want to know before such a program moves forward. Republicans should insist on this although I don't have the confidence they will hold firm. Doesn't it seem odd the media is not questioning why no one really knows how this program is going to work? Wouldn't you think the media would question oscumma about why he refused to delay it until the American people really know what it is about? The govt is clearly unprepared for this and yet they want to roll it out. Seems really strange there isn't an outcry because there should be. It just goes to show you how well the media has bamboozled the majority into falling for the scam.
The compromise will be the Teabagging GOPasaurs caving in again.

Boner knows the longer the shutdown lasts, the more likely he's going to lose his speakership next year.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#131 Oct 2, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
teabagging con drivel. Millions ingored and shutout by insurance companies writing their own rules, disagree with you and are signing up.
If half the people are collecting at least a portion of their earnings from government outlays, what do you believe this healthcare law as presently written will do? Medical costs rose over 18% last year and was rising about 15% a year since Carter. You can almost see tax increases coming like what people saw in social security as it rose from less then 1% to near 12.5% of earnings. A back door to the medicare tax had to be found and they did. Most people have no issue with medical reforms, its the usual political payoff way even if it screws people over that stinks. You will now have people not try to do better and keep their incomes at a certain level as to not be charged or have to pay the continuing escalating medical costs. This will further depress the economy.
Your Ex

United States

#132 Oct 2, 2013
Justin wrote:
<quoted text>
$17.6 Billion in federal spending PER DAY.
Those are some damn expensive jobs. We should just offer half of them an early retirement.
Preferably the ones who have "manager" in the title, but their benefits package isn't much less than their salary...
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#133 Oct 2, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Ooooh, so scary!
Socialists & communists & muslims, oh my!
Socialists & communists & muslims, oh my!
Socialists & communists & muslims, oh my!
Just click your heels 3 times and you'll be back in Kansas....
Muslims? Quit being a racist and grow up.

Obviously, you're too stupid to see what is going on. Rather than respond in an intelligent fashion you act like a mouth breather and utter nonsensical words. Should it surprise anyone how easy it is to baffle the buffoons? I never dreamed Americans could become so dazed and confused.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#134 Oct 2, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
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!
Any price guarantees? How long will it be at $225.00 per month? It will be much like that newly installed satelite dish. Cheap for the first 2 months and then 33% increases every month or two. No price caps.

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