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Fear & Loathing: 2013

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    Re: Fear & Loathing: 2013

    andijen already posted this but I am still laughing at the petulant children (aka GOP). In response to the shutdown, it says it all...

    "We're not going to be disrespected," Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) told The Washington Examiner. "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."

     
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    The left did this repeatedly to Reagan, 6 out of eight years ( and once apparently "forgot" to pass a budget), and now, we are supposed to beleive that the catterwalling from the left is anythign but prolitical grandstanding?

     

    Please.

     
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    Much of the federal government shut down on Tuesday because of a clash between Congressional Republicans and President Obama in which Republicans sought to tie further government financing to delaying or crippling his health care law. Beneath the mechanics lie deeper philosophical disagreements about spending, taxation and the size and scope of government.

     

    How accurate is "much" when only 17% of the government has been shut down? Wouldn't "some" be better? Of course "most" does not apply so I'll give them credit for not lying outright.

    And in a rare weekend session, the House voted 407 to 0 on Saturday on a bill to guarantee that federal workers — once denigrated by conservatives as overpaid and underworked — will receive back pay once the government reopens.

    Gratuitous partisan bullbleep. Federal workers are still overpaid and underworked, that has nothing to do with whether or not you think they should get back pay.

    And the central principle of Tea Party conservatism, an aggressive attack on government programs, has given way among a growing number of Republicans to a full-throated defense of federal functions as varied as national parks and nutrition programs for the impoverished

    Oh, how shocking! Some conservative/Tea Partier is not for anarchy like WDWYN always implies when he mockingly says give me my medicare when they express some form of support for a government program.

     

     

     

     
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    In response to NowWhatDoYouWant's comment:

    "“We ought to be working as hard as we can to open the parts of the government we all agree on,” Mr. Cantor said — which turns out to be quite a lot of the government."

     

    Just not the ones Dems support. Because Democracy. Right?

     

    Makes you wish there really was a PO'd invisible man wielding lightning bolts...   



    Go back to Cantor's quote; it should be easy to pass bills in which there is agreement on both sides.  If there is just agreement on one side maybe that's not good enough for unilateral passage, which is why is should be discussed/negotiated to find a common ground, but that can only happen if both sides agree to at first, at least talk.

     
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    In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:

    What a great idea.... Send people home but promise to pay them for their time doing nothing.

    This is the wingnut's great plan to get the country's economy moving.

    And their plan to bring down debt is just as 'brilliant' .... add $300 million dollars/day of new debt on top of existing debt.

    These people must be idiot savants or something....more likely just idiots.

     




    "What a great idea.... Send people home but promise to pay them for their time doing nothing.
    This is the wingnut's great plan to get the country's economy moving."

    Actually, giving as many voters as possible a "free" government check for doing nothing has been the Democratic plan for many years....
    and since the number of government dependents voting Democrat has skyrocketed, it is a success.

     
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