History Suggests Shutdown Stakes May Not Be That High

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    History Suggests Shutdown Stakes May Not Be That High

    1995 battle didn't affect views of Clinton, Gingrich, nor U.S. in the long term

    by Elizabeth Mendes

    WASHINGTON, DC -- As the federal government prepares to shut down for the first time since 1995/1996, historical Gallup data reveal that the repercussions of that past conflict ranged from none to short-lived, in terms of Americans' concerns about the U.S. and the political players involved. The 1995/1996 closure, which occurred when -- just like today -- Republican leaders in Congress and a Democratic president failed to agree on the budget, did little to impact Americans' views of President Bill Clinton, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Congress itself, the U.S. economy, and the country in general in the months after the shutdown began.

     
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    Re: History Suggests Shutdown Stakes May Not Be That High

    Wasn't the sequester supposed to be a massive disaster too?

     

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    Re: History Suggests Shutdown Stakes May Not Be That High

    The stakes "may not be that high," but sorry...that doesn't excuse GOP swine and their sycophants.

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    Re: History Suggests Shutdown Stakes May Not Be That High

    It takes two not to compromise; they're all swine.

     

    Vote them all out; and bring back the blue dogs and RINOs.

    People like Scott Brown helped to prevent grid lock, but Mass wanted an idealogue.

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    Re: History Suggests Shutdown Stakes May Not Be That High

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

    Wasn't the sequester supposed to be a massive disaster too?

     



    Which ironically are the same funding levels being rejected by the party that demanded them.

    Can't make this stuff up.

     

    (Some economists have said that the sequester cuts helped push GDP downward and unemployment upward.  So there's that....)

     

     

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