If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?

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    If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?

    The words "government shutdown" are  creeping back into the vernacular over the impasse to a debt reduction deal. What do you think?
     
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    Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?

    It means all those agribusinesses, pharmaceutical companies, and military contractors who hate big government won't be getting their government handouts. 
     
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    "Non-essential people" is a bit of a confusing term.

    Who is so essential to this planet that when dead, life ceases to exist?

    Life went forward without these formerly "essential" humans:

    George Washington- the small inns suffered because Washington slept everywhere so business lagged a bit.

    Michael Jackson- we still have "Pop Music" ( sadly).

    James (Scotty) Doohan- Frankly , I really miss him. But since we don't have starships yet , his loss is greatly diminished....but still, a great actor, none the less.

    Ronald Reagan- "Well I , uh...uh, I well , Nancy, what was I gonna say..." We survived without him.

    We have many non-essential workers in this country, many used to work for the Post Office, the DPW or the RMV.
     
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    Sure. Less chance of being audited by the IRS.
     
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    Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?

    You will see alot of angry seniors and soldiers.
     
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    In Response to Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?:
    You will see alot of angry seniors and soldiers.
    Posted by soxdawg08


    Plenty of revenue to pay both, just depends on who the treasury decides should be paid. Obama was irresponsible to suggest FICA payments may not go out. He said he wanted to unite, not divide this country, and now he is trying to scare our seniors. Great leader huh?
     
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    In Response to Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?:
    In Response to Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation? : Plenty of revenue to pay both, just depends on who the treasury decides should be paid. Obama was irresponsible to suggest FICA payments may not go out. He said he wanted to unite, not divide this country, and now he is trying to scare our seniors. Great leader huh?
    Posted by Alibiike


    How is this different from republicans trying to scare seniors by claiming that there is a crisis in social security?  And if you want to talk about leadership, how about that Eric Cantor being willing to see the country blown up rather than yield an inch?
     
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    Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?

    I have zero reliance or contact with my government other then them grabbing money out of my pay check every two weeks.
     
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    That depends on what members of law enforcement are considered "non-essential" and if certain business opportunities will arise.....Laughing


    ....I am joking, of course....
     
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    In Response to Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?:
    That depends on what members of law enforcement are considered "non-essential" and if certain business opportunities will arise..... ....I am joking, of course....
    Posted by Yoshimi25


    Hi Lady, how have you been? missed you in here. alot of work I take it eh?
     
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    In Response to Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?:
    That depends on what members of law enforcement are considered "non-essential" and if certain business opportunities will arise.....
    Posted by Yoshimi25


    Exactly what I was thinking!  Wait...  Crap...  I'm 13000 km away..  Wait for me non-essential goverment workers!  Got a flight to catch.
     
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    If the US defaults on its current obligations even for a short period of time the ripples are likely to effect a lot of folks and beyond the borders of RS Nation or the USA. It won't be fodder for late night comics very long and the least of the issues will be government shut down, it will be credit lock and runaway inflation as the dollar get dumped on open markets.



     
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    In Response to Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?:
    In Response to Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation? : Hi Lady, how have you been? missed you in here. alot of work I take it eh?
    Posted by Hammah29r2


    Very busy! And bound to get busier still.  My daughter and I opened up commission work on an art web site in addition to our solo and joint projects.
     
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    In Response to Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?:
    If the US defaults on its current obligations even for a short period of time the ripples are likely to effect a lot of folks and beyond the borders of RS Nation or the USA. It won't be fodder for late night comics very long and the least of the issues will be government shut down, it will be credit lock and runaway inflation as the dollar get dumped on open markets.
    Posted by fivekatz


    We still have about $130B in untouched stimulus money which, if included with the August revenue, would be more than enough to meet all our obligations for August, but Obama says that's off the table
    . As is the High Speed rail ($32B) and of course Obama care (~$1T). and lets not forget all the green job subsidies and education grants.
    Mixed up priorities maybe?
     
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    In Response to Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?:
    "Non-essential people" is a bit of a confusing term. Who is so essential to this planet that when dead, life ceases to exist? Life went forward without these formerly "essential" humans: George Washington- the small inns suffered because Washington slept everywhere so business lagged a bit. Michael Jackson- we still have "Pop Music" ( sadly). James (Scotty) Doohan- Frankly , I really miss him. But since we don't have starships yet , his loss is greatly diminished....but still, a great actor, none the less. Ronald Reagan- "Well I , uh...uh, I well , Nancy, what was I gonna say..." We survived without him. We have many non-essential workers in this country, many used to work for the Post Office, the DPW or the RMV.
    Posted by ZILLAGOD



    i don't think michael jackson and ronnie raygun were essential people, unless you equate essential with mediocre. and yes, unfortunately, we still have 'pop' music, but at least we  don't have 'the king of pop.'
     
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    Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?

    Paying taxes is not a bad thing. Provided the money is spent wisely.

    I'm glad to pay taxes. Taxes pay for a lot of wonderful things that other countries would love to have.

    I just hate it when politicians vote themselves raises when the rest of America gets none. I hate it when they buy things with tax money without price shopping first....you wouldn't pay $200 for a toilet seat , when you can get it for $20 would you? Many things you pay taxes for can be done more efficiently and cheaper if done by private companies. Trash pickup , for instance.

    What really p#sses me off is when our lovely people who work plowing snow for the state and towns milk the job for all it's worth. I see these guys scraping asphalt with the plow blades hours after it has stopped snowing and the road is already cleared. They get paid for hours of plowing that are unnessecary and they create potholes that eat up more tax money in springtime.

    Greed is killing this country, not Obama, not Republicans, not the economy, not terrorists....but unbridled greed from all sectors of our society. My bank wants to charge me $3 a month for a paper statement!!! They did this for free before, it doesn't cost $3 to produce this printout, but they are trying to scr*w anyone they can to recover for their mistakes.
     
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    Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?

    Your bank's charging you $3.00 because the Feds increased regulations on them...ergo...they are just passing that operating cost onto you. The left-wing-nuts cannot fathom capitalism and free markets, but that's how they work. Change banks if you don't like their fees. Once we get the socialist nuts out of Washington, it'll improve...can't get any worse, right?
     
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    OK, I'm generally against talking politics here because my politics are so much different than most people's. Plus I'm pretty sure I'd at least try to stab Bill-806 and softy through the heart if we were in the same room discussing politics. That being said, if the flacks in Washington were really interested in balancing the budget, why wouldn't they at least take a look at the $664B war expenditure? Because the "defense budget" is a sacred cow that is currently the only thing that is fueling American capitalism. /rantoff>
     
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       Who will cook my meals here in the insane asylum.
     
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    In Response to Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?:
    Your bank's charging you $3.00 because the Feds increased regulations on them...ergo...they are just passing that operating cost onto you. The left-wing-nuts cannot fathom capitalism and free markets, but that's how they work. Change banks if you don't like their fees. Once we get the socialist nuts out of Washington, it'll improve...can't get any worse, right?
    Posted by PetesCall
    Not really. Your bank is charging you there because a lot of other cash cow but ripoff practices have been closed down, like holding all transactions for a day and then taking the highest one first if it will throw an account over drawn so they can charge more over draft fees.

    I find it rather amazing that the lack of regulation nearly meltdown the global economy, required the taxpayers to pony up nearly a trillion dollars to bail out the banks and AIG to avoid it and somehow much of America thinks unregulated markets will take care of themselves, when one considers what a mess the dirivative markets were in.

    And for those that say government doesn't do anything for you, think about that the next time you get on a highway, use the internet and be grateful when you fly somebody is making the airline maintenance the plane. All of which is falling apart so Exxon can have tax credits because $10.7B a quarter just isn't enough profit to do exploration one.
     
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    Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?

    The defense budget is small compared to the Medicare/Medicaid/SS entitlements. That's where the real cuts will need to be made...in social services programs, if we are to balance the budget and save America. Having said that, the defense budget, along with many others will need to be cured of pork.
     
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    Re: If there is a government shutdown on August 2nd, will life really change for members of Red Sox Nation?

    Democrats blame Republicans.

    Republicans blame Democrats.

    Football owners blame the players.

    Football players blame the owners.

    Red Sox fans blame the Yankees.

    Yankees fans blame the Red Sox.

    Poor people blame the rich.

    Rich people blame the poor.

    Atheists blame religion.

    Religious people blame atheists.

    See a pattern starting to develope?

    Nobody is responsible for anything.

    Who really is to blame , is it the chicken or the egg?

     
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