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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:26 AM
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GOP, defiant, blames Obama, Dems for potential shutdown
Source: MSNBC

Less than three days away from a government shutdown, House Republican leaders stood defiant today laying blame on President Obama and Democrats if the lights go out.

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And he upped the ante, saying House Republicans were prepared to go forward with a bold one-week continuing resolution that would cut a whopping $12 billion in spending but continue to fund the Pentagon through September.

The $12 billion figure is more than the last two continuing resolutions combined -- $6 billion for three weeks, $4 billion for two.

Boehner called it "our troop-funding bill."


Read more: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/06/6420516...



Outrageous! While Republicans hold the budget hostage in order to demand cuts to education, health care, and a repeal of environmental laws, they blame the President and Democrats for not giving in, and then hide behind our troops! The same troops whose benefits they voted against!!!
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:55 AM
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1. They did this before not too long ago...
Gingrich remembers--maybe they should have asked him how it went the last time.

How many thousands of recall petitions will be circulated because of Repugnant blackmail and extortion. Government workers have a right to be really ticked.

Reason Pentagon funding continues through this is it ain't particularly smart to stiff troops with guns.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:10 AM
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2. I sure hope the Dems can put the blame where it belongs.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:28 AM
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3. They'll be looking for a bi-partisan cause nt
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 02:28 AM by rpannier
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LawnKorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:58 AM
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5. The public is not fooled. Everyone is labeling it the "Republican Shutdown of Government"
Even the local news personalities have had made off the cuff comments about the Republicans shutting down the Government. People know which party is causing the problem, and 2012 will be the time to make a correction.
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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:51 AM
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4. This is what the Republicans consider to be "compromise":
Republicans: We want to kill all the kittens AND puppies.
Democrats: We refuse to allow you to do that.
Republicans: You must compromise! We have a MANDATE!
Democrats: How about you kill 1/4 of the kittens but none of the puppies?
Republicans: Now we also want to kill all the widdle fwuffy bunnies too!
Democrats: Wait...we haven't agreed on the kitten/puppy situation yet...
Republicans: What part of MANDATE don't you liberals understand?!?!?!
Democrats: Well, how about 1/2 the kittens, 1/2 the puppies and 1/4 of the rabbits...Easter is coming up so a bunch of dead bunnies just looks bad.
Republicans: MANDATE!!! Don't make us shut the government down just because you refuse to budge.
Democrats: You're not giving us much in this give and take. Ok. How about 1/2 the bunnies, 1/2 the kittens and 1/2 the puppies.
Republicans: What about the parakeets?
Democrats: What parakeets? You didn't mention anything about parakeets.
Republicans: That's it, we're tired of your refusal to compromise. We're going to shut the government down AND pass a bill to kill all puppies, kittens, bunnies, parakeets and guinea pigs. If you refuse to pass it in the Senate and the President refuses to sign it, it will become law anyways. MANDATE!!!!

Republicans:: Hahaha! What a bunch of suckers! They fell for that "we want to compromise" bit...lol...what's that? This mic is still hot? Oh shi...
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:24 AM
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11. Harry Reid: "OK, it's a deal". nt
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:21 AM
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14. That is wonderful.
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Sirveri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:42 AM
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6. So if they shut the government down, does that mean the troops come home?
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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:15 AM
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12. For millionth time, no...
Military is exempt - they are considered essential personnel.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:43 AM
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7. Cha ching - No Sale! n/t
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:23 AM
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8. Like cornered rats.
Has anyone pointed out yet that "shutting down the government" is going to be very expensive?
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:54 AM
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9. In many ways it's 1995 again.
In many others it's an entirely new ballgame since they have the endless wars to contend with. The GOP are actually more dogmatic now then they were in 1995. Which is something I would never have thought possible back then. This time around it's unlikely a Newt like slip of the tongue will bolster support for Democrats. Still, in may ways it's as if I'm watching a rerun of bad 1995 US politics.
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:00 PM
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13. Its Worse. With Citzens United, Corporations and The Media They Control
Have no qualms about pretending to be objective. They just slant and lie with impunity. Heck, look at the coverage of Paul Ryan's proposal to gut Medicare and cut taxes for the rich. It utter bullshit, yet it is proclaimed to bold and courageous.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:11 AM
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10. Yet the shutdown threat only happened after the Repugs
took control of the House.

People will see this, just like they did in 95. There were no problems with passing a budget until the Republicans came along.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:30 AM
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15.  Congressional sheep
led by an orange goat.
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