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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:47 AM
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Who is responsible if the government shuts down - Democrats or Republicans?
I would say that the person that shuts it down is responsible.

There was a poll on MSNBC this morning that showed 38% would blame Repubs and 37% would blame the Democrats. This is what is wrong with the media in this country. They intentionally mislead the people.

If the government shuts down, it is because the Democrats made them do it. Sort of like, they burned our budget and we had to kill them...

However, in our form of government, there must be a compromise between the branches. One cannot threaten or bribe the other. It doesn't matter if they agree to a budget of only one cent. That is the compromise and must be accepted until something better, thru elections, can be achieved.

The Republicans are little different fromt the Islamic radicals that killed the UN workers this past week. The preacher (the Democrats) burned their Koran so they (the Repubs) had the right to kill the UN workers. There is a similarity, although the example may be extreme.

If both Parties agree to cuts of $32 billion dollars and that is all that can be agreed upon, then that is the compromise that must be accepted. If the Republicans refuse to accept that, they are responsible for shutting down the government. That is what the media needs to report - not some misleading "poll" that attempts to show some fake "balance".
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:53 AM
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1. Repubs
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:54 AM
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2. Repubs. n/t
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:55 AM
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3. Carrot Top
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 08:55 AM by slackmaster


The government IS NOT GOING TO SHUT DOWN!

Nothing is fucked.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:56 AM
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4. Pugs. They ruin everything they touch.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:58 AM
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5. But it is the reporting...
that shows who is to blame "if" it were to happen?
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:05 AM
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6. Neither party has addressed the issue in a responsible manner
The Democrats should have, by now, come up with a plan to re-energize the economy, placed equal tax burdens on every economic class, corrected the insane corporate tax laws, ended the wars that are sucking the life out of our country, placed the blame for the economic situation where it belongs and bring people to justice who have committed crimes, and given what moderate Republicans who are left a reason to do the right thing by joining in an effort to stop the crazy kochroaches from devouring the American Dream.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:44 AM
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7. Government has functioned normally for over two hundred years
It ONLY gets shut down when Republicans win big in the previous election...How anyone with even one brain cell can say with a straight face that Democrats could be to blame is beyond me...
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