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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:59 AM
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SHUTDOWN: Obama vows to veto short-term bill



The White House has vowed to veto the short-term spending bill House Republicans will vote on this afternoon, taking away the safety net that could have given both sides another week to avert an immediate government shutdown.

Without a short-term extension, the options would be narrowed to either a broad successful deal or a shutdown as of midnight Friday.

If presented with this bill, the president will veto it, the White House said in an official statement of policy.

The House bill would extend the shutdown deadline by another week, to April 15, while funding defense needs for the rest of this year so that troops paychecks would not be endangered by a shutdown.

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/7/senate-l... /

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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:00 PM
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1. Good. We're going to let the GOP step in it. nt
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:01 PM
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2. This is playing hardball...
This is a very good thing.
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JustAnotherGen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:07 PM
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3. Good on him!
This is what I want to see - stop the jib jabber (and for Boehner - the blubber) and get down to work.
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:14 PM
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4. Good for him... I hope the Dems are starting to get it
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:15 PM
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5. Color me surprised. n/t
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:39 PM
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6. This is going to hurt a lot of govies....
And there is no assurance they will get paid when it is over
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:43 PM
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7. And contractors
We have less chance of getting our pay.
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:55 PM
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10. And government employees
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:04 PM by MissDeeds
who live paycheck to paycheck. I just got a call from a friend who is a divorced mom with two kids and works as an editor in a GS job. Her supervisor called a meeting this morning and told them that if the government is shut down, they probably would not get back pay. She said everyone at work is scared, and worried about how they will pay mortgages, car payments, and meet basic expenses. This is really, really serious.

I understand we need to take a hard line, but many innocent people will be devastated if this happens, especially if it goes on any length of time. What a mess.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:14 PM
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21. Back pay will require literally an act of Congress
Historically that has always happened, but I would not be all that confident about it this time around.
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:36 PM
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22. I agree
What I've been hearing is that the teabaggers will not allow that. When did they get so much power? God, this power play makes me sick. People are just pawns. The powers that be will still get their checks.

:eyes:
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:46 PM
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8. Would the troop's paychecks be the only part
of the war machine that gets funding in this case, or would every part of war be allowed to continue to thrive? If so, then why is war the most important part of government that needs to be maintained?

Nobody disputes that soldiers deserve their paychecks... but then so does everyone else that is paid by government.
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:47 PM
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9. And this is how they will blame Democrats.
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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:55 PM
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11. Good
It's a nasty piece of work. Typical repuke
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:59 PM
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12. Does this mean we don't have to file taxes
on time? But seriously, good for Obama. The GOP is out of control. I feel really sorry for the people this will personally affect though. If I were lucky enough to be selling my place right now (to an FHA buyer) and the government shut down, I'd be really pissed.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:59 PM
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13. EXCELLENT NEWS! This is how you play with the THUGS. n/t
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:07 PM
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14. Good
All morning on MSNBC they kept talking about what the Teabaggers wanted. That small group of morans are holding this country hostage. This is insane. Fuck them.
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NotThisTime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:14 PM
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15. good
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:19 PM
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16. This is his one chance to dictate terms to the GOP/Tea Party.
Once they shut down the Government he can refuse to sign anything and force them to capitulate on any number of things. The longer this goes on the worse it is for them. Obama has an opportunity to make them beg if he has the balls to use it.
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watercolors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:26 PM
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17. Excellant , don't let the gop dictate!!!
nt
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:38 PM
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19. The Repugnants will make sure to pay the troops...
troops haz guns.
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:40 PM
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20. Good for him...
...don't give the bastards anywhere to hide.

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