Government Shutdown / Congress and the Senate

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by afterthought, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. afterthought

    afterthought Member

    I really do not want to start a new thread, and I hope this is short lived.

    But will it be yet ANOTHER 90 day extention?

    For the fourth time in five years, President Obama has proven he doesn’t take trillion-dollar deficits
    seriously enough to submit a budget on time.

    - See more at: Longest Budget Delay of Any Incumbent President in History |

    Who cares about laws? Under the law, President Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in
    February, but he has met the deadline only once. The Liberal way. Who cares about laws? It does not
    apply to him.

    There is no consequence to the "special one"

    Read more: White House tells Paul Ryan it won’t meet budget deadline - The Hill's On The Money
    Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook

    But that thought posted, we are down to a few days with the drama, and wrestling, yet again.

    The Government shutdown looming.

    Of course He uses the law and inference to responsibilities when it fits.

    The president used his weekly address to the American people to demand that Congress meet
    its two responsibilities: “pass a budget on time and pay our bills on time.
    � Obama to Congress: Pass a budget on time Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

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  2. afterthought

    afterthought Member

    Just an FYI. I have tried 4 times in IE to edit post but it just clocks and clocks and nothing.
    I deleted all cookies, temp internent files. etc closed IE 9. Same result.

    I can not edit.

  3. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Internet Explorer.... seriously? Netscape Navigator is way better.
  4. afterthought

    afterthought Member

    On Meet the Press 09/29/13 to Chris Matthews

    REP. RAUL LABRADOR: Our first request was to completely def-- de-fund the program.

    And we knew we were going to lose on that. Now we're asking for a delay, which, again, I don't think is an
    unreasonable thing to do.

    You know, your boss, Tip O'Neil, shut down the government 12 different times. And you didn't call him a terrorist.

    Matthews replied: No, it wasn't.

    Who was right?

    Raul of course, and his source was indeed the Washington Post which on Wednesday published a piece chronicling
    the seventeen times in American history the government has been shut down.

    As Labrador said, twelve were indeed when O'Neill was Speaker.

    Yet Matthews - who worked for O'Neill and has just published a book about the Speaker
    called "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked" didn't know that.
    Rep. Raul Labrador Battles Chris Matthews Over Shutdown: Democrats Just Want Us 'In Trouble in 2014′ - YouTube
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  5. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

  6. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    What were we suppose to see in that clip other than this Republican moron getting owned?

    He gets corrected several times and Chris Mathews sets him straight.

    That representative is just another example of political ignorance. He states "we knew" the bill wouldnt pass, but "HELLLLOOOOO" why pass a bill that you know wont be passed by the senate or the president unless you are playing politics?

    Just more stupid pets tricks from the party of NO.

    Not to worry, americans will lay blame on the GOP for any shutdowns and you can kiss the GOP goodbye in 2014 and 2016. Better buy more ammo.


  7. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  8. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    You liberals love to call names and be well, Dumb......but if we call O'moron ANYTHING, we're racist bastards. You've gotta love hypocrisy
  9. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.
    -John Adams-
  10. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Do you think if we don't re-elect him again, we're racist bastards anyway?? After all, we did it for FDR, why not for him?
  11. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Congratulations Republican party! You have managed to demonstrate to the country WHY you shouldnt EVER be allowed to govern the United States of America ever again!.
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    So true. The GOP leadership caved-in to the Tea Party and now they'll (deservedly) get the blame for putting the country into gridlock. The Middle East terrorists have a powerful ally in the Tea Party. They don't even have to blow anything up....the Tea Party will destroy it for them.
  13. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I told her not to read MFE and TOS's posts and did she listen? Oh No!

    Depressed, Hysterical, and Crying - YouTube

    So if gov't is shutdown, when can I stop paying taxes and when does the gov't end it's monopoly on services so ground up efforts can begin. I mean, if I don't have to pay taxes, now I've got more discretionary income left over to help people locally that really do need help and only want a hand up and not live off a hand out. Nor am I feeding the rent seekers who profited off the old monopolized state system that used misery and human suffering as a growth industry.
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    And, instead of putting forth any kind of plan, the Dumbocrats took 37 hours off !!
  15. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Eva Mendez Has A Nice (_!_)

    Keep in mind that Obama and his puppets have been invited to sit down with republicans and negotiate (compromise) but they never would. So all of the uninformed drones that are blaming the republicans for the shutdown need to wake up. There are two sides to this tale people!
  16. pretender

    pretender Active Member

    They would rather call names and ridicule, than to come up with any ideas of their own...
  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Eva Mendez Has A Nice (_!_)

    Too many of then are narcissists driven by pure selfishness and emotion. No logic whatsoever.
  18. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    YOU boneheads have to face reality. YOU lost not only the election, but you LOST on the ACA as well. The supreme court made it the law of the land and you knuckleheads want to drag out the old talking points and argue a lost cause.

    If anyone is driven by selfishness and emotion, its YOU people in the tea party.

    The Tea Party has been a complete failure as a political party. The Tea Party is killing the republican party and the chances of EVER winning another presidential election.

    This morning, THOUSANDS of people are signing up for healthcare and you guys just cant handle that. Over time, MILLIONS of people will sign up for healthcare.

    YOU LOST this fight. Time to give it up and move on to helping the country recover from the BUSH years. Instead, you want to fight a bad fight while the world laughs at all of YOU.

    Leaders from around the world have called the republicans IDIOTS for "political posturing" with actions that have a negative effect on the world markets.

    YOU are the laughing stock of the world today, and I hope you are proud.

    Better stock up on ammo. It will make you feel better.


  19. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

  20. I listened to Obama at lunch today and he was very positional with regards to the ACA. Obviously not willing to negotiate and stated "i simply won't do it" (regarding delaying ACA).
    Right before that I listened to Netanyahu's speech to the UN giving us a history lesson that only imbeciles would believe the comforting rhetoric of the "new" Iranian Ayatollah/President. Then there's Obama and Biden "breaking through" the relationship barrier with them. "Distrust, dismantle, & verify". Really simple you Democratic knuckleheads