All this and a shutdown of government could all be avoided if Obama and the
democrats would admit that its time to cut spending and stop this madness of
spendthrift government. It has to be done or this country will never become a
world power again. Obama thinks our treasury is his private banking system with
no bottom line of funds.Stop spending Obama. End this arrogant
attitude of hate you have for america. Be accountable and be a responsible
president to the country you have sworn to serve.Why must Obama
refuse to promote a responsible government with responsible spending restraints?
Why does Obama refuse to save trillions of dollars from our national debt? Why
is Obama determined to bankrupt every american in to socialism? It is not the
American dream to have an arrogant self centered president who doesn't know
what a balance sheet is.Once a professional welfare dependent
(Obama), always a professional welfare dependent who has no concept of what a
budget is. Can we get Obama enrolled in the Zion's bank program of a balanced
budget and how to work with it?
Interesting title for this article, is the Democratic party not involved?
Perhaps after not passing a budget in the first place democratic party members
feel no responsibility now.
'Time's up: Obama and GOP scramble to halt shutdown' - Title Obama's
scrambling? I disagree. *'GOP seeks 1-week extension as
gov't shutdown looms' - By Andrew Taylor - AP - 04/07/10 Where
before.... 'When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006
midterm elections, cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 to a record 139
in 2007-2008.' *'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have
Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo -
01/27/10 The GOP 1st filibusters 139 times in '07-08.
Now, they try to get the goverment running, week by week. More
examples Republicans are the party of 'No.' * 'Senate Republicans
again kill bill for jobless aid' - By Stephen Ohlemacher - AP - Published by
DSNews - 06/30/10 *Shocker: Fox host calls out Republicans who
blocked 9/11 responders bill By David Edwards The Raw Story 12/21/2010 *'Senate Republicans Block Defense Bill, 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal' - By
MATTHEW JAFFE and DEVIN DWYER - ABC News - 09/21/10Thats right.Republicans voted against the ENTIRE defense budget...than
allow openly gay service in the military.
Republicans want to play politics (and make war on women in the process), to the
detriment of the country and its people. Business as usual.
Furry1993: Make war on women?! Stop drinking the Kool-Aid. Good grief, what a
'Make war on women?!' - Informed Voter | 10:04 a.m.
...supported. *'GOP trying to use tax law to limit abortions' - By
Stephen Ohlemacher - AP - Published by DSNews - 03/31/11 'Opponents
say the bill would make it difficult, if not impossible, for many women to
obtain medical insurance that covers abortions even if they pay for it
To Informed Voter | 10:04 a.m. April 8, 2011 South Jordan, UT Furry1993: Make war on women?! Stop drinking the Kool-Aid. Good grief, what a
sorry statement. ----------------------------------They
want to defund an organization that provides cancer screening and contraception.
In other words, they want to put women's health at risk just so they can play
politics. What would YOU call that?
I passionately dislike Planned Parenthood, and I am without reservation in my
opposition to abortion. However, it is disingenuous for Republicans to say this
fight today is about cutting expenditures. The right wing of the party is trying
to force social change by holding government hostage. What if Senator Reid, et
al, were refusing to sign off on anything that didn't provide amnesty for some
undocumented immigrants? Veins would be popping all over Utah, Arizona, and
several other states. (I am liberal on immigration, but I would be equally
unhappy if that had happened.) Millions of people depend on income from public
and military service. It is wrong to throw everything into a mess on principle.
I have written to my senators and congressman and urged them to compromise and
get this budget passed today! A huge democracy like ours requires compromise.
Oh...and federal funding for women's health care could be disbursed through
state Medicaid programs, for example; my sister has no health care coverage, and
she needs cancer screening, but she would never to to Planned Parenthood to get
it. It's only one source of such services. Just sayin.
Thank goodness the Democrats all dress in white and represent good. Obviously
the Republicans all wear black and want to destroy everything good.Seems logical - I think I've got the concept now.
So, not subsidizing abortions is a war on women? Please, someone show me the
connection. I did not know that trying to save the country from bankruptcy is
really an attack on women. Women, to my knowledge, can still obtain an abortion
even if the country does not pay for it.
NEWS FLASH::: Harry Reid and the senate democrats just said that a deal was
reached this morning to the tune of 78 billion, with some of the cuts even
coming from the military.Not just the poor and middle class. But alas John
Boehner cannot talk his rightwingnut caucus into the Budget deal without the
Ryders cutting womens health, that they falsley claim funds abortions. (It is
against federal law for government money to be used to fund elective abortions.)
Any one telling you different, Is just plain Lying. This Budget battle has
turned from How to fund the government for the next 6 months, to how can the
republicans sneak in some of their idealogical agenda into a process that has
nothing to do with the EPA, or womens healthcare. The republicans offered
another stop gap measure, like they have been doing for the last 6 weeks, and
included millitary families, so they could claim the democrats, unless they pass
their version, would starve millitary families. That is another bald faced lie.
The fact is, The democrats have negotiated in good faith, and compromised, and
the republicans refuse to do so. A Lie said over and over isa LIE
If the government shuts down, it is squarely on the heads of the GOP. They've
moved the goal posts over and over and over again during these negotiations.
They are using the budget crisis as an opportunity to avoid have an honest
discussion about ideological issues.The GOP refuses to consider cuts
from non-discretionary parts of the budget--which are 88% of the budget! The
democrats met them halfway on budget cuts, the GOP refused. They met them 3/4 of
the way, the GOP refused. They met them ALL the way, agreeing to the SAME AMOUNT
of cuts as what the GOP originally asked for, and instead of accepting it the
GOP decided to avail themselves of the opportunity to play politics. They threw
in Planned Parenthood--an organization whose main goal is to provide
reproductive counseling and birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancies and
abortions in the first place! Shutting down Planned Parenthood would allow the
GOP to self-righteously pat themselves on the back, but would inevitably result
in MORE abortions (and unsafe ones).Tea parties are chanting
"SHUT'ER DOWN." The shut down is REPUBLICAN shut down.
So its not about reducing deficits but rather about something else.
As I said in a post yesterday, just look at these posts and it's either the dems
fault or the reps fault, no middle ground. That's exactly how our elected
officials are behaving also, like a bunch of children.@We the
People: If the funding issue for Planned Parenthood is only about abortion,
fine. If it's defunding them for everything else they do, not okay!
The truth is this "shutdown" has nothing to do with Democrats not
wanting to cut spending. There is already substantial agreement on both sides
on the aisle on cuts. The truth is this is that Republican
insistence that all funding be cut to Planned Parenthood is the major barrier,
just like the abortion funding clause was for healthcare reform. The truth is that the Republican allegation is that this is necessary to stop
Federal funding of abortions is not true. The truth is at NO
Federal monies go to Planned Parenthood to fund abortions, now nor would they
without the provision. The truth is this a budget bill and as such
both houses of Congress should be focused on the budgetary process not political
posturing on women's health issues.The truth is that the final act
of this farce taking place in Washington it is all about political posturing by
Republicans at the expense of government workers, the general public and the
economy. The truth is Republicans have shown they know nothing of
compromise and have repeatedly placed scoring political points ahead of
statesmanship and the National well being.
This is a perfect example of what's wrong in Washington. Both sides want
essentially the same thing but then a polarizing topic like abortion rears its
ugly head and halts everything.The problem with American politics is
that politics are more important than the issues, laws, or anything else.Those of you who always blame the other party while not holding your own
accountable are the reason nothing can ever get accomplished in this country.
Abortions (sadly) are legal. Planned Parenthood receives no federal funding for
abortions, Congress has agreed. However, Planned Parenthood provides critical
services such as cancer screening, so taking away its funding is seen by many as
hurting women. I am arguing that those critical services could be (and are)
provided by other than Planned Parenthood, so it isn't an either-or situation.
However, shutting down the government over so fine a point is a war on all of
Oh my gosh, get something passed already!! I would love to be a fly on the wall
and listen in to all the posturing and arguing over picky things. It would
indeed be entertaining.. What is NOT entertaining at all is the prospect of our
already under-paid military not being paid at all. If you are an E-2, like my
son is, your income is way below poverty level for a family of 5 anyway, and to
not be able to receive the $600 or $700 he gets twice a month would be
disastrous for them, and for anyone else in the same situation. This
is not a war on women. They are not being banned from obtaining abortions (to
which I am definitely opposed) or from obtaining cancer screening, which can be
expensive, especially if you don't have insurance. But neither situation should
be the basis for not coming up with SOME kind of compromise to keep the
government functioning. There is WAY too much spending for foolish studies...I
think we've all heard about the thousands of dollars spent on frivolous
things...and not enough for what's important.
Can someone please explain to me why Planned Parenthood is singled out for
special funding for women's health? What prevents a woman from just going to a
doctor like everyone else and using her insurance or medicaid to pay for it if
she can't afford care?
How is it war on women, when you are cutting funding that supports the murder of
innocent unborn children?Why are the left wingers holding up on the
budget, to save funding that is used to slaughter unborn children?No
matter what your stance or position is on that topic, does it make sense to not
pass the bill over it?Reasons they should pass the bill: We can't
afford to spend anymore money (doesn't matter where you stand on the issue) we
flat out can't afford it.End of debate. If you can't afford it, and
it's not necessary then cut it. That's how you balance the budget and cut
debt.Something the left has never thought about before. You can't
spend your way out of debt. You can't tax the people enough to spend your way
out either.It's time to cut. Are you listening nancy, barack, reid?
Liberal Ted...what a misnomer. Why continue to repeat the lie about abortion?
You need to find a source other than Faux News.
For everyday that the government is shutdown, congress should go unpaid too,
without a chance of back-pay. Because they obviously didn't do their job. We
would see how fast they would get their differences resolved.
Read between the lines here, folks.1) Republicans by large
majorities are opposed to compromise. The tea party wants $61B in cuts, no
less.2) Boehner proposed $38B, Obama and Reid agreed. (The Dems
went far beyond halfway in meeting the GOP on cuts.). Boehner withdrew the
offer.It's pretty crystal clear who is opposed to any kind of
agreement. A majority of Americans will remember the
anti-government party's actions. The GOP's not interested in compromise and
will only (apparently) accept their own proposal as the goal posts shimmy &
shake and move on rails. I don't know anybody who would consider this
negotiating in good faith.
The problem is, Liberal Ted, that what you think we don't need and what I think
we don't need may not necessarily be the same thing. Your idea of what we don't
need does not supercede my idea of what we don't need. A real negotiation would
be to sit down and say, Here's what I say we don't need and here's what you say
we don't need; let's cut each in half. Or, here's one thing that is important
to me: You can take that away; and I will take away one thing that is important
to you. I don't believe that is what is happening. I believe it's a
cut-all-or-keep-all negotiation. And by the way, I think negotiations need to
come to an end and it's time for these folks to start compromising. That's how
grown-ups are supposed to do it. But then, we're not dealing with grown-ups,
are we. We're dealing with spoiled kids!
The Tea party are showing a complete lack of any compromise. The county cannot
run without compromise on both sides. Teh tea part asre showing their true
As a vet, I am appalled that there is even the possibility our military would
not be paid! Most families live pay check to pay check. Way to add stress to a
soldier in war! Every day our government is shut down, congress should remain
holed up until we come to an agreement! No days off, we don't get paid, you
don't go home!
Liberal Ted::: LISTEN::Federal funding of elective Abortions are Illeagal. Did
you understand that time. Do you get it. Planned parenthood provides cancer
screenings and pap smears and other health needs for women who cant afford it.
NOT abortions. They are not funded . Are you listening?? Your party should
preach about spending. It was your party that took us into 2 unfunded wars, and
spent trillions on Medicare prescription plans, Unpaid for, and then give tax
breaks to the rich to pay for it all. Doesnt that sound stupid? Hey Ted,, Who is
the only president in the last 40 years to preside over a balanced budget???
Hint:::: It wasnt a republican. End Of Story.
'What prevents a woman from just going to a doctor like everyone else and using
her insurance or medicaid to pay for it if she can't afford care?' - Tami |
12:50 p.m. Your using the assumption the woman HAS insurance or
medicaid to justify denial of coverage. And if they dont? *'Wellpoint Drops Coverage For Some Women With Breast Cancer' - By Mary Ellen
Egan - Forbes Magazine - 04/23/10 *'GOP budget plan would revamp
Medicare, Medicaid' - By Andrew Taylor - AP - 04/05/11 'It would leave
Social Security untouched but shift more of the risk from rising medical costs
from the government to future Medicare beneficiaries.' Since we have
muiltiple posters verifying that no federal dollars are going to abortions... and abortion has been legal in the United States since 1973 (Roe vs.
Wade) I'm not sure why, 38 years later, we still need to have the
debate that we... '...are cutting funding that supports the murder
of innocent unborn children?' - Liberal Ted | 1:02 p.m. This is not
an issue. It hasn't been for almost 40 years. Except for
those who purposefully give out wrong information to further an agenda.
I don't know what "war on women" has to do with this. But, I just wish
the government would grow up. Maybe all this should be turned over to some 5th
graders and things will get done..so IS the government smarter then a fifth
@we the people"So, not subsidizing abortions is a war on women?
"Federal funding cannot go to abortion. The war on women is the
fact that Planned Parenthood uses 97% of it's resources on non-abortion related
items like birth control, STD and cancer tests, and other women's health issues.
Only 3% (none of it being federal money) goes to abortions.
@JustGordon-I don't watch faux news which I'm guessing is your
clever way of saying fox news. ha ha very funny.But now to get
serious again. So are you telling me that planned parenthood never has
contributed money to an abortion?Again, it doesn't matter what your
stance is on the issue. Obamacare is going to cover these women anyway. So why
are funding them twice over?We can't afford to cover person just
once, no less double and triple insure them.It's time left wingers
grow up and become adults and learn to be responsible for themselves. Government
wasn't made to babysit us. Come on Gordon be a big boy, you can do it. Take off
the diaper and put on the big boy pants. You're going to be an adult soon!
@Pagan"I'm not sure why, 38 years later, we still need to have
the debate that we..."I'm not sure why barack is still blaming
bush for all of barrys messed up policies. Wait a minute barack went on vacation
again, when the country is about to shut down. That's a true leader. He is soo
cool that he can vacation and rise above it all. Forget the fact that he failed
to pass a budget over the past year when he controlled the house and senate.My guess is, he knew he would lose the house. And was hoping to have
this debate and pin the blame on republicans. Remember Schumer when he said that
the caucus decided to use the word "extreme" as much as they can to
describe the tea party and anyone who opposes them?It's time to take
this country back. If you don't like it, then let's split the country up.
Conservatives get a part, the left wingers get the other part. We'll divide it
by population. Then we can rule ourselves with our own ideologies. Let's see who
comes out ahead.
The government shuts down every weekend and I have never noticed any difference
in my life. The government shuts down on every holiday and I never noticed any
difference in my life! Let the government shut down, we have to get their out of
control spending stopped somehow!
Here's a compromise.Cut all funding to planned parenthood.Here's how you make a plan. When you find that special someone that you want
to give yourself to. Then plan on getting married, propose, make wedding
arrangements, get married. Very simple.If you choose not to go that
route, then you get to deal with the consequences of your choices. You can pay
for that out of your pocket. Not mine.There are situations where an
individual had no control on what happened to them. In those situations the
hospital will provide for the victims care. The attacker after receiving their
sentence, will have their property taken and sold. The money will be used to
take care of the victim.Very simple. There might be a few things
left to work out, but, that should give a decent starting point.Now
here comes the complaints that I am heartless. Yet everything I gave will
satisfy and be just to everyone in society. Unless your a left wing person that
feels you need to steal from others via taxes to push your agenda.
Federal law already prohibits spending federal funds on abortion! Good grief,
people, at least TRY to inform yourself of the facts.The war on
women which Republicans are waging has NOTHING to do with abortion; they just
want you to think it does so they can win the public's support for it. What they
will be doing is cutting cancer screenings, medical advice, reproductive health
care for the poor, and countless other services.I know Republicans
only care about people before they are born, but now they are willing to hold
the entire country hostage to force that through, and it's beyond ridiculous.Don't let them get away with it.
'Wait a minute barack went on vacation again, when the country is about to shut
down.' - Liberal Ted | 3:29 p.m. For the record. - first 19 months
in office Obama - 65 days Bush Jr - 120 days At
last count I can find, Obama spent 77 days on vacation, as of 08/12/10.
Please feel free to correct this number. Total time for George W.
Bush? 1020 days on vacation. That's almost x3 years. As many like to point out, George W. Bush spent almost more time on
vacation as president of the United States... (1020) then JFK
factually WAS president of the United States. (1036) If we took that
77x4 (2yrs vs 8yrs) Obama would have spent.... 308 days on vacation
compared to Bush, for 1020. That means Bush took x3 times MORE
vacation than Obama. Liberal Ted, you do not dictate, what the
country, does. And, since Obama and the Dems submitted a budget x6
months ago to the Repubs... who filibustered it... it
would seem neither does Obama? Difference? He is trying
to make ALL of our lives better. Not just those who agree with
him. Do, keep up.
Liberal Ted, even if a woman follows your perfect plan, she may still want to
limit the number of children she conceives via birth control, or still might get
cervical cancer and need a pap smear to find it. Marriage doesn't prevent
cervical or ovarian cancer, nor does it automatically include financial capacity
for the rearing of an unlimited number of children.
All these Politicians need to be recalled and replaced with a Congress that has
the best interest of the Taxpayer at heart. We also need term-limits,
line-item-vetoes, Congress on Social Security and with the same retirements as
Why is everything the republicans fault in this article, just curious?
Hey liberal Ted, Besides planned parenthood. What would you cut? Our massive
socialist job program(aka the military), are you going to take less on YOUR
social security? What about Medicare when you get to retirement age? Or are you
going to tell people without health insurance to die instead of the medicaid
program. Because we really have 2 options to get out of this mess. One is to
make cuts to one of the programs i mentioned about, or we have to increase
revenue(aka increase taxes.) So what is it? Or do you really think that cutting
planned parenthood funding will solve all our problems?
So much misinformation. Obama proposed a FY2011 Budget on February1,2010.Congress reviewed the President's suggestions, budget committees set
target spending levels, and appropriations committees hammered out spending
plans, creating 12 separate appropriations bills.They passed two of
the 12 bills by the end of July,2010:Military/Veterans
Appropriations BillTransportation/Housing Appropriations BillBecause the 111th Congress had to deal with previous legislation that
forestalled another Great Depression, and they wanted a long-term perspective on
Government spending, they had to revisit the $14Trillion debt cap.That is the core debate right now.To allow time for this important
analysis, debate, and planning, Congress passed temporary Appropriations
Bills.If the D-controlled Congress had wanted to pass all 12
Appropriations Bills, they could have without regard for Republicans.That they did not is evidence that Republicans do not have the market cornered
on fiscally responsible thinking in Washington.Opportunistic
Tea-Party Republicans in 112thCongress are trying to take credit for opposing
"Obama's spending spree".What nonsense.They
are grandstanding over hot political topics such as NPR, abortion, and the
like... holding the nation hostage for their own political agendas. They are
The Democrats says the disagreement is over Planned Parenthood, the Republicans
say that the disagreement is over the budget itself, but my concern is that if
it is entirely about the budget, then why did the Republicans attach
"riders" to the budget bill? Republicans have complained in the past
about Democrats attaching issues to bills that have nothing to do with the bill,
but now the Republicans are doing the same thing. It seems that the Tea Party
is behaving in the same manner we have seen in Washington over the years. What a
disappointment! People elected Tea Party candidates to deal with the budget,
not obfuscate our financial problems with a social agenda as we are clearly
seeing in this bill. Shame on them! It is time to vote then entire lot out of
It would just brake my heart if they cut federal spending for abortions. I'm
feeling all weepy inside. Really, is that how you get pregnant?
I'm ok with hardball if you know you can win. The democrats did it with Obama
Care because they had 60 votes in the Senate, and they could. The
new republicans are not very good at math apparently. So for all they have done
is make it likely that the deficit will go up, while they shut down the
Government. They can also brag to the loud and angry tea party faithful that
they kept their promise not to compromise. Woop de doo! What about actually
making progress on reducing the deficit? Instead of insisting on a continuing
resolution barbed with partisan objectives, agree on a budget cut number and
fight the social battle straight up or down.The fact is you either
have the votes or you don't. The republican/tea party whatever it is today,
doesn't have the votes yet to get the job done. Again, is it better to make real
progress, through compromise on reducing the deficit, or better to thump your
chest in claiming to be pure, even as the deficit continues to mount?Better save energy for the real battles on entitlement programs. Tea party,
show me the beef.
Proof positive that the 87 tea party freshman don't care anymore about the
strength and prosperity of our nation, than most other politicians. They are
much more concerned with getting the limelight and making headlines.They and their supporters chant "Shut it down, shut it down..." like
raving lunatics without a brain. Limited government is not no government. Shut
down the government long enough and you will seriously burden the economy, send
us into a double dip recession and eventually ensure the chaos of the
ungoverned. Of-course no one expects a shut down to last long. Just long enough
to score a few political points at the expense of others.Politicians
of all stripes should be ashamed of their reckless behavior and inability to
deliver real solutions. Every elected member should clearly understand that
deficit spending can't continue at current levels. This fact alone gives budget
cutters tremendous leverage and power.However, instead they play
meaningless and reckless games of brinksmanship. if they shut down the
government they will only increase the deficit, slow or stop the recovery,
increase unemployment, and further depress GDP and tax revenue.
Planned parenthood provides contraception to low income women, that prevents
probably a million abortions a year. If your against abortion, why would you be
against planned parenthood? NO federal money can be used for abortions. Also the
republicans are attaching a ryder to the budget resolution that strips the EPA
of some powers. Like to regulate clean air. Why, if you like to breathe , would
you be against the EPA? And another question, Why after all you've seen in the
last decade from republicans , would you vote for one of them? It just boggles
the mind. For those who can use theirs.
No funding for planned parenthood (back door abortion) - nice try Harry!
Some will say, yes but look how much yelling and chest thumping has got us so
far. However, the only reason the Republican party is able to wield any
influence today, is again numbers. They achieved a majority in the house and
eliminated the democrats filibuster proof majority in the Senate. It has nothing
to do with an unwillingness to compromise.In fact, Congress needs
much more real discussion on substantive and detailed issues, and much less
political hot air and baseless demagoguery. It's been gridlock and acrimony for
several sessions now, and where as that led us? A dysfunctional government that
wildly swings from extreme to extreme. Forget the label moderate, where are the
pragmatic, reflective statesman? Where are the problem solvers?The
tea party will soon come to understand that you don't celebrate victory until
the end of the game. They will only serve to harden the resolve of the democrats
who will never give ground when backed into a corner. The only way to win that
game is absolute power, which as I keep repeating, the republicans and tea party
don't have yet.So be quiet already, roll up your sleeves, and work.
No need to be condescending when communicating to me, Liberal Ted. It is not
like you are talking to yourself...I am a man...I will let you worry about
talking like a big boy.
This is the BEST thing that could happen in the U.S. for all of us. Just
think, the Government could spend No money ($00.00). Second, they could not
make any 'new laws', Third they would find out that we don't really need them as
badly as they think we do.What a great thing for our country.Please,.. shut down!
This all sounds so familiar. Hmmm. Oh yeah, just like when I was in pre-school
and watched other kids arguing over who got to the drinking fountain first. Same
thing. Foolish and embarrassing. In this case, though, the foolish bickering is
hurting all of America.
Senator John Kyl from AZ:"Everybody goes to clinics, to doctors, to
hospitals, so on. Some people go to Planned Parenthood. But you dont have to go
to Planned Parenthood to get your cholesterol or your blood pressure checked. If
you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and thats well over 90
percent of what Planned Parenthood does."WRONG Senator KylAccording to Planned Parenthood officials, more than 90 percent of the
health care services provided by the organization is preventive in nature. Each
year, it provides more than one million cervical cancer screenings, 830,000
breast exams, and nearly four million exams, treatments, and tests involving
sexually transmitted diseases. The federal funding received by the organization
goes strictly toward these basic needs and others, such as birth control and
annual exams. In fact, just three percent of its work is related to abortion.And the funding of Planned Parenthood is why Republicans are willing to
let the govt. shutdown? SHAME ON THEM
There will never be any progress on the deficit until really big chunks of money
like subsidies to farmers and oil companies, and unnecessary tax breaks for
corporations,many of whom thus pay no tax at all, are addressed. Cutting NPR
funding is a drop in the bucket. But cutting corporation tax loopholes would
anger the lobbyists.Also, the House could have submitted an entirely
separate budget for military funding, without any riders, which would have saved
a lot of grief for military families.
This is a fine example of how much of a wedge these 'social' issues the
religious lot foist on us can be.
Someone has to stand up for what is right for the United States of America and
it seems the Republicans have the backbone to do that...not the wimpy democrats.
It is so transparent what the problem is and who really cares...give up?
Obama's expensive trips and his spending along with the democrats who think they
deserve all are the ones that are creating most of this problem. I hope Boehner
continues to stand up and let them know the Republicans are doing what they
believe is best for this country, and hopefully they won't back down with the
pressure they are receiving from the dimocrats.
Pagan........How would you propose the government spend my tax money?
Go ahead Republicans.The mid-term elections? Most voters
thought it was about JOBS.Not social issues, not even the deficit was
#1.In case you haven't noticed, you are losing the Independents with
the extremism in your party. You stand to lose nearly every
demographic except white conservative men.
I worked for the Fed. GOv. 15 years ago during the last shut down. I was deemed
a needed worker and had to work with out pay. The Gov. claimed I was paid when
CLinton got his act together, but to this day I can not prove to myself that I
was paid in full. We were told that we had to work or we would be let go. Try
telling Visa; Home mortgage; gas stations etc that I can not pay you now, have
to wait till the GOv. pays me. Perhaps if Obama and all the rest in DC has their
money cut, then it would be a short shut down.
People who feel good about a potential government shut down because 'we won't be
paying for abortions anymore', nor for 'big government to run' for a while,
REALLY need to educate themselves. I'm embarrassed for you.
What the dems and liberals and media truly fear is that we wouldn't notice the
government shutdown at all. Or, worse yet, that we might actually like it.