Government shutdown.

  • Import

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    Oct 01, 2013 6:46 PM GMT
    Anyone adversely affected by the government shutdown?
    Sucks for all the tourists shut out of the national parks, statue of liberty, etc.

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    Oct 01, 2013 6:59 PM GMT
    Useless_Trollileo said
    Import saidAnyone adversely affected by the government shutdown?
    Sucks for all the tourists shut out of the national parks, statue of liberty, etc.
    My parents are already asking me for money...

    oh social security checks are still going out. Also, if they're on foodstamps or welfare they should be good too.

    Are they federal employees? lol
  • Fable

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    Oct 01, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    damn, looks like I won't be going to any national parks in san diego in a week

    (as if I ever would)

    hello PB! lets get crunk.


    hopefully by the time i exchange my moneys ill get an extra few cents out of my pound
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    Oct 01, 2013 7:13 PM GMT
    Does the US need to be invaded by the UN to stop the terrorists who are holding the country hostage?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 01, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    This all just smoke and mirrors ... everyone is on unpaid leave, this is a way for the gov't to save millions maybe even a billion so congress and the senate can afford to give themselves another raise and more freebies courtesy of the American population icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 01, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    Hmm... I was wurking for the gummint during the last one. It's hard to remember now, but I think that with all of the "non-essential" types staying home, things went much more smoothly and we actually got some work done. Just like on holidays and weekends.
  • KepaArg

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    Oct 01, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    Nope! I think America will be in alot more trouble if they don't agree on the debt ceiling in a few weeks and the USA defaults on it's debt.

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    Oct 01, 2013 7:55 PM GMT
    KepaArg saidNope! I think America will be in alot more trouble if they don't agree on the debt ceiling in a few weeks and the USA defaults on it's debt.

    This is the fact. These teabaggers have proven one thing in the last few years, they know nothing and do nothing. For a while it seemed almost crazy-noble how they did everything the could to screw up the economy so they could get almost any republican elected president, but when that failed, I had hoped these insane losers in cheap suits and bad comb overs would realize they don't represent anyone but the inbred hicks who elected them in gerrymandered districts. That is obviously not the case.
    Their last act as a uniformed republican congress may be to screw up the worlds economic turnaround, because in 2014 the majority of these know nothings will be back in some backwater town selling shoes to fat women.
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    Oct 02, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
    smartmoney said
    KepaArg saidNope! I think America will be in alot more trouble if they don't agree on the debt ceiling in a few weeks and the USA defaults on it's debt.

    This is the fact. These teabaggers have proven one thing in the last few years, they know nothing and do nothing. For a while it seemed almost crazy-noble how they did everything the could to screw up the economy so they could get almost any republican elected president, but when that failed, I had hoped these insane losers in cheap suits and bad comb overs would realize they don't represent anyone but the inbred hicks who elected them in gerrymandered districts. That is obviously not the case.
    Their last act as a uniformed republican congress may be to screw up the worlds economic turnaround, because in 2014 the majority of these know nothings will be back in some backwater town selling shoes to fat women.

    tl;dr, bitch
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    Oct 02, 2013 3:44 AM GMT
    I've been involved in government shutdowns before. The federal workers ended up getting paid for the absence. As a contractor, not only did I not get paid, but because the company suffered, I didn't get any bonuses for more than a year. I lost thousands.

    I'm not on anyone's side in all of this. They just need to find a better way to work out their differences.
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    Oct 02, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
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    Oct 02, 2013 5:19 AM GMT
    Import said
    smartmoney said
    KepaArg saidNope! I think America will be in alot more trouble if they don't agree on the debt ceiling in a few weeks and the USA defaults on it's debt.

    This is the fact. These teabaggers have proven one thing in the last few years, they know nothing and do nothing. For a while it seemed almost crazy-noble how they did everything the could to screw up the economy so they could get almost any republican elected president, but when that failed, I had hoped these insane losers in cheap suits and bad comb overs would realize they don't represent anyone but the inbred hicks who elected them in gerrymandered districts. That is obviously not the case.
    Their last act as a uniformed republican congress may be to screw up the worlds economic turnaround, because in 2014 the majority of these know nothings will be back in some backwater town selling shoes to fat women.

    tl;dr, bitch
    TLDR;
    Politics is one big pissing game, and politicians don't really care about the citizens they're supposed to serve.
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    Oct 02, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    xrichx said

    Politics is one big pissing game, and politicians don't really care about the citizens they're supposed to serve.[/quote]



    Blunty said and so true !!!
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    Oct 02, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidThis all just smoke and mirrors ... everyone is on unpaid leave, this is a way for the gov't to save millions maybe even a billion so congress and the senate can afford to give themselves another raise and more freebies courtesy of the American population icon_cool.gif


    While it is true that federal workers will probably be paid back this isn't true for contractors or businesses which relay on servicing federal employees, buildings, and sites/areas. Food services in federal buildings, contracted cleaning crews or tourist groups to federal sites/parks will be losing money and not regain those loses among others.

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    Oct 03, 2013 8:38 AM GMT
    I am confused. I am not from the US and it comes down to Obamacare. The Republicans want to delay the Healthcare Act till next year in exchange for funding. But why is healthcare in the free market? Healthcare should not be about competition. I am quite dumb.
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    Oct 03, 2013 10:20 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidHmm... I was wurking for the gummint during the last one. It's hard to remember now, but I think that with all of the "non-essential" types staying home, things went much more smoothly and we actually got some work done. Just like on holidays and weekends.




    A very interesting side effect...icon_neutral.gif