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  • High_Binder 5 years, 10 months ago

    End the shutdown? Nope, the longer it's shutdown the less damage they can do.

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    • JakeLonergan
    • cjcs

      cjcs 5 years, 10 months ago

      The problem is, the people causing all the problems aren't the ones being furloughed. Congress and the white house are both still working (and getting paid). The people suffering are those working for NASA, the EPA, and FDA, etc.

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      • JakeLonergan

        JakeLonergan 5 years, 10 months ago

        Oh, yeah. I forgot. It's ALL those sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist and bigoted Republican's fault. They are in the dictionary between reptile and repugnant. They hate kids, old people and clean water. Have I forgotten anything?

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        • cjcs

          cjcs 5 years, 10 months ago

          Woah there bud, how did you get that from anything that I said?

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          • JakeLonergan

            JakeLonergan 5 years, 10 months ago

            Sorry if that didn't apply to you. I'm a little touchy after reading some of the comments here. I'm sure there are some good employees in these agencies (well, not the EPA) but, as an ex-fed myself I can tell you these numbers are dropping fast. B-HO's dream of almost everyone working for the government has caused a rash of, how should I put this?, useless MF's getting jobs there.

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  • Razorback

    Razorback 5 years, 10 months ago

    The first message you see on this page is "Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this web site may not be up to date. Some submissions may not be processed, and we may not be able to respond to your inquiries."

    How convenient for the administration to ignore the people it is supposed to serve.

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    • High_Binder 5 years, 10 months ago

      That's just like the whole 'Sequestration' non-issue. He sent out an memo to branches asking them to "make it hurt" meaning do things you wouldn't otherwise to annoy the people into thinking that that the sequestration was bad. All of this over a 2% cut in the increase of the budget. What a joke.

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    • JakeLonergan

      JakeLonergan 5 years, 10 months ago

      Yes, the House has made budget proposals for four years, including four CR suggestions (as you have pointed out) in the past week. Harry "The Tool" Reid just doesn't like them. Convenient to blame..."us".

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    • JakeLonergan

      JakeLonergan 5 years, 10 months ago

      Yup. Most people don't even notice. I heard this same type of thing has been going on in Belgium for a good year now and I guess no one misses the politicians. Gee, I wonder why.

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      • cjcs

        cjcs 5 years, 10 months ago

        The politicians aren't the ons out of work. It's the hardworking members of NASA, the FDA, EPA, National Park Rangers, etc. that are the ones being hurt by Republican immaturity.

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        • JakeLonergan

          JakeLonergan 5 years, 10 months ago

          Well, FDA and EPA being called "hardworking" is a little bit of an oxymoron. But I can copy and paste, too!

          Oh, yeah. I forgot. It's ALL those sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist and bigoted Republican's fault. They are in the dictionary between reptile and repugnant. They hate kids, old people and clean water. Have I forgotten anything?

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          • cjcs

            cjcs 5 years, 10 months ago

            I'd be happy to expand: Roughly half of the defense department's civilian contractors, the CDC, the Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo, National Park Rangers, Federal Court employees, the Board of Veteran Appeals, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, etc. etc. etc. Overall there are almost 800,000 employees affected by this. It's not fair to hold them hostage over policy disagreements.

            Sexism, intolerance, homophobia, etc. has nothing to do with it (although it's unfortunate that those traits are letting many Republican leaders misrepresent American conservatives). The fact of the matter is, House Republicans are holding the government hostage over a policy they do not like. One which was passed in 2010, declared constitutional by the Supreme Court, and has survived 41 attempts to repeal it. For better or worse, Obamacare is a DONE DEAL. It's time to move on, and stop throwing wrenches into the gears out of spite. But hey, maybe this is a great idea right? Who knows, perhaps we could've avoided the war in Iraq if the Dems had just been courageous enough to shut down the government.

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