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How Will The Government Shutdown End?

What will be the reason behind the government restarting?

Place your bets!

by Anonymousreply 5710/10/2013

The real reason or the fake GOP reason

by Anonymousreply 110/03/2013

Someone will have eventually pulled that stick out of Boehner's butt.

by Anonymousreply 210/03/2013

As such stories must when love's denied: with tears and a journey.

by Anonymousreply 310/03/2013

This will go on for an uncomfortable amount of time. The upside is people will be vocal about the jobs and services that are really important. Those will get funded and hopefully some of the leftovers will be culled. Just because a job or function exists today does not mean it should always exist.

by Anonymousreply 410/03/2013

Not with a bang but a whimper.

by Anonymousreply 510/03/2013

Will the GOP actually walk away with nothing?

by Anonymousreply 610/03/2013

Yes, and possibly even less, r6.

by Anonymousreply 710/03/2013


by Anonymousreply 810/03/2013

I'm sure you do not believe a one party system is the answer.

by Anonymousreply 910/03/2013

It will will end with Obama and repugs "compromising" and cutting Social Security/Medicare. Obama has always wanted to cut them as much as repugs do. So he will declare victory and give one of his speeches touting "balance" while ignoring that some old people are going to starve and get less medical care.

Pretty ironic when the whole reason for the shut down was so-called Obamacare.

by Anonymousreply 1010/03/2013

I love how the "it's all about jobs, jobs, jobs" party is now calling for the permanent layoffs of hundreds of thousands of government workers.

by Anonymousreply 1110/03/2013

R11, see comment at R4. Private sector should be creating jobs, not an overtly layered bureaucracy.

by Anonymousreply 1210/03/2013

"Private sector should be creating jobs, not an overly layered bureaucracy."

r12, 1929 Republicans called. They want their (failed) argument back.

by Anonymousreply 1310/03/2013

I don't know, but this is nUTTY.

by Anonymousreply 1410/03/2013

Obama always concedes, so I am trying to not get my hopes up that he will stay firm. I don't understand what happens since this was a temporary CR and there will need to be another one in November. I keep hoping that Pelosi can convince sane Repubs to bring a clean CR to the floor for a vote. I forget the procedure name, but it can happen.

by Anonymousreply 1510/03/2013

R13, keep supporting the street apes if you feel that is a good use of your money, but please leave mine alone.

by Anonymousreply 1610/03/2013

Street apes? Nice. See, Republicans aren't motivated by racism at all!

by Anonymousreply 1710/03/2013

Who in their right mind would want to go anywhere near Boehner's butt. That stick is stuck up there forever, R2! We're screwed!

by Anonymousreply 1810/03/2013

R17, I meant poor people. How racist of you to see that as racist.

by Anonymousreply 1910/03/2013

Actually, private sector has become THE problem.

by Anonymousreply 2010/03/2013

[quote]I'm sure you do not believe a one party system is the answer.

I'm ALL for a viable opposition party but this is like hacking the computer, not opposing the points being made.

by Anonymousreply 2110/03/2013

[quote] Private sector should be creating jobs


how do you suggest that come about?

by Anonymousreply 2210/03/2013

It will end (and the Repub lick ends will cave) on the day Jack Lew announces there is not enough money in the Treasury to send out Social Security checks.

by Anonymousreply 2310/03/2013

R22, you know how when people have more disposable income you get more people trying on clothes at your wee station in Macy's? That's how in very simple terms.

by Anonymousreply 2410/03/2013

too simple to work, silly.

by Anonymousreply 2510/03/2013

R16/R17 I also immediately perceived your post as racist. I can not believe that you are so naive to believe that "street ape" refers to any group except blacks.

by Anonymousreply 2610/03/2013

R4/12/16/19 etc.. . = cunty cunt freeperella

by Anonymousreply 2710/03/2013

I meant R16/R19, Sorry about that R17.

by Anonymousreply 2810/03/2013

No worries, r26/28. I knew what you meant.

by Anonymousreply 2910/03/2013

On Friday or Monday, the GOP will declare victory, claim that they successfully brought their concerns to Obama, and then Boehner will bring the clean bill to a vote, and it will pass with bipolar, umm, I mean bipartisan support.

by Anonymousreply 3010/03/2013

In tears.

by Anonymousreply 3110/03/2013

Boehner will go.

The Constitution does not require that the Speaker be an elected House Representative, though all Speakers have been an elected Member of Congress.

That means Democrats and enough Republicans could decide to bring in a mutually-acceptable alternative like Bloomberg or Colin Powell.

by Anonymousreply 3210/03/2013

In blood

by Anonymousreply 3310/03/2013

Bloomberg or Powell, R32? Really, what parallel universe are you visiting from?

by Anonymousreply 3410/03/2013

It will end with big crocodile tears pouring down my scaly armoured face.

by Anonymousreply 3510/03/2013

Would like to know what do the Republicans here want and what should the President do? Well since its supposedly his fault

by Anonymousreply 3610/03/2013

We will need cinderblocks, chains, and the Tea Party House members and a means to get them to the ocean.

by Anonymousreply 3710/03/2013

With it's ass in the air begging for a spankin

by Anonymousreply 3810/03/2013

set up a lottery to choose one member of congress every day to hang. after a month stick the name of the prez in there...

by Anonymousreply 3910/03/2013

It can actually end if the behind-the-scenes money people let the Republican congressional politicians know that, for the next election cycle, they will be funding the Democratic Party.

by Anonymousreply 4010/03/2013

Wah wah

by Anonymousreply 4110/03/2013

With hysterical sobbing and oodles of tears.

by Anonymousreply 4210/03/2013

trolldar r4 than check out its posts.


by Anonymousreply 4310/04/2013

House GOP is in a bad corner. They did this because they fear Obamacare will bolster the Dems when it succeeds more than fails -- which it will. Despite the shutdown, Obamacare is launched.

So they did this for nothing, in effect. They are truly stuck now, as to explain what they even want.

They will fold within the next 1-2 weeks. It will be a huge and humiliating defeat for them.

by Anonymousreply 4410/04/2013

the question is now, will it be rolled into the debt ceiling issue or not. if so, then yes, in about 2 weeks.

if not then in a day or so...

by Anonymousreply 4510/04/2013

You know they won't back down until they come up with a way to save face. What will that be?

by Anonymousreply 4610/04/2013

Once they come up with a face saver for the Repubs, the crisis will end. I'm sure they'll come up with something (maybe in a week or two.)

If it wasn't for all the damage, I'd like the govt. to stay closed because the longer it lasts the longer the Repub brand gets killed.

by Anonymousreply 4710/04/2013

[quote]Once they come up with a face saver for the Repubs, the crisis will end.

OK, OK. We'll de-fund ACORN. And we'll take free abortions out of Obamacare. And we'll stop forcing individual churches to marry gay people. There: you got something. Happy? Faces saved?

To top it off we'll give all you Tea Party Representatives this parting gift:

by Anonymousreply 4810/04/2013

Oooh, Boehner trying to sound all tough on the TV: says Obama/WH should compromise with House GOP because the situation is "not some damn game".

That is exactly why Reid and Obama are not negotiating. Because it's not a damn game. This was a reckless "game move" from the Tea Party wing of the House GOP - trying to use extortion to kill a passed law they don't like - and it would be a horrible precedent for the Senate and White House to cave in to it.

by Anonymousreply 4910/04/2013

I work for the Department of Defense and was just notified that I'm to report back to work tomorrow morning. Since DoD accounted for nearly half of the federal employees on furlough, and over 90% of us will be coming back to work, I hope other agencies will follow suit (by circumventing Congress).

In retrospect, the unexpected "vacation" wasn't horrible, but every single day off was spent worrying about my finances. It wasn't until Saturday that my mind was put at ease...

by Anonymousreply 5010/06/2013

They already said yesterday that DOD was heading back in feeling it was necessary. Doesn't mean everyone else is heading back. Social Security workers are still suffering.

by Anonymousreply 5110/06/2013

How's that murder business of yours going lately, R50?

by Anonymousreply 5210/06/2013

It will not end well...for Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 5310/06/2013

I'm still wondering. Now it's blending into the debt-ceiling fight.

Part of me is thinking uh-oh, grab your retirement $$ and move it to cash. Part of me is thinking this is an annoying scuffle that will get sorted out in time.

by Anonymousreply 5410/09/2013

R50 - No circumventing. Just following the law.

by Anonymousreply 5510/09/2013

Obama is punking the Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 5610/10/2013

You just know that this was a stunt by the GOP to make the Democrats and Obama seem like they don't want to re-open the government.

by Anonymousreply 5710/10/2013
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