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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    WSJ/NBC Poll
    10/10/13

    Poll Finds GOP Blamed More for Shutdown - WSJ.com
    Party Scores Lowest Marks in 20-Plus Years;
    Mood Also Darkens About the Economic Impact of the Government Standoff

    ".....In all, 53% of those polled blamed Republicans for the shutdown, compared with 31% who blamed Mr. Obamanumbers that showed the GOP taking a worse beating than the party did 17 years ago during the last extended shutdown, under President Bill Clinton.

    Asked about the current budget battle, 70% of participants faulted Republicans in Congress for putting their political agenda ahead of what's good for the country. In a separate question, 51% said Mr. Obama was more concerned about his agenda than the good of the country. The public was divided over the president's refusal to negotiate with Republicans unless they reopen the government and raise the federal debt ceiling, with 40% agreeing with his stand and 43% disagreeing.

    A large majority of those polled, or 63%, said it was "a real and serious problem" that Congress might not raise the country's borrowing limit.

    Republican voters are at odds over how their party should proceed in its fight with the White House. More than a third of Republicans disapproved of how their party's members in Congress are doing their job, while nearly 40% said congressional Republicans were putting the party's agenda above the good of the country.

    At the same time, Tea-Party-oriented participants now look more favorably on the party than other Republicans who don't ally with Tea-Party goals.

    The poll, conducted between Monday and Wednesday, had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4%."..."


    No surprise then that Boehner Finally walked over to the White House to try and make a deal.
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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176:468]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    YES! Holy crap. Congress sets the taxes and how much each part of government is allowed to spend.

    Riddle me this: If the President spends the money, then why is the government shut down until congress passes a CR?

    Seriously... Take a civics class.
    Wow, talk about micromanagement and total ignorance. Now I am crying.

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    Okay.. What do YOU want to do about an uninsured person with curable cancer? Because to me, your position is that you don't want them to die, but it's really not your problem.

    Edit: also what on earth is "liberal greed" as opposed to "personal greed". Greed IS a personal thing. I can't greedily want what's best for my neighbor.
    Talk about brainwashing: that's straight out of 1984 - defining words to mean their opposite.
    NO, what you want to do is give a federal bureaucrat control over the money and spend it where they think is best which of course is just getting and maintaining power. Individuals can be greedy and that hurts maybe a few but the govt. greed hurts us all. You don't get it. Do you think someone else making an extra buck took it from you and caused you to make a buck less? I am sorry, I just cannot believe what our education system is turning out these days.

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Those are diametrically opposed, one is "boot-strappy", the other is "socialism". I'm all for neighbor helping neighbor, whether that neighbor is next door, across the street or across the city or across the country.

    You have gotten all sorts of benefits from federal support throughout your life.
    Much of that Federal support was probably state support that you easily don't understand. The support you get from the Federal Govt. is defense which is mandated by the Constitution. Not much else comes from the Federal Govt. that isn't a use tax like excise taxes on gasoline that fund the highways. Amazing how brainwashed supposedly intelligent people are

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Much of that Federal support was probably state support that you easily don't understand. The support you get from the Federal Govt. is defense which is mandated by the Constitution. Not much else comes from the Federal Govt. that isn't a use tax like excise taxes on gasoline that fund the highways. Amazing how brainwashed supposedly intelligent people are
    The problem, as I see it, is the Republican Party. Hell, even Republicans don't like it.


    You guys just like to whine. The rest of us find ways to cope, and---Gasp!--push government to fix the things we like fixed.

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I am sure the 22 million unemployed/under employed/discouraged workers are extremely excited about the GDP numbers. What is absolutely amazing is that we had terrible economic numbers in 2008 and the govt. spending a trillion dollars and the best we can do is a 10% increase? Liberals have such low expectations.
    Yep. Except they remain unemployed and full time workers are being converted to part time workers. Other than those inconvenient facts things are just fine. :-)

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176:468]

    Straight Talk: "Fool's errand."

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176:468]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Straight Talk: "Fool's errand."
    So, I would never watch anything that POS McCain says in any venue. What was the point of putting on that status quo republican liberal?

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    The problem, as I see it, is the Republican Party. Hell, even Republicans don't like it.


    You guys just like to whine. The rest of us find ways to cope, and---Gasp!--push government to fix the things we like fixed.
    What is it you are pushing the government to fix and are they doing a good job at it?

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    The problem, as I see it, is the Republican Party. Hell, even Republicans don't like it.


    You guys just like to whine. The rest of us find ways to cope, and---Gasp!--push government to fix the things we like fixed.
    Seems that Republicans can think on their own and don't have to be told what to think. You on the other hand apparently cannot. Democrats today are too used to being handfed and led around by their noses.

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