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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    One of the checks and balances against an out of control president is that Congress has the power of the purse strings. They can decide to not fund anything they want.
    Yes, and both houses of Congress must agree.

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sietske22 View Post
    The Senate also represents the will of the People.

    As does the choice of President.

    The 2012 Election was a referendum on ObamaCare, and ObamaCare won.
    See if you can figure out why the House is called the People's House and I am sure that if you thought hard enough you will realize why the Senate is controlled by Democrats.

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    But if you call it ACA it is even more popular.
    Imagine if the parents of ACA, HeritageCare, were helping instead of sabotaging.
    Yet you can say that across the economic board.
    How many private sector jobs created last month?
    How many straight months of private sector job growth since the end of the ----recession?
    Great isn't it, all those months of part time private sector job growth and we are still down two million workers from when the recession began. That is a success story to a liberal not the 22 million unemployed/under employed/discouraged workers who aren't paying much in Federal taxes thanks to Obamanomics.

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sietske22 View Post
    Yes, and both houses of Congress must agree.
    Really? That's new one. Actually, they don't have to agree at all. As you can see, they don't agree right now and many parts of the government are not funded.
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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Really? That's new one. Actually, they don't have to agree at all. As you can see, they don't agree right now and many parts of the government are not funded.
    No bill becomes a law until the Senate and the House agree to approve it.

    American Civics 101.

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    See if you can figure out why the House is called the People's House and I am sure that if you thought hard enough you will realize why the Senate is controlled by Democrats.
    Never heard of gerrymandering Congressional districts huh?

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sietske22 View Post
    No bill becomes a law until the Senate and the House agree to approve it.

    American Civics 101.
    Yes, true. Except that is a different situation. As I stated before, things can be defunded without passing a bill. Or did you not notice the government shutdown?
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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sietske22 View Post
    Never heard of gerrymandering Congressional districts huh?
    Yes, sure have, happened many times with Democrats in charge. It took the Republicans 40 years to win back the House which they did in 1994 so don't talk to me about Gerrymandering

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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sietske22 View Post
    Obama needs to hold firm.

    The House needs to fund all discretionary spending. No games. No tricks. No bull**** about ObamaCare.

    If they want to kill ObamaCare or halt it for a year, they can pass a bill once the government is funded.

    The House needs to stop playing games.
    Why should the House stop this? The Senate turned to reconciliation to pass Obamadon'tcare when they didn't have the votes for it to pass. Turn about is fair play. A budget bill is a budget bill for both parties.
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    Re: Obama Address the Nation on the government shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sietske22 View Post
    Never heard of gerrymandering Congressional districts huh?
    Happens in every state and always has. BTW, how is it that such a practice occurs? That's right, the political party that controls the state government usually gets to draw the lines. Happens in those states controlled by the Dems too.
    "“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama

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