View Poll Results: If the government is shutdown, will the GOP get their demands?

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  • No, the shutdown will backfire and they will have to negotiate

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Thread: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    The only ones threatening or talking about s shut down are Democrats. They refuse to make serious meaningful cuts.

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    Sorry, back to their pre-Bush Tax Cut levels. Especially if this were to be combined with eliminating loop-holes, the savings could be closer to $400 billion in the short term.
    It is sort of silly when we (on either side of the aisle) suggest "if just change this variable, we will get this result". It gets even better when the claim is to know what the result will be in 10 years.

    Our economy and money supply and saving/spending behaviors are all complex and interwoven. If tax rates get raised (or lowered) we can be pretty sure that "something" will happen. But trying to make linear projections, particularly those ones over a 10 year period, are a little dicey at best.....


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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The only ones threatening or talking about s shut down are Democrats. They refuse to make serious meaningful cuts.
    What cuts have the republicans proposed that are better?
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Obama is the biggest spender of any country in the history of the world and the country is going bankrupt because of it.
    On the other side we have the Republicans who were elected to cut spending & can only come up with a pathetic 60 billion dollars when we are trillions in debt.

    Honestly in the last 2 years where has all this spending got us? High unemployment.......Inflation, strife between the parties and the country is slowly falling economically backward backward.

    If you dont run your own fiscal situation like this than how can we allow our government too?

    I hope you who support all this can live with yourselfs when someday your children & grandchildren are paying for all this stupidity when it appears to have accomplished nothing except make us broke, there lifestyle will certainly not be anywhere as good as yours was.
    Last edited by Iron Yank; 02-25-11 at 08:02 PM.

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Yank View Post
    Obama is the biggest spender of any country in the history of the world and the country is going bankrupt because of it.
    On the other side we have the Republicans who were elected to cut spending & can only come up with a pathetic 60 billion dollars when we are trillions in debt.

    Honestly in the last 2 years where has all this spending got us? High unemployment.......Inflation strife between the parties and the country is slowly falling economically backward backward.

    If you dont run your own fiscal situation like this than how can we allow our government too?

    I hope you who support all this can live with yourselfs when someday your children & grandchildren are paying for all this stupidity when it appears to have accomplished nothing except make us broke, there lifestyle will certainly not be anywhere as good as yours was.
    Great sources! If I wanted rhetoric I could turn on Glenn Beck. I mean seriously, is any of that fact? Is it all adjusted for inflation? Does it take into account the financial crisis that had conservative and liberal support for bailouts?
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Absolutely.....it isn't in the least a serious cut.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Here's one: Republicans Urge Democrats to Accept $4 Billion Budget Cut - Businessweek

    The problem is that the Republican bill calls for an end to earmarks. (Obama has said he will veto any such bill.) Budget cut of $4 billion? That's truly pocket change.
    Obama is NOT 50 feet tall, he is ONE inch deep.
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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Great sources! If I wanted rhetoric I could turn on Glenn Beck. I mean seriously, is any of that fact? Is it all adjusted for inflation? Does it take into account the financial crisis that had conservative and liberal support for bailouts?
    I could post plenty of links but if you havent figured it out by now your not going to so I wont waste my time.

    You are in Denial, The facts are right there in front of you choose to open your eyes and wake the hell up but by all means, choose to walk off the cliff with the Pied Piper Obama if you want.

    Why do you think many countries are now wanting to dump the dollar as reserve currency?

    For crist sake we even have the Communist Chinese are scolding us for all this debt.

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Here..... the presidents own man admits his budget is unsustainable....

    Link

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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's always someone else fault. It's called personal responsibility.
    It's called conservatism.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Yank View Post
    Obama is the biggest spender of any country in the history of the world and the country is going bankrupt because of it.
    On the other side we have the Republicans who were elected to cut spending & can only come up with a pathetic 60 billion dollars when we are trillions in debt.

    Honestly in the last 2 years where has all this spending got us? High unemployment.......Inflation, strife between the parties and the country is slowly falling economically backward backward.

    If you dont run your own fiscal situation like this than how can we allow our government too?

    I hope you who support all this can live with yourselfs when someday your children & grandchildren are paying for all this stupidity when it appears to have accomplished nothing except make us broke, there lifestyle will certainly not be anywhere as good as yours was.
    Out children and grandchildren will not be able to afford this, and pay our social security at the same time.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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