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

    Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- House Republicans demanded that Senate Democrats accept their plan to cut $4 billion in federal spending while keeping the government open until mid-March or bear responsibility for “actively engineering” a shutdown.
    How can the GOP reasonably place the blame for the shutdown on the democrats, when they're the only ones promoting and threatening a shutdown?

    This is such a BS defense if they do shut it down...


    http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...-shutdown.html
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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    How can the GOP reasonably place the blame for the shutdown on the democrats, when they're the only ones promoting and threatening a shutdown?

    This is such a BS defense if they do shut it down...
    At least they're not running to Canada. Yet
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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    How can the GOP reasonably place the blame for the shutdown on the democrats, when they're the only ones promoting and threatening a shutdown?

    This is such a BS defense if they do shut it down...
    It's always someone else fault. It's called personal responsibility.

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

    Is there an article somewhere you can link us to? That'd be nice.
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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    Quote Originally Posted by LimeLight View Post
    Is there an article somewhere you can link us to? That'd be nice.
    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.
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    Re: GOP threatening to shut down government, but say it will be Dems fault

    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.
    So the only difference in this 4 billion dollar cut and obamas 2012 proposal are earmarks?
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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.
    Exactly... no accountability from either side, but I have always hated the "you made me do it" defense. Come the f*** on! The GOP are not victims in this situation. They can actively fight for their budget and goals in more ways than just this one... All they are doing is holding the American people at state gunpoint. Everybody did not elect them, so they should work with the elected officials the people also elected. The government shouldn't even have the power to say, we'll govern and do want we want or we do nothing for the American people..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Exactly... no accountability from either side, but I have always hated the "you made me do it" defense. Come the f*** on! The GOP are not victims in this situation. They can actively fight for their budget and goals in more ways than just this one... All they are doing is holding the American people at state gunpoint. Everybody did not elect them, so they should work with the elected officials the people also elected. The government shouldn't even have the power to say, we'll govern and do want we want or we do nothing for the American people..
    I agree. Completely.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LimeLight View Post
    Is there an article somewhere you can link us to? That'd be nice.
    LOL... I forgot that part

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

    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.
    Did Obama not propose 1 trillion in cuts over a decade that was shot down by conservatives? What was wrong with that budget? Conservatives have shown again and again that they aren't able to come forth with a budget any more streamlined than Obama's.
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