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    Re: House Republicans seek probe of D.C. monument closures

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Repubs get their negotiation as soon as the Russian Roulette stops.
    Even for Repub supporters, Repubs have this Nation's stomachs in knots.
    All the Democrats need to do to stop the shut down is pass the bill and let the President then be the one who is to decide to keep the government shut down or not.
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    Re: House Republicans seek probe of D.C. monument closures

    Repubs start the probe with determining whether policy riders and poison pills attached to CRs, their version of the Senate filibuster, should be allowed.

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    Re: House Republicans seek probe of D.C. monument closures

    Maybe he'll investigate this one too:

    Like the hundreds of World War II veterans who came to National Mall to pay their respects this week, a group of Vietnam veterans found a barricade blocking the way to their memorial Friday. News4's Mark Segraves said two U.S. Park Service Rangers manning the gate asked that the group respect the government's shutdown but moved aside.

    The veterans then moved the barricade and walked down to the wall to pay their respects. But a flood of tourists followed even though the memorial is closed to the general public.

    U.S. Park Police arrive to the scene, asked everyone to leave and put the barricade back into place.
    Closure of War Memorials Continues to Cause Conflict | NBC4 Washington

    Really? There WERE Park Rangers manning the gate but could not 'secure' the monument for visitors? It would seem the costs were the same...
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    Re: House Republicans seek probe of D.C. monument closures

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Repubs start the probe with determining whether policy riders and poison pills attached to CRs, their version of the Senate filibuster, should be allowed.
    What does that even mean? And further what does it have to do with the OP/thread? Policy riders, poison pills?
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    Re: House Republicans seek probe of D.C. monument closures

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    What does that even mean? And further what does it have to do with the OP/thread? Policy riders, poison pills?
    I'm assuming you're being sincere...

    A rider is an attachment to the main plan. The tax on medical devices being repealed would be considered a rider.

    A "poison pill" is a rider but designed to be harmful in general. This would be defunding and delaying implementation of the PPACA.

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    Re: House Republicans seek probe of D.C. monument closures

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    The GOP shut down the government and Issa wants to investigate why it shut down. The farce is complete.

    House Republicans seek probe of D.C. monument closures - Darren Goode - POLITICO.com
    LOL. Facts show it to be a farce alright. And as usual, the problems are caused by the Obama administration and the Democrat party.

    "Sealing up the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial—they are normally never closed—takes more federal manpower, not less. Democrats’ refusal to vote for Republican-sponsored bills that would keep the entire national park system open—as well as spending for the District of Columbia and veterans’ programs—what is that?

    The answer came in a memo from White House Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Burwell providing guidance to federal agencies and departments. Aside from prefacing this Sept. 17 memo with a political talking point (Congress is to blame, not the administration), she instructs agency heads not to consider whether the cost of shutting down a government website is more expensive than keeping it running.

    And that, not Tea Party intractability, is why Yosemite’s website has been down since last week."
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    Once again, the Obama administration goes out of it's way to inflect pain on the American people. That's some government, uh?
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    Re: House Republicans seek probe of D.C. monument closures

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    one thing I would like to know is how you close a stone structure, that does nothing.
    You hire essential personnel like security guards and you prevent people from defacing it or going inside. Some of us still value our national treasures. You would have us tear them down and put up statues of Ted Cruz?

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    Re: House Republicans seek probe of D.C. monument closures

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    You hire essential personnel like security guards and you prevent people from defacing it or going inside. Some of us still value our national treasures. You would have us tear them down and put up statues of Ted Cruz?
    sorry but these stone structures do not have guards watching them, during normal operations of government, why close them and place guards on them, since they do nothing?

    as to the last part, its ridicules.

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    Re: House Republicans seek probe of D.C. monument closures

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Maybe he'll investigate this one too:


    Closure of War Memorials Continues to Cause Conflict | NBC4 Washington

    Really? There WERE Park Rangers manning the gate but could not 'secure' the monument for visitors? It would seem the costs were the same...
    Because guides for tourists are not essential and must not be working by law. The House voted to pay them though. That is whats requires we hire essential people like security guards a a greater expense but they are allowed to work because they are "essential".
    Your acting like there is anything sensible about this whole shutdown really gave me a chuckle. It is expensive, damaging to our economy , idiotic AND totally unnecessary which is why the T's love it so. They thrive on chaos and destruction and the more they spend the more "broke" they can say we are.
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    Re: House Republicans seek probe of D.C. monument closures

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Because guides for tourists are not essential and must not be working by law.
    Does 'Park Rangers' (as stated in the article) = guides ?
    The House voted to pay them though.
    And that's good right?

    That is whats requires we hire essential people like security guards a a greater expense but they are allowed to work because they are "essential".
    But they are hired. They did show up per the article.
    Your acting like there is anything sensible about this whole shutdown really gave me a chuckle. It is expensive, damaging to our economy , idiotic AND totally unnecessary which is why the T's love it so. They thrive on chaos and destruction and the more they spend the more "broke" they can say we are.
    Hyperbole noted...carry on
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