Why should we cater to 800,000 citizens who are robbing the government blind while ignoring the other 34,000,000 citizens that would be thrilled to have a job earning $15,080 per year? The government isn't mandated to make bad decisions. Many companies, charities, state governments and local governments have been firing their high paid employees and replacing them with cheaper labor since 2009. Why should the government continue to submit to the demands of these 800,000 thieves? This is outrageous. Fire them all and fire them 5 years ago.
Yes people suffer when they get fired but government has to look out for the whole country not just one sad story. Do us all a favor start looking at the whole picture.
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That is not what they said, you are just not presenting the facts at all. They both want a clean CR that opens the government, what they are against, and rightfully so, is the republicans putting up piecemeal legislation funding the government instead of funding the government as a whole. That is just bad governance, and that was done for the sole purpose so they could put out those exact talking points you just parroted. It was a political maneuver and nothing more. They didn't give a **** about the kids with cancer or people trying to get into memorials; they just wanted to score political points.Unlike Leader "why should I care if I can save a child" Reid and President "why should I sign a bill that would help people when doing so would take pressure off of Republicans" Obama?
Republicans are the only ones thus far that have offered any compromises in the name of good governance. I'm not saying they're great, and I'm sure not saying they are operating on a desirable model, but if you want to start pointing fingers around that town in the intention of finding out which party is demonstrably more dedicated to good governance....
I am as well; we were supposed to move last weekend but can't until the shutdown is over. We are getting a home loan from the USDA and our paperwork was at the very last stage when the shutdown started and it completely screwed us. We've lost money and we'll likely lose more because we are having to stay in the house we are renting, the rent costs more than our mortgage for the new house will be, until the shutdown is over. Plus the house we are renting is falling apart and the house we are moving into is very nice and isn't filled with mold, has adequate room for all of our pets, doesn't let water leak all over the garage floor when it rains, and the plumbing doesn't leak and ruin the ceiling in the room where our dog sleeps.Hey, I'm one of them. I'm supposed to be moving my family back to the states - but we are stuck here overseas until this thing opens up. My ability to get a job and take care of my family is getting chipped away at day by day by this thing. It's already cost me money, and will cost me more before it's over. That's why I want the damn President to stop acting like a petulant child and compromise like an adult.
This is why I want the damn GOP to stop acting like petulant children and compromise like adults.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
H.J.Res.70 Open Our National Parks and Museums Bill (1 republican against)
H.J.Res.73 Research For Life Saving Cures Bill (1 republican against)
H.J.Res.85 National Emergency and Disaster Recovery Bill (0 Republicans against)
H.J.Res 75 Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children Bill (0 republicans against)
H.R.3223 Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (0 Republicans against)
H.J.Res.77 Food & Drug Safety Bill (1 Republican against)
H.J.Res.84 Head Start For Low-Income Children Bill (2 Republicans against)
H.J.Res.89 Federal Worker Pay Fairness Bill (0 Republicans against)
Wouldn't it be funny for democrats to allow it to backfire on Republicans by signing these pieces of legislation into law? It would force the Republicans to get something that they didn't even want. Sorry. I have a sick and twisted sense of humor but republicans should be punished for being phoney.
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The President is right to reject the 6-week offer. It would create economic uncertainty heading into the Christmas shopping season.
I would say the rpesident is correct in doing what he did and I'll tell you why. Congress as a whole needs to think beyond partisan crap like 6 weeks. It's damn well known that this is just a delay on the GOP part and Dem part as well. We need a WHOLE budget and soluition, not just something that looks pretty on an election cycle of 2014.
The fact of the matter spending cuts need to happen, but they aren't going to happen as drastically as the tea party conservatives want. And I say that as someone who supports cuts. What the tea party wants is Ron Paul style cuts, it just isnt' going to happen in this short of time. While the Dems have failed to come up with the budget, the GOP has gone right along with it allowing it.
Bottom line is, there won't be DRASTIC cuts and the right needs to realize this. If they don't like it, use it as a point for the 2014 mid-term elections.