This is ridiculous and your partisanship is blinding you to the truth.
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It's Obama's fault.
So, Dems control 2/3 of govt but couldn't keep it open?They did lose, they lost the presidency and they didn't gain control of the senate. The democrats control 2/3 of the government and the republicans are just going to have to learn to live with it. They lost, period. These tactics are not a safeguard against the majority these tactics will kill our nation.
It doesn't do much harm to the country, in fact. Just pinches those that aren't getting paid, until the bill is passed backpaying those of us actually affected.I don't know the specifics of those instances, but if it was like this then yes it was. This kind of tactic is irresponsible and harms the entire country.
Almost all the so called "suicide caucus" on the Republican side were sent to Washington by their constituents to put a stop to wasteful spending, put a stop to accumulating debt, and put a stop to Obamacare. Seems to me, these people are actually the ones doing the people's business and yet the electorate allows them to be bad-mouthed by a media that wouldn't know principles if they got slapped in the face by some and they believe politicians should be blamed when they do exactly as they were elected to do. I hope the people who live in the districts of these representatives let them know how much they support them for standing up for them.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
there's another mass shooting, and the Democrats refuse to negotiate the debt ceiling without a full assault weapons ban being attached. after some wrangling, the compromise is one assault weapon per household, and all ammunition purchases are logged into a database so that those who are making large purchases can be flagged and investigated.
isn't this fun? we've found a new way to pass controversial legislation!
in reality, if this happened, the same people who support this tactic now would be in the gun forum calling for civil war. you just don't see it because you support the side that's doing it this time. i don't like the PPACA, either; i think it should have been scrapped once single payer was off the table. i like this tactic even less, though. this shutdown makes us look like complete idiots, and it's going to cost money. if it looks like we're going to default, that will be an utter disaster. interest on the debt will go up, our credit rating will go down, and we risk losing global reserve currency status. this will end up amounting to the largest tax increase in modern history, and all because some representatives wanted to throw a tantrum over health care. we cannot and should not govern this way.