View Poll Results: When will the government shutdown end?

Voters
61. You may not vote on this poll
  • October 3rd - October 6th

    4 6.56%
  • October 7th - October 10th

    9 14.75%
  • October 11th - October 14

    14 22.95%
  • October 15 - October 18

    18 29.51%
  • October 19 - October 22

    1 1.64%
  • October 23 - October 26

    0 0%
  • October 27 - October 30

    1 1.64%
  • October 31 - November 3

    3 4.92%
  • November 4 - November 7

    0 0%
  • November 8th or later

    11 18.03%
Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 93

Thread: Shutdown Pool - When does it reopen?

  1. #11
    Anti-Hypocrite
    molten_dragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Southeast Michigan
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    9,351

    Re: Shutdown Pool - When does it reopen?

    I think it'll end with a combined deal on the budget extension and raising the debt ceiling shortly before the October 17th deadline for the debt ceiling.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

  2. #12
    Canadian Conservative
    CanadaJohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    27,193

    Re: Shutdown Pool - When does it reopen?

    Considering who's President and his inability to negotiate, considering the Democrats have taken a position on spending that is greater than the sequestor provisions and they consider that giving something up and a compromise, and considering that many Republicans stubbornly feel this is a matter of principle, I don't see this ending soon simply because the vast majority of the American people aren't affected one bit by this shutdown that is really only a shutdown of about 15% of the federal government while 85% continues as normal.

    Beyond November 8th unless Obama blinks.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

  3. #13
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    SW Virginia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    18,266

    Re: Shutdown Pool - When does it reopen?

    How long, oh how long will our government hold the country hostage by denying us their inestimable services?

  4. #14
    Tavern Bartender
    Pussy Grabbin' Beaver
    Middleground's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Canada's Capital
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    22,458
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Shutdown Pool - When does it reopen?

    I say past November and the standoff will be decided by a best of 3 game of rock, paper, scissors, contested by Harry Reid and John Boehner. Not sure who's going to win, though. Unfortunately, Paul the octopus has died.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

  5. #15
    Sage
    soccerboy22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    A warm place
    Last Seen
    12-02-17 @ 10:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    10,723

    Re: Shutdown Pool - When does it reopen?

    Oct 15-18.
    Boston: City of Champions. New England Patriots: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, and 2016 Boston Red Sox: 2004, 2007 and 2013 Boston Celtics: 2008 Boston Bruins: 2011 Boston University Men's Hockey: 2008



  6. #16
    Sage davidtaylorjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    10-18-13 @ 08:57 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    6,775

    Re: Shutdown Pool - When does it reopen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Alright folks, lets have some fun.

    This thread is NOT for debating whether or not you agree with the shut down, whose at fault, etc. PLEASE park your partisanship at the door. This poll is for a bit of fun.

    When do you think the government reopens, and if you want, why? (Please see the previous request).

    Let's see who out of us manages to be good prognosticators at the end of this whole thing.
    OOOOO Kinda like Powerball.
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

    Ronald Reagan

  7. #17
    Guru

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:51 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    2,671

    Re: Shutdown Pool - When does it reopen?

    Oct 16th.

    I'd say that we are working with three constraints.
    1). The President can't budge on any delays or reductions in Obamacare.
    2). There are enough members in the House and Senate in favor of both the 980 Billion budget as well as a clean debt ceiling increase.
    3). The GOP can't back down until they get some kind of concession.

    Even through there are enough votes to pass the budget as is now, the GOP can't allow the budget to pass without getting something that they're not going to get because the Democrats can't give the GOP any concessions for either the budget or the debt ceiling. Couple that with the fact that another week or so of shut-down isn't catastrophic and there's nothing that would compel an agreement in the next week.

    On the other hand enough Republicans that many have come forward to support a clean debt ceiling. This means that both parties will have an agreement on at least this for the 17th.

    The only way the Republicans come out of this with anything is to lump the debt ceiling in with the budget, and throw something else on the table in exchange for a Democratic concession. I'd expect it to be mostly symbolic, but we could end up with some sort of larger bargain. I could see the GOP getting the Keystone Pipeline, or some sort of tax reform. But a better goal would be to schedule a bipartisan review of Obama Care for sometime next year.

    The President wants the ACA to be successful, so it's going to need to be tweaked. Right now there's no chance of making any positive changes to the ACA. On the other side the GOP needs credibility for "fixing" the ACA.

    Figure that the credit downgrade spooked enough adults in congress and they'll aim to have some public agreement by the 16th.

  8. #18
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Theoretical Physics Lab
    Last Seen
    01-06-15 @ 11:06 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    25,120

    Re: Shutdown Pool - When does it reopen?

    November 8th or later, since the 7th is my birthday...and that inept group in Washington staying home would be a great present.

  9. #19
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:59 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,833

    Re: Shutdown Pool - When does it reopen?

    11-16-13; since that's the day after the current clean Senate CR runs out, the one loaded up with House policy riders--nothing political as requested by RG3
    Last edited by NIMBY; 10-04-13 at 04:42 PM.

  10. #20
    Almost respectable

    Cardinal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    35,036

    Re: Shutdown Pool - When does it reopen?

    I voted Oct. 3-6. My magic 8 ball tells me I'm not going to win this one.

Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •