View Poll Results: Would You Support A Government Shutdown Under These Conditions?

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  • I am Liberal/Democrat: I would support a shut down in that situation

    0 0%
  • I am Liberal/Democrat: I would not support a shut down in that situation

    8 20.51%
  • I am Conservative/Republican: I would support a shutdown in that situation

    2 5.13%
  • I am Conservative/Republican: I would not support a shut down in that situation

    4 10.26%
  • I am other: I would support a shutdown over unemployment benefits

    6 15.38%
  • I am other: I would not support a shutdown over unemployment benefits

    13 33.33%
  • My position is not covered above, please specify

    6 15.38%
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    Would You support Shutting The Government Down In This Situation?

    As most should know, the government will face the prospect of another shutdown soon if congress and the president do not reach yet another deal soon. House and senate negotiators are working towards finding a deal to avoid that outcome. I saw this story a couple days ago: Are Democrats backing the GOP into another government shutdown?

    After spending two months on the defensive over ObamaCare, Democrats are back on the attack. And with another budget deadline looming early in the new year, they're signaling that they're not about to let up even it it means pushing Republicans toward another government shutdown.



    Senate and House negotiators are working toward a reportedly small budget deal that would undo some of the sequester, across-the-board spending cuts that have taken a bite out of the economic recovery. But believing the odds are tilted in their favor, Democratic leaders have suggested they may insist that an extension of emergency unemployment benefits also be part of a final deal.
    The article goes into much more detail, and I am not going to vouch for its veracity. This is a what if question. If this is true, and we reach a point where the only disagreement for a deal is extensions of unemployment benefits, with republicans opposed and democrats for, would you support shutting down the government over that issue? In other words, if you are a democrat/liberal, is having that extension worth shutting government down, and if you are a republican/conservative, is it worth shutting the government down to block it?

    Note that for the purposes of this poll, the unemployment extensions is the only issue of contention. I realize that you may have other issues with a budget deal, but those are separate issues.

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    Re: Would You support Shutting The Government Down In This Situation?

    Since the character count is forcing me to shorten the options, for clarity:

    1: I am Liberal/Democrat: I would support a shut down in order to ensure an extension of unemployment benefits
    2: I am Liberal/Democrat: I would not support a shut down in order to ensure an extension of unemployment benefits
    3: I am Conservative/Republican: I would support a shutdown to block an extension of unemployment benefits
    4: I am Conservative/Republican: I would not support a shutdown to block an extension of unemployment benefits
    5: I am other: I would support a shutdown over unemployment benefits, my position on the issue is worth it
    6: I am other: I would not support a shutdown over unemployment benefits, my position on the issue is not worth it
    7: My position is different from the above options. Please specific and remember we are talking only about unemployment benefits. Anything about the sequester/ACA/Obamacare/military spending/Iran/your love life is irrelevant to this question.

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    Re: Would You support Shutting The Government Down In This Situation?

    The American government should never have to shut down ever.

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    Re: Would You support Shutting The Government Down In This Situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    As most should know, the government will face the prospect of another shutdown soon if congress and the president do not reach yet another deal soon. House and senate negotiators are working towards finding a deal to avoid that outcome. I saw this story a couple days ago: Are Democrats backing the GOP into another government shutdown?



    The article goes into much more detail, and I am not going to vouch for its veracity. This is a what if question. If this is true, and we reach a point where the only disagreement for a deal is extensions of unemployment benefits, with republicans opposed and democrats for, would you support shutting down the government over that issue? In other words, if you are a democrat/liberal, is having that extension worth shutting government down, and if you are a republican/conservative, is it worth shutting the government down to block it?

    Note that for the purposes of this poll, the unemployment extensions is the only issue of contention. I realize that you may have other issues with a budget deal, but those are separate issues.

    Please be patient while I add poll options. I type slow...
    I still claim the Reform Party Label and no, I wouldn't support another government shutdown over unemployment benefits which ever way they go. But I do believe since the sequester is about the only thing holding down spending and lowering the deficit by just a tiny tid bit, I would have to think about it. But in the end, even that, probably not although I am not sure.

    I think I had enough of government shutdown last October and unless one side or the other really wants to hike spending tremendously or slash spending tremendously, it is not worth it to me.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Would You support Shutting The Government Down In This Situation?

    I voted no government shutdowns as they are being used PURELY for political reasons only.

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    Re: Would You support Shutting The Government Down In This Situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If this is true, and we reach a point where the only disagreement for a deal is extensions of unemployment benefits, with republicans opposed and democrats for, would you support shutting down the government over that issue?
    I don't see this as very realistic at all but I voted in your poll anyways. The government has shut down twice in the last 17 years. I don't remember what it was about in 1995 but this last time it was a big f***ing deal. The 2013 Republican Party Platform has two planks. Number 1-Prove that Obama is a bad president. Number 2-Abolish the Affordable Care Act. There is no #3, 4, 5 or 6. The October 2013 shutdown was a justified situation for an once every 20 year event.

    The government won't shutdown over this issue. That's dumb so I voted Option #4.

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    Re: Would You support Shutting The Government Down In This Situation?

    How could we tell if they were shut down? They do very little anyway and I'm sure the important functions, like spying on us, will continue apace.

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    Re: Would You support Shutting The Government Down In This Situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    The American government should never have to shut down ever.
    If I could get the US government to shut down for 364 days a year I would.
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    Re: Would You support Shutting The Government Down In This Situation?

    The government should not be shut down over this issue, or any issue, and there should be serious financial and political consequences for elected officials irresponsible enough to cause it to shut down.

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    Re: Would You support Shutting The Government Down In This Situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I don't see this as very realistic at all but I voted in your poll anyways. The government has shut down twice in the last 17 years. I don't remember what it was about in 1995 but this last time it was a big f***ing deal. The 2013 Republican Party Platform has two planks. Number 1-Prove that Obama is a bad president. Number 2-Abolish the Affordable Care Act. There is no #3, 4, 5 or 6. The October 2013 shutdown was a justified situation for an once every 20 year event.

    The government won't shutdown over this issue. That's dumb so I voted Option #4.
    Learn history. The government was shut down during the Reagan administration 7 times in eight years. We didn't even notice. Shut the government down much more often I say.
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