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Thread: Who would you blame?

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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Assuming that the Republicans hold their ground, Obama vetoes their budget bill and the federal government "shuts down", who would you blame and why?
    I said other. Why do you claim this is a bad thing. Do you really think these choices are easy or that everyone agrees with one side or the other. Having one party run all three branches of the Gov is bad. Now that Republicans are in the House the two sides will have to work together. This is simple growing pains and is good for the country.

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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Assuming that the Republicans hold their ground, Obama vetoes their budget bill and the federal government "shuts down", who would you blame and why?
    Neither, because it isn't going to happen. No how, no way! This would be dipterous.


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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Can I just say... the vote totally restores my faith in humanity, the people on this board, and Americans.

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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Assuming that the Republicans hold their ground, Obama vetoes their budget bill and the federal government "shuts down", who would you blame and why?
    Both. They are now both making squawking sounds of budget cuts...so if they are sincere they will work together and plan long term effective cuts and not just target programs they know the other side is going to champion.

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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Assuming that the Republicans hold their ground, Obama vetoes their budget bill and the federal government "shuts down", who would you blame and why?
    I would probably side with Republicans. Public opinion, should it follow a prior example everyone knows, would likely side with the President, who for all intents and purposes can always argue on the side of decisiveness and duty to keep the government open for business rather than bickering and a non-functioning lifestyle. People really do dislike their services from working, no matter who it is doing it and why they are doing it.
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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I love this idea. And you are right. In a way, we HIRED them to do a job, not play "who's the king of the mountain". They shut the government down, they should not get paid and should be fired for job abandonment.
    Except "we hired" them to do a job with completely contradictory messages for how to do it and when to do it, leaving both feeling as if they are fulfilling the wishes of the public. Replacing them immediately just seems like silliness from my angle. "Damn you for doing what we wanted you to do! Now we are going to replace you all with people who will run into exactly the same problems as before!"
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    Re: Who would you blame?

    George Bush..obviously.
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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    George Bush..obviously.
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    Bush...?

    Is that still an option anymore?
    Bit late to that party aren't we

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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Bit late to that party aren't we
    You just stole CC's time machine and copied me.
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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Assuming that the Republicans hold their ground, Obama vetoes their budget bill and the federal government "shuts down", who would you blame and why?
    Why does the poll say Obama and Republicans... shouldn't it say Obama and Boehner?

    If Boehner shuts down the government, then he is the one that shuts it down... I am pretty sure he has the most control over that decision.

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