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Thread: Who would you blame?

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    Who would you blame?

    Assuming that the Republicans hold their ground, Obama vetoes their budget bill and the federal government "shuts down", who would you blame and why?
    Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Both, as it is clear that both sides are doing their typical squaring off against each other and there is little compromise happening.

    The government as a whole is failing this nation consistently and repeatedly.

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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Both. If the government shuts down it means that both sides refused to compromise enough and both wanted to win far more than they wanted to help the country.
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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Definitely both. We elected these clowns to take care of the nation's business and meet the challenges we face, not to play petty politics. If they shut the government down, we need to hold an election with all seats up for grabs and no incumbents eligible to run.

    Fire the lot of them, like we should have done in the past couple of elections.
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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Bush...?

    Is that still an option anymore?

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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Definitely both. We elected these clowns to take care of the nation's business and meet the challenges we face, not to play petty politics. If they shut the government down, we need to hold an election with all seats up for grabs and no incumbents eligible to run.

    Fire the lot of them, like we should have done in the past couple of elections.
    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.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Bush...?

    Is that still an option anymore?
    I blame the Brittish.
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    Re: Who would you blame?

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    I blame the Brittish.
    That's ok, because then I only have to feel half guilty about it.

    Being half south African, half british by blood has it's advantages.

    Except that both have parts of their history that involve extensive subjegation of peoples...

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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Republicans have a chance to be reasonable, but, so far, that's not the option they're choosing.
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    Re: Who would you blame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    That's ok, because then I only have to feel half guilty about it.

    Being half south African, half british by blood has it's advantages.

    Except that both have parts of their history that involve extensive subjegation of peoples...
    I thought you were Canadian? What's it to you?
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