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    Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Please explain your vote.
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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Past federal and state government shutdowns have been to the detriment of the legislature and to the advantage of the executive. Example: 1975, Clinton came out politically stronger. There's no advantage to the legislative branch members and causes. The executive benefits by appearing to be more reasonable than the rest.
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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    I don't care which side gets political points. I want the government shut down for at least two months. I can think of nothing better for the average working taxpayers of America.

    Shut it down!
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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    My family would have very little income if the government shut down, so it's not a good thing for me, and I don't see how it could be an advantage to anyone in general.
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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Every notice when the governmetn workers have a paid holiday not afforded to the private sector, how light the traffic is, just think of the money, gas etc we are saving.

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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Every notice when the governmetn workers have a paid holiday not afforded to the private sector, how light the traffic is, just think of the money, gas etc we are saving.
    I'd like some proof to back that up please?

    @ the OP: Unless you want to go to the National Park, then a federal shutdown means nothing.
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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    I'd like some proof to back that up please?

    @ the OP: Unless you want to go to the National Park, then a federal shutdown means nothing.
    Proof go take a drive on a Governmet paid holiday, my proof is that it takes 1.45 hours to drive 26 miles on a regular day, on the days the governmet has one of it's hack holidays it takes 25 minutes. This would be Exit 43 to Exit 25 on I-95 in Boston.

    BTW I drive for a living and 110,000 plus miles per year depending, interstate driving (regional) for 25 years now..
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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    My family would have very little income if the government shut down, so it's not a good thing for me, and I don't see how it could be an advantage to anyone in general.
    Oh, how sad...............................not.

    Tell your family to get off their dead asses and go get a job. Please don't tell me there are none. Make up one then. But stop crying about it.

    Shut it down!
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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    I don't care which side gets political points. I want the government shut down for at least two months. I can think of nothing better for the average working taxpayers of America.

    Shut it down!
    How would a government shutdown be an advantage for the American people? Please explain...

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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Oh, how sad...............................not.

    Tell your family to get off their dead asses and go get a job. Please don't tell me there are none. Make up one then. But stop crying about it.

    Shut it down!
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