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Thread: If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault?

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    Re: If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Both the congressional Republicans and Democrats are at fault. The president less so.

    I hate the entire way we do annual budgets in this country. People shriek that spending is too high without even considering that in some cases, more spending now means less spending in the long run.
    What Republicans fail to grasp is that massive government cut backs mean thousands of lay-offs, thousands of families on the streets, mostly Democrat, and with no address, won't be able to vote. Say... maybe they're smarter than I thought...

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    Re: If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    C. Glad am single and don't have the worries of a family man right.
    yeah, if i was still a lance-coolie with a wife and a kid making a cool $1150 a paycheck, I would have been plenty worried.

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    Re: If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    What Republicans fail to grasp is that massive government cut backs mean thousands of lay-offs, thousands of families on the streets, mostly Democrat, and with no address, won't be able to vote. Say... maybe they're smarter than I thought...

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    saw a great blog post the other night: "Hey Representative Ryan; if you're looking for places to cut, 800,000 "nonessential" government employees might be a good place to start."

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    Re: If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    saw a great blog post the other night: "Hey Representative Ryan; if you're looking for places to cut, 800,000 "nonessential" government employees might be a good place to start."
    By "great blog post" you mean another ignorant person that speaks without any knowledge of hte situation.

    Go see how your intelligence community feels about not getting paid to work. See how citizens enjoy not being able to travel outside of the country. Examine how new seniors like being unable to get social security. Watch as all our national parks and monuments begin to go to ruin. Examine how every agency becomes an even bigger septic tank for waste as you get rid of budgetary individuals. Be ready for all Air Marshals to be grounded with no one paying out the vouchers for their travel. Watch as law enforcement agencies become inept as their new and old members are unable to get training. Watch as agencies are left with using whatever supplies they have now and nothing more.

    I could go on and on.

    People who speak without actually researching the bull**** they say aren't presenting a "great" idea, they're showing their ignorance. "Non-essential" government employees are those that are not needed during a theoritical short term shut down, when there is no money available to even pay people for their work let alone any other expenses, where only jobs required to maintain safety and well being are primarily still operating.

    Are there employees within that 800,000 work force that could be cut? Absolutely. There's employees within the other 1,200,000 that could be cut as well. However the idiocy of suggesting that the 800,000 employees are all ripe for one as being unnessary or non-essential shows nothing but the ignorance of that blogger

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