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

    If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault? The Republicans? The Democrats? The President? Who do you believe would be at fault if congress doesn't pass a spending bill that funds the government? Please explain your answers.
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    Re: If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault?

    The option I would choose is who is most at fault. In that regard, I'd say democrats, but who is AT fault is all of the above.

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    The American people for not demanding better governance and buying into the two party slug out war.

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

    In the grand scheme of things, I'd have to say the Democrats only because the budget for FY2011 should've been passed NLT September 30, 2010. Now, if both sides can't get their act together and pass a long-term budget, that's a different story. I'd say both parties would be to blame then because both sides are playing "chicken" with this issue. They need to stop!

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

    Both parties hold some blame, however I put more blame on the Democrats as they had complete control of government when the Budget should've initially been passed and didn't get it done, and is now expecting great compromise out of a group that just took one of the houses in part on the basis of spending cuts so its unrealistic to expect that side to significantly compromise at this time.
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    Re: If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault? The Republicans? The Democrats? The President? Who do you believe would be at fault if congress doesn't pass a spending bill that funds the government? Please explain your answers.
    The last continuing resolution that passed the House, the one that expires this week, needed Democratic support to get through. Radical Republicans are once again showing their inability to be reasonable, accept fair compromises or govern responsibly.
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    Re: If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault?

    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. I wish we had 5 year plans (or even better, 10 year plans) like they do in China, instead of annual budgets. Then we could worry more about how to reduce costs in the long run and minimize the structural deficit, instead of trying to minimize spending right now, which is stupid and counterproductive.
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    Re: If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    The last continuing resolution that passed the House, the one that expires this week, needed Democratic support to get through. Radical Republicans are once again showing their inability to be reasonable, accept fair compromises or govern responsibly.
    Republicans could easily say the same thing about the Democrats who are unwilling to compromise. Both parties are in a stale mate regarding the budget bill. However, I believe most of the blame is with the Democrats who didn't pass a budget when they had governing monopoly. I agree with Zyphlin's points. America voted in a largely Republican House mainly due to government spending, the Democrats need to recognize this and work with Republicans instead of trying to force them to comply to a large budget that Republicans and the American people want to greatly reduce.
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    Re: If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Both parties hold some blame, however I put more blame on the Democrats as they had complete control of government when the Budget should've initially been passed and didn't get it done, and is now expecting great compromise out of a group that just took one of the houses in part on the basis of spending cuts so its unrealistic to expect that side to significantly compromise at this time.
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    Re: If the government shuts down due to defunding who is at fault?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    The last continuing resolution that passed the House, the one that expires this week, needed Democratic support to get through. Radical Republicans are once again showing their inability to be reasonable, accept fair compromises or govern responsibly.
    No no no no...

    I love how Liberals are trying to portray that their policies are the 'norm'. Their philosophies are waaaaayyy off base to the constitution.

    We need drastic spending cuts, because of drastic un-balanced spending..... it's very simple

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