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What happens if the Government shuts down???

  1. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    I want any and every opinion!

    1. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What happens? Democrats will be faced with the reality of having to feed, clothe, and house themselves. The might have to dress them selves and pay their own bills... they will have to decide on their own when to inhale and exhale, when to go to the bathroom and when to blink! Oh the horror! People will die in the streets!

      Lol! Mainly what will happen is people will realize they can live without the government! What a shock! Well except for all the leeches that actually "work" for the government ... they might be forced to get real jobs!

      1. Teddcool4u profile image60
        Teddcool4uposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I will enjoy freedom the fullest ............smile

        1. Mikeydoes profile image80
          Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          We should really start from scratch. I think it is about time we get some new founding fathers. And plan a real path for the future. Obviously these people in politics have no idea how to do that.. Or maybe they just don't care because of their greed..

      2. tritrain profile image76
        tritrainposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Aw, such a party pooper.

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        Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        nice wit... smile

      4. Daniel Carter profile image90
        Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Such as the military?

        Do you realize that if the shut down happens that congress will be paid their whole salary in full, on time, but the military will be paid by an "advance" and their pay is automatically cut in half!!

        So who needs to get a real job?

        Send congress to the front lines in Afghanistan...

        Maybe whatever organization is paying you to post a dozen new conservative agenda threads a day here should let you get a real job too....

        Just sayin'.

    2. DonDWest profile image88
      DonDWestposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      When the government finally shuts down, and it will, a poorly paid and disgruntled military will take their place. This will inevitably lead to the collapse of the military as well.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Imminent-Economic-Collapse

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...ouch LL....those leeches you refer to are cops, firemen, soldiers, ambulance, public works folks, etc - they all work for gov't. - taxes pay for all of that.

    1. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oops I forget about the useful ones my bad! I apologize to all of you useful public servants... the rest of you non essential bureaucrats shoul consider getting a real job!

      1. dingdondingdon profile image59
        dingdondingdonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        May I ask what you work as? Just the title will be fine, I don't need any specifics if you're unwilling to give them.

    2. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The only federally funded people on that list are soldiers.

      They will be paid.

      The government will continue to operate.

      It doesn't actually shut down.

      Fail.

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ..hmmm...I responded to 'what happens if gov't shuts down'...i thought gov't would include not only federal, but state (or in Canada prov/terr) and local...what's the difference...gov't is gov't isn't it...taxes are taxes...and doesn't the federal transfer monies to the state and local level...I assume they do

      2. Daniel Carter profile image90
        Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Do your homework, Jim.
        Paid yes, but only in the form of an advance, with half pay. I dare you to put yourself in any soldier's position and live with that and think it's okay when the shut down happens.

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...well basically the entire country shuts down...how many civil/public servants are there? - whose the largest employer of most countries?....not the private sector....and what are those gov't resources used for?...I've captured a wee bit of it in my post earlier.....

  4. profile image70
    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    ....we party like it's 1999!

  5. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    just when it looked like nothing was worst then the nfl lockout this happens!!! The sad thing about it is the nfl lockout had gotten more press coverage then the government shutting down. What does that tell you about our society?

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      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It tells us that a business that profits many; owner, players, advertisers, employees, is more important than a soul sucking bureaucratic black hole. smile

  6. tritrain profile image76
    tritrainposted 6 years ago

    Game Over.


    Actually, like Conan said, I plan on parking in the Loading Area like there's no tomorrow.

  7. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    I like your answer!!!!!! you get a gold star!!! smile

  8. aguasilver profile image86
    aguasilverposted 6 years ago

    What seems evident is that:

    1. Most posters think that government does not work and that it's time to change the whole system.

    2. Ordinary real people have lost all respect for politicians and bureaucrats.

    3. Nobody thinks things will grind to a halt if they stop doing anything.

    Sounds healthy to me....

    John

  9. aguasilver profile image86
    aguasilverposted 6 years ago

    Kinda off topic, but hey, I just noticed that this post is the 1951st post I have posted(Oh! that I had that many hubs), so in effect this is my birthday post, for I was born in that year, 1951!

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/3990129_f520.jpg

    It would have been neat to have posted this one on my actual birthday, but I guess that would have meant being silent for a month or more!

    Slightly more on topic, just imagine if everyone agreed that the country ran better WITHOUT federal government, and all power was returned to the individual states, with only the army being federal.... just a thought!

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ..ha ha ha...off topic too...happy early Bday!...when the day comes along...

 
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