Government shutdown

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  1. loveofnight profile image79
    loveofnightposted 5 years ago

    What does government shutdown really mean and how does it impact you/me?  Every time I turn on the news all I hear is reporters talking about the possibility of a government shutdown but I don't know how to feel because I totally ignorant on the subject. I would greatly appreciate feedback. Thank you

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      According to the News,  there've been several government shutdowns,  including during Reagan's Presidency,  and yet the world didn't end.   I'm not sure how long the shutdowns lasted, but at any rate, it's not a dire thing like we've been warned about.   Unless maybe Obama owes something to China or something that we don't know about!   In which case, he's responsible for that himself.
      Obama's Administration are propagandists and bullies---------they try to spread fear into people just so they can get their way.

      1. Zelkiiro profile image94
        Zelkiiroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, really now...?

        "Unless maybe Obama owes something to China or something that we don't know about!"

        Nope. Nothing here that can spread fear. Not at all.

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      Paul Froehlichposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The shutdown may have a deleterious effect on the Republican Party.  According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, the public blames the GOP by 53%-31%.  That's a bigger margin than during the last shutdown that led to Clinton's re-election.

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    It's pretty easy to find material that gives you the basics of what happens.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_shutdown

    1. loveofnight profile image79
      loveofnightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much, I will use the link that you have provided.

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    The world gets bloody complicated if you are a soldier whose family don't get paid.

  4. profile image52
    Paul Froehlichposted 5 years ago

    More than seven out of ten Americans oppose the shutdown to try to defund the ACA, according to a new poll reported by Bloomberg, Oct. 1.

    1. profile image52
      Paul Froehlichposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The last shutdown in 1995 lasted 21 days.  Economists said it had a slowing effect on the economy. 

      If the GOP forces a default on debt later this month, the impact on the economy could be far more serious.  BTW, nearly two out of three Americans oppose a default to stop the ACA, according to the same poll, Bloomberg reports.

      1. loveofnight profile image79
        loveofnightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        thanks for the share...

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    AnalogousMethodposted 5 years ago

    Depending on how long it lasts, it could cause problems for me next year with passport issues.

  6. Dr Billy Kidd profile image91
    Dr Billy Kiddposted 5 years ago

    It seems like Washington power brokers have moved beyond killing ObamaCare as a chip in this card game. Now, to raise the US borrowing limit and pass a budget, many are demanding Social Security and Medicare cuts.

    It almost is as if people begrudge other people getting money from the government because it might take away from what they get from the federal government.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Or, just possibly, because it means they will have to provide more in taxes than they already have.  Very few that pay taxes actually receive anything tangible from the government.

    2. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Rs have lost almost every demographic except old white people.  With their pivot from defunding Obamacare (remember when that was the reason for the shutdown?) to cutting Social Security and Medicare, they're working on losing that one, too.  Brilliant strategy for alienating pretty much everyone.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        They are doing a pretty good job of losing constituents, aren't they?

      2. profile image52
        Paul Froehlichposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Now Boehner admits "We didn't win" in the showdown with Obama.  But GOP support in the polls reached a new low.  Well done, Mr. Speaker!

 
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