Government Shutdown: Political Kabuki?
Last timethis happened was in 1995 with the Democrat President and a Republican controlled congress - SSDD! Furlough the legislators - make 'em come to work for free ....
I am most interested in the bill just passed by the US House of Representatives where they decided to make the military the only functioning government agency in the US for the remainder of the fiscal year. Historically, such moves do not play out very well. I just know I would not trade living in this century for anything.
eee did you mean kamen rider kabuki?..............................................................................................................
What people seem to forget about is that a government shutdown affects lots of normal, everyday citizens jobs. We're not talking about fat-cat politicians now, we're talking about people in industry that support government operations. In a shaky economy, a shutdown would seriously put ordinary workers that have jobs into a risk category, such as trouble paying the mortgage. Don't lose sight that this has an effect on every small town in America.
To a degree...the drama helps both parties act out the struggle as a very difficult one and it breeds sympathy for both sides. Soon the American public has forgotten their purpose and the elected ones are back to their mischief. The drama also helps in that a last minute deal brings relief from the suspense although the compromise will leave the Republicans stating that they had to settle for far less than they wanted to save the government. The smoke and mirrors never cease. WB
by Mike Russo 4 years ago
Read this article from the NY Times. It's about a well planned, highly funded conspiracy to shutdown the government if Obama Care is not defunded. Please share this with everybody you know. The republican extremists are not playing by the rules of democracy and are making a...
by Ralph Schwartz 7 months ago
I'm tired of hearing about a Government shutdown just to save the non-existent rights of Illegal AliensI'm tired of officials who were elected to represent Americans putting the interests of non-citizens ahead of citizensI'm tired of listening to the media praise the "valiant efforts" of...
by Judy Specht 2 years ago
The government shuts down every Friday and remains shut until Monday morning. It shuts down for holidays. The House and Senate shut down for long vacations and the country carries on. Is a government shutdown really frightful?
by loveofnight 4 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....
by AnalogousMethod 4 years ago
Due to the government shutdown, we had to pay people to make new websites telling you that we can't afford to run our websites. The new websites are using the same already-paid-for domains and already-paid-for hosting that the old websites were using, but we still can't keep them up because we need...
by Michele Travis 4 years ago
Do you believe the GOP should still be paid during the Government Shutdown?A shutdown would also affect pay for members of the military, said senior government officials familiar with the planning.
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