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What would a “government shut-down” look like?  And would it be an altogether bad thing?

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      Tuliplady wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • I know this probably should have gone under the politacal discussions, but haven’t got time this morning to find it.

      Do you think these jokers in Washington will get anything DONE this week.

      Tulip




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      Mamapan wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • LOL - do they really get anything done any other week? tongue out




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • What it will effect are governmental offices, small business loans and few other national government offices.  There was one back in 1995 which made a lot of people upset with the government.

      What gets me is that the government just seems to not get the basic fact that you can’t keep spending money that you do not have.  If we keep borrowing the money from other countries to pay for what is being spent then who owns the country?  Each side of the government need to understand that cuts do need to be made every where.




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      Mamapan wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • Passport processing would be affected so for anyone with travel plans - be aware!!

      Also government museums would be closed I believe (Smithsonian, etc.)




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      Tuliplady wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • I don’t think the congress or president should get paid a single dime until they have all this mess cleared up and even then they need a DRASTIC salary reduction.  Let them work for the median working man’s income.

      Tulip




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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • AMEN, Tulip!!!!!heartheartheart

      "Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action Mother Teresa."




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      Marya1961 wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • It could also affect anyone receiving tax refunds.heartbreak




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      Diane17 wrote Apr 6, 2011
    • I heard Virginia Congressman Mark Warner say this morning on the radio that it’s easier to stop something from being done than to actually do it.  That is so sad!!

      I’m a government contractor in the DC area and I’m pretty sure if there is a shutdown, we will not be allowed on the government premises and that’s where I work!




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      UK Girl wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • what does this mean sorry for sounding dim - you mean the Gov are going on strike ?




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      Cathie Beck wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Assholes! Pardon my french, Ladies, but this government is not working for us.  

      Cathie




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      UK Girl wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • okay no money - so in effect the country is bankrupt?

      If you are in Government you put one hand on your heart and one on the bible and you pledge allegiance  to serve  the people - so you forgo pay and you work hard and you shelter and provide for the people - sorry but to be a politician in the US you have to be a millionaire so they can all forgo pay and all give back - that is the rough part of the job - not just cutting ribbons and collecting badges .......
      as for not paying the military they wrote a cheque to the people with their life which can be cashed any time ....




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Apr 7, 2011
    • Your right Vicki.  But the government seems to not care about a damn thing.  Both sides are being stubborn little two year olds.




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