Time's Up: Shutdown Looms Without Agreement

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A deadline looming, Congress' top Democrat accused Republicans on Friday of risking a government shutdown because they want to make it harder "for women to get cancer screenings." Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unleashed his attack as his main antagonist in long-running negotiations, Speaker John Boehner, said spending cuts -not social issues - ...

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Dances with Wolves

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#22
Apr 8, 2011
 
BullS wrote:
OBAMA canceled his trip to Indianapolis to promote his agenda.....well there is a couple of million we saved that would have been wasted.......
Good point! He also may cancel his trip to Virginia. It must really tick him off that he has to cancel his campaigning and pretend to be a leader. I'm sure he'll make up for it later. Probably take an extended vacation, then campaign again.
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#23
Apr 8, 2011
 
cancer,screenings, women and old people. hmmm maybe some of u guys should run for public office u all seem to have all the answers. this is all a smoke screen the bottom line is alsways and will always be the haves and the have nots, and the haves are always looking for a way to have more and keep the have nots down. u can wrap it up however u want to that's it my friends. "Our" elected officials and this country are run by the wealthy, simple put. what ever they want they get. and we take bending over. these moruns in congress, the senate and the whitehouse...please these are our finest..........
hate politicians

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#24
Apr 8, 2011
 
over paid low life scums (politicians)
Nation of Imbeciles

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#25
Apr 8, 2011
 
BullS wrote:
OBAMA canceled his trip to Indianapolis to promote his agenda.....well there is a couple of million we saved that would have been wasted.......
More like $50-100 million. We would all be very surprised if we knew the exact number.
who the hell cares

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#26
Apr 8, 2011
 
OUR CONGRESS SUCKS PLUS OUR COUNTRY WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER OFF IF WE WOULD NOT HELP EVERY TOM DICK AND HARRY. ALL THEY ARE GOING TO DO IS TURN THEIR BACK ON US ANYWAY. PLUS FORGET ABOUT THE TREE HUGGERS AND START DRILLING IN THE GULF.
Nation of Imbeciles

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Apr 8, 2011
 

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Until America as a nation realizes that ALL OF OUR POLITICIANS ARE CORRUPTED FILTH, then and only then can we take our nation back. These forums as well as this nation are replete with filthy DEM & REP WORSHIPERS that like one candidate, politician, or president merely bwcause he or she is the lesser evil over their opponent. FOX, MSNBC, & all of the filthy media have suckered an otherwise inept electorate into pulling for one side or the other for all of the wrong reasons. They are being played and the entire nation pays the price.
No mas. Fire them ALL and learn to think for yourselves.
Mocha Motive

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#29
Apr 8, 2011
 
John wrote:
Why cant congress take a pay cut. Why cant congress make 50k a year... thats enough to survive.
Maybe for you
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#32
Apr 8, 2011
 
I am a dialysis patient who just applied for perm. disability. There are people who say I am just making excuses to live off the Government. I should be working. How will this affect me? I have no idea yet. But I can tell you this. If it means I have to go on WELFARE to get a new kidney, I will.

The most important thing I want to say is, To all you ignorant,self rightous bast***S out there who think it will never happen to you. One day when your eating a "liquid hamburger" Through a sippy cup straw at the Old folks home. Think of what our Great Republicans are doing. Screwing the worker,the middle class,the senior citizens and giving it all back to the same a**holes who screwed this economy up in the first place. I do not give a sh*t what your Idealogy or fiscal stance is. It is about basic moral care!
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#33
Apr 8, 2011
 
I cannot raise my debt ceiling to pay for my bills. Why should I allow the government take more money from me to pay for other people's bills that are covered by multiply programs that should be consolidated. You can go to any hospital and get care for your needs and they have to treat you. You don't pay we have to pay it. WE DO in higher premiums for health insurance cost for people that want the government to take care of them. Get your head out of your butt and let us take care of each other instead of the government telling us how they will take care of our life.
Common Sense

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#34
Apr 9, 2011
 
Frank wrote:
We as Pennsylvanians, shouldn't be effected by this at all, Hell we are used to it. We put up with Eddie and the boys not passing a budget on time for the last few years, sometimes months after its due date. And Budget? what budget, If I ballanced my check book like they ballance their budget, I would be in jail for writing bad checks!!
Exactly. When was the last time something was balanced back in the Clinton Administration? 8 Years of George throwing $$$ at wars & tax cuts for the rich & big corporations... Now the GOP wants to sell everyone on cutting spending after they have been responsible for the preious 8 years worth of throwing money away.... Hilarious
Common Sense

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Apr 9, 2011
 
here we go wrote:
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How many have you taken in? BTW,your second sentence in the second paragraph makes no sense.
I haven't taken any in, but I do work with at risk children everyday. Kids whose parents had them just to collect $$ or drug addicts who have sold their kid for drugs. Yes it exists. In a perfect world it wouldn't, but it does. Get out of your 1950's idealization and get into reality. There shouldn't just be abortions, there should be forced abortions and or sterilization.
I believe in God and am a strong christian and I can see through the GOP and how they abuse religion for their own gain. Personally I wouldn't have an abortion, but I will never tell someone who may have been raped, or had contraception fail who cannot emotionally or financially afford a child to not have an abortion.
We need social programs in this country. Unless you were born into a wealthy family, someone in your family benefitted from a social program somewhere along the line. Stop attacking the people who want to make it a better world. Attack the people who refuse to tax large corporations or the ones who refuse to try and keep your land from becoming a toxic waste dump.
Wake up.
Common Sense

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#36
Apr 9, 2011
 
jcheld1 wrote:
I cannot raise my debt ceiling to pay for my bills. Why should I allow the government take more money from me to pay for other people's bills that are covered by multiply programs that should be consolidated. You can go to any hospital and get care for your needs and they have to treat you. You don't pay we have to pay it. WE DO in higher premiums for health insurance cost for people that want the government to take care of them. Get your head out of your butt and let us take care of each other instead of the government telling us how they will take care of our life.
And whose pockets are the drug companies in? Why don't you check which parties and candidates they throw their money at? That would tell you alot about why your healthcare is so costly.
Raise premiums so high everyone clamors for privatization. Then after privatization happens if you don't have the $$ and get a disease....Sorry buddy there are no freebies anymore.

Sort of like what is going on with education. Don't fund the schools, get the tax payers upset. Get them to clamor for privatization of schools & then jack up the prices so only the higher class income people get to go to the quality schools and everyone else goes to the other schools.... Social Programs are good for everyone. It's what this country was founded on. Everyone doing their part for the good of the whole. Now everyone wants to take but no one wants to give.
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Apr 9, 2011
 
Gotta love COMMON SENSE...........
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#38
Apr 9, 2011
 
GRIZZ !!:)
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Apr 9, 2011
 
grizzley319 wrote:
I am a dialysis patient who just applied for perm. disability. There are people who say I am just making excuses to live off the Government. I should be working. How will this affect me? I have no idea yet. But I can tell you this. If it means I have to go on WELFARE to get a new kidney, I will.
The most important thing I want to say is, To all you ignorant,self rightous bast***S out there who think it will never happen to you. One day when your eating a "liquid hamburger" Through a sippy cup straw at the Old folks home. Think of what our Great Republicans are doing. Screwing the worker,the middle class,the senior citizens and giving it all back to the same a**holes who screwed this economy up in the first place. I do not give a **** what your Idealogy or fiscal stance is. It is about basic moral care!
I thought you had a portfolio that would make us drool. If that is true why should I pay for your problem. Don't bitch about the Republicans because if you get your way we will be supporting you ass too. It is not just a one party problem , the whole system is broke and it is time to make some hard choices to fix it. Stop blaming
grizzley319

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#40
Apr 9, 2011
 
Jay wrote:
GRIZZ !!:)
I love this stuff! Of course most of what I said was to prove what a bunch of morons some people are because the believe everything,SHEEP! Maybe I will, Maybe I wont, BUT what I do,WILL be up to me. Oh yeah Howdy J. LMAO
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Apr 9, 2011
 
grizzley319 wrote:
<quoted text>I love this stuff! Of course most of what I said was to prove what a bunch of morons some people are because the believe everything,SHEEP! Maybe I will, Maybe I wont, BUT what I do,WILL be up to me. Oh yeah Howdy J. LMAO
hope your kidneys shut down , dick

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#42
Apr 9, 2011
 
grizzley319 wrote:
<quoted text>I love this stuff! Of course most of what I said was to prove what a bunch of morons some people are because the believe everything,SHEEP! Maybe I will, Maybe I wont, BUT what I do,WILL be up to me. Oh yeah Howdy J. LMAO
I knew grizzly in high school, he has been anger since his boy friend left him for another guy. I feel bad for him because he fought for equal rights for gay americans since grade school. The break up left a bad taste in his mouth and his lover left him for another man who was better hung.
grizzley319

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Apr 9, 2011
 
ZOG62 wrote:
<quoted text> I knew grizzly in high school, he has been anger since his boy friend left him for another guy. I feel bad for him because he fought for equal rights for gay americans since grade school. The break up left a bad taste in his mouth and his lover left him for another man who was better hung.
yeah but I have the YAMS!

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Apr 10, 2011
 
grizzley319 wrote:
<quoted text>yeah but I have the YAMS!
LMAO, good one

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