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View Poll Results: How do you feel about the government shutdown?
This is outrageous 2 20.00%
This doesn't matter at all 2 20.00%
There's a government shutdown? 3 30.00%
It's worth it, we need to save DACA! 3 30.00%
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:31 PM   #1
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How do you feel about the government shutdown? Is it impacting you or anyone you know? Is saving DACA worth shutting the government down to you?
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:34 PM   #2
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Oh hey, the feds shut down again... yeah, I'm not impressed. People in suits not playing nicely while civilian lives and welfare hangs in the balance. Whoda thunk?
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:12 PM   #3
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So they aren't getting paid, because they aren't doing their jobs. Good. Might motivate them to get off their rears. Don't forget, the government runs on tax dollars, so if they want to just let that money sit there or go to other things while they dither around, fine by me.
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:02 PM   #4
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So they aren't getting paid, because they aren't doing their jobs. Good. Might motivate them to get off their rears. Don't forget, the government runs on tax dollars, so if they want to just let that money sit there or go to other things while they dither around, fine by me.
Actually congress is still getting full pay regardless of the shutdownhttps://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/22/how-much-members-of-congress-get-paid-even-when-the-government-is-shut-down.html

These shutdowns are ridiculous, we are losing millions of dollars from the economy because of this shutdown and while they all still get paid, people who get military death benefits don't. The IRS is shutdown so taxpayers cant get their tax return down (Federal). It so stupid these idiots keep holding the country hostage, because of extremist politics.
So the last shut down was cause by republicans wanting to get rid of the healthcare bill and now the democrats are doing it for illegal immigrants/dreamers for deca correct? Its just ridiculous this happened a second time in five years. Before this we hadn't had shutdown since 95'. so stupid.
These issues are important, but there is no reason fo this
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:32 PM   #5
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Not surprised because that Turtle looking mother****er Mitch the Bitch Mconnell is the biggest useless piece of crap that we have in congress. Man he really pisses me off.
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The way the world works nowadays, you probably won't even notice.
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and now the democrats are doing it for illegal immigrants/dreamers for deca correct?
Incorrect.
Or a very least highly debatable.
The Republican party used the annual simple majority budgetary vote to work their tax code revisions through the Senate without requiring the need for bipartisan support.

Meaning that this vote would require 60 yeas and not a simple majority as is usually the case.
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Incorrect.
Or a very least highly debatable.
The Republican party used the annual simple majority budgetary vote to work their tax code revisions through the Senate without requiring the need for bipartisan support.

Meaning that this vote would require 60 yeas and not a simple majority as is usually the case.
Source??? As far as I know any bill for the senate takes 50/51(Vice president) to pass a bill.

Are you talking about a phillabuster? which that would take 60 to end.
I am sorry I am just confused by the statement honestly, bc as I said it should only take a simple majority vote to pass any bill.
And also I thought they passed the new tax code back in December????
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The budget isn't just any bill, and there are some things which require 2/3rds vote.

https://twitter.com/mcclure111/statu...40110348034054

https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/what-is-reconciliation/
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:26 PM   #10
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It's happened before and we survived it... Not terribly a big deal, save for those actually directly impacted. (Such as the families that won't, at least not so soon, be getting the death benefits they're owed from troops that were killed after a helicopter crash Saturday -- if I correctly recall what I heard in passing.)

I just wish these politicians didn't get paid in the duration of it. It might help them come to some kind of workable middle ground solutions sooner.
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:39 PM   #11
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Yeah, boring. Happened before. Whatever. Its all just grandstanding instead of actually doing something.

You know what would be great? If congress could stop trying to polarize to either extreme and maybe come together and compromise and get those 60 (or more) votes and stop worrying about Twitter for awhile.
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The Dems shut down the Government to try to keep illegals here... while the military didn't get paid for a few days... Dems for illegals over American's.
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Which is exactly why the shutdown ended when the Republicans finally agreed to fund a Children's Healthcare initiative that they let expired back in September.

A Children's Healthcare initiative that recipients of DACA don't qualify for.
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The Dems shut down the Government to try to keep illegals here... while the military didn't get paid for a few days... Dems for illegals over American's.
yet a dem tried to get a bill passed so Military would get paid during the shutdown and Mitch The Bitch Mcconnell objected it. But ya keep believing what fox news tells you. If you think The Conservatives care about the military I laugh at you

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The "ultimate deal maker" and majority control... It'd be hilarious if it didn't affect people's lives.
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yet a dem tried to get a bill passed so Military would get paid during the shutdown and Mitch The Bitch Mcconnell objected it. But ya keep believing what fox news tells you. If you think The Conservatives care about the military I laugh at you

I think the GOP cares about the military, I don't think they care about soldiers.
Kind of like the same way paper companies care about the forest, but less so the trees.
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Hm, true... the might and power and the stereotypical he-man manliness fantasy ideal in their heads, rather than the human part of it that sacrifices so much by agreeing to be a part of it and are normal mortals trying to deal with stupid stuff we humans shouldn't start to begin with and greatly impacts those involved, both during and after they come come.
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Belgium once went about a year or two without a government per se. They managed fine.
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