Government Shutdown

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  1. rum4

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    not good. We might not be able to make several events due to my wife being a government employee. Depending on how long it lasts we may not be able to make ends meet.
     
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    Back when one of our illustrious Governors chose to invoke a shut down of sorts here, I went 2 1/2 months without pay. It was tough to say the least! Literally every State employee suffered. But, they got paid... :frown2:
     
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    Same boat here rum4. What happened to the "for the people" part of government? :-(

    Jim
     
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    But the President, the Vice President and their staffs along with all the Senators and Congressmen along with their staffs will continue to receive their pay and lavish expense accounts...They won't miss one thing...guess they exempt themselves from government shutdowns too.

    Prayers are with you folks, hopefully this will be over soon.
     
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    Same here, twice in a one year is hard on the pocketbook. Hate to see what the next year is going to bring.
     
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    as my wife said they should not exempt anyone that way even the non gov't tours would feel it and then something would have to be done. Just imagine if the TSA wasn't exempt, no flights in or out! I bet that would get the attention of the American people.
    For those that are effected by this my prayers are with you.
     
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    I heard it said that the House and Senate are playing "chicken", to see who caves in first. Well, ya can't play "chicken" if neither side has anything to loose. This is just plain STUPID. :mad2:

    Jim
     
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    Just like Obamacare, no one should be exempt from it.
     
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    Cruz is giving his money to charity during the shut down.

    Sorry for these effected.

    But we have government that is out of control and they stopped listening to the people a long time ago.

    The center point of this is obama care. The disaster that will never work. Looking for proof try to check the exchanges today. First day they open and there down or crawling.

    I'm not talking from the high point of having a bunch of money. Our health insurance is so expensive we'll end up on the exchange. Just what they wanted.
     
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    Agree, the senators need to be feeling this just like the people they represent will. But like so many things they are exempt from the results of their actions.

    Obamacare takes money out of the peoples' pocket. (senators exempt)

    Government shut down takes money out of the peoples' pocket. (senators exempt)

    How can you lose when you make the rules? :frown2:
     
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    In a government for the people by the people, the elected officials along with all those that work for the people in that government, should abide by the same laws and conditions that they impose on the people.

    Anything less is tyranny.
     
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    Yes on all of that--legislative/judicial/executive branch should all have the same Obamacare as everyone else, and be subject to a shutdown like everyone employed by the govt. But if that were the case, there would be no shutdown. There probably wouldn't be Obamacare either.
     
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    I love how they just decide to shut down..... would this fly with any of us????

    Gotta love our government :mad5:
     
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    I don't think any of the employees had a say in it Kitty. It was the Big Bosses that shut it down, as could the CEO of any corporation. :-(

    Jim
     
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    I blame it on the F56.
     
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    I know that... just still kills me.
     
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    Watched the whole thing.

    **** him!
     
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    John Stewart is an ... .... Well, ya know.
     
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    he's a Jack @$$ and probably doesn't have to go on the exchanges.

    if it, Obama care is so great then make no exceptions for anyone and that includes those in Washington. I've done some research and there is no way that it is affordable.
     

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