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11 Gov Shutdowns Since 1976 = 1 every 4 years

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posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 08:14 PM
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Couple nights ago I heard on the radio (maybe C2CAM?) that since 76, there's been already 11 shutdowns.

Like clockwork, that's 1 shutdown every 4 years, or presidential term.

How convenient; its like a scripted cycle to see how each puppet term handles it, meanwhile the united Welfare States are kept worried what would they do without their precious government, foodstamps, etc.

One look at what actually shuts down (ie, public services, welfare, etc) and what doesn't (ie, Military, D.C, Congress paychecks) and its clear what this once a term fear porn is supposed to do.

It kind of reminds me of the movie where there's an annual culling where people either lock themselves in their houses or get killed out in the streets.. i forget the name but anyways, maybe that's how it will be during gov shutdowns sooner than later... perhaps one day/year not bothering to re-open till desired cull obtained?





posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: Planette

On whack NPR they did say that when the government shuts down like this the TSA, active duty military, still need to work but "don't get paid", so I don't understand how that works. How does that work????



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

I think what they do is move funds around, so they have a couple hundred billion in 'slush funds' they use to meet payroll. Then once they get the extension or stop gaps they come back in, sell more bonds then re-capitalize the funds they took the money from.

So if you watch the debt numbers carefully you'll see spikes after they get their extensions, that's the new debt they issue to 're-capitalize' the funds



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 09:01 PM
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And it's all nonsense of course they've raised the debt ceiling limit over 70 times, so what's the point of having a moving ceiling? For that matter why do they even collect taxes?? They could just print up whatever they need and end taxation.



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 09:03 PM
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just one question...
does air force one get grounded if the gov't shuts down ending trump's weekly vacations?? I really think it should!!!



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 09:37 PM
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originally posted by: dawnstar
just one question...
does air force one get grounded if the gov't shuts down ending trump's weekly vacations?? I really think it should!!!

Military and Presidential expenses are separate. For a reason.
Get over Trump being President ! That is sooooo last year.




posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 09:38 PM
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That is the average that you are stating. Get it ?
Research the year and the reason for all 11
Or go on stating irrelevant information.
I care not...

edit on 1/19/18 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

Their pay is deferred until the government starts up again.



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 09:48 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FamCore

Their pay is deferred until the government starts up again.





That's a reasonable incentive for the military to subdue the general population in the event of an uprising, I always see people say the military would side with the people in the event of revolution, I think your statement shows a valid reason why military would indeed do as ordered even if it is at the expense of the people.



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Almost everyone I've ever known in the military would side with the people. Regardless of pay. They're certainly not in the military for the money.



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: Planette

And it's the FIRST in our entire nation's history that a shutdown has happened under a ONE PARTY controlled government...



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I would hope you're right about that.



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: Planette
you forgot to mention that a handful of those only last one day or less, and others merely a weekend. I think 2013 was the longest one. They typically have very little effect on day to day, as most peoples lives are governed by their states and local municipalities.



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: dawnstar

Yes and no. It's funded for constitutional requirements, such as state visits. It's not clear if it could be used for personal trips.



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 10:07 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Hell, most young service members are on some kind of assistance, and living paycheck to paycheck. Especially if they have a family.



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: DanteGaland
well the courts have nothing to do with the budget. And honestly the President simply signs whats in front of him or not (as in the case with Gerald Ford). It really has no relevance as to who is in charge of what. The main points of concern are why?


Shutdown #2: The Abortion Shutdown

When did it take place? Sept. 30 to Oct. 13, 1977
How long did it last? 12 days
Who was president? Jimmy Carter Democrat
Who controlled the Senate? Democrats, 59-41; Robert Byrd was majority leader
Who controlled the House? Democrats, 292-143; Tip O'Neill was speaker
Why did it happen? The House insisted on continuing the ban on using Medicaid dollars to pay for abortions except in cases where the life of the mother was at stake. The Senate wanted to loosen this to include allowances for abortions in the case of rape or incest or when the mother's health was in danger. Because the issue had become tied to funding for Labor and HEW, failure to come to an agreement led those agencies to have a funding gap.
What resolved it? The Medicaid ban was continued until Oct. 31 and the shutdown ended, to give negotiators more time to work out a deal.
edit on 1-19-2018 by worldstarcountry because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Hmm there is something very wrong with that picture, serving your country should at the very least result in veterans not falling through the cracks.



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

I agree completely. It's ridiculous to see that these 17 and 18 year old kids can't even save money while being shot at, but some guy gets paid $100M to chase a ball around a field for 5 years.



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 10:56 PM
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originally posted by: DanteGaland
a reply to: Planette

And it's the FIRST in our entire nation's history that a shutdown has happened under a ONE PARTY controlled government...



If it was one party controlled, it wouldn't be getting shut down, now would it???



posted on Jan, 19 2018 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker
The Supreme court is irrelevant to any government shutdown, and I already posted that Jimmy Carter (D) had a shutdown with a Democrat house and senate. So that claim is not exactly sincere. An Overwhelming senate at that 59-41.



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