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non- essential parts of Federal Government almost shut down!

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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:06 PM
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Facing a midnight deadline, the U.S. Senate Wednesday approved an emergency one-month extension of current funding levels for the federal government.

The extension is necessary because lawmakers have been unable to complete work on the 12-must pass spending bills required to keep the various arms of the federal government running each year.

With the federal government's fiscal year in its waning hours, all non- essential parts of the government would have been required to shut down at midnight had the extension not been agreed to.

Even with the one-month extension, Congress still has considerable work to do to finish setting the funding levels of individual government departments.

The Senate still must agree to the majority of its versions of the spending bills, and then lawmakers from the House and Senate must agree to iron out any differences between their versions of the bills.


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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:11 PM
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What, you mean reckless spending policies are coming back to bite in the ass?

Who would of ever thought that would happen!

And these jokers want to fund health care, while they can't even fund themselves.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:18 PM
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"non- essential parts of Federal Government almost shut down!"

That would actually be about 93 percent.

[edit on 10/1/2009 by sad_eyed_lady]



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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Its starting there house of cards is coming down I love it. Lets crash this thing a build anew freedom for all and no more slavery to this crap.

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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:21 PM
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Why are non essential bureaucracies being funded in the first place? They spend like a rich man's wife.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:32 PM
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Wow, thats why we should gut congress and start over brand new.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 08:16 PM
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I just need to know what ESSENTIAL functions our government does? Do you think we could pay them to protect us FROM them? Am I making sense?



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