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I just happen to notice this government shut down thing happening down there in the US... and I was just wondering
IF the government shuts down in the US... does the actual government people like the senate and all the politicians loose their jobs?
Or do they still get paid?
I mean that's the way it works isn't it?
A company or business shuts down, everyone loses their jobs?
Or does that not apply for the ruling class?
Forgive my naivety
edit on 30-9-2013 by Akragon because: (no reason given)
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The Senate and House will continue to "work" and get paid for it. I don't believe anything, including an act of God, would stop that e-deposit from being made.
I'm am the most appalled by the arrogance of the liberals to try and scare the house into going along with their plans.
From my point of view, the Democrats "plan" is to pass a Continuing Resolution that continues to fund the government so none of it's services have to shut down.
The Republicans plan is to attempt to use the government shutdown as leverage and a bargaining chip to try to once again remove existing funding from the ACA.
It just baffles me how people can really look at this and say the "liberals" are just trying to get their way.
reply to post by AlienScience
I may be wrong but we wouldn`t need a continuing resolution if the democratically controlled senate would finally just pass a budget in the first place, isn`t that part of their job?edit on 30-9-2013 by Tardacus because: (no reason given)
But the Joint Resolution (H.J. 59) did fund everything but some how de-funded what you proclaim cannot be de-funded; so why not pass it? Also, can you point out in that resolution the language that attempts to change the Public Law that is known as PPACA?
The Scalise Amendment incorporates the text of both H.R. 807, the Full, Faith and Credit Act and H.R. 2682, a bill to prohibit the funding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The amendment prohibits the funding of any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or title I and subtitle B of title II of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. It repeals any benefit and/or entitlement included in each of the above mentioned Acts and rescinds any and all unobligated balances.