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They could start war without congress but now they need congress for passing a budget
reply to post by xstealth
It's shutdown because the Senate and Obuma won't pass the funding bills that were passed by the house.
You seem to forget that Obamacare was already the law when the shutdown happened. This shutdown is a method of the tea party to force bills they want through the government.
reply to post by FlySolo
No actually it makes sense to crash the dollar AND the US Gov, both are owned right now by the Fed which has it's own interest in mind and not the US, it's citizens or the world economy for that matter.
I know I know, Obamacare resistance from the GOP. But that can't be the only reason can it? I mean, I can't quite understand how or why shutting down the gov helps the GOP in their cause. Is it extortion? Blackmail? Is that what this is? Because on the surface that's what this looks like. Blackmail.
Fill me in?
And I will ask you, why do you continue to parrot "GOP shutdown"? Can you quote or find one GOP member who said they want to shutdown?
And yet all I have heard from the mouths of Obama and Reid were threats to shutdown.
Thanks in advance for your clarification
Have the GOP actually voted against funding? it seems to me that since this whole shutdown thing was started it has been democrats that have voted against all the funding bills sent to the senate.
exactly how did the GOP shutdown the government by voting for funding?
Exactly how are the democrats try to keep the government open by consistently voting against funding?
Where else do you think they're gonna get the money from ... the rich corporations? Their cronies? Their own pockets?