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[–] fusir 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Last time we shut down the government we got the only hint of cutting government spending we've gotten in 30 years. That was when it was dem controlled. This could have some good outcomes.

Predictit is betting against though. Too bad. Wasted opportunity.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

My thoughts exactly. I’m hoping for a shutdown.

The Republicans should call the Dems bluff, but they won’t because they want to steal our money just as much as the Dems even if it is for different reasons.

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[–] green_man 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Good, shut it down so people realize how fucking useless it really is. Besides, who do you think is more reliant on all of those "services?"

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[–] RightEdge 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

all the federal government has ever done for me is kill my family, take my money and reduce my freedom. Shut it down!!!!

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So that’s all pretty standard stuff aside from killing your family,

Are you a native? Or a branch davidian?

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[–] 11662840 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Why would a government shutdown be that bad, realistically speaking ?

I mean, the sky won't fall and customers won't go away, belgium was 589 days without government, not sure this is a good example but belgium didn't get shittier as a result

What is going to happen concretely ? John McCain, Pelosi and Waters won't get paid ?

NSA and CIA on paid leave ?

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[–] gazillions 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The military would not get paid. The dems believe that US soldiers without paychecks would immediately become left supporters and protectors of criminal politicians.

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[–] ThirteenthZodiac 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

As a NASA guy... honestly, I'd rather not deal with a shutdown.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Working for thieves is an unpredictable business.

I wish you the best, and hope you manage to find more stable employment.

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[–] 11662943 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

What would happen ?

The moon base would fall ?

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[–] kevdude 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What does that mean for nonessential government employees?

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[–] ShinyVoater 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"Government" means something completely different in the context of parliamentary democracy. The Belgian state never shut down.

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[–] RightEdge 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

let the democrats shut it the fuck down! Bar and chain the windows and doors during the shutdown and don't EVER let them back in. There probably isn't 1 in 1000 federal employees that does any more work that pick up a paycheck. I say that because I dated a federal employee who told me that herself. We could seriously cut spending, while realizing how little we need them. Let them get a REAL job and actually WORK for a change. Boy, that'd be radical thing!

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[–] Silencio 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Shutdown isnt really the right name, since they still pay everyone, we don't even save money we just lose services. Should be called government paid holiday.

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[–] ScreaminMime 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What services do we lose? Last time the only thing that happened is Obama paid the Park Services OT to kick people out.

The Pubs need to grow a spine, let it shut down, keep everything running and show them what a government shutdown with a Pub President not making it look horrible looks like.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is only true if you assume it will be re-activated after shutdown.

Unfortunately it almost certainly will be, but a man can dream.

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[–] tendiesonfloor 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

for Illegal Aliens

Not even scratching the surface. Amnesty for illegal wetbacks is a red herring. Seriously, wake the fuck up. (((They're))) shutting down the government to nullify the economic boosting effect of the tax cuts. If we come roaring into 2018/2020 with >5% economic growth, the electoral map is going to look like Reagan/Mondale.

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[–] kevdude 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

(((They're))) shutting down the government to nullify the economic boosting effect of the tax cuts.

How does shutting the government down accomplish this?

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[–] aria_taint 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The republicans need to push this narrative but they're to fucking stupid to do it. They need to show that dems don't give a shit about the American people and only care about shit skins.

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[–] GumbyTM 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They don't actually shut the government down.

They just close the stuff people like parks, game lands, stuff for vets, etc. The rest of the piggies still get paid (just delayed) and get to stay home.

If you work for the government, you're part of the problem.

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