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Shutdown pain

Little local impact now, but that changes on Oct. 17

October 8, 2013

As the partial federal government shutdown entered its seventh day Monday, there’s some concern that if the situation continues for too long there will be an impact on local economies across the......

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luvthesouth

Oct-09-13 7:40 AM

asknot, they accept flatulence.

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Dontyouknow

Oct-09-13 12:01 AM

If anyone on here feels they were truely represented by their elected officials on the Affordable Care Act, when the senate majority leader said, lets not worry about whats in it, we will read it after its passed. I don't care if your a R or D, that is NOT the way to treat people in our great county. Period!! Start over, and do something right for a change. Americans deserve better............

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luvthesouth

Oct-08-13 9:32 PM

sorry fred...forgot to say good evening. good evening.

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luvthesouth

Oct-08-13 9:31 PM

trillion. simply put we are beyond broke and something must be done. the can is tired of being kicked. the deal that the swindler-in-chief has offered is laughable. do you think that maybe we are paying for Putin getting Obamas second Nobel Peace Prize? In my opinion Putin is up on him anyway...he has a Superbowl ring!

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luvthesouth

Oct-08-13 9:30 PM

fred with all of your bluster, why in the world are you not focusing on the terrible financial situation that our elected representatives have put us in? a quick glance at the financials revealed by the national debt clock should be a sobering reminder that we have to change course and change course soon. for each citizen including children and the newly born, our government saddles them with a bill of $54,000 or roughly $140,000 per taxpayer. 1/3 of the U.S. population pays taxes. 144 million americans are employed with 90.4 million not in the labor force. 108.4 million american are retired, on disablity or receive food stamps. the u.s currently has 104 trillion in national assets and 126 in unfunded liabilities which works out to roughly $331 thousand of asstes per citizen and 1.1 million in liability per taxpayer. the cost of defense/wars is at $608 billion verses the cost of medicare/medicaid,social security,income security,net interest on debt, and federal pensions at $2.5 trilli

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luvthesouth

Oct-08-13 9:02 PM

fred...never???? hardly. "When Jackson took office, the national debt was about $58 million. Six years later, it was all gone. Paid off. And the government was actually running a surplus, taking in more money than it was spending." Nature to a vacuum is the same as politicians to zero debt.

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msam58

Oct-08-13 8:00 PM

Guys at this point Washington has nothing to do with the American people, it is has become a power struggle between Dems and Rep. Think about it.

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BeRight

Oct-08-13 6:31 PM

The shut done does affect real people. But this is not the first one and it will not be the last. Both parties have and will use it as a weapon.

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BeRight

Oct-08-13 6:29 PM

oneill: or lack of it.

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oldhickory

Oct-08-13 6:20 PM

My final post for tonight....a headline in Freakout Nation....

House Republicans voted 42 times to repeal Obamacare. John Boehner won’t bring this one vote to the floor -

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oldhickory

Oct-08-13 6:12 PM

I would direct this to all those who demand a balanced budget and a reduction in spending. Did you raise your voices to the battle cry when President Bush and Vice President Chaney invaded Iraq? Please reflect upon the question asked. If you answered yes then I have not completely lost respect for you.

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BeRight

Oct-08-13 6:09 PM

This was an interesting article. Too bad no one is commenting on it. I thought the soap boxes were in the Forum area.

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oldhickory

Oct-08-13 6:09 PM

Harley, people like me amaze you?????

I have re-read all of my posts and have yet to find where I called Cruz a terrorist. But be absolutely sure that I strongly disagree with the right wing tactics being employed with regard to the shutdown. Further, First the agenda was repeal Obamacare. Next came a one year moratorium. Then came reducing the budget. Now, if I understand correctly, none of that matters as long as "O'bummer" presents a balanced budget as a trade off, one that guts all humanitarian and education programs since they are deemed wasteful spending.

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StoneCold

Oct-08-13 5:38 PM

Harleyrider - Look at your approval rating - no one wants to read your dribble!

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Harleyrider

Oct-08-13 4:41 PM

oneill, are you saying the US does not have a debt problem?

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Harleyrider

Oct-08-13 4:36 PM

oneill, You really need to learn how to follow along. The idea is to push the individual mandate back. With that said, we need to get a handle on the spending. BTW you never did tell me if the quote was terroristic or not and who it was from.

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Harleyrider

Oct-08-13 4:18 PM

atlas2025, I think you miss the point. The point is that the D's have often used this tactic and now cry foul when they get it back. The house holds the purse strings and the D's lost the house in the last election. The will of the people is being done. We can't afford the debt. something has to give.

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atlas2025

Oct-08-13 4:15 PM

So shutdowns are a Democrat tactic.

Hmmm? Ok!

Then why are the Republicans acting like the Democrats of yore?

Isn't the Right supposed to be the holiest and most honorable of our people?

The problem is that our two party system is failing.

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Harleyrider

Oct-08-13 3:15 PM

oldhickory, people like you never cease to amaze me. I just sit and shake my head at the lack of information. Funny How Cruz sounds a lot like Obama back in the day. Did you call him a terrorist?

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DevilsAdvocate

Oct-08-13 2:49 PM

Simply amazing! I know there has to be valid reasons to make cut and pasting this difficult. So look and hook the addresses together to get to that great article.

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oldhickory

Oct-08-13 2:47 PM

Harley what is shameful is that your man in congress can't gather the troops to get an up or down vote for a clean CR

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oldhickory

Oct-08-13 2:42 PM

but Harley what about the daily 'outgo'?

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Harleyrider

Oct-08-13 2:41 PM

I am beginning to see rumblings of default, The fact is we will only default if Obama chooses to not make the 20 billion interest payment each month on the debt. The government takes in 200 Billion per month.

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Apostrophe

Oct-08-13 2:23 PM

The last time the Republicans did this, it was all because Bill Clinton hurt Newt Gingrich's feelings by making him ride in the back of an airplane. Now, we all know John Boehner is a highly sensitive and emotional man who bursts into tears every time he speaks. Maybe Obama should build Boehner's fragile ego through the offer of a ride on Air Force One. Who knows, it might give the Speaker enough backbone to stand up to Cuban-Canadian Terrorist Ted Cruz.

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Harleyrider

Oct-08-13 2:09 PM

oneill, who said this? Was it a terrorist and hostage taker? ""The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a Sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. ...Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here'. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and Grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

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