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Promises kept on shutdown pay

Reps donating money

October 29, 2013

Three of Ohio’s congressional representatives are making good on promises to donate the pay they would have received during this month’s 16-day government shutdown to charities. Democrat Se....

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exofDevola

Oct-29-13 7:49 PM

I do think it is good to give money the government paid them, they sure were not doing the job they were elected. I blame both parties , but. Ted Cruz and his band of fellow tea partiers were the one that changed the rules. No one in their party stood up and told them , that they were wrong except for John McCain. There has always been party dissension, but rarely does one group of right wingers get to hijack an entire party with no complaints.Can the repubs be that much afraid of this group? I guess so or you would hear more complaining voices than just John McCain 's.

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Bulldog75

Oct-29-13 7:08 PM

NasCarNut I do not like either parties. Blaming the Tea party it like blaming a parent trying to take a credit card from two toddlers (Dem and Rep). Both parties are blowing money like it is going out of style.

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bwc511

Oct-29-13 6:50 PM

Anybody coud win against the GOP at this point, and that is a big problem for all of us. I really do not know what they expected when they started taking hard lines on religion, abortion, gays, immigration, war and health insurance. They kicked everyone out of their party in some way or another.

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NasCarNut

Oct-29-13 6:35 PM

If Hillary runs, we will have the same stuff again: 

So you think there's not one R out there to beat her??...

Abortion right to pander to woman, Voting rights to pander to Blacks, immigration to pander to Hispanics. 

You sound like a grumpy old white guy...America is made up of all types, the sooner this is acknowledged the better off we will all be...hopefully our children will be better at it than we have been...

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BeRight

Oct-29-13 5:54 PM

You have a group of politicians on both sides that are unwilling to compromise but only one side gets blamed. The deficit belongs to everyone as well as high unemployment but we have national elections based on talking points like “war against women” , voters rights, and other BS. We have a president who knows nothing about major issues (Benghazi, IRS targeting, people can keep their insurance but now they can’t, NSA wiretapping etc) but in the eyes of his fellow politicians, there are no problems here. If Hillary runs, we will have the same stuff again: Abortion right to pander to woman, Voting rights to pander to Blacks, immigration to pander to Hispanics. But the deficit will still be 17 trillion and we will still have high unemployment.

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MURPHY77

Oct-29-13 5:47 PM

THIS IS A REAL SHOCKER TO SEE JOHNSON DOING ANYTHING. I HAVE NEVER HEARD HIM ON THE FLOOR OF CONGRESS, NEVER HEARD OF HIS INTRODUCING ANYTHING, NEVER HEARD HIM DO MUCH AT ALL AND I AM A REPUBLICAN. I AM A LIFE LONG MARIETTA RESIDENT AND I THINK THE GUY WOULD DO ANYTHING TO GET VOTES. FOR EXAMPLE MOVING TO MARIETTA TO GET OUR VOTES. HE AND LEHMAN MAKE PERFECT POLITICAL PARTNEERS.

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BeRight

Oct-29-13 4:44 PM

Yes, I understand. I am making arrangement to visit the Panda section of the Washington Zoo and visit all the open air sites on the mall before the end of the year.

I was also told that you can see the Grand Canyon even though Obama closed it, so no worries there.

I also told my fishing buddies to use the Indian Acres Boat Ramp since it was open during the last shutdown.

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townie

Oct-29-13 4:08 PM

Thx Nascarnut. The "vacation" crap is beyond stupid! As far as Congress, they will be working a total of 17 days until the end of the year. Boehner has suggested they cut the number of those days??? All along they say they won't have enough time to work on any emigration Bills. What a waste!

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BeRight

Oct-29-13 1:24 PM

There was one guy in Washington who said he would not negotiate anything until he got his way. Shutdown is over. Move on.

By the way, did you see the most recent headlines: The Obama administration has known for at least three years that millions of Americans would not be able to keep their current health care plans, despite repeated promises to the contrary made by President Barack Obama, NBC News reports, citing sources “deeply involved” in Obamacare. Americans across the country have begun receiving cancellation letters from their health insurance providers. Welcome to Obama land.

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bwc511

Oct-29-13 1:00 PM

I thin they shoudl all give their seats back. The obviously were not able to do the job that goes along with them. As for Mr. Bull, when is the GOP ever going to learn that they just have to stop making stuff up... and disassociate themselves from the ones who do. This has destroyed them.

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Tessie

Oct-29-13 11:10 AM

Las Vegas has odds on everything Asknot.

I find it amazing that Mr. Johnson wants to place the blame on those outside of the group responsible for the shutdown. The TEA republicans should be held accountable! They are the ones responsible for the shutdown and Mr. Johnson is a member and financial supporter of that organization. His antics are disgusting, as are those of the other TEA supporters. They will get their comeuppance at the polls in November on a local level as well as 2014 elections. I guarantee!

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BeRight

Oct-29-13 10:01 AM

Not sure why they would give their paychecks back since they were working.

But we are paying Gov't employees who were not working.

Go figure.

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Lizard

Oct-29-13 8:36 AM

But these "donations", as much needed as they are by many good charities out there, are written off on these people's taxes. That means that you and I are actually paying for half of these generous donations through OUR taxes. Sounds a little disingenuous to me somehow.

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Bulldog75

Oct-29-13 7:11 AM

Now if we could get the Obama’s to stop taking 100 mil vacations on the taxpayer’s dime we could cut the debt a little. I think all the politicians should curb their spending.

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