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View Diary: Teabagger Shutdown is not a "Political Strategy," but Violation of Constitution, Duties & Oath (149 comments)

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  •  Uh... no (0+ / 0-)

    The House or Senate can just refuse to fund a program and the others go along or shut down the government.

    See - look at the list of shut downs when Reagan was president and there was a Republican Senate and a Democratic House - the mirror image of the current situation.

    Unlike the Republicans, the Democrats also managed the impressive feat of shutting down the government 5 times in just four years while they controlled the presidency, the House, and the Senate.  There's a reason that the Carter years are remembered with such horror by the people who lived through them.

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