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  •  They work for the people (7+ / 0-)

    They don't get to unilaterally decide which parts of the government should work and which should not.

    They just love this piecemeal approach because they think it allows them to decide for everyone else. And that's not acceptable.

    If they want to shut down parts of the government, they'll have to do it the old fashioned way: legislation. Extortion is not a governing plan.

    They really don't get how the Constitution works.

    (But thanks for keeping us all posted rogue5)

    •  Not sure how this applies (7+ / 0-)

      I think this is just a resolution saying that the employees will get back pay once this is over so I am not sure if this is like the mini spending bills over the last couple of days. I think this is usually done after a shutdown but them doing this before may be a bit more unusual.

      Rogue 5 standing by.

      by rogue5 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 09:33:03 AM PDT

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      •  It's not, that's why all Democrats supported it. (1+ / 0-)
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        The vote was 407-0.  There were 28 Representatives not voting (and they included both Republicans and Democrats).

        Bin Laden is dead. GM and Chrysler are alive.

        by leevank on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 09:48:12 AM PDT

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      •  The most important point is that... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... the federal employees are not being paid now.  They will only be paid when the shut down is over.  This move will also not stop the layoffs of the defense contractors scheduled to begin on Monday, nor will it stop those layoffs from getting bigger the longer this impasse drags on.

        What seems odd to me is that the rethugs basically just voted to increase the liabilities against the sequester based CR, basically giving the government less money once the CR is approved.  This seems completely at odds with their narrative.

        Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

        by Hey338Too on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 11:20:05 AM PDT

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        •  And if the debt ceiling has not been resolved by (1+ / 0-)
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          then, the huge pile of a month's worth of back checks will overwhelm the cash taken in that day and we are off into default by voting for this sentimental item designed to pull on heartstrings and be passed before teh brain even engages. . How wonderful it is to watch Rs build in their damage, and then try to get good PR for it.

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