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  •  In the end this costs us - all - money (3+ / 0-)

    So, I see something like - "about time" and in the next mental breath I utter a curse.

    •  Let's face it (1+ / 0-)
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      ItsSimpleSimon

      this current debacle is costing us money. The only difference is if it costs us a lot of money. The sooner this shit gets real and gets resolved, the better.

      The United States does not negotiate with terrorists - that includes Republicans.

      by frsbdg on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 02:36:47 PM PDT

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    •  GOP doesn't care about the deficit or spending. (1+ / 0-)
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      It wants to impose a right wing version of government.  If it could, it would agree to ending program after program and sending the money saved straight to higher interest payments, or for that matter, piling it in a field and burning it.

      "One faction of one party in one House of Congress in one branch of government doesn't get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of an election."

      by Inland on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 03:05:53 PM PDT

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      •  I beg to differ on what they'd do with extra $s (0+ / 0-)

        You say they would put them toward higher interest payments.

        Nonsense. That could be construed to suugest they really have an interest in eventually doing something like paying down the Federal debt.

        They don't. They never have.

        Anything saved would quickly get shoved into the MIC for use during the next contrived war / police action / exercise in American Exceptionalism (TM-Reagan Memorial and Saintly Convocation Enterprises).

        There has never, ever been a single moment in which the GOP has been sincere about the debt. Not once in over fifty years. We know this from their time in and out of full power.

        I do agree they would end program after program - as long as those programs benefited the poor, the aged, the indigent or anyone coming not from these shores.

        Funding to raid our national lands, pay mega-farms huge allowances and generally suck up to corporate whores would, of course, be greatly increased.

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