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Is it possible the shutdown could lasts for months, maybe even forever?

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2 years ago#1
Is it possible the shutdown could drag on for months and possibly even just lead to the total collapse of our government?
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2 years ago#2
Yep.

As a matter of fact it's a serious threat that "gridlock in the government" could lead to the shutdown never ending.
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2 years ago#3
Sure it is possible.

It is possible that the tea party conservatives are willing to keep the government closed through the debt default so that the ensuing economic crash can be used as a pretext to a constitutional crisis to set the stage for a right wing coup...

...in their dreams.


...the crazy dreams of crazy people.
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2 years ago#4
I hope so
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2 years ago#5
The percentage of "nonessential" staff at EPA, Education, etc. is in the high 90s. Imagine if we could just drop them forever, or get them so frustrated they would finally quit. We would save money and prevent implementation of a lot of oppressive regs.
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2 years ago#6
No, *this* shutdown will not lead to the collapse of the American government. However, this pattern of behavior certainly will. Right now we have a Democratic president blocked by a Republican House so things haven't escalated. But in the future we'll have a Republican president blocked by Democrats and the Republican will respond with military force and turn the country into a dictatorship.

Source: Every other presidential democracy in the history of the world.
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2 years ago#7
Magus1947 posted...
No, *this* shutdown will not lead to the collapse of the American government. However, this pattern of behavior certainly will. Right now we have a Democratic president blocked by a Republican House so things haven't escalated. But in the future we'll have a Republican president blocked by Democrats and the Republican will respond with military force and turn the country into a dictatorship.

Source: Every other presidential democracy in the history of the world.


Luckily our Democrats are so spineless and wussy that it will never come to that.
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2 years ago#8
No, *this* shutdown will not lead to the collapse of the American government. However, this pattern of behavior certainly will. Right now we have a Democratic president blocked by a Republican House so things haven't escalated. But in the future we'll have a Republican president blocked by Democrats and the Republican will respond with military force and turn the country into a dictatorship.



The House is blocked by the President. Regardless of which party is in which position, the fact that most Americans would probably frame it the same way you did is a bad thing IMO.
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