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Previous shutdowns

#11RufusNKenRSTier(Topic Creator)Posted 10/5/2013 11:56:47 AM
CobraShuttle posted...
The administration does see it as a game. The proof is in the pudding. Obama is basically acting like a spoiled little brat who isn't getting what he wants and then he takes all his toys and leaves. ... What a douche.


Republican projection confirmed.
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#12Nitro378Posted 10/5/2013 11:57:01 AM
RRtexasranger13 posted...
And anyone who thinks the Department of the Interior would never unnecessarily close things down and would never play political games should read this link.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/5/email-tells-feds-make-sequester-painful-promised/?page=all

And this.
http://freebeacon.com/park-rangers-ordered-to-make-life-difficult-during-shutdown/

Lol, the Washington Times? And some other obscure right-wing hysteria blog? Those are the beacons of journalistic integrity you're going with here? Please come back with a real source.
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#13aarrgusPosted 10/5/2013 12:06:50 PM
I was on a field trip to DC during the 1995 shutdown. We had to pass a number of barricades to visit places.

I can absolutely confirm that some areas were "shut down" and barricaded. We still visited some of them though.
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#14TaiIs82Posted 10/5/2013 12:20:35 PM(edited)
A little history lesson

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/02/Dems-Reject-Same-Funding-Measures-Congress-Passed-And-Clinton-Signed-During-Last-Shut-Down

Dems Reject Funding Measures They, Clinton Approved During Last Shutdown

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/03/Government-Is-Normally-Funded-by-Piecemeal-Bills

Since the government shutdown, House and Senate Republicans have proposed restoring funding to specific agencies or government functions while the parties seek consensus on the larger issues. The House has proposed legislation to reopen the National Parks, the National Institutes for Health and the Veterans Administration, among others. Democrats have flatly refused, dismissing the GOP efforts as "piecemeal" approaches. The thing is, however, government is normally funded by such a "piecemeal" approach.

Before the Senate decided some five years ago that it would no longer take the trouble of passing a budget, the government was largely funded through the appropriations process. Around a dozen separate appropriations bills, each covering one or two federal agencies, made their way through Congress. Some passed through Congress easily. Others took much longer and witnessed more sustained and impassioned debate.

Yet, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid now criticizes this approach. “They are focusing on trying to cherry-pick some of the few parts of the government that they like,” Reid said, deriding the plan as “just another wacky idea by the Tea Party-driven Republicans.”

What Reid now calls a "wacky idea" used to be called "regular order" in Congress.


The far left has taken over since then.

His toys being things like the WWII memorial that actually costs money to close instead of leave open.

Yeah, and it's not even his in the first place. He is trying to steal it.
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#15aarrgusPosted 10/5/2013 12:25:07 PM
Breitbart is worthless in any discussion.
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#16RRtexasranger13Posted 10/5/2013 12:32:03 PM
Nitro378 posted...
RRtexasranger13 posted...
And anyone who thinks the Department of the Interior would never unnecessarily close things down and would never play political games should read this link.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/5/email-tells-feds-make-sequester-painful-promised/?page=all

And this.
http://freebeacon.com/park-rangers-ordered-to-make-life-difficult-during-shutdown/

Lol, the Washington Times? And some other obscure right-wing hysteria blog? Those are the beacons of journalistic integrity you're going with here? Please come back with a real source.


1) Washington Times is no worse than Huffington Post or any other slightly leaning political media outlet frequently posted around here. Quit irrationally rejected all sources that don't conform to your views.

2) Free Beacon isn't a "hysteria" site, it is actually legitimate, and if you bothered to read, you'd see that it wasn't their original reporting...
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#17ForsakenHermitPosted 10/5/2013 1:05:54 PM
When the government threatened to shutdown in 2011 I was on a trip with my college's history club and we didn't know if our tour of the Capital Building would be on the next day or not. Shame we didn't go to the Lincoln Memorial that day.
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#18RufusNKenRSTier(Topic Creator)Posted 10/5/2013 1:28:51 PM
Are there at least a handful of Republicans that are self aware enough to realize that their party has become the party of "stop hitting yourself"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CFzCBbOXKc
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