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Long-Term Government Shutdown Threatens Local Services

October 4, 2013

Local government officials warn that a long-term government shutdown could lead to potential delays, backlogs and even a disruption of vital services....

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Oct-08-13 9:29 AM

He applied prior to furlough dippy.

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Oct-05-13 5:43 PM

If his federal employer doesn't have money to pay his regular salary then he doesn't have money to pay his vacation salary either. Typical conservative math skills, 50s.

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Oct-05-13 2:49 PM

Just talked to a guy whose son is a fed employee, has lots of paid time off coming...they won't let him take it. They are doing everything they can to cause pain and blame it on their opponents, Typical prog ideologues.

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Oct-05-13 9:45 AM

As soon as my daughter sends me the letter I will post it on my facebook page and make it available to the public. I would be greatly surprised if it were true that one could have insurance through this plan for a mere $15.00 per month. Mr. Crooksandliars sir, have you actually applied for it? Even gone to the website to attempt to apply? Or are you just listening to the rhetoric being quoted to you by the liars in the White House? I assure you, there will be NO policy available for that paltry amount.

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Oct-05-13 8:28 AM

Goldenwoman, very anxious to see this letter. Please let us know how to find it on Facebook. Thank You.

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Oct-05-13 8:08 AM

50'sforever, yes have been sick, paid for it myself, you would be surprized how the cost of health care gets adjusted when they know you have no insurance, had a 5000 dollar doctor bill lowered to 2000, pay 25 bucks a month on it and a few others, and i have always worked in small business, my employer could not afford insurance, so no its not bullchit

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Oct-05-13 7:32 AM


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Oct-04-13 8:36 PM

Wow. Forty yrs without illness, insurance by employer or paying for any insurance. Peculiar.

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Oct-04-13 8:17 PM

Goldenwoman, Funny have never had Health care my whole life, Been working and paying my taxes for 40+ years, never got anything for it, Now with the affordable care act i will have health care for about 15 bucks a month, I think congress is scared and has run out of false info and when America finds out that the care act is good they will be in deep trouble

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Oct-04-13 6:33 PM

pbjlevan You can call BS on me all day long but that doesn't mean it isn't true. My daughter is supposed to be emailing me the letter tomorrow. I will post it on FACE BOOK and on prisonplanet****. I have done my homework on this and Obamacare is nothing but lies and more lies. Tax on tax on tax. No one will be able to afford this Affordable Care Act. So, you may want to get your head out of Obama's rear and do your own homework.

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Oct-04-13 4:54 PM

This whole deal is telling of what we have become today. A Nation so dependent on it's government that it terrifies people once it's not there. The government is bloated and could use a trimming. Like the furloughed non essential personel. Why are we paying for non essential people in our government? The government has become your mother. Now the Tea party has taken the candy from the baby. Listen to the crying.

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Oct-04-13 4:23 PM

How is it subverting the will of the people when the majority of the people including the government workers and the unions don't want Obamacare.

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Oct-04-13 3:46 PM

The Tea Party caucus, a minority in the Republican party, are using political gamesmanship in order to subvert the will of the people, Seadog. They were elected to help run the government, not shut it down in a fit of pique when they are unable to get rid of a bill they don't like via the regular and accepted processes of government. They, and the Republican leadership who are allowing this travesty to continue are at fault. They have painted themselves and the Democratic leadership into corners that neither can get out of without causing themselves political harm. The problem is that if the Democrats give in, they also harm the citizens of our country by delaying or killing an important law. If the Republicans back down, they're hurt politically but it won't harm the country.

The Republican party started this mess, they should finish it. They failed in their extortion, their bluff has been called and they are found very wanting.

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Oct-04-13 3:27 PM

Again Sea, why won't you vote for the bill that is on the table? The healthcare of our country should have nothing to do with keeping the country running.

Call Reed up like I have and tell him to please vote for a clean resolution.

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Oct-04-13 3:22 PM


For once I agree with you, they do matter and the House of Representatives were elected by THE PEOPLE who want the ACA changed or shut down. Or do elections only count when they elect Democrats??

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Oct-04-13 3:20 PM

Emelye - does the leader of the Senate saying this bother you or are you only bothered when it concerns transgender topics?

"Dana Bash, a reporter for CNN, who asked why, if he is concerned about children with cancer who are unable to enter clinical trials for new drugs because Mr. Obama shut down the National Institutes of Health, why stifle Republican attempts to grant a little relief? “If you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?” the reporter asked. “Why would we want to do that?” Mr. Reid snapped back. “I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force Base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless.”

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Oct-04-13 3:14 PM

"Boehner's shutdown" is what I call it because he's the one who is caving into the Tea Party faction whose anarchistic tendencies have unfortunately manifested themselves into the extreme position they find themselves in. Boehner should tell them to go fly a kite, call a vote on a clean Continuing Resolution - which will pass on a bipartisan vote - and end this shameful episode of political extortion.

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Oct-04-13 3:10 PM

Of course, 50s4ever, no Republikan would ever dream of doing something like that! [/snark]

The Democrats had majorities in the Congress when the ACA was passed. Elections put them there. Mt Obama signed the boll - elections put him there. When Mr Obama ran for reelection, the ACA was a huge part of the debate. Mr Obama won that election too! Along with his victory, the House of Representatives lost some Repblican seats to Democrats and they also failed to take the Senate.


The Tea Party extremists' reprehensible attempt to subvert the will of the American People, as expressed through their electoral choices, is nothing more than their embrace of anarchy and harm for American citizens in the service if party politics. It's shameful and will be punished!

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Oct-04-13 2:53 PM

Do the prog dems have an ideology or do they just go with the flow? Ideology always sounds like a dirty word when you say it.

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Oct-04-13 2:49 PM

Em your people have alrady made it a practice of changing laws when they find it buying them popularity. How many changes made to ACA by him to pay off his supporters? That's the point. Everybody knows it's a plan that needs major work. They passed it anyway, now are HOLDING A GUN TO THE HEAD OF THE GOP TO FUND IT.

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Oct-04-13 2:44 PM

"I just wish they'd have written their beliefs into the Constitution".

Even if it was in the constitution, Barry and Eric wouldn't fellow it anyway.

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Oct-04-13 2:23 PM

The government shutdown is plainly set at the door of the tea party republicans who are holding their party and the US government hostage by threatening Boehner and moderate Republicans with primary challenges and even more obstruction down the road. Boehner could end this thing today IF he would allow a vote on the clean, no BS attached, continuing resolution which, while it wouldn't attract a majority of Republican votes, would easily pass on a bipartisan vote. In other words, Mr Boehner and the extremists in his party are putting their party ideology over the will and needs of the American people. This is truly despicable, in my opinion. Party politics in the 21st century has gone off the rails!

It's no wonder why the founders of our country hated the idea of political parties. I just wish they'd have written their beliefs into the Constitution.

Most likely, some nascent political party prevented it. I wonder if they drank tea?

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Oct-04-13 1:59 PM

Goldenwoman I'm call B.S. on you. Prove it! show this letter.

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Oct-04-13 1:57 PM

I'm wondering why the republicans want to shut down the government to change a law already on the books? This precedent will only hurt them in the end because the democrats could pull out every law on the books and rewrite them the way they want. Maybe it is time for Obama to take out his red pen and start striking laws that are already on the books.

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Oct-04-13 1:04 PM

Yeah, Obama and his minions are blameless in all of this. That is why they are shutting down private memorials that are not run by the Federal Government. They are reinforcing and wiring off the Veterans memorial.Check out Drudge report. They have just posted that a park ranger has been told to make this shutdown as difficult for Americans as possible. They even tried to shut down a privately owned Inn. My own daughter just received a threatening letter telling her that she will buy Obama care at a cost of $1000 per month or face a $4000 fine and probable loss of her drivers license. She already has health care for herself and children but they are forcing her to buy Obamacare. This is more than 1/2 of her monthly income. Lovely president we have.

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