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“If The Government Shuts Down Blame The Repubs”


It looks like the impending government shutdown will indeed occur on Friday, April 8, if the White House and the GOP don’t resolve their budget dispute. The problem is U.S. President Barack Obama’s refusal to approve the budget cuts that the Republicans want.

The government shutdown won’t affect U.S. President Barack Obama or anyone in Congress because they will still get paid.

But it will affect thousands of good people who go to work every day in non-essential services such as parks, museums, etc.

In the meantime, the Democrats are blaming the Republicans for being stubborn and the Republicans are blaming the democrats for not comprising.

Cynthia Tucker, the esteemed syndicated political writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, says if the shutdown occurs, blame House Speaker John Boehner and the GOP — not Obama.

More specifically, she points the finger of blame at “the entire far right-wing of the Republican Party” for demanding more than the $33 billion in cuts handed to them by the Democrats.

In the meantime, black people will have to scramble to make ends meet while these political millionaires take their vacations and toil in the hot sun practicing their golf swings during the shutdown.

The 2012 election will be a mess, so please vote responsibly when you go to the polls.

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80 thoughts on ““If The Government Shuts Down Blame The Repubs”

    1. so are you saying the republicans have no role in this debacle?
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      Did you read my post?

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      1. I disagree with Cynthia

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        I knew they would Blame President Obama and @ADAM, apparently you do too.

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      2. Off topic: So if a white person votes for another white person, they have a political stance, but if a black person votes (and happens to like) Obama, they’re blinded by skin tone and called kool-aid drinkers….Gotcha

        And this is Obama’s fault… how??? Still waiting on Adam to answer.

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  1. Ummmmmm this wasn’t exactly the post we were looking for…but hey who are we kidding…

    The problem is that republicans are idiots and the only people that are affected by this are them! If the shut down does occur please believe they can kiss any hopes of winning the 2012 election.

    This is another way of showing that Republican’s don’t give a damn about you…oh, well unless you have money…

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  2. As long as we permit our politicians to raise millions of dollars to “run” for a positions that pay $174,000, we will have members of congress who make decisions in favor of their benefactors/lobbyists, it doesn’t matter which party, or member, is to blame, the system is to blame…members of congress are for sale….limit political campaign spending to the pay of the position, reform the lobbying system and we would limit the amount of political bullshyt

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  3. Instead of pointing fingers, these fools need to fix the problem. If the government closes shop, all of us will be affected. The IRS will not process tax returns, the Small Administration will stop authorizing loans and federal home loan guarantees will cease. The Enviornmental Protection Agency will stop working on crucial energy related projects. U.S. troops in charge of protecting our country don’t get paid… This is ABSOLUTELY ridiculous!!!

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  4. FYI (for all the government workers)…..I actually live up the road from Boehners (former) home. I’m quite sure they still have SOMETHING there yall can cash in on. He probably moved a family member in or something. Whatchall need?

    #saytheword

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      1. If they shut it down….I’m going to Boehner’s house. I very much mean it. I want my check done on his PERSONAL ledger. He better have some of the $174K, and his various other bankrolls from speaking engagements and such on HAND to rightfully pay me with. No lie.

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      2. I actually live up the road from Boehners (former) home. I’m quite sure they still have SOMETHING there yall can cash in on. He probably moved a family member in or something. Whatchall need?

        #saytheword
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        Joe is going to the mountains this weekend he aint even gone be home!

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  5. And everybody with SENSE knows that the pending shutdown is the fault of the Repubs…even John Boehner has said that himself.

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  6. Obama DID approve the cuts that the Repubs asked for. He even gave them an EXTRA almost $1 billion in cuts. The PROBLEM is that yesterday, when presented with the cuts that they asked for (and were given), Boehner decided that he would spring on them and ask for an ADDITIONAL $7 billion in cuts.

    However- I’m willing to be he retracts that because hours after that meeting, Boehner was hard at work trying to get the Tea Party to see that asking for the extra 7 was pushing it, and that if a shutdown occurs- the Repubs have no SHOT in HELL of winning the next election.

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  7. Senator Boehner is the one who can’t seem to decide if he wants be a decisive, strong leader or be a pawn for the tea party croonies.

    It’s the tea party that has him hemmed up by the neck and balls – trying to force him to implement these crazy azz cuts. And it’s the tea party who doesn’t care who it hurts… They want to get rid of EVERYTHING that’s seemingly BIG GOVERNMENT and be clear – not all BIG Government is bad. Boehner needs to step aside or do what’s right. The Dems are working with him and they even sympathize but they refuse to be bullied at the cost of hurting hardworking people. This shyt is disgusting!

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  8. “In the meantime, black people will have to scramble to make ends meet while these political millionaires take their vacations and toil in the hot sun practicing their golf swings during the shutdown.”
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    This isnt even a race issue….. this is an issue that ALL Politicians on both sides are full of shit about… they use us to get elected and then turn their backs.. why else but for selfish reasons I mean really who spends 20 million dollars to get a job thats pays 100,000 Power hungry people…. They dont care about you or me… black white yellow… puerto rican… or hatian….

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  9. All I know is the people in the miliitary didn’t raise their right hand and swear into the military for free. I got bills to pay and hell even though I am good money wise I WANT MY F’n money!!!!

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  10. I just read that the post office will remain open, but the IRS will close…….so this means that when I mail my taxes off TODAY/TOMORROW, they just gone be sitting at the post office with no where to go?

    \O/ <——– gives up!

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    1. I WANT MY F’n money!!!!
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      Say it with me…..”IT’S MY MONEY AND I WANT IT NOW!”

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      1. @Point, glad i already got my tax return. i’m always paranoid about money running out. i always try to file in january

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      2. …….so this means that when I mail my taxes off TODAY/TOMORROW, they just gone be sitting at the post office with no where to go?
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        A shutdown would affect your refund in that shutdown = your refund ain’t working on being “processed” any more. Stay off that roof, ya hear?

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      3. Amen. Now……WHO GOT MY FUKKN MONEY?!!

        I know that there is some nutjob out there right now who is willing to plaster John Boehner’s address and phone Number all over the interwebs so I can take my paycheck issues up with the main person responsible for it!!

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      4. Luckily like you guys said I been saving and I will be fine but like its been said before there are alot of people who won’t be fine

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  11. so they’ve already notified the civilians?????
    I had no idea if it went into affect people wouldnt get paid next week!

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  12. People need to start thinking for themselves and stop blindly following folks based on skin color and party affiliation.

    In the end, both the Democrats and Republicans are bending us over and screwing us deeply.

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  13. That sickens me the most if these idiots on both sides are gonna be jerks the one group of people they should ensure are going to get paid are Service members. Soldiers deployed cant stay home… thier familes are at home… I pray these people get it together…

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  14. LMAO!

    Want some good reading? Read over GOP’s Paul Ryan’s proposed 2012 budget! 🙂

    His proposal:
    – Cut Medicare substantially
    – Cut Medicaid substantially
    – Those over 55 on Medicaid would go from having to contribute 0% to their expenses to 60%.
    – Cut taxes by 10% for the top earners in the country
    – Raise taxes on the rest yearly until the deficit is smaller
    – Drastically cut the Pell Grants program
    – Eliminate the EPA
    – Reduce fed staff by only hiring one new fed employee for every three who retire
    – Require Fed workers to start having to contribute 6% of their own salary to their retirement instead of having it govt matched.
    – Drastically reduce and or elminate many of the “social service” programs, first being the Food Stamp voucher program
    – Privatize Medicaid

    🙂 They’re going to all but tell most poor folks to their face: we don’t give a fukk if you live, die, eat or learn in the meantime, we just need to keep the folks at the top so rich that YOU can’t get there.”

    How…bold?!

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  15. Man I NEVER saw this much hate for Bush when he was president as I do for Obama? what did Obama do to some of you people? Your hate for him seems like a more PERSONAL issue..

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  16. I hate to sound all “tin foil hat” but people PLEASE open your mind and realize that the republicans AND democrats are idiots who do not have the best interests of Americans (American corporations? absolutely!) in mind. Vote responsibly, but not on party lines… in between the lines?

    *adjusts hat*

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    1. I just need these mofos to shut down student loan repayments…..Fa Eva Eva!!!
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      :lmao:

      🙂 *clapping my hands*

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    1. Wait…

      Back on up..so does this mean that I may not have to make my backtax payments OR student loan payments this month? Cause…..then, I may could be swayed on this whole issue

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      1. even if you file BANKRUPT, you still gotta pay back the student loan……What type of “poppyc0ck” bullshyt is THAT!

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  17. If politicians stop trying to add fillers to everything, this wouldn’t be happening. What does abortions have to do with government spending. “Boner” is a joke, he is a crazy, crazy man. They say they care about government workers, but the fact NO ONE can set aside party lines, shows something different. As I said before, I believe it is a ploy to for Republicans to take control over the White House, Senate, and House.

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  18. WERE PROTESTING OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW… well not me, im gonna sit my azz in this chair. Better furlough then FIRED right?

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  19. the Republicans wnated to cut like $61 Billion and a lot of that has to do with people’s retirement, etc. I like that they must go back daily until they find a happy mediuum!

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  20. why would they wait so DayuM long! the decision is pretty much done, if we were going to protest we should have done it months ago!

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    1. @IONNA,
      Protesting? Protesting where? I know some federal employees are protesting in downtown Baltimore today as well…

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  21. http:// www. dllr. state. md. us/ employment/unemployment. shtml

    (Take the spaces out)

    And over to the right in the top corner, under “Claimants”, there is a little box that says: “Potential Federal Shutdown – Unemployment Insurance Procedures” and has a flashing “NEW” sign under it.

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    1. You might want to be outside the unemployment office at 12:01 just in case. U know the lines will be long.

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      1. Glad I kept my UI debit card from the last time I was on it in 2009. That’s why they tell you not to throw it away.

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  22. I hope and *pray* that this situation works out for all of us. I don’t think any of us can afford to go without pay for a day, let alone a week….

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      1. I ask because i was ready to jump off the roof yesterday when i finally got a lady on the phone…she said they were havin “Programing errors”…so (in my head) i promptly ask if ya’ll ever have “programing errors” on there tax collection software…cause a NICCA NEED HIS MONEY!

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  23. I think we may be able to file for unemployment!!!

    I may not be poor!! Just 48% broker than usual!!!

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  24. Hello All. How can anyone with just a little bit of common sense try to blame this mess on Obama? STUPID is what I call em, STUPID, with their heads stuck in the mud. How the fu@k can closing the federal govt, especially when govts around the world are faltering, how can it help our economy? (How will we look to the rest of the world?) There will definitely be a trickle down effect and others will suffer besides govt workers, especially here in DC. Those Tea Party Fu@kers make me sick. I just say a CNN pic of about 15 white male Republicans from the House of Rep, all relatively young(under 40) They actually looked like white thugs, like Nazis ready for the kill. I tell you, we need more women in Congress, any color will do. We know how to handle domestic issues! We know how to make a dollar holla! I’m outta here. God bless America!

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  25. As for the troops that are deployed and have families to take care of, for them to not get paid is some bullshhhh. I know I got my rainy day fund but not everyone does. For the NFL to have a lockout and complain about their pay is some bull! If anyone should have a lockout it should be us lol

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  26. The Feds affected by the shut down may be elgible for unemployment benefits. This may help some of the families you mentioned.

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  27. Boehner is an alcoholic and his mama was half-black ( he doesn’t go to the tanning booth to look like a Cheeto).

    I don’t see Boehner being Speaker next year because the last Continuing Resolution required the votes from a number of moderate Democrats to pass and now he wants to fluck it up by not compromising on $33 billion in cuts for this fiscal year alone.

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  28. Jan Schakowsky has the BEST proposal I’ve seen thus far for the 2012 budget that will reduce the country’s deficit by more almost 50% in 4 years.

    I sure hope they go with that…cause everything I’m seeing does nothing but further denigrate and place the middle and lower classes into positions of “indentured servitude” basically.

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  29. From Maryland DLLR’s site:

    DLLR’s Division of Unemployment Insurance

    Potential Federal Shutdown – Unemployment Insurance Procedures – Unemployment Insurance Benefits

    The Division of Unemployment Insurance is currently developing special claim filing procedures if there is shutdown of federal government operations. The website will be updated as soon as additional information is available, but no later than Friday afternoon, April 8, 2011.

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  30. I hope they work this crap out I’m tired of all of this back and forth that the repubs and dems have been doing since Obama’s been in office..

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  31. I used to make my money from them gov’ment checks but since we might not get paid I work for free lol 🙂

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  32. It’s gonna get super heavy out here if the Tea Party gets what they want. Their ideas = a huge increase in crime = more folks gettin put in jail/prison = the cheap labor they want…..

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  33. Republicans’ radical H.R. 1 bill would cost us 700,000 American jobs — including everything from teachers to public safety officers to researchers and nurses. THEY ARE THE ONES WITH THE PROBLEM…not Obama.

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  34. Its gone be alright ya’ll I would pay to see you do a few things but right now aint the time.

    We must ban together in this time of peril understanding that this is not only a natural attack but a spiritual one as well to get us all off focus. Let’s not forget where our Help comes from. I know that there are a lot of us out here that believe in the power of prayer so I say let’s do what we can and let God do the rest. No Worries!

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