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The real cause of the shutdown is really quite clear

October 5, 2013

Americans ought to be very clear on why some sectors of the federal government “shut down” Tuesday morning....

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USABorn

Oct-05-13 1:57 AM

Dumbama has unilaterlly changed Dumbamacare as originally passed by dumbocrats in Congress. He does NOT have the authority to change laws passed by Congress. The law must be enforced as originally written.

As for all the liberals who claim the Supreme Court ruled Dumbamacare as constitutional, THEY DID NOT. They only ruled that the charges are a TAX.

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mikekerstetter

Oct-05-13 5:42 AM

As with the sequester, Obama and Reid are making the shutdown as painful as possible for the people and are hoping that the blame goes to the GOP and Tea Party. The house has sent over various legislation to fund certain aspects of Government with nothing attached to them and Reid and Obama refuse to consider them. They are playing a game of russian roulette. It very well could be the Dems who suffer because of it. The Symbol for the Dem's fit them very well at this point.

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northerntier

Oct-05-13 7:56 AM

Editorials are just what it says ... (the) *Opinion* (of the publisher). What matters ethically is that it not interfere with reporters' freedom to report objectively.

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DavidBross

Oct-05-13 8:14 AM

The editorial raises some good points. A couple of question, however. First, why aren't the Republicans making that argument? Second, why are many Republican members of Congress asking for a clean CR bill? From what I have heard, a clean CR would pass the House with bi-partisan support.

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MrShaman

Oct-05-13 8:24 AM

"Americans ought to be very clear on why some sectors of the federal government "shut down" Tuesday morning."

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Most people (who've actually been paying-attention) already know....

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See:

The rise of the New Confederacy

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"Today there is a New Confederacy, an insurgent political force that has captured the Republican Party and is taking up where the Old Confederacy left off in its efforts to bring down the federal government."

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MrShaman

Oct-05-13 8:27 AM

"The editorial raises some good points. A couple of question, however. First, why aren't the Republicans making that argument? Second, why are many Republican members of Congress asking for a clean CR bill? From what I have heard, a clean CR would pass the House with bi-partisan support." - DavidBross

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...And, Eric Cantor would be OVERJOYED, if John Boner did so!!! He's BEEN making every effort to take the speakership from Boner!!

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cheyenne

Oct-05-13 3:19 PM

New Confederacy eh, Shammy? I'd say you're getting quite adept at promoting outlandish conspiracy theories.

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cheyenne

Oct-05-13 3:43 PM

Thomas Sowell explains in his latest column who is actually behind the shutdown.

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FortySixand2

Oct-05-13 8:14 PM

The real cause of the shutdown doesn't matter....just go read and listen to the Teapublicans promising their supporters to shut it down if they're elected. They said these things leading up to both the 2010 and 2012 elections. They almost got their wish in the threatened 2011 shutdown over the debt ceiling. This was happening one way or another as promised by the domestic political terrorists known as Tea Party Republicans.

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MrShaman

Oct-06-13 6:57 AM

"Americans ought to be very clear on why some sectors of the federal government "shut down" Tuesday morning. The bottom line is simple: President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to grant millions of people the same breaks the administration already has handed to big businesses, scores of labor unions and others favored by the current administration.

It really is that simple."

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Whew...talk about DEJA VU!!!!!!

This (most-recent) "excuse", for The Shut-Down, is like re-living that period-of-time when BU$HCO was endlessly coming-up with more-and-more "creative" excuses for the invasion of Iraq!!!

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MrShaman

Oct-06-13 7:11 AM

The editorial raises some good points. A couple of question, however. First, why aren't the Republicans making that argument? Second, why are many Republican members of Congress asking for a clean CR bill? From what I have heard, a clean CR would pass the House with bi-partisan support." - DavidBross

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Ya' gotta figure...the T-Baggin'/House Class O' 2010 has waited NEARLY TWO-FULL YEARS...to find SOME-kind of justification, for drawing a government-check...while doing absolutely-nothing.

In the interest of "saving" their OWN "necks" (from their T-Baggin' brethren/supporters)...they're gonna "milk" this opportunity for everything, they can. It's (either) that...or, going-back in search of REAL jobs, again.

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MrShaman

Oct-06-13 7:19 AM

New Confederacy eh, Shammy? I'd say you're getting quite adept at promoting outlandish conspiracy theories." - cheyenne

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Hmmmmm...."South Carolina wept and wailed as it withdrew from the Union, citing the Supreme Court’s 1857 Dred Scott decision when it noted that states in the North had elevated to citizenship "persons who, by the supreme law of the land, are incapable of becoming citizens; and their votes have been used to inaugurate a new policy, hostile to the South, and destructive of its beliefs and safety." - The Rise Of The New Confederacy

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Yeah...that's what it is...a "conspiracy theory"...again...promoted by the same kind o' White-trash as the last time.

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FortySixand2

Oct-06-13 10:32 PM

As per the New York Times.....A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning.... WASHINGTON — Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere, and they desperately needed a new plan.

Out of that session, held one morning in a location the members insist on keeping secret, came a little-noticed “blueprint to defunding Obamacare,” signed by Mr. Meese and leaders of more than three dozen conservative groups.

It articulated a take-no-prisoners legislative strategy that had long percolated in conservative circles: that Republicans could derail the health care overhaul if conservative lawmakers were willing to push fellow Republicans — including their cautious leaders — into cutting off financing for the entire federal government.

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MrShaman

Oct-07-13 9:21 AM

WASHINGTON — Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere, and they desperately needed a new plan.

Out of that session, held one morning in a location the members insist on keeping secret, came a little-noticed “blueprint to defunding Obamacare,” signed by Mr. Meese and leaders of more than three dozen conservative groups.

It articulated a take-no-prisoners legislative strategy that had long percolated in conservative circles: that Republicans could derail the health care overhaul if conservative lawmakers were willing to push fellow Republicans — including their cautious leaders — into cutting off financing for the entire federal government." - FortySixand2

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THE perfect example of why "conservatives"/T-Baggers HATE documented/recorded-facts.

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