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Irreparable damage

October 15, 2013

The crazy, extremist fringe of the Republican Party is doing irreparable damage to the US economy with their insane fixation over what they call “Obamacare”, in reality the Affordable Care Act....

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-15-13 3:39 AM

Mr.Lutwidge, would you appreciate being forced to pay for something you can't afford ? In reality, the ins. offered by the exchanges isn't that affordable.If you had to choose between Ins. and food or rent, what would be your choice? What part of our lives will Gov't control next?

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Capricorn1

Oct-15-13 5:05 AM

Mr. Lutwidge, neither side of the aisle nor the president are innocent in the grid lock we constantly have in Washington. Until voters decide that maybe "their guy" is the problem and we get these career, hard line republicans and democrats that are unwilling to negotiate, out of office, this country will continue to be divided and nothing will get accomplished. The President also needs to take some advice from Clinton and learn how to reach across party lines in attempt to being both sides of the aisle together.

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Xeo920

Oct-15-13 5:37 AM

We are forced to buy auto insurance and flood insurance to prevent innocent people or taxpayers from assuming the burden and cost of damages related to those insurances. Health insurance for uncovered individuals cost each of us now and have always done so. I compare this step to these mandated insurances. Give the law a chance and we will see if it works.

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Premier

Oct-15-13 5:37 AM

Mr. O: "More Kool-Aid all around, I'm buying"

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gavinf56

Oct-15-13 5:53 AM

"The crazy, extremist fringe of the Republican Party is doing irreparable damage to the US economy....""....are hurting our economy in diverse and visible ways." - Charles Lutwidge

Some of MrShaman's "absolutes" I take it? If they are visible, shouldn't he have been able to explain to us what they were?

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idiottwo

Oct-15-13 6:05 AM

you call them extreme. What do you call a President that has spent more money than all presidents combined? One who allowed all the country's calls, e-mails and text to be monitored? Drone strikes in other countries? Fast and Furious that killed not only a US board patrol agent but hundreds...yes, hundreds of Mexicans. And why is it OK for the President to spend more money than he has, time and again. It was his own words as a Senator voting not to raise the debt ceiling. how many times has it now been for him and its never enough.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-15-13 6:24 AM

"It will destroy America".......maybe you will understand this better when your new boss, the "People's Republic of China" take away your freedoms, property, and tell you what you can and can not do. You currently owe them and other nations money. They are the lender and will come to collect your debt.

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sideliner

Oct-15-13 6:26 AM

Idiot, excuse me, but what does anything you just posted have to do with the current shutdown? You are referring to a whole lot of issues that do deserve attention but really have nothing to do with the blackmail going on in DC today.

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VinceKnauff

Oct-15-13 6:28 AM

What about the damage that the crazy, extremist fringe of the Democrat Party that runs the Senate is doing to the US economy by refusing any and all funding measures that the Republican House has sent to the Senate?

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CarlHiller

Oct-15-13 6:31 AM

What a crock of horse poo this gent spews. For one it is both parties who are to blame. Neither side has the best interests of America in its sights. Gridlock and shutting down roughly 17% of government are constitutional and do no harm to the country, that is the time that it can begin to heal. You may disagree all you want but the facts are the facts. The only time a slowdown in government functioning hurts the average Joe and Jane America is when they desire to make them hurt. Same with the debt limit, there is no need to increase it except to continue to feed a beast that constantly demands more. The only default that would happen is if they do not pay current bills for which there is enough tax funds coming in to more than pay interest on the debt and fund necessary government programs.

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MrShaman

Oct-15-13 6:50 AM

"It is clear that they are scared to death that something our President has enacted may actually HELP millions of Americans. That is why they are so desperate to prevent it from happening. Shame on them, and shame on us if we do not make them stop this madness." - Charles Lutwidge

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BIG 10-4!!!!!!!!!!!

Those "Republicans" (as you call them) are more-often the T-Bagger "auxiliary"-faction.

The Silent Majority (as they've always been known), is the majority (of Republicans), who feel their only responsibility is to VOTE Republican...'cause they always HAVE...and, "let the chips fall, where they may". Presently, it's the Silent Majority that's THE "problem"!!! They can't handle their "problem children" (T-Baggers), and expect everyone-ELSE to do that job!!!!

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MrShaman

Oct-15-13 6:54 AM

Mr.Lutwidge, would you appreciate being forced to pay for something you can't afford ? In reality, the ins. offered by the exchanges isn't that affordable." - Tgrammiex4

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...And, your reference(s), for that info, is/are what???

"They say" doesn't count.

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Capricorn1

Oct-15-13 7:03 AM

The Silent Majority (as they've always been known), is the majority (of Republicans), who feel their only responsibility is to VOTE Republican...'cause they always HAVE...and, "let the chips fall, where they may". -Shaman

I hope you aren't so blind that you don't see democrats that have the same voting record. The toe the party line mentality is rampant on both sides of the aisle.

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MrShaman

Oct-15-13 7:07 AM

"Mr. Lutwidge, neither side of the aisle nor the president are innocent in the grid lock we constantly have in Washington." - Capricorn1

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...But, we KNOW what (type o') mentality started it!!!!!

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See (from 2010):

Gridlock Sam: The Tea Party's Bridge to Beyond Nowhere - PBS

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MrShaman

Oct-15-13 7:11 AM

"What do you call a President that has spent more money than all presidents combined?" - idiottwo

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Lil' Dumbya...and, he had the credit-card account, to PROVE it!!

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See:

Republicard

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MrShaman

Oct-15-13 7:17 AM

What a crock of horse poo this gent spews. For one it is both parties who are to blame. Neither side has the best interests of America in its sights. Gridlock and shutting down roughly 17% of government are constitutional and do no harm to the country..." - CarlHiller

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Consistent...much???????

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Capricorn1

Oct-15-13 7:17 AM

But, we KNOW what (type o') mentality started it!!!!! -Shaman

Come on Shaman, government gridlock has been around long before 2010 and both sides of the aisle have been responsible for it.

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BobGlass

Oct-15-13 7:20 AM

The right campaign ed for months on shutting down the government if they did not get their way. But now that things are not working out the way they thought the right is now screaming the it's the lefts fault. The right just needs to own up, bout their big boy pants on and admit that the shown is their responsibility. But let's face it throwing a hissy fit plays to their base.

The rights base (old & white) should be paying more attention to what is coming out of the noughts of the tea party they so embrace. The right Has not hidden the fact that after the ACA they intend to go after social security and medicare...

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MrShaman

Oct-15-13 7:21 AM

The Silent Majority (as they've always been known), is the majority (of Republicans), who feel their only responsibility is to VOTE Republican...'cause they always HAVE...and, "let the chips fall, where they may". -Shaman

I hope you aren't so blind that you don't see democrats that have the same voting record. The toe the party line mentality is rampant on both sides of the aisle." - Capricorn1

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...And, this is YOUR excuse for allowing the T-Baggers to "run, free"??????

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MrShaman

Oct-15-13 7:26 AM

But, we KNOW what (type o') mentality started it!!!!! -Shaman

Come on Shaman, government gridlock has been around long before 2010 and both sides of the aisle have been responsible for it." - Capricorn1

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...BUT, it never reached "MAXIMUM DENSITY"...until NASCAR-fans "discovered" politics..."coincidentally", right around the same time we'd elected our first, Black President.

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gavinf56

Oct-15-13 7:32 AM

Thanks for my morning dose of kool-aid Bob.

Just a thought, I would switch to an all natural fruit juice if I were you.

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rick424

Oct-15-13 7:39 AM

Americans already have figured out who is out to destroy our country. Just heard this morning a bipartisan deal is near in the senate and already the Bozo house conservatives say no go. They need to go, no they will go.

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Capricorn1

Oct-15-13 7:40 AM

...BUT, it never reached "MAXIMUM DENSITY"...until NASCAR-fans "discovered" politics..."coincidentally", right around the same time we'd elected our first, Black President. -Shaman

Give me a break, that same old song and dance is getting old. You are no different than many of the leaders in Congress, constantly pointing your finger, not realizing the other four are pointing back at you. You love highlighting the fact that Obama is black anytime anyone disagrees with his policies. That's nothing but a cop out.

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Darlin

Oct-15-13 7:48 AM

Wow the GOP offered a bill to reopen the government with the ONLY stipulation that Congress and Obama's friends NOT get their exemptions from Obamacare. And Obama - NO DEAL. They will never give up their great healthcare for the trash that they passed for the rest of the country. Unions are exempt also after finding out what was in the bill. May I suggest that the letter writer read the bill and decide for himself whether that is best for him and this country while our elected leaders who passed it for us opt out. Good enough for the country, but not for me - I got mine attitude. You can't negotiate with Hitler.

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leaningright

Oct-15-13 8:00 AM

"It will destroy America".......maybe you will understand this better when your new boss, the "People's Republic of China" take away your freedoms, property, and tell you what you can and can not do. You currently owe them and other nations money. They are the lender and will come to collect your debt."-To Texas

Look at what the chinese said yesterday, "it is time the world be Deamericanized" (in relationship to our currency) This is what happens with POOR leadership. We tell the chinese to stop manipulating their currency and yet we prop up our stock market by printing BILLIONS a month, we are no better than them as i see it. Lets get a real leader for our country, this is disgusting.

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