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    Government shutdown looms

    On Friday, the House passed a measure that would keep the government running through mid-December. But it came with what Democrats consider a poison pill: It defundsPresident Obama’s signature health-care law, known as Obamacare. There is no way whatsoever — think pigs flying — that the Senate will agree to the House plan. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said the House bill was “dead,” then for emphasis added: “Dead.” ¶ That sets up eight days of brinkmanship between the Republican House and the Democratic Senate and White House, leading to midnight Sept. 30, when much of the government will shut down if there’s no deal. ¶ Leaders on Capitol Hill expect the face-off to go right up to the deadline, if not beyond.
    Shutdown countdown: What the next eight days could bring - The Washington Post

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    Let the government shut down. We need to get rid of all that bloated crap anyways.
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    I thought this was a thread about your government shutting down your textile industry........

    Sorry, I'll get my coat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango Zulu 22 View Post
    I thought this was a thread about your government shutting down your textile industry........

    Sorry, I'll get my coat
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Let the government shut down. We need to get rid of all that bloated crap anyways.
    Seems like it's bound to happen sooner or later anyway. I'm with you. Do it now and let's get this carnival sow on the road. I'm as tired of this as I am of all the civil war rhetoric. Do it or shut up.
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    Let's shut down the Federal branch for 10 years as a trial run. If we run out of bills and start trading with seashells, fund the mint for a limited run.

    All agreed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango Zulu 22 View Post
    I thought this was a thread about your government shutting down your textile industry........

    Sorry, I'll get my coat
    Now, if you are a coal miner or in a related industry, you have a lot to worry about. No ba as gonna shut you down and you are screwed.

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    Our fuel pumps on base are getting shut down today (not sure if it is related or not) and NCO's are asking junior enlisted if they have enough money to pay bills if we stop getting our paychecks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 213th View Post
    Our fuel pumps on base are getting shut down today (not sure if it is related or not) and NCO's are asking junior enlisted if they have enough money to pay bills if we stop getting our paychecks.
    I'll bet Congress and the president keep getting paid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I'll bet Congress and the president keep getting paid.


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    I bet they do. I have enough to make ends meet without getting paid, even if this goes months long. But the E-2 on my shift who has been skipping dinner because he is broke doesn't. And morale will take a big hit too if we don't get paid. Even though it pisses me off, at the same time I'm of the mind to just let them shut down.
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