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VOTE NOW: Should House GOP allow a government shut down if major spending cuts are not made?

VOTE NOW: Should House GOP allow a government shut down if major spending cuts are not made?

Yes- The GOP can leverage serious spending cuts by allowing a government shut down

No- The GOP will not benefit politically from a government shut down

Maybe- Depending on how big the spending cuts are

Other- Discuss below!

Comments (29 comments, 9 replies)

The congress has control of the purse strings . they have to ok all spending every year that is not mandatory. There is so much money going into Washington. They believe they have an unlimited supply and can spend money on any and everything regardless how stupid.

1 year 9 months ago

How can you stop the spending when the senators attach amendment to Bills that must be passed. The Sandy Relief Bill-- $60 Billion dollars with $30 Billion going else where not even connected to the Sandy relief victims.

1 year 9 months ago
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I think the GOP should shut down the Government anyway. This Nation is in a major crisis. People have been out of work for years. The GOP needs to stop worrying about their jobs and do their jobs. Shut off the Money supply if they can.

1 year 9 months ago
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Let me see, our Senate can't do it's job so we will penalize government worker and companies that contract with the government. That just doesn't sound right to me. I think we need to all contact all 100 Senators and tell them to DO THEIR JOBS.

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1 year 10 months ago

We do contact them all the time and this is not working...

1 year 9 months ago
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No budget, no pay!

1 year 10 months ago
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Shut it all down and don't start it up again until the debt is paid and the budget is balanced. If we did this in our personal lives we'd be in jail. Hmmm.....there's another idea!!!

1 year 10 months ago
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A BIG HELL YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 year 10 months ago
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How about we allow the GOP to shut down along with them?

1 year 10 months ago

thats right,shut down ,leave town,and

1 year 10 months ago (Edited)

I understand your frustration with the GOP. But if they leave town, you know the other party has no plan but to spend until the economy collapses. Even if the GOP grows a spine and shuts it all down we may still need a miracle to avoid total economic collapse.

1 year 10 months ago
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THATS RIGHT,CUT OUR BENEFITS,SS,MC,THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN PLENTY IF YOU HADN'T STOLE IT ALL TO PAY FOR UNCALLED FOR OIL WARS. SLASH THE OLD RELIABLES,THE MIDDLE CLASS RETIREES , THATS WHERE IT ALWAYS COMES BACK TO DUMP ON US YOU SLEEZY ######!!!

1 year 10 months ago

Interest on the debt can still be paid and there will be no default with a government shut down. Lord knows, tax revenues are still rolling in. But a shut down would force these characters to talk turkey about where they are going to cut.

1 year 10 months ago
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Let's shut it down and see what's REALLY essential.

1 year 10 months ago
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There is plenty of money to pay bills and cover the interest. Shut down, get the spending under control. If there are nonessential departments that can be shut down they shouldn't be there anyway.

1 year 10 months ago
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