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A Tale Of Two Shutdowns: From Big Baby Newt To Boehner The Turd


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Carrie
- 1160 days ago - nationalmemo.com
In 1996, the government closed twice for a total of 24 days, costing taxpayers $2.1 billion.The New York Daily News celebrated the main personality behind that shutdown -- former House Speaker Newt Gingrich by depicting him as a baby after reports came...



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David B. (28)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 1:27 pm
FLASHBACK: U.S. Government Has Shut Down 17 Times Since 1976

If a budget resolution doesn't hit President Obama's desk before Oct. 1, that's a big problem: The government will be forced to close its doors. -- With that prospect looming, here are eight things you should know about the possible shutdown:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/590121025/3651179
 

Birgit W. (159)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 2:59 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Elizabeth M. (65)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 3:10 pm
Is this true? Boehner could end the shutdown today by simply putting the continuing resolution that passed the Senate up for a vote in the House.
Thank you Carrie.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 3:14 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Elizabeth (above) has it right. Boner won't put it up for a vote, because he knows it will pass with bi-partisan votes....and that's against the Hastert Rule. How about a new slogan? "Dump the Hastert Rule, try the Golden Rule?"
 

GGmaSheila D. (205)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 4:08 pm
Seems to me good old Newt lost his job after that boneheaded move...or very soon after. Sounds like a good answer to this one - Cruz and Boehner lose their jobs...and by extension all GOPTP that voted for this - or rather sat back and did nothing, while collecting tapayer paid salaries.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:03 pm
Yes, indeed, Birgit. If the top thug would allow it to come to a vote, there are enough Republicans who oppose the shutdown to pass the resolution.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:04 pm
Thank you for the fun! The Rethuglicans have certainly have built a house of cards.
 

Jason S. (50)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:01 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

David C. (242)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:05 pm
good article, thanks.
 

TomCat S. (154)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:36 am
DAMN SPAMMER!!

Calling Boehner a turd is terribly unfair. What an insult to excrement!!!!
 

Lona Goudswaard (90)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 5:07 am
Circumstances are different, but the result hopefully the same: the Republicans lose.
 
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