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


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, congress, Boehner, Gingrich, republicans, media, news )

Carrie
- 303 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. (140)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 2:59 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
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 (55)
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. (134)
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. (57)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:01 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Dave C. (213)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:05 pm
good article, thanks.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:36 am
DAMN SPAMMER!!

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

John Gregoire (257)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:27 am
Name calling is worthless TC and Carrie. Can't we all try to meet in the middle. The Republicans are recalcitrant and the Democrats play 3rd grade name calling games. Disgusting all!
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 5:07 am
Circumstances are different, but the result hopefully the same: the Republicans lose.
 
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