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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 )

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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:

Birgit W (160)
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?"

Sheila D (194)
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 (131)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:05 pm
good article, thanks.

TomCat S (129)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:36 am

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

Lona G (80)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 5:07 am
Circumstances are different, but the result hopefully the same: the Republicans lose.
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