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What The Rest Of The World Thinks About The U.S. Shutdown (TEXT and VIDEO)

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From Chinese bloggers to European central bankers, the world is watching the US government shutdown with a mixture of bewilderment and growing nervousness that any debt default could hit struggling economies.

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veronique L. (209)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 11:51 am
Thanks for sharing

Elizabeth M. (68)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 12:03 pm
While global markets have so far been relatively resilient, there are growing jitters about the impact on the US economy at a time of heightened uncertainty over a possible winding-down of the Federal Reserve's massive stimulus measures. If there were to be a default on the debt, it could be possible to cause a world wide crisis!
Thank you for the video and article Carrie.

Debbie G. (305)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 12:16 pm
So sad that our lawmakers brought this on.

Jason S. (50)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:12 pm
Good posting, thanks

Dandelion G. (386)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 8:17 pm
What does the world think of us? They are most likely thinking we have all gone mad and then terrified at the very thought that this bunch of idiots also have nuclear weapons.

Carla van der Meer (659)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 10:23 pm
Thanks for sharing. In Canada we think that your government has gone barking mad, but we can't say too much ( see PM Stephen Harper, or the big idiot as I call him).

ewoud k. (71)
Friday October 4, 2013, 1:49 am
If we really say/print what we think of this republican-extremists-act we'll be censored by the web-masters.

Ok Reps, you got your moment of attention, now let's get back to work!

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday October 4, 2013, 4:43 am

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday October 4, 2013, 6:27 am
noted thanks for sharing

Past Member (0)
Friday October 4, 2013, 6:37 am
well its a crazy situation thats for sure It would not happen here as we would have had to have another election
I remember in the 1970 s when it happened in Australia the then prime minister was sacked by the queens representative and a new rush government was formed Sad that the USA can do this and cause so much loss

. (0)
Friday October 4, 2013, 7:57 am
Great article, Carrie. Thanks for sharing.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday October 4, 2013, 9:27 am
I am thoroughly disgusted by these privileged, arrogant, puerile, sanctimonious children. Next time don't vote for any of them who have participated in this mess. Vote for the independents if you can.

DORIS L. (61)
Friday October 4, 2013, 9:46 am
Our government is an embarrassment to us all.

S S. (0)
Friday October 4, 2013, 2:03 pm
Thank you.

Birgit W. (155)
Friday October 4, 2013, 2:15 pm
My believe is that all our government systems are broken, corrupt, and taken over by the big corporations, and that they should all shut down.
We need brand new honest carrying politicians who actually care about their people.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday October 4, 2013, 2:52 pm
Thanks--will there be as much humour if the debt ceiling is not raised?

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday October 4, 2013, 3:04 pm
Noted and watched the video.

Jeremy S. (3)
Friday October 4, 2013, 3:21 pm
The rest of the world is wondering why the US can't get itself together!

And so are most of the US's own citizens...

Robyn Brice (4)
Friday October 4, 2013, 3:57 pm
I just don't understand why healthcare is such a huge issue. Other developed countries have had it for years and they function just fine. Personally, I think the States have lost the plot.

Dianna M. (16)
Friday October 4, 2013, 4:53 pm
Oh, ewoud k., if only it were that easy! Like any drama queen attention whore, they're only going to get greedier.

There were several pictures there I really, really liked ("JUST THINK ALL THEM FOOLS UNDER ONE DOME") but I think the last one was my favorite.

David F. (39)
Friday October 4, 2013, 5:45 pm
If you see how the debt has spiralled, if you see how the money supply has increased, with the Federal reserve having extra dollars printed to pay the debts and if you see where it has gone into the hands of a few super rich you will understand that the system is corrupt beyond repair. Profligacy has to end. You can't live beyond your means. The tea party is right to oppose increasing the debt level. It will probably bring the house down but it will also end a system benefiting so few.

Colleen L. (2)
Friday October 4, 2013, 7:32 pm
Our government sucks. For them to even think that they deserve a right to be allowed to remain in their current high paying jobs, is a joke. If we were to be at a company working in the financial department and wasn't paying the company's current bills and telling our boss we weren't going to work together, we'd be out of a job quicker than ever. How they get away with this, I'll never understand. Wish we could fire them all. Thanks Carriell

Sheila D. (26)
Friday October 4, 2013, 8:23 pm
The Teabaggers are taking most of the credit for shutting down our government; time to treat them like the 4 year olds they're acting like. Negotiating doesn't seem to be their strong point. They seem more into blackmailing. At least the rest of the world can see what's going on as they aren't as close to the problem as we are.
Obama has worked hard at lowering our debt, but the rabid Right doesn't want to admit that progress. "We want more, we want more", seems to be their mantra. They are never happy with what they get, they just want more.
Thanks for the article.

Friday October 4, 2013, 11:05 pm
Thank You Carrie

Dimitris Dallis (45)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:14 am
Nothing special. That you are the same messy like the rest :D

Rehana VN (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 11:48 am
Terrorism in your own back yard!

Barbara V. (51)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:39 pm
All I hope for is that the Repugs have shot themselves in the foot.

Kerstin Strobl (433)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 5:48 am
Thank you Carrie

Sergio Padilla (63)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:42 pm
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