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Started by SmartyPants, October 01, 2013, 12:26:45 AM
Quote from: algebra17 on October 06, 2013, 08:53:49 PMI hardly think refusing to concede certain unnegotiable[sic] points is a fault in the democratic process -- it merely reveals it.
Quote from: algebra17 on October 06, 2013, 08:53:49 PMCongress is less popular than cockroaches right now
Quote from: Then-Sen. Barack Obama, floor speech in the Senate, March 16, 2006Increasing Americas debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. Therefore I intend to oppose the effort to increase Americas debt limit.
Quote from: algebra17 on October 12, 2013, 03:06:36 PMHey, did you notice that even McCain acknowledges that the shutdown is pretty much the GOP's fault?
Quote from: algebra17 on October 12, 2013, 03:06:36 PMI know, you don't care, but I don't appreciate you [sic]ing my words when they're right.
QuoteMost House Republicans opposed the bill, but 87 voted to support it. The breakdown showed that Republican leaders were willing to violate their informal rule against advancing bills that do not have majority Republican support in order to end the shutdown. All 198 Democrats voting supported the measure...."We fought the good fight," said Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, who has struggled to control the conservative faction in the House, in an interview with a Cincinnati radio station. "We just didn't win."
Quote$24 billion.That's according to an estimate from Standard & Poor's. The financial services company said the shutdown, which ended with a deal late Wednesday night after 16 days, took $24 billion out of the U.S. economy, and reduced projected fourth-quarter GDP growth from 3 percent to 2.4 percent.