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Deal reached to avoid default and open government

October 16, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement today to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown....

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locomotive

Oct-19-13 3:39 PM

Mandates are no fun, unless you're the one doing the mandating.

Exceptions to the rule, or rather, exemptions to the law of the land are fun, except when you don't get an exemption.

ACA will continue to stink - that's my perdickshun and I'm sticking to it.

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angeR69

Oct-19-13 1:14 AM

Willy,

It's been really fun dancing with you tonight, but my friends in the white coats are calling me back to my "room" now. I will look forward to engaging with you again another time.

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angeR69

Oct-19-13 1:08 AM

Hip Hip Hooray!

No more innovation!

No more qualified specialists!

No more space left in the waiting room!

No more choices!

.... but hey, they say it's all pretty solidly funded, so at least there's that.

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angeR69

Oct-19-13 12:59 AM

Hip Hip Hooray!

No more Doctors!

Wait... no, seriously, can I get seen here?

Hello...

Hello...

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angeR69

Oct-19-13 12:23 AM

But forget about how much its going to cost us now, and cost our children later in financial terms.

We'll look back on the regulatory state live in now fondly as the good old days.

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angeR69

Oct-19-13 12:19 AM

Now we've created the MacDaddy of all the federal government entitlements.

Want to hear something funny? I'll tell you anyway. I've been hearing the talking heads on MSNBC referring to this roll-out of Obamacare and how the Republicans are so afraid that people are going to like it, that this whole shutdown was staged to prevent the roll-out.

Afraid that people will like it? It wasn't engineered for people to like. That's not the progressives' goal at all. The goal is to get people dependent on it. Just like Social Security and just like all the other entitlements. So by the time the people realize just how badly the system *****, they're also forced into a position from which they can't do without it.

Obamacare will destroy the private healthcare system such as it is now. Then there will be nothing left to fall back on.

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angeR69

Oct-19-13 12:08 AM

Look who's angry now.

Try 80 years of building entitlements, starting with the New Deal in the 30s. Social security, the great "Social Safety net". Destined for insolvency. More FDR goodies like the-work-jobs, the farm programs and food stamps.

The Great Society in the 60s. Medicare, Medicaid. Housing projects. AFDC. Rural development.

Now the most intrusive and expensive entitlement of all time... the affordable care act. Spare us all the lies the party is feeding you about how it's going to keep costs down. Social Security was supposed to have been phased out after the great depression. Look at it now. Trillions upon trillions in unfunded liabilities, and we haven't learned our lesson yet?

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angeR69

Oct-18-13 11:12 PM

Angry? I'm pretty sure it has something to do with leftists destroying my country. But you probably already knew that.

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angeR69

Oct-18-13 8:31 PM

"How's the view from inside that bubble?"

Better than the view from your cell block.

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locomotive

Oct-18-13 5:40 PM

I can openly say that I have never blogged on any "bluestate" type of forum as a bleeding heart liberal.

What you see here is what you get...

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locomotive

Oct-18-13 5:38 PM

"Despite being nothing like what I portrayed on the blog I will say that I was no more extreme than a lot of others there. My only advantage was that of being able to write a coherent English sentence."

So liberals cheat? What a newsflash...

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locomotive

Oct-18-13 5:37 PM

"At one point, some of the other bloggers that I was engaging in flame wars with started discussing who I was and one person even openly speculated that I was a liberal trying to incite hate and discontent, which was totally true. I berated them with hurt feelings etc...."

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locomotive

Oct-18-13 5:36 PM

From Daily Kos 9-25-13

"I've never revealed this publicly before, but I blogged on Redstate for awhile and actually made it to the top of their rec list for a couple of days. I portrayed myself as a rabidly religious fundamentalist and I got a lot of attention. During the Republican primaries I advocated the nomination of the religious conservatives eventually encouraging the nomination of Santorum...."

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locomotive

Oct-18-13 12:50 PM

Liberal Hyperbole Express once more...

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angeR69

Oct-18-13 12:40 AM

Garr - "...of course I agree with the criminal Cramer"

Agreement? Oh sure, you may agree with my assessment of Cramer, but for very different reasons. You and I have no common ground. For the record, you inserted the word "criminal". You might as well be employed by that radical left web-rag, MoveOn. Republicans should be tried for sedition? Every time you lay your hands on the keyboard you set a new standard for ignorance.

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angeR69

Oct-18-13 12:00 AM

"The fondest of liberal dreams is to do away with opposition."

So true, Loco. So true.

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angeR69

Oct-17-13 11:56 PM

"The government shutdown has taken at least $24 billion out of the United States economy, the financial ratings agency Standard & Poor's said Wednesday."

So, assuming these figures haven't been inflated or manipulated in any way for dramatic effect, all you take from this experience is the Republicans cost the Economy $24 billion?

That's quite an impact for a three-week long partial shutdown of the federal government. Seems to me, if this is true, then the federal government has way too much control on the means of production, comrade.

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locomotive

Oct-17-13 10:06 PM

Typical of moveon . org and typical of willgrr to like it.

The fondest of liberal dreams is to do away with opposition.

Why? Because we said so!

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locomotive

Oct-17-13 5:47 PM

And the liberal hyperbole express just keeps rolling on...

Yes, Virginia, there were Democrats in DC before, during, and now after the gov't shutdown. Wonder of wonders, only the GOP gets the blame for the shutdown. Isn't that fantastic?

Shouldn't we call what the Democrats did extortion? What did they lose in this? The American people lost big time and will continue to lose as a result of failing Dem policies.

How's your new part-time job coming along, Ralph? Yeah, that man from the gov't came to my house too, and he said he "was only here to help."

Note: I'm playing Republican apologist, because the Democrat apologists are way too many on this forum. Equal time, y'know...

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locomotive

Oct-17-13 5:27 PM

"Dan Epstein, executive director of Cause of Action, a non-partisan watchdog group, said, “At a time when our government has ceased functioning due to an appropriations gap, it is ironic that America’s tax dollars are being doled out to an entity whose poor stewardship of our funds was well-established by Congress.” Congress voted to defund ACORN in 2009 after secret videos revealed ACORN employees coaching people on how to conduct illegal activities."

Pay no attention to that acorn behind the curtain...

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locomotive

Oct-17-13 5:21 PM

That Neanderthal comment from PJinfinity? ROTFL!

"Ugga. Ugga. Grrr. Urg." Stop! My sides are hurting!

For sure, some things never change...

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Legend

Oct-17-13 2:56 PM

the muckety mucks in minot behave like the tea party. they spend on hockey instead of flood control. to solve our deficit we must accept cuts to non-essential things and not grandstand over memorials and oarks. we need a jobs program to jump the economy and get much needed repairs to our infrastructure. it costs less to repair a bridge, monitor an oil pipe or provide flood protection than to start from scratch on a collapsed bridge, clean up an oil spill or repair flood damage. can you imagine if the entire country flooded on a scale equal to minot? get the picture?

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centerfield

Oct-17-13 10:29 AM

But, bdgi, at least he is from in-state which is not like you. You need to stay out of state with the hate and lack of knowledge you present.

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angeR69

Oct-17-13 1:08 AM

They will be living it.

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angeR69

Oct-17-13 1:07 AM

"t party took a well deserved shellacking this evening."

Whether you realize it or not, it was the American people that took this "well-deserved shellacking". This includes you. You may figure that out one day, or you may continue on blissfully ignorant of the soft tyranny we're building for ourselves and our descendents. They will understand what we did to them.

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