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Old 01-21-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I donít think most people in the military (especially those that are career military) are doing it for the $ or staying employed. I can think of much easier and safer ways to make a living.
whatever they think they are doing it for, they arent doing it to help americans out. murdering people in other countries makes us less safe, not more safe.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:24 AM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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I tihnk half our government could disappear and we'd the people wouldn't even notice.
Agreed. Also if the dumb government shut down long enough the private sector would pick it up and fill the gaps. The government should be about 1/100th its current size!!!!
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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Didn't Belgium did a gouvernment shut down back around 2011 as mentionned in this Taiwanese animation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3cu7V9fUe8
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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I don't know if it's true, but one news program said the shutdown is costing the US $86 million an hour.
It is actually saving us taxpayers $86 per hour.

But at the end of the day, it doesn't save anything.

Chuck Schumer should stop wasting the oxygen in the atmosphere.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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When the government does things that people don't notice, that's when it is working BEST.

Do any of you know how the water gets to your house? Or what happens to it when you flush? Whatever processes happening in the background that you don't even think about are government doing its job.

A friend of mine was a DoD civilian with the Air Force. Her title was archivist... i never was quite clear on what she did, but she filled some need that was required for units she worked with.

When you start to think that those government workers do nothing important... Stop to ask yourself, "How important is or was MY job the world?"

My guess is that the Earth would keep spinning.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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When the government does things that people don't notice, that's when it is working BEST.

Do any of you know how the water gets to your house?
Doesn't have anything to do with the Federal Government or its shutdown.

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Or what happens to it when you flush?
Doesn't have anything to do with the Federal Government or its shutdown.

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When you start to think that those government workers do nothing important... Stop to ask yourself, "How important is or was MY job the world?"
I'm named inventor on several patents and co-inventor on several more, the inventions of which are all in use -- most likely on the computer or smartphone or network you are using to access City-Data.

Does that count?


Look, no one disagrees that government has a role to play and, to a greater or lesser extent, does a good job.

I'm just tired of "The Sky Is Falling" from the media about the shutdown.

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Old 01-21-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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From what I've read, it's uncertain whether I'd get my social security check on time. That's my beer money.
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Old 01-21-2018, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Drugs, crime, and illegal aliens pouring into the country. Do you shut down:

a) The border
b) The government

Time's up. Pencil's down.
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:26 PM
 
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They shouldn't shut down "the government", just the payroll department of all government employees tasked with passing the budget until an agreement is made. Watch how fast this problem vanishes.
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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It really irks me that Congress continues to get paid throughout the shutdown. Why are they exempt?

Federal employees basically get a free vacation as they get reimbursed when it is over - they have always done that, including in 2013. I feel sorry for those who are living paycheck to paycheck but the fed employees I know look upon it as a big freebie vacation. Unfortunately it is on the taxpayer's dime.
What irks me is that they are allowed to leave the Capital building at all. They lead the country. Lock em in until they get it done. Every company of any size that's worthwhile has an annual plan/budget.
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