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Old 01-19-2018, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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What if they "shut down the government" and no one cared? OK, let me rephrase that -- what if almost no one outside of government cared?

Frankly, I'm bored with the whole "shut down the government" thing.
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:25 AM
 
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I tihnk half our government could disappear and we'd the people wouldn't even notice.
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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Hey, you got yours right. Who gives a **** about anyone else right?

Let's pat ourselves on the back.
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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Hey, you got yours right. Who gives a **** about anyone else right?

Let's pat ourselves on the back.
You nailed it.

Conservative philosophy in a nutshell...

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Old 01-19-2018, 12:16 PM
 
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Hey, you got yours right. Who gives a **** about anyone else right?

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you will care when someone robs you because govt isn't there to stop them
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: In the outlet by the lightswitch
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Eventually people outside the government would care. While things like mail will still be delivered and planes would still fly, things like passports won't be issued, some home loans won't be processed, biomedical research at the NIH would stop, the CDC's annual seasonal flu program will have no support because employees are not there (and this has been a deadly flu season), some environmental cleanup projects would stop, and national parks will close (although it sounds like Trump is going to permit some parks to stay open), if the shutdown goes on too long military personal won't be paid and training programs will stop (the military one that bugs me the most though is the families of those killed in action during a shutdown won't get the $100k death gratuity benefit and military funeral services), and it usually ends up costing tax payers a lot of money when things start up again.
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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you will care when someone robs you because govt isn't there to stop them
state and local govt are not shutting down. its the feds only
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Oceanside, CA
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I tihnk half our government could disappear and we'd the people wouldn't even notice.
The sudden cessation of a huge array of giveaway checks would most definitely be noticed.
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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you will care when someone robs you because govt isn't there to stop them
Public safety is not impacted.
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:04 PM
 
Location: The North
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It would be interesting if they did one and didn't pay everyone anyways. Seems so dumb to shut it down but once it's over employees and vendors get paid as if nothing happened. Monumental waste of money.
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