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View Poll Results: Will there be a government shutdown?
Yes 70 63.06%
No 23 20.72%
Not sure 18 16.22%
Voters: 111. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-08-2011, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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The Repubs seem to be intent on having a Shutdown. What will it entail?

Possible Government Shutdown Puts Local Jobs in Jeopardy - Local News - Hagerstown, MD - msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41956488 - broken link)
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I actually work for a government subcontractor and am personally looking forward to it and watching the rest of the ignorant Democrat, Northern Virginian, transplant, sheeple panic.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: United States
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Will the IRS shut down?

Will the elderly still receive their Social Security?

Will Americans still be able to enjoy the National Parks?

Won't most of the government still stay open (business as usual)?
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Will the Dems in Wisconsin ever come out of hiding?

Oops. Wrong shutdown.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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SS and Medicare/Medicaid will still be going, but no government employee will be paid, including the President and all legislature.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:06 PM
 
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Will the IRS shut down?

Will the elderly still receive their Social Security?

Will Americans still be able to enjoy the National Parks?

Won't most of the government still stay open (business as usual)?
No. Mostly yes. No. No.

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But much could be disrupted. New retirees, for example, might not get their Social Security checks, the White House warns. And if the past shutdowns — also brought about by budget fights — are an indication, national parks would close, federal employees would be furloughed and applications for U.S. passports would be delayed. Tax refunds would also be suspended, Gardner noted. What would close during a government shutdown - MarketWatch
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Will the Dems in Wisconsin ever come out of hiding?

Oops. Wrong shutdown.

In Wisconsin, the Democrats are wanting to compromise, Republicans are refusing to compromise. Even though polls show a majority of the state wants Republicans to do so.

In a federal shutdown, the Democrats again are willing to compromise, while Republicans are refusing to compromise. Even though polls show that a majority of the population wants them to do so.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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Will the IRS shut down?

Will the elderly still receive their Social Security?

Will Americans still be able to enjoy the National Parks?

Won't most of the government still stay open (business as usual)?
IRS stays open
Elderly receive their SS
National parks though do shut down..

non essential government closes, but they usually pay those employees anyways..
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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In Wisconsin, the Democrats are wanting to compromise, Republicans are refusing to compromise. Even though polls show a majority of the state wants Republicans to do so.

In a federal shutdown, the Democrats again are willing to compromise, while Republicans are refusing to compromise. Even though polls show that a majority of the population wants them to do so.
One thing we've learned from Democrats is you dont pay attention to the polls..

Stimulus, TARP, healthcare, .. yeah, you get the drift

Now all of a sudden you want polls to matter.. Why because you disagree with the course being taken?
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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In Wisconsin, the Democrats are wanting to compromise, Republicans are refusing to compromise. Even though polls show a majority of the state wants Republicans to do so.

In a federal shutdown, the Democrats again are willing to compromise, while Republicans are refusing to compromise. Even though polls show that a majority of the population wants them to do so.
Great way to compromise. Run away and hold your breath until you turn blue.

Polls, schmolls. The only important poll is held in November. And no matter how many union thugs take the day off and try to intimidate them, the American people have had it up to here with unfunded giveaways. There`s no more slop in the trough.

Period.
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