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Where´s sense of crisis in a 17
percent government shutdown?

Washington Examiner (DC), by Byron York

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/5/2013 4:52:41 PM

Everyone knows the phrase "government shutdown" doesn´t mean the entire U.S. government is shut down. So in a partial government shutdown, like the one underway at the moment, how much of the government is actually shut down, and how much is not? One way to measure that is in how much money the government spends. In a conversation Thursday, a Republican member of Congress mentioned that the military pay act, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama at the beginning of the shutdown, is actually a huge percentage of the government´s discretionary spending in any given year. And that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/5/2013 5:26:25 PM     (No. 9551943)

One thing we know for sure, 100% of Obama`s ability to play well with others is shut down.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jkb, 10/5/2013 5:54:00 PM     (No. 9551980)

So if this is, in reality, only 17% of the Federal Government...and 800,000 employees are furloughed...just how dad gum big is this leviathan?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: marthaville, 10/5/2013 5:54:32 PM     (No. 9551982)

Obama obviously thinks all the veterans and visitors to the open air memorials in Washington will blame the Republicans for his infantile actions in closing these memorials.

It´s time for Obama to resign and go back to the sleaze he left in Chicago. He is apparently at home with the vilest of creatures, certainly not with those who love our nation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: texsupreme, 10/5/2013 6:10:07 PM     (No. 9552002)

#2, Looks like about 4.7 million.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/5/2013 6:13:35 PM     (No. 9552006)

"Everyone knows the phrase "government shutdown" doesn´t mean the entire U.S. government is shut down."
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I´m not so sure about that - and even if everyone knows that words don´t mean what they say, there is no excuse for the disgraceful parroting of the "government shutdown" meme by the entire media.

Confucius, for one, knew better than to monkey around with the meaning of terms. "When words lose their meaning," he said, "there is chaos in the land."

Usually it is the Orwellian Left that abuses and misuses language to conceal or misrepresent reality, but in the case of "government shutdown," all sides alike, and particularly journalists and columnists, are guilty of this appalling obfuscation of the truth. Do the people who deliberately misrepresent reality in this matter do so for a reason? Do they enjoy doing it? What causes them repeatedly to use language that is false and misleading when they know better?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/5/2013 6:23:13 PM     (No. 9552013)

Pretty much the only thing that has to be paid is the National Debt. Everybody else is a "moral obligation" assumed to be paid, by a rich capitalist system.

obama knows the Achilles heel of America is the bond rating. So, he is furtively looking for ways to default.

He´s the Kenyan Wonder Boy. The only wonder is how he got 51% (+ massive voter fraud) to want this.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/5/2013 7:13:35 PM     (No. 9552083)

About 90 percent of the DC federal gummint would be shut down by a snowstorm.

Having lived in DC for years and worked on Capitol Hill, I´ve experienced the
local panic over a few snowflakes.

The current hissy fit is due simply to the endless fascination in DC with gazing
at its own navel and telling all of us how vital and important this activity is.

In DC, the perspective is like that of Rome and the Catholic Church about 500 years
ago... the entire Universe revolves around the actions of DC...

And DC is the center of the known Universe.
As any self-respecting Media Ho will emphasize to avid viewers and listeners over and over again.

Turn off the noise and do something else.
Watch sports. Mow the lawn. Whatever.
Ignore these egotistical idiots.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JediJerry, 10/5/2013 9:08:43 PM     (No. 9552163)

As they ask in Al-Anon, "How important is it?".
With a government run by Constitution and Flag burning power and control addicts this guvahmint shutdown has absolutely no affect on me whatsoever. It is not important and they can shut it down permanently for all I care.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: franq, 10/6/2013 8:16:32 AM     (No. 9552514)

Math was never their strong suit, #2. Neither was the truth.

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