Oct 1, 2013

Federal Government Shutdown

"A Reuters/Ipsos poll 
showed about one-quarter of
Americans would blame Republicans, 14 percent would blame Obama and 5 percent would blame Democrats in Congress, while 44 percent said everyone would be to blame."
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I am with the 44 percent. There is plenty of blame to go around to both the Republicans and Democrats.  

And of course ultimately it is our fault. We have to elect better more capable people.

If you own a company that is performing badly it is a good idea to change management.  Ditto a sports franchise.

Ditto a government.

I think we need to implement the anti incumbent party. Throw all the rascals out. And elect pragmatic people who know that politics is the art of compromise.

  1. News for government shut down

    Politico
    1. NBCNews.com ‎- 2 hours ago
      The chances of averting a partial shutdown of the federal government seemed to vanish Sunday as leading members of Congress blamed their ...
  2. 66 questions and answers about the government shutdown

    www.usatoday.com/story/news/.../09/...shutdown/2888419/
    23 hours ago - WASHINGTON — It's been 17 years since the federal government last faced a partial shutdownbecause Congress and the president couldn't ...
  3. U.S. government shuts down; Congress remains deadlocked | Reuters

    www.reuters.com/article/2013/.../us-usa-fiscal-idUSBRE98N1122013100...
    20 mins ago - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. governmentpartially shut down for the first time in 17 years on Tuesday as a standoff between President ...
  4. Government shutdown: What you need to know - CNN.com

    www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/politics/government-shutdown-up-to-speed/
    20 hours ago - Let's start with the obvious question: Will thegovernment shut down this week? Most likely.
  5. 10 ways a government shutdown will affect your daily life - CNN.com

    www.cnn.com/2013/09/23/politics/government-shutdown.../index.html
    Sep 23, 2013 - A Park Service police officer stands guard in front of the Lincoln Memorial during a partial shutdown of the federalgovernment in November ...
  6. Senate rejects House amendments to spending bill as shutdown ...

    www.washingtonpost.com/...shutdown...government.../977ebca2-29bd-1...
    9 hours ago - After a stalemate in Congress over the health-care law, the federal government shuts down for the first time in 17 years.
  7. Absolutely everything you need to know about how the government ...

    www.washingtonpost.com/.../absolutely-everything-you-need-to-know-a...
    1 day ago - government shutdown starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, is now upon us. The House and Senate couldn't agree on a bill to fund the government, and ...
  8. government shutdown: What could it look like? - U.S. News

    usnews.nbcnews.com/_.../20745618-a-government-shutdown-what-coul...
    12 hours ago - Government agencies were directed to "execute plans for an orderly shutdown" late Monday as Congress failed to pass a funding bill that ...
  9. Now What? Government shutdown to be felt across America | Fox ...

    www.foxnews.com/.../now-what-who-goes-and-who-stays-during-gover...
    3 hours ago - Hundreds of thousands of Americans are waking up Tuesday unsure about where their next paycheck will come from. Others will find their ...
  10. Government Shuts Down in Budget Impasse - NYTimes.com

    www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/us/.../congress-shutdown-debate.html
    1 day ago - The federal government will shut down for the first time in nearly two decades after last-minute moves in both chambers of Congress failed to ...