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Crisis Averted: Debt Ceiling Raised and Government Re-Opens

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  • Center Left
    Independent
    Denton, TX
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    The forum title pretty much tells all: the debt ceiling has been raised and the government is officially fully open again. All those government officials, employees, park and monument workers and the like can all get back to work. And, get their paychecks. Also, any money that they did not make for the last few weeks will be sent to them in a check for work missed. So, they will be compensated after all.

    As for the debt ceiling, basically all that we really did was push the conversation off until February 7th of 2014. And, Obama and company have agreed to fund our government through January 15th, 2014. Seems to be the norm, just keep kicking the can...

    I hear that there was some 'pork' in the bill that passed. Anyone know what was in there that has some people annoyed?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    sbfriedman Wrote: The forum title pretty much tells all: the debt ceiling has been raised and the government is officially fully open again. All those government officials, employees, park and monument workers and the like can all get back to work. And, get their paychecks. Also, any money that they did not make for the last few weeks will be sent to them in a check for work missed. So, they will be compensated after all.

    As for the debt ceiling, basically all that we really did was push the conversation off until February 7th of 2014. And, Obama and company have agreed to fund our government through January 15th, 2014. Seems to be the norm, just keep kicking the can...

    I hear that there was some 'pork' in the bill that passed. Anyone know what was in there that has some people annoyed?
    I guess they all are "porkers"; they always make sure they come out smelling like roses. Anyway which ever way you look at it no one in this government deserves to be there. This little joke on us has cost another 25 billion at least, for which we did not get anything at all.

    Furthermore from the Obama side they still give the same dumb sounds like raising taxes etc. TAX AND SPENT!! No one has the guts to cut the Pentagon budget and stop our useless wars and worldwide deployment of our troops. By ending all these silly hobby's, then you do not have to raise any taxes. How much money did we waste on all our wars? What did we get back for that? Are we any safer? Did these wars solve anything? I guess not. The only effect is that people all over the world hate our guts even more; great result.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    There was some sort of a multi-million dollar spending bill for Mitch Mc Connal's State of Kentucky (sic) for bridge repair, also there was another multi-million dollar bill for Colorado In regards to some type of flood relief, and the one that got a few of the Congressmen a little ticked off was the $190,000.00 given to the widow of the deceased Senator Frank Lautenburg, as a death benefit even though his net worth at the time of his death was $59 million dollars, they explained that this was a reward for his 30 years of service, other Government officials have received this benefit also, it's based on 1 years salary.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Oop's ,I was mistaken , Mitch's deal is for $2 Billion dollars for a proposed dam. He claimed he proposed it a couple of years ago and it was denied but now it's needed as a jobs program.
  • Democrat
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Senator Ted Cruz and the Tea Party's ridiculous Government shutdown cost taxpayers $8 Billion per day for each of the 16 days they refused to settle with the Senate and the President. That amounts to $128 BILLION that could have been used to feed the poor and put to other good uses instead of a stupid protest that signified nothing. The Republicans should think about that when they reflect on their actions to require the Government to cut expenses!
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    JerryY Wrote: Senator Ted Cruz and the Tea Party's ridiculous Government shutdown cost taxpayers $8 Billion per day for each of the 16 days they refused to settle with the Senate and the President. That amounts to $128 BILLION that could have been used to feed the poor and put to other good uses instead of a stupid protest that signified nothing. The Republicans should think about that when they reflect on their actions to require the Government to cut expenses!
    I for one would like to see just how that those figures were arrived at, what with 17% of the government shut down and somewhere in the neighborhood of couple of hundred thousands of workers off payroll, I am now always skeptical of whatever numbers that come out of the press mouths, also don't delude yourself, that $128 Billion would have never feed one single hungry person, instead all of the pork fed politicians would have just gotten fatter.