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#144 - anonexplains (10/02/2013) [-]
Lol, governments closed. Now 90% of Americans will starve cause they cant get their welfare food and **** . Poor Americans...
User avatar #164 to #144 - Dwarf (10/02/2013) [-]
That's where you're wrong, mother ****** . Welfare is still being funded. Educate yourself, son.
#138 - welcometoatl (10/02/2013) [-]
I'm not sure if I'm overreacting, but I am actually pretty worried about this. Especially since our economy is still recovering from the 2008 market crash. Also, since the FDA is going to be basically non-existent, and other agencies are going to be limited, the well being of the people could be affected. I don't really care much for financial aid for school, since I'm not dependent on it, but I do need medical coverage. I believe my coverage in particular should be unaffected, but that's yet to be seen. I also kinda feel bad about all the federal workers who are going to have to dig into their bank accounts due to the delay in their paychecks.
User avatar #167 to #138 - Dwarf (10/02/2013) [-]
Trust me; you're overreacting. It's not good for our economy, but it's not going to have enough time to be that big of an impact, in my opinion.
#131 - TheSchwartz (10/02/2013) [-]
**TheSchwartz rolled a random image posted in comment #3785850 at Friendly ** Smithsonian's closed. Declaration's probably locked behind a very thick, bulletproof vault.
#112 - manbearpiglet (10/02/2013) [-]
Might as well take the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and The rest of the Amendments...we haven't used them in years.
Might as well take the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and The rest of the Amendments...we haven't used them in years.
User avatar #176 to #112 - wilfredfanforever ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
replace those with dicks pls
User avatar #111 - RisenLichen ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
The..government shut..down?
User avatar #113 to #111 - yusay ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
Yeah, last night.
User avatar #114 to #113 - RisenLichen ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
but why
User avatar #151 to #114 - ronyx (10/02/2013) [-]
Because Tea Party **** for brains members threw up a huss because they're not getting what they want.
User avatar #121 to #114 - yusay ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
Four times a year the US discusses budget. If they don't all decide on something then the govt shuts down. It's not as if the govt crumbles to pieces, just think of it like running on a generator when the storm knocks out your power.
User avatar #117 to #114 - tffan (10/02/2013) [-]
Read this. I know, reading is terrible. Google is your friend.

User avatar #119 to #117 - RisenLichen ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
I had since googled it.
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User avatar #84 - littlevampallana (10/02/2013) [-]
Really? If life wasn't a bitch to deal with all ready. This is why I always say we should do what the Constitution says we can, now I dont remember which amendment it is but i know for sure some where in there is says if the people find the government to be unjust/unfit they have the right to over throw said government and provide a new one. I honestly believe this needs to be done, because the current government is just not cutting it anymore
#141 to #84 - victorianfancyman (10/02/2013) [-]
**victorianfancyman rolled a random image posted in comment #5 at Dont give this to a pissed off GF ** The constitution also says that the executive can do the budget thing if congress is too busy playing golf or ********
User avatar #115 to #84 - yusay ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
The govt is arguing about how our money should be used and you say we should have an anarchy?
User avatar #124 to #115 - littlevampallana (10/02/2013) [-]
not just cause they cant figure out how to spend the money but all the other stupid **** they do, but bascially yes, also forgive me its been a long day and im pissed and over thinking thigs, this being one of them
User avatar #126 to #124 - yusay ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
So we should completely destroy the govt we have now that puts us up near the top of the world in luxuries because of some "stupid **** "?
User avatar #127 to #126 - littlevampallana (10/02/2013) [-]
Dude each his own, you dont think that i do, Its just an opinion, don't get butt hurt over it
User avatar #133 to #127 - ilovehitler (10/02/2013) [-]
Mate, your opinion has no good arguable basis to it. And if you can't take the fact that people will disagree with your opinion, you're the one at fault.

Yes, our government has done things the people do not like. So. ******* . What.
Look at the rest of the world. Look at the middle eastern countries, the african countries, the entirety of the third world countries. Yeah, our government could be worse, but it really isn't terrible in perspective.
And guess what? When the revolution happened, there was already a government practically in place that the American colonists made. It just needed to be free of the brits.
As it currently stands, you know what would happen if the people of america destroyed the country?
**** would get a helluva lot worse. Rioting in the streets, mass anarchy, and crime abundant. What about all the people in embassies at foreign countries? What do we do with them?
If one intends to overthrow a government, they must have a better one ready to be immediately replaced.
User avatar #139 to #133 - littlevampallana (10/02/2013) [-]
I not saying I cant take the fact that people disagree with my opinion, Im saying I dont care. and I could give a rats ass if people agree with me or not, because its the ******* internet, I dont know you, would never want to, and will never have to because, and i'll say it again, It's the internet, The entire world is ****** up as well as this generation, If i could move to the moon I would do it in a heart beat, because I wouldn't have to deal with bs like this. People who take a comment that is made out of anger to far by getting butt hurt over it. K? great bye bye
User avatar #142 to #139 - ilovehitler (10/02/2013) [-]
No, what's happening is somebody is arguing with you and you bail out like a little bitch that can't give basis for his opinions.
User avatar #145 to #142 - littlevampallana (10/02/2013) [-]
I'm not arguing with the person because I didn't really say anything back on the matter, nor did i defend my post, My basis for my opinion is that I hate the government I thought my original comment made that clear.
User avatar #146 to #145 - ilovehitler (10/02/2013) [-]
No, that's not your basis, that's your opinion itself.
The basis for hating something isn't that you hate it; that's sheer ridiculousness. The basis for hating something is the reason why it deserves to be hated.
User avatar #143 to #142 - ilovehitler (10/02/2013) [-]
And if you don't give a rat's ass, why the **** do you even continue this argument?
User avatar #147 to #143 - littlevampallana (10/02/2013) [-]
I dont see it as an argument, I see it as something to do while i wait for my test results
User avatar #148 to #147 - ilovehitler (10/02/2013) [-]
Ah, well that's always a good reason.
User avatar #150 to #148 - littlevampallana (10/02/2013) [-]
See? espically when those results tell weather or not you have breast cancer or not, I needed something to do, so I kept responding, and yah for me that is my basis, I never cared for the goverment so out of pure hate I think that.
User avatar #134 to #133 - ilovehitler (10/02/2013) [-]
*immediately placed, not replaced
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#83 to #80 - lolfire (10/02/2013) [-]
I'm not from America, but this is what I've learned so far.

The Republicans tried to sneak something about de-funding the basic right of healthcare for all and then everyone started arguing and now nobody is talking to each other.

Pretty petty behavior...
User avatar #170 to #83 - ivoryhammer (10/02/2013) [-]
Democrats want to pass a bill that would help people that can't afford healthcare, and it would cost people $100 a month, Republicans shat bricks and are being babies, refusing to negotiate, and started a shutdown.
User avatar #157 to #83 - ethank (10/02/2013) [-]
actualy congress didn't agree with obamas healthcare and wolnt vote for it. so we had to shut down our government. the healthcare thing was chipping mony out of our pockets so in a way this is a nice thng congess did that went to cap.
User avatar #116 to #83 - yusay ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
Not defunding at this point. It's mostly delaying it another year, and then another, until Obama is out. Also it's a lot of arguing.

This is a pretty standard thing, budget talk. It happens once every quarter.
User avatar #106 to #83 - liquidz (10/02/2013) [-]
Everyone acts like it would prevent people from getting healthcare and it won't.

The obamacare system is forcing companies to get insurance for employees that work more than 30 hours... So as they have this requirement now, numerous companies have already kicked people back to 28 hours to avoid doing so. The people still need to buy their own insurance and the companies still are not paying for it.

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User avatar #172 to #82 - ivoryhammer (10/02/2013) [-]
Yeah that's not a biased explanation at all.
User avatar #153 to #82 - ronyx (10/02/2013) [-]
The Tea Party wants the republicans to be utterly destroyed. In 2014 everyone is going to blame the republicans for this and all those people that won't have a paycheck to buy food, pay mortages, pay car payments, pay the bank or pay for gas will remember it was the republicans. Even though it was the tea party.
User avatar #239 to #153 - vortexrain ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
Question: What the **** is the Tea Party? I see it mentioned a lot when it comes to federal spending.
User avatar #296 to #239 - ronyx (10/03/2013) [-]
Tea Party is like Republicans on steroids. Ultra super conservatives, they hate everything that's not white and has blue eyes. They hate the government and somehow have a ******** of money, probably from slave plantations from back in the day.
User avatar #242 to #239 - huntergriff ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
It's...Pretty much republicans...On meth...Or at least that's what I view them as...I honestly have no ******* clue what the **** they are...
User avatar #130 to #82 - awildniglet (10/02/2013) [-]
Found the Tea Partyer!
#105 to #82 - anonexplains (10/02/2013) [-]
That's a pretty opinion-heavy, inaccurate summary. I don't like Obama but a lot of what you said was not true, especially the notion that universal healthcare is against the will of the masses, as most polls show the opposite.
User avatar #109 to #105 - liquidz (10/02/2013) [-]
Check who did those polls, and who was polled.
Questions can be biased, and those interviewed for the questions may already favor it.

How can anyone approve of it, when it forces you to pay for not having something, and further encourages the insurance rates to go up, as well as encouraging businesses to only hire people part time to avoid paying for the even more expensive insurance.

It's more expensive all around.
User avatar #85 to #82 - alhemicar (10/02/2013) [-]
Solution: disband the senate

But since I bet Obama is the only person that has the authority to do so, ur ****** :|
#102 to #85 - builditbetter (10/02/2013) [-]
No, disband the Executive branch is more like it. The senate/HoR are the good guys in this scenario (Better enjoy it too, they haven't been the good guys in a LONG time.)
User avatar #282 to #102 - alhemicar (10/02/2013) [-]
Actually, the Senate and HoR's arguing is what's lead to the government shutdown.
#295 to #282 - builditbetter (10/03/2013) [-]
Yeah, so? I'm not angry with Congress' decision (And I am a government employee) I'm angry with Obama's insistance of a "fine" (actually a tax, but he doesn't think it is) for not having private health insurance. Instead of looking at the Government shutdown, look at WHY they shut it down.
User avatar #81 to #80 - thenewgizmobox (10/02/2013) [-]
yeah, it was on the news and **** because of obamacare or some **** . i'm surprised it wasn't posted here.
#78 - sharksloveme (10/02/2013) [-]
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#75 - fattydoodoo (10/02/2013) [-]
NSA Threat level: Naughty
#69 - EpicNoob (10/01/2013) [-]
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#63 - timmity (10/01/2013) [-]
then it would return to being part of the UK, making the national dept fall on them
then it would return to being part of the UK, making the national dept fall on them
#72 to #63 - notdjfood ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
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User avatar #62 - averagesizedpenis (10/01/2013) [-]
I laughed, then realized this would legitimately be the time to strike.
#61 - Ricogator (10/01/2013) [-]
The government's down, post terrorism!
#59 - chulaksaviour (10/01/2013) [-]
It is time
User avatar #70 to #59 - blokrokker ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
Please do, from what all I've heard, it seems Britain's doing a better job of not cocking things up than we are.
User avatar #71 to #70 - chulaksaviour (10/02/2013) [-]
We have our problems, not government shutting down ones, mind. The majority don't know what they want from Parliament after being mucked about by the Socialist Labour Party and more recently the unfulfilled promises and inept decisions made by the Conservative Tory/Liberal Democrat coalition.

I could go on for a while, but our system of government means it'll never face a stalemate like that of Congress and House of Representatives
User avatar #73 to #71 - blokrokker ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
What you're describing is essentially "modern democracy". I'll take an inept and indecisive government over one that's almost actively ******* us over.
User avatar #79 to #73 - chulaksaviour (10/02/2013) [-]
True, I feel for Americans, because this could end pretty badly in the current global climate. But I also feel that the electorate should stand up more for themselves. There is more to just idly sitting around while those that supposedly represent our countries sell us down the river (for different reasons of course)

With the upwardly negative spin on protesting in the media(due to Occupy, etc), the right to free, peaceful protest is commonly seen as 'dirty' or 'something poor people, students or hippies do'

Which is a shame

Sorry, rant over

#54 - Freelon ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
User avatar #52 - varrlegrimscythe (10/01/2013) [-]
Come on guys we need to focus on more important things.
GTA Online isn't working.
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#48 - ananamouse (10/01/2013) [-]
smile...there's anarchy afoot...
#33 - cycloberrick (10/01/2013) [-]
I had no ******* clue the federal government had shut down until my japanese teacher brought it up in 4th period today, and to be honest, I really have no idea what it's going to effect

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User avatar #57 to #33 - redrex ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
it could potentially cause another depression
#56 to #33 - moldybreadcrumb (10/01/2013) [-]
I bet things will improve because of it
I bet things will improve because of it
User avatar #34 to #33 - LtMcG (10/01/2013) [-]
Well most federal workers won't get paid. So thousands of people are out of the job.

Federally run museums, parks, and other tourist attractions are shut down as well.

Many federal offices will also not be able to respond such as the IRS and embassies in foreign countries.

The effects right now are minimal. If the government were to pass a spending bill by the end of the week, we would see minimal effects. However, anything past that, and the shutdown will affect the economy and society greatly in terms of how much money and activity is being spent.

National security entities like the police and military remain in effect. Their pay however is questionable. The only people still getting paid by the federal government is the members of Congress and the President.
#187 to #34 - anonexplains (10/02/2013) [-]
"The only people still getting paid by the federal government is the members of Congress and the President."

While all the real useful people in the government are getting ****** over...
User avatar #96 to #34 - ultimateshowdown (10/02/2013) [-]
now i don't really understand any of this but what i would like to know is if the government stayed liked this for whatever period of time could it lead to a complete meltdown and anarchy no source of order no cops no military just everyone for themselves?
User avatar #98 to #96 - LtMcG (10/02/2013) [-]

The military and police will always be funded during a shutdown. The first priority of the American government (as any government should be) is to provide security for the rights and freedoms of the individuals who preside that. This their includes life, liberty, and property (gathered from the 14th amendment).

The one thing the government agree on is supply a force that can protect those freedoms from physical, mental, and emotional harm. The biggest loser in this shutdown is the federal workers and the economy. The more likely scenario is not anarchy, but what we saw in the great depression of 1929-1939.
User avatar #99 to #98 - ultimateshowdown (10/02/2013) [-]
i see..that sucks
User avatar #86 to #34 - alhemicar (10/02/2013) [-]
In my ****** up country, if the parliament can't adopt a budget untill the designated date, we automatically use the same budget as last year.

How about the US?
User avatar #88 to #86 - LtMcG (10/02/2013) [-]
We shutdown everything as noted above.
User avatar #91 to #88 - alhemicar (10/02/2013) [-]
And burn everything down?!
User avatar #93 to #91 - LtMcG (10/02/2013) [-]
The government won't burn anything. The people however . . . it's been a while since a revolution so the blood may be boiling.
User avatar #95 to #93 - alhemicar (10/02/2013) [-]
Aw **** it would be awesome if the US would cease to be a major world power because of this.
However, I doubt one political problem can lead to anything that big
User avatar #97 to #95 - LtMcG (10/02/2013) [-]
I don't think our government would let it happen. I don't think that anyone can be that incompetent . . . oh god.

This is not the first time this has happened though. It happened 18 years ago when Clinton was in office. America had it's **** together after that and actually had a good run with the economy afterwards. So this could be a nice rude awakening.
User avatar #67 to #34 - IamWhoIam (10/01/2013) [-]
Those aren't the only people in the government still being paid...
User avatar #90 to #67 - LtMcG (10/02/2013) [-]
I can't list everything. It's just something to note that during the shutdown, the government officials are still paid.
User avatar #92 to #90 - IamWhoIam (10/02/2013) [-]
Yes, which is bogus with the exception of those waiving pay until this gets resolved.
User avatar #46 to #34 - tastyhams (10/01/2013) [-]
The people that refuse to do their jobs and pass a budget are the ones that are still getting paid, ******* brilliant.
User avatar #49 to #46 - LtMcG (10/01/2013) [-]
While this is true, some representatives and senators have submitted memo's to the treasury that they will not be taking any pay checks until normal operations resume. My advice to all Americans would be to check if your Congressman/woman and senators are doing the same and make your judgment about them there.
User avatar #41 to #34 - yamiyo (10/01/2013) [-]
I just found out this is all happening yesterday, so I'm really in the dark. Why exactly is all this taking place?
User avatar #47 to #41 - LtMcG (10/01/2013) [-]
Every fiscal year, which starts on October 1st, Congress must pass a spending bill that outlines the United States federal government budget. Congress has yet to pass such a bill. This bill must also be approved by the President.

The spending bill in the past years has been highly debated because of government debt and increased spending. This year, the House of Representatives has passed 4 spending bills. All of these spending bills have been shot down by the Senate.

The debate between the houses is mostly over Obamacare (or the Affordable Care Act). The House of Representatives wish to decrease funding for it, while the Senate as well as the President wish to see it not touched at all.
User avatar #50 to #47 - yamiyo (10/01/2013) [-]
Ah. So basically the problem is just the same problem that our congress always faces which is that they can't ever seem to get anything done.
User avatar #51 to #50 - LtMcG (10/01/2013) [-]
In a way, yes. I would say that both parties have held the budget with a gun to each others head waiting till one of them budges. Then they go to the papers, point fingers, and ultimately negotiate on nothing. Democrats obviously won't back down from support Obamacare or else it would make them look weak and ruin their campaign for the next election year. Republicans will not support Obamacare because they see it as unnecessary to pass funding for it right now (or possibly ever) as the economy could not support it.
#35 to #34 - cycloberrick (10/01/2013) [-]
wow, that sounds terrible   
also thank you for the information   
have a .gif for your time
wow, that sounds terrible

also thank you for the information

have a .gif for your time
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