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#175 - Yeah, it's pretty heavy, Doc. 10/11/2013 on Before we even knew 0
#45 - the one who knocks 10/04/2013 on Facial hair guide to success +1
#244 - it's because they're considered to be an 'essential' part of t… 10/03/2013 on Murica? 0
#114 - thats ridiculous. the sooner Congress stops dicking around the better  [+] (1 new reply) 10/02/2013 on Murica? +1
User avatar #118 - sanguinesolitude (10/02/2013) [-]
true story. The program that is most infuriating is the Women Infants and Children (WIC) program, which provides assistance for impoverished mothers with children to buy groceries. Thats shut down.

so are many veteran services, all our national parks and museums, most of the FDA and EPA, etc.
#98 - Yeah its pretty ******* irritating. If you check …  [+] (3 new replies) 10/02/2013 on Murica? +1
User avatar #106 - sanguinesolitude (10/02/2013) [-]
its not "that expensive" but when your funding is completely shut off. then even not expensive is a lot more than zero.

My father works for a government agency. they have to have left the building by tuesday at 4pm. cant answer phone-calls or emails and cant use their government issued laptops. People still email and call in, but they cant be responded to until the shutdown is over.
#114 - airconditionerman (10/02/2013) [-]
thats ridiculous. the sooner Congress stops dicking around the better
User avatar #118 - sanguinesolitude (10/02/2013) [-]
true story. The program that is most infuriating is the Women Infants and Children (WIC) program, which provides assistance for impoverished mothers with children to buy groceries. Thats shut down.

so are many veteran services, all our national parks and museums, most of the FDA and EPA, etc.
#94 - the museums close because they are considered to be 'non-essen…  [+] (5 new replies) 10/02/2013 on Murica? 0
User avatar #95 - viscerys (10/02/2013) [-]
That kind of annoys me.
#98 - airconditionerman (10/02/2013) [-]
Yeah its pretty fucking irritating. If you check a few government websites they are also completely down, it just amazes me. How can it be that expensive to keep a website up?
User avatar #106 - sanguinesolitude (10/02/2013) [-]
its not "that expensive" but when your funding is completely shut off. then even not expensive is a lot more than zero.

My father works for a government agency. they have to have left the building by tuesday at 4pm. cant answer phone-calls or emails and cant use their government issued laptops. People still email and call in, but they cant be responded to until the shutdown is over.
#114 - airconditionerman (10/02/2013) [-]
thats ridiculous. the sooner Congress stops dicking around the better
User avatar #118 - sanguinesolitude (10/02/2013) [-]
true story. The program that is most infuriating is the Women Infants and Children (WIC) program, which provides assistance for impoverished mothers with children to buy groceries. Thats shut down.

so are many veteran services, all our national parks and museums, most of the FDA and EPA, etc.
#54 - well thank you kind sir, would thumb if i could.  [+] (1 new reply) 10/02/2013 on Murica? +1
User avatar #60 - dafogman (10/02/2013) [-]
No thumb necessary. You're well formed statement is good enough for me.
#162 - Congress has never had a lower approval rate in history, and i… 10/02/2013 on Why the fuck do we pay... 0
#34 - yeah its pretty funny what is deemed to be 'essential' and non… 10/02/2013 on Who will spy on us? +1
#148 - Okay guys, here's the deal:Currently, Republicans control the …  [+] (4 new replies) 10/02/2013 on Why the fuck do we pay... +2
User avatar #170 - areo0420 (10/02/2013) [-]
... But even essential employees aren't working for pay. they'll get paid after the shutdown (assuming it ends after their pay-day). All non-essential employees will also get paid as a kind of glorified vacation. The budget plan includes their wages, so until congress comes to a consensus essential/non-essential employees don't have wages.

However, congress and the president both continue to get paid due to the 27th amendment having set Congress's wages and the President's Salary being "forever" set to $400,000 per year. Congress can't change either one (except their own wages, but that will have to wait for their re-election to change).
User avatar #171 - areo0420 (10/02/2013) [-]
I should clarify my statement about the 27th amendment... after reading it i find it kind of misleading:

The 27th Amendment says that altered wages for congress will not go into effect until they are re-elected (or not re-elected). However, that also makes it so that they cannot be paid less during that time either, so their wage is "set." They already know how much they're spending on their own wages.
User avatar #158 - jacklane (10/02/2013) [-]
I like to keep it more simple than that.

They spend more than they take in and congress wants a feasible budget to pass.

Even if the affordable care act wasn't there, if they have a budget that spends more than it takes in, something needs to fucking change. I don't care what they cut, just make some fucking cuts are quit being irresponsible. Our government is like a teenager with a credit card. Make deep cuts, get enough of a surplus to start paying that fucking debt off, bitches.

Now to go a level deeper, if the Republicans are using it to defund the Affordable Care Act, then that means if the Democrats propose a workable budget while keeping the Affordable Care Act funded, then there ya go! If they reject it (given that it's REASONABLE, IE - not taking essential services away needed to maintain our society) then I will get on the bandwagon and blame the republicans. Until then, I have 50% blame on each side of the aisle.

Now I would like to digress - I think it's funny how government is more "shut down" on holidays than this "shut down."

Also, I would like the shut down to happen for quite a while (1-2 months) because we have learned that budget cuts to selective programs actually helped the economy grow via the "sequester that will bring America to it's knees." Maybe when people look at the figures after a month or two, they will realize our government doesn't need to be so damn big.
#162 - airconditionerman (10/02/2013) [-]
Congress has never had a lower approval rate in history, and it really is well-deserved. All they do nowadays is play politics and generally dick around six ways to Sunday, but usually when it comes down to the deadlines they stop fucking around and get the things they're supposed to get done done (as in the debt ceiling crisis during the summer), and now it seems that even that is too much to ask. The national debt is 14 trillion dollars and climbing and noone seems to give a fuck, there is no fucking liability here. It amazes me that America still has any financial credibility with the rest of the world, considering how much we dick around with our own finances.

As for the government shutting down for a good amount of time, I do agree that the government is bloated beyond belief and in dire need of cuts basically everywhere (especially our military budget- but that's an issue for another day), but its wrong to have 800,000 employees be shafted for two months cuz these fucks are too busy playing 'who's is bigger' to do their damn jobs. The sooner the government is brought back to full operation, the better I say.
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