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Posted 4/8/11
This is interesting, and I for one feel that it is high time we Americans aborted children who would lead our country into potential debacles such as this. I feel that the government needs more to spend on anything in general and not just being nearly bankrupt with the Orient at our throats owning most of our debt.

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/08/6432203-a-shutdown-over-spending-or-abortion-two-sides-disagree?gt1=43001
Posted 4/8/11 , edited 4/8/11
I'm not too big on politics, yet I fail to see how cutting funding to abortion clinics is going to cure America's debt.
Posted 4/8/11
.... Cutting abortion funds won't do much help in the long run. I don't see how this will work.
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Posted 4/8/11
Meh. It'll be over in a few weeks. It's not like it hasn't happened before.
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Posted 4/8/11

-Meloxiqe wrote:

Meh. It'll be over in a few weeks. It's not like it hasn't happened before.


Exactly!
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Posted 4/8/11
I hope it gets shut down. That's right, I said it, because maybe this will send a message to the two-party monopoly that we the people demand that they start doing the things we put them in there to do or else we'll vote them out.
Posted 4/8/11
It's like history is repeating itself. The Great Depression all over again Might help a little.....But I'm not sure. America is already losing on education and now this...
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Posted 4/8/11
if they shutdown the government im pretty sure that there will be some sort of backlash.
them shutting down means that all of our troops including the ones over seas in hostile territory will not be getting paid, which is going to make all of their bills delinquent and put the economy into an even more horrible state!!

I think its time for someone to kick all these politicians out and get rid of all the ridiculous thoughts they come up with.
it's stated in our constitution that if we don't think they are doing a good job we the american people have the right to overthrow the government!

ways to stop excess spending:

stop rewarding people for sitting on their butts and popping out babies that they can't afford.
instead of giving people incentive for having more kids, give them incentives when they only have one.
free birth control methods, im sorry but there are some people who just don't need to procreate.
stop spending a bunch of money on inmates, i mean they don't need satellite tv and internet. whatever happened to prisoners doing hard labor and having the minimum, honestly it seems like they get it easier than people who work themselves to the bone just to scrape by.
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Posted 4/8/11

fatbarbE wrote:

stop spending a bunch of money on inmates, i mean they don't need satellite tv and internet. whatever happened to prisoners doing hard labor and having the minimum, honestly it seems like they get it easier than people who work themselves to the bone just to scrape by.


I have to agree with this. I know someone who purposely got himself throw in jail just because it was easier for him than having to work for a living. He had more there than he did outside of prison. How is that punishment?

But I honestly don't see how cutting abortion funds will help. The U.S. is in deep shit, and a quick solution like that won't do much in the long run.
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Posted 4/8/11
i haven't heard anything about cutting abortion funds...
but i know for a fact they are at least cutting the paychecks of soldiers if not stopping payment all together and expecting them to continue to work!

Posted 4/8/11
Looks like America is going to lose it's number one spot to China.
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Posted 4/8/11 , edited 4/8/11
I'm getting really tired of this crap. Even as a Conservative(for the most part), I'm getting sick of , what seems to me, the tea party agenda being advanced ahead of the good of the country (typical politics in this day and age). It looks like it's come down to the usual tricks. From what I read there isn't even that much of the Planned Parenthood spending allocated for abortions. It's just politics as usual........
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Posted 4/8/11
didn't shut down, what a shame I was looking forward anarchy lol
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Posted 4/8/11 , edited 4/8/11
The main reason the government was going to shut down was because America had passed it's borrowing budget. The Democrats and the Republicans in congress couldn't negotiate a budget/didn't want to compromise, hence we have this issue.

Also the government shutting down would not have the effects you guys think it will (Great Depression ect.) Most likely they will just cut spending in the other programs. (Education)


fatbarbE wrote:

i haven't heard anything about cutting abortion funds...
but i know for a fact they are at least cutting the paychecks of soldiers if not stopping payment all together and expecting them to continue to work!



Of course, they're government workers. If the government starts running out of money they'll cut wages of their government employees. (Same thing private businesses tend to do if they're not making as good as a profit that they want)

Protip: Politicians only care about themselves. They rarely care about the people.
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