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Government may shut down over the omnibus bill

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What are your priorities for the Senate with this information in front of you?

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lovinangels

Asked by lovinangels at 9:03 AM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The gov't has shut down before. The US survived those and will survive this one if it happens. It just shows that Harry Reid and his leadership was no leadership.


    http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/aa102499.htm

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:10 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • So far:


    It's being dropped on us with just a few days to go before the Christmas break, ensuring that no one in Congress has a chance to examine it thoroughly before the vote," he said. "And ensuring that Americans don't have a chance to see what's in it either. This, too, is reason enough to oppose it."


    I have to say, I agree with him. 

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:12 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • That would probably be a good thing right now lol I just heard it on ABC as well.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:12 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • And here is the real meat and potatoes of this argument:


    Republicans and some Democrats argue that the Senate should follow in the footsteps of the House and pass another temporary spending bill to fund the government at current levels until February, when lawmakers would have time to examine the spending. By then, Republicans will control the House and hold six additional seats in the Senate.


    Typical and predictable. 

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:15 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • What is growing in Nevada that would require a near $300,000 earnark to maintain, what weed did they say?>? ]
    When is Nevada not going to get weed control for that much this year?
    And is this enough to shut down gov't for and for how many days?
    It's the time of year, that budget plans are typical, they just need to get some out on the table, and settle some more at an agreed time, what is so hard about this.?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:16 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Shut er down then..

    Also agree with Mitch McConnel
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:17 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • It's being dropped on us with just a few days to go before the Christmas break, ensuring that no one in Congress has a chance to examine it thoroughly before the vote," he said. "And ensuring that Americans don't have a chance to see what's in it either. This, too, is reason enough to oppose it."

    That is in essence, true. However, it was of no concern when Nasty Nancy said we have to pass it, in order to see what is in it, when it came to the HC bill. That was A-OK with him then. Hypocrite
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:19 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I listened to a Senator being interviewed on Hannity's radio show yesterday. (Sorry, I don't remember his name.), but he said that Reid warned them that they would "work through Christmas and right through the New Year's festivities if they didn't get this passed". Well, he said (paraphase) - Bring it on! I'll take that challenge if it means getting a budget that is full of 'pass the bill to see what's in the bill' pork.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:14 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • We don't need to spend on these earmarks. No time to see the bill-just pass it so you can see what's in it? No ! Better the government shut down for a few days, like it did before, with no problems. Just think of all they money that will be saved in those few days! Maybee we should shut down occasionally, just for the money-saving end of it.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 10:21 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Shut er down!!!
    Ibelongtojesus

    Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 2:04 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

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