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Whom do you blame for the federal government shutdown?

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  2. Republicans
  3. The president
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Scarecrow57

Oct-09-13 5:57 PM

@renudeit. I might agree that health care is right. But Health Insurance is not.

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Pards13

Oct-09-13 3:29 PM

My health care went up 75% for YOUR affordable health care. I would like a thank you. My right to affordable health care has been impinged. Your ability to get health care in NY was always available. The real question is who will pay for it. Because of YOUR actions I and my family have less. I just thought you would like to know.

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renuzit

Oct-09-13 11:45 AM

Personally I want to be empowered, not coward into getting what I deserve. The republicans are holding more than the government here! They want to hold our right to affordable health care. Not fair! It's already a law.

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renuzit

Oct-09-13 11:41 AM

Your health care is a right not a privilege; like we are lead to believe. The republicans want to abolish affordable health care because the insurance companies the (lobbyist)are waaaa, waaaing at the money they will loose by fooling the public into high costs! It's profit my friend! The ACA has had overwhelming support, and you will find that the people have spoken and the corporations must now listen to US!

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renuzit

Oct-09-13 11:36 AM

It is the republican's fault. The debt is the republican's fault. George bush racked up a record debt during his term. It's a fact that most of the republicans can't face. Just like the challenge of trying to pay the money back!

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Scarecrow57

Oct-09-13 7:54 AM

I am amazed by the blind sheep of Obama who say this is all on the Republicans.

Have they not heard the words of Obama and Reid -- "We will not Negotiate". DUH!!! This makes them just as culpable if not more. A least the house has sent numerous bills to the Senate to keep things operational - It is the Senate that is rejecting the spending plans. This is the 6th year in a row that we haven't had a budget on time or at all(something Obama can be proud of). Why this time is Obama shutting things down? Not very Presidential of him.

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Scarecrow57

Oct-09-13 7:49 AM

DaveGibson - the negotiations were three years ago. ACA is the law of the land. There is NOTHING TO NEGOTIATE. It's over. Its time to get on with it.

To be fair Dave, the negotiations involved only Democrats. Republicans were pushed aside and the concerns were never considered. Then Democrats left the door open for this with poor legislation. I they had any brains the entire thing would have been implemented 1-1-2011. Now the bill has seen numerous delays and exemptions.

What infuriates me more than anything is delaying the employer mandate while letting the individual mandate stand. Given how liberals are always whining about the corporation and crying about the little guy it would seem to me they would be up in arms over this injustice. If nothing else it shows how unprincipled and uncaring liberals really are.

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MrBoB51

Oct-08-13 8:57 AM

I think our child-President and Dems generally are being forced to come to terms with the fact that he was not the only one to be elected. All those nasty R's were elected too and they are doing the business of the people who elected them. It's time for ALL of them to quit the shutdown sob stories and get to representing the People of the United States instead of serving their own egos. About the only business where extensive amounts of time are spent assigning blame is in the practice of Law. Notice how many Lawyers are in Congress? That's why problems like this don't get easily resolved, they waste too much time trying to assign blame before getting around to working on the problem.

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Pards13

Oct-07-13 12:18 PM

Nero is playing the violin er I mean golf. The number of people who can afford to pay for Obama care is shrinking. By the way Dave I'm still waiting for the name of the insurance company that is as inexpensive as you say it is.

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MrBoB51

Oct-07-13 8:04 AM

Of course the majority of progressive libs blame Republicans or Tea Party or Conservitives for the shutdown dave, we all know that. Can't you come up with something other than constantly citing Fox News and bogus polls? Don't you have any opinions absent of BS to share with us? Oh, and by the way I'm not a Conservative or Republican or Liberal or a Progressive or any combination thereof. I am a Constitutional Individualist and a registered Democrat, get something right for once will you.

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revoltnow

Oct-07-13 3:48 AM

i think the POLL should be manipulated to ask the simple question that's been on my mind for many elections.

DID YOU VOTE FOR THIS CLOWN????

since Ron Regans first election iv'e been asking this of all around me. and still cant seem to find the guilty party.....seems like BULL if the most populated sector of the country doesn't want it then why/who does? and why should we have to cave every 4 years to someone elses want's/needs.

so, if your all still wondering who's at fault for anything. replace your monitor with a mirror!!!

never has there been more reason to circle the wagons and REVOLT....

also. to weed out the simple minded tards that's opinions have no meaning. only those that actually get out and VOTE/REVOLT... should be alowed to comment on political questions.. if your not making an effort to be HEARD... then shut up.

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TiredOfTax

Oct-06-13 3:40 PM

Because it is so much more important than what his attention should be on...

OBAMA OPEN TO NAME CHANGE FOR WASHINGTON REDSKINS

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TiredOfTax

Oct-06-13 1:50 PM

Dave, I suggest that you broaden your news intake. Limited as you are in your ideas it would be an eye opener!

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MrBoB51

Oct-06-13 1:33 PM

In spite of all the frantic finger pointing the fact is all Govt 'shutdowns' are the 'fault' of the political majority by design. Despite all the attempts to shred it, the Constitution keeps on chugging along and the blame for the Federal Government shutdown is the Federal Government itself. The rest is just picking the individual goat(s).

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MrBoB51

Oct-06-13 1:14 PM

Puppy, was there a point somewhere in your last post? You're reciting old news, we're not the low information Americans you're used to but thanks for reminding us of the obvious. Now catch up with the conversation, if you can.

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DaveGibson

Oct-06-13 1:07 PM

MrBob, only wrong to your narrow conservative mindset. Americans are paying attention, and the majority are laying the blame for the shutdown on Republicans. Try turning off Fox News.

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MrBoB51

Oct-06-13 12:57 PM

Wow dave, don't you realize there is so much wrong in what you post?

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laker88

Oct-05-13 9:37 AM

How bout the idiot congressman who had the gall to say the park rangers, who aren't getting paid, should be "ashamed"...Ha, talk about irony!!! Any congressman who says someone should be ashamed better look in the mirror.

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TiredOfTax

Oct-05-13 7:55 AM

I was watching the SIEU picketers on TV the other night, one was a McDonalds worker... they go to any length to mislead the American public. The real Federal workers were off doing vacation stuff, as they are going to get all the back pay. Now there is a great job, layoff and pay. A PAID VACATION added to the many, many weeks of vacations from jobs that are not very demanding! Who gets that in the private sector

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JohnSteady

Oct-05-13 5:14 AM

I love government workers posting comment on the taxpayers dollar

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JohnSteady

Oct-05-13 5:08 AM

Look at the elected whiners that are claiming "THEY NEED THEIR PAYCHECK!" Really??? In the real world, if you don't perform your fired! In Washington they still want a paycheck for still doing nothing! Should file a class action suit to stop their pay until they accomplish everything to stop this shutdown! Don't like it then resign and try to get a real job!

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JohnSteady

Oct-05-13 5:05 AM

Affordable heathcare for whom? Do the research, even Wally worlds underpaid employees can't afford it! MrBob after the Enron scandal my retirement does nothing with stocks so I DON'T PROFIT from it. The real blame is on the voters! All those that keep re-electing these clowns time and time again! Just look at Albany, What has Farley done to warrant all the years he's been milking the system? Sorry but to do things just before an election doesn't count. He was part of the mess that never passed a budget on time and then he brags he was part of 3 on time budgets. Same goes for Washington!

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YuppiePuppy

Oct-04-13 11:57 PM

wow, the repub minority in here still forgets it lost the election for the presidency less than 1 year ago(a win for the Affordable Care Act)and lost seats in the Senate (a win for the Affordable Care Act)and lost seats in the house(a win for the Affordable Care Act)all less than 1 year ago. but lets forget that and focus on the 2010 wins, and why they were voted in. hilarious and so sad at the same time.

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TiredOfTax

Oct-04-13 10:36 PM

It is not over. Mot until they get it right, in a Bipartisan way. Not this ONE WAY as it is the WRONG WAY! There was no negotiation then so there must be now. I was reading today how there is a way for the House to defund Obamacare all by themselves without the Senate. As this may be legal should they just go ahead and do it? Or would you prefer that they got together and did something?

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DaveGibson

Oct-04-13 9:09 PM

TOT- the negotiations were three years ago. ACA is the law of the land. There is NOTHING TO NEGOTIATE. It's over. Its time to get on with it.

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