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No U.S. Government Shutdown This Week 385

A Reader writes "If you were hoping for a government shutdown today, you are going to be disappointed. In a last-hour cliffhanger, Democrats and Republicans managed to agree with each other enough to keep the government funded for the rest of the current fiscal year. Since the budget bill that finally passed was a compromise, no one is happy with it. So it goes. That's how things work in a representative government."
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No U.S. Government Shutdown This Week

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 09, 2011 @09:17AM (#35766874)


    I seriously doubt any of us have much in common with any of them.


    Well, given the way earmarks are entered into bills without the representative having to name himself, they certainly have a lot in common with anonymous cowards.

    captcha: cocaine. how appropriate.

  • by garcia ( 6573 ) on Saturday April 09, 2011 @09:25AM (#35766908)

    However, it will be very equally applied. Congress doesn't get paid either--especially being that they're not doing their jobs anyway.

    And when we shut it down, it gets shut down. That means no more bombs dropping in countries that don't need to be receiving our expensive military tech. It means no more funding for anything people depend on.

    You know why this is important? So people revolt and get rid of Obama, all of the Democrats, and all of the Republicans, and all of the rest of the people who sit in Washington and twiddle their thumbs arguing over absolutely ridiculous crap all day.

    It's time for change and since one man, who promised to bring it, couldn't. It's time for 300+ million of us to.

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