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MJSeals October 17th, 2013 2:42am

They government shutdown will end tonight, we will not default. In the end was the shutdown a bad thing? (other then the armed guards placed at the National Mall)

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jvc1133 61535
10/19/13 6:02 am

Yes, but it backfired, quiters.

rickvee Living the dream
10/17/13 4:00 am

It was a wake up call to show how petty and vindictive obama really is.

10/17/13 2:28 am

It should still be going...

Torfin Never Behind
10/17/13 1:51 am

We would not have defaulted in any case. Unless Obummer defaulted purposefully.

smacc DunningKruger
10/16/13 10:23 pm

Yes, all harm no gain.

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
10/16/13 10:08 pm

It exposed just how unnecessary most government programs and workers truly are.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/16/13 10:29 pm

It absolutely did not!! Some programs - like FEMA and food inspectors actually had to be called back due to emergencies. Other programs closed and effected people greatly. Where I live it is wood cutting season but the forest service was not open

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/16/13 10:29 pm

To sell wood permits so no one could cut wood for heat this winter - not good.

commonman1 Peace
10/16/13 9:35 pm

Actually default was never possible.

BCKR Onward and upward
10/16/13 8:59 pm

Yes. The do-nothing House, which has been getting paid to do nothing while complaining about govt spending, forced the govt to do nothing for two weeks to make the point, then voted to give govt workers back pay for that period that they didn't work.

BCKR Onward and upward
10/16/13 9:01 pm

Now, I'm of the opinion that they shouldn't have shut it down in the first place, but that just undermines the whole principle, giving the lie to the Repubs' claim that it was about principle. It was about politics, and the back pay was an attempt at

BCKR Onward and upward
10/16/13 9:01 pm

...getting political cover. Both asinine and rude.

badattitude no place like home
10/16/13 8:37 pm

We never would have defaulted on our debt. It was all a ruse.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/16/13 7:46 pm

Of course, since it all was posturing and had nothing to do with getting the deficit under control..

RJ1969 SoCal
10/16/13 7:43 pm

Yes. Your question is easily answered with a google search.

MJSeals Esq.
10/16/13 7:50 pm

Maybe, I just want to know people's opinions

10/16/13 7:43 pm

There were guards there in 1995 if I have heard correctly.

MJSeals Esq.
10/16/13 7:51 pm

Maybe, idk, I just don't want the "Obama tried to make it worse because...." Argument