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Obama Issues Government Shutdown Threat
FoxNews ^ | Published February 16, 2011 | FoxNews.com | Chris Stirewalt

Posted on 02/16/2011 3:20:45 PM PST by TSgt

Anatomy of a Government Shutdown

“Of course a shutdown is possible because that's what the Republicans are threatening us with on national TV, Meet the Press or one of those dandies or whatever the show was. The Republican leader was asked, and I'm paraphrasing, 'is there going to be a government shutdown?' and he wouldn't respond to the question. So, this isn't Schumer or Reid or Hoyer. Of course it's a possibility. That's what we're trying to avoid."

-- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talking to reporters about House Speaker John Boehner

President Obama warned of stopped Social Security checks and issued a formal veto threat Tuesday to the Republican spending plan currently being debated in the House, setting the stage for a potential government shutdown next month.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fubo; hussein; insane; jimmyquaeda2; justeffingdoit; obama; obamagovshutdown
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Fine, we meet at high noon...
1 posted on 02/16/2011 3:20:47 PM PST by TSgt
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To: TSgt

What is the bad news?


2 posted on 02/16/2011 3:22:18 PM PST by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: TSgt

Go ahead, “make my day”!
and from star wars I when C3P0 says “Shut them down, shut them ALL down”


3 posted on 02/16/2011 3:23:11 PM PST by princess leah
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To: Radix

Who will surf porn all day?

The horror!


4 posted on 02/16/2011 3:23:23 PM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: TSgt
SS checks don't stop...that's a different kitty...

Govt. Employee checks could stop though....

5 posted on 02/16/2011 3:23:27 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Radix

That’s my question too.


6 posted on 02/16/2011 3:25:20 PM PST by benewton
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To: TSgt

I’m in favor of it. How long do we have to keep it closed to wipe out the budget defecit?


7 posted on 02/16/2011 3:26:40 PM PST by americanophile ("The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon." - George Washington)
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To: Sacajaweau
SS checks don't stop...that's a different kitty... Govt. Employee checks could stop though....

Such as the people who you call to figure out why you aren't getting your SS or military retirement or military disability checks.

8 posted on 02/16/2011 3:28:03 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: TSgt
"Light on the butter, please!"


9 posted on 02/16/2011 3:28:09 PM PST by twister881
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To: TSgt

During the last “government shutdown”, the sitting president got all the blame. Let’s just make sure that happens again.


10 posted on 02/16/2011 3:30:44 PM PST by Walrus (My congressman got booted this year --- how about yours?)
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To: TSgt

Scum sucking swine. He wants to destroy this country.


11 posted on 02/16/2011 3:31:02 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TSgt

Now’s our chance to lock ‘em out!


12 posted on 02/16/2011 3:31:54 PM PST by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: TSgt
The Republicans have to learn how to SUCCEED where they have FAILED in the past.

We need to cut this budget dramatically even if it requires shutting down the govt.

To do so we need to get the American people on our side. That's where the pubbies failed last time.

Well, this time we need to WIN, and the dems need to LOSE, for the sake of our children and grandchildren. It's that important.

Start talking to the American people, Republicans!


13 posted on 02/16/2011 3:32:00 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: TSgt

Hey, maybe he gets it after all!


14 posted on 02/16/2011 3:32:36 PM PST by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: Radix

The bad new is that he’s going to blame it on Republicans, and the MSM is going to exploit it.


15 posted on 02/16/2011 3:32:43 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Walrus
Government shutdowns are great for the DJIA!

16 posted on 02/16/2011 3:32:52 PM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: TSgt

He’s not going to do anything to jeapordize his chance at re-election. Then again repubs will compromise before hand so this threat will never have a chance to be carried out.


17 posted on 02/16/2011 3:33:33 PM PST by eak3
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To: TSgt

Reply to Obama: “Do ya feel lucky today, punk? Well? Do ya?”


18 posted on 02/16/2011 3:33:37 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Witty saying TBD.)
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To: trisham

Oy.


19 posted on 02/16/2011 3:33:45 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Walrus

I hope you’re right. I hope that this is the final nail in the coffin for his career.


20 posted on 02/16/2011 3:35:24 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Radix
"No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."

Mark Twain (1866)

21 posted on 02/16/2011 3:35:31 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Walrus

My memory was that Clinton was able to make it ricochet on Gingrich.


22 posted on 02/16/2011 3:36:54 PM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: TSgt

Every Republican in Congress, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, should say, “this is Obama’s government shutdown”. Everytime they speak, Republicans should say that.

REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!

This will be how Obama owns the deficit and government gridlock.


23 posted on 02/16/2011 3:37:36 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: TSgt

24 posted on 02/16/2011 3:37:55 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: SatinDoll

I have little faith in the Republicans in Congress.


25 posted on 02/16/2011 3:41:03 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TSgt

Army here Sarge,
But I’d bet the marxist turd would poop his pants were he to have to meet you at high noon or any other timne.


26 posted on 02/16/2011 3:41:29 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Bean Counter; All

27 posted on 02/16/2011 3:42:09 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Locomotive Breath

Not with the way the net is today


28 posted on 02/16/2011 3:42:30 PM PST by italianquaker ( teabag the vote!!)
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To: Locomotive Breath

Gigrich didn’t help himself...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdown_of_1995

The Republicans blamed Clinton for the shutdown, and Clinton blamed the Republicans. Public opinion favored the president; Clinton’s approval rating rose to the highest it had been since his election. The Republicans’ support was further diminished two days later when Gingrich made a widely-reported complaint about being snubbed by Clinton; Tom DeLay called it “the mistake of his [Gingrich’s] life”.[1]

DeLay writes in his book No Retreat, No Surrender:[3]

“He told a room full of reporters that he forced the shutdown because Clinton had rudely made him and Bob Dole sit at the back of Air Force One... Newt had been careless to say such a thing, and now the whole moral tone of the shutdown had been lost. What had been a noble battle for fiscal sanity began to look like the tirade of a spoiled child. The revolution, I can tell you, was never the same.”

Gingrich’s complaint gave rise to the perception of his behaving in a petty egotistical manner, and Clinton defended the seating arrangement as a courtesy to Gingrich, the back of the plane being closer to his pickup car.[1] Later, the polls suggested that the event badly damaged Gingrich politically.[4]


29 posted on 02/16/2011 3:42:30 PM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: TSgt

Hope everyone signs up....spread the word. This is a grassroots movement. What do you want to cut today?

http://majorityleader.house.gov/YouCut/


30 posted on 02/16/2011 3:43:35 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: TSgt

Shut It Down!


31 posted on 02/16/2011 3:45:49 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: TSgt

The only ones talking about a gubment shutdown are the dems and Bowbama. They think ‘95 will be repeated. But, the mood of the country right now, will stick it to ‘em in ‘12! No one forgot the last two years in the mid-terms. It will be a repeat, and quite possibly much worse, for the dems and Bowbama in ‘12 than it was in November.


32 posted on 02/16/2011 3:47:30 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: americanophile

Given expenditures of 150 percent of revenue?

You’d be making 3 trillion a year, and in 75 weeks would have paid back everything that Obama has spent.


33 posted on 02/16/2011 3:51:32 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: Sacajaweau

Does the -resident actually have the power to stop Social Security checks?

Will he stop all welfare, unemployment, SDI checks, gub’mint pension checks too?

Who knew he had such powers?


34 posted on 02/16/2011 3:52:18 PM PST by jacquej
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To: TSgt

Obama’s gonna stop the social security checks?

It’s gonna be ugly out on the streets. I’ll be out there with my walker.


35 posted on 02/16/2011 3:52:34 PM PST by altura
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To: TSgt


36 posted on 02/16/2011 3:53:35 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TSgt

37 posted on 02/16/2011 3:53:45 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: TSgt

BRING IT OSAMA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB4D-GbQ9A4


38 posted on 02/16/2011 3:54:10 PM PST by CommieCutter (I'll get an internet ID when Obama shows his birth certificate.)
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To: jacquej

Could he be more irritating?

I think he could.


39 posted on 02/16/2011 3:54:43 PM PST by altura
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To: Chode

Priceless.


40 posted on 02/16/2011 3:55:02 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: trisham

Let them— Let them continue to expose themselves as the state run media they’ve become.


41 posted on 02/16/2011 3:57:46 PM PST by CommieCutter (I'll get an internet ID when Obama shows his birth certificate.)
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To: Locomotive Breath

“My memory was that Clinton was able to make it ricochet on Gingrich.”

That was in 1995 when there was not a huge Federal defecit. Things are a lot different now.


42 posted on 02/16/2011 3:57:52 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: CommieCutter

I hope you’re right, but the fact that he was elected has made me cynical.


43 posted on 02/16/2011 4:00:38 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TSgt

I liked it when the Feral gubberment was shut down in 1995 and I’d like it even more today. A shutdown will fly very well today. People are on the warpath over public employee compensation

Oboingo better be careful. He shuts it down and it will blow up in his jug eared face


44 posted on 02/16/2011 4:04:17 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: antiRepublicrat

toughsky shitsky

Shut the damn thing down.

I’ve missed payroll checks and even had them bounce. Unlike govt checks... those private enterprise payroll checks don’t ever get made up later. Deal with it.

BTW, I’ve got family on the govt payroll. We will manage.


45 posted on 02/16/2011 4:05:36 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Walrus
During the last “government shutdown”, the sitting president got all the blame.

Uh, not really. Newt Gingrich is still wearing the scars from that one.

46 posted on 02/16/2011 4:06:23 PM PST by GVnana
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To: Sacajaweau

... afraid not, checks are on auto-pilot ...they’ll go out without human interaction...


47 posted on 02/16/2011 4:09:09 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Sacajaweau

... afraid not, checks are on auto-pilot ...they’ll go out without human interaction...


48 posted on 02/16/2011 4:09:24 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: TSgt

Obama is trying to use the fear tactic on the elderly and disabled - no social security checks. Can you imagine if this did happen how many old people would be pissed off. Look at all the old senators and congressman who get social security and their salary from the government. Conyers, McCain, Reid, Biden (Vice President) and Kerry are just a few

Direct Depost is the status quo of Social Security beginning in March or is it may 2011 all remaining social security recipients whom been receiving it in the mail will have to have a bank deposit established.

So GOP call his bluff. Ask your represntative to send out an assurrance that this will not happen if a government shutdowns does occur.


49 posted on 02/16/2011 4:11:02 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: TSgt
You mean the bureaucratic mess that seizes more and more power over our lives might stop for a time? Oh Heaven forbid!
50 posted on 02/16/2011 4:12:03 PM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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