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GOP Rep Matt Salmon: ‘It’s About Time’ For A Government Shutdown
Mediaite ^ | January 7, 2013 | MEENAL VAMBURKAR

Posted on 01/07/2013 10:12:51 PM PST by JustTheTruth

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) paid a visit to CBS’ Face the Nation this past weekend, and argued that a government shutdown would do us all some good. Referring back to the 1995, Salmon argued a shutdown could bring about some real progress on the fiscal front.

“I was here during the government shutdown in 1995,” Salmon said, noting that there was a divided government at the time, with Democratic President Bill Clinton and a Republican Congress.

“I believe that that government shutdown actually gave us the impetus, as we went forward, to push toward some real serious compromise,” he added. “I think it drove Bill Clinton in a different direction, a very bipartisan direction.”

Specifically, Salmon pointed to welfare reform and a balanced budget.

“You think that’s a good idea?” Bob Schieffer asked.

“Yes, I do,” Salmon replied.

“You really do?” Schieffer reiterated.

“Yes, I think it’s about time,” he replied.

“I think it would be terribly irresponsible,” Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) countered. “The last thing we ever want to do is to essentially declare the United States of America bankrupt — that would just be terrible, it would be devastating.”


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1 posted on 01/07/2013 10:12:55 PM PST by JustTheTruth
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To: JustTheTruth

” “The last thing we ever want to do is to essentially declare the United States of America bankrupt — that would just be terrible, it would be devastating.”

No, that would be a good start.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 10:18:08 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: JustTheTruth

“Burn baby, burn”

It won’t be a riot it will be a rebellion!


3 posted on 01/07/2013 10:18:24 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: JustTheTruth

No Republicans have the guts.


4 posted on 01/07/2013 10:20:57 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: JustTheTruth

I like this man.


5 posted on 01/07/2013 10:25:04 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

I agree. It’s about time Republicans showed some backbone and stood up to this administration. If they don’t, we’re done for!!!


6 posted on 01/07/2013 10:35:06 PM PST by Fran B (Love!)
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To: JustTheTruth

What they are afraid of, is if the federal government gets shut down how many people will realize that they don’t really need them as much as they thought.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 10:43:52 PM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Fran B

You’re so right!


8 posted on 01/07/2013 10:49:08 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: max americana
No, that would be a good start.

agreed wholeheartedly
9 posted on 01/07/2013 11:06:24 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: JustTheTruth

!


10 posted on 01/07/2013 11:12:38 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: JustTheTruth

Shut the government and its thousands of agencies down for good. All that government should do is is military,border control, international dealings with other countries .


11 posted on 01/07/2013 11:47:11 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: max americana

I do not disagree with the benefits of a shut down, but I don’t think it is wise for conservatives to explicitly say as much on a public forum. Actions speak louder than words.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 12:07:34 AM PST by monocle
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To: max americana

Naturally the rats would fear a government shutdown - - the only people who would notice would be the Democrat party’s moocher base.
Shut it down.


13 posted on 01/08/2013 12:10:33 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: JustTheTruth

The MSM and liberals (=democrats) will claim that not extending debt limit is defaulting on loans.

That is not correct. The cost of servicing the debt is less than 7% of the budget, and tax revenues are 60% of the budget.

So there is plenty of tax revenues to pay all debt obligations.

The feds can just furlough all federal agencies, postpone construction projects and postpone military purchases, and there will be enough tax money left to cover all social security checks, Medicare, Medicaid etc.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 12:15:14 AM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: JustTheTruth
Shut her down.

Put me where the final light switch is. I will shut her off.

Stop the spending/ the waste. Most of the agencies are a repeat for the same job positions. Do the basis functions. Stop answering to the UN and this global one business. Enough. I am tired of paying for the slackers/food stamp queen with an over weight problem along with their 3 children all cramping inside a brand new SUV that I saw tonight at Publix. We balance our budgets at home. If we write a bad check, before you know it I suspect a deputy at the door with a summons... off to see the judge. No money for lights, no water, no rent no car no Big Mac or no movies. Works for us-why don't they live the same way in DC with our tax dollars.

15 posted on 01/08/2013 12:48:21 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Christie at the beach
Most of the government agencies are a repeat for the same job positions. Do the basis functions.

The same basic functions of nothing or just hurting the private businesses as in the EPA, FDA ,IRS,FEC ,FCC ,EEOC, OFCCP, etc.. So get rid of them ALL and we'll all be better off and have more freedom and our economy would work better.

16 posted on 01/08/2013 1:54:43 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: JustTheTruth

We need a demonstration of how much government we can live without.


17 posted on 01/08/2013 3:28:40 AM PST by Joe Bfstplk
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To: JustTheTruth

One lone voice in a sea of surrender...


18 posted on 01/08/2013 4:04:07 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: JustTheTruth

We have been here before. I won’t believe it until it happens. Bonehead and his cronies do not have the guts to do this. In the end, they will just kick the can down the road a little more, enabling the Dear Leader and screwing another generation of children.


19 posted on 01/08/2013 4:11:22 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: Caipirabob

IMO the only thing that will fix this country is to stop the spending and “pork barrel” attachments to every piece of legislation that gets on the table. The best place to start is to ELIMINATE all add-on’s that have NOTHING to do with the purpose of the initial bill. Make it illegal to include such add-ons (if it isn’t already illegal). I would bet that there would be major reductions in spending if that ever happened (highly unlikely it will)


20 posted on 01/08/2013 4:16:32 AM PST by Progov
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To: entropy12

Repeat for good measure. The real truth unlike the lying and deceiving proceeding forth from the open mouth of the one.

The MSM and liberals (=democrats) will claim that not extending debt limit is defaulting on loans.

That is not correct. The cost of servicing the debt is less than 7% of the budget, and tax revenues are 60% of the budget.

So there is plenty of tax revenues to pay all debt obligations.

The feds can just furlough all federal agencies, postpone construction projects and postpone military purchases, and there will be enough tax money left to cover all social security checks, Medicare, Medicaid etc.

14 posted on Tue Jan 08 2013 01:15:14 GMT-0700 (Mountain Standard Time) by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)


21 posted on 01/08/2013 4:18:34 AM PST by wita
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To: JustTheTruth

I doubt any DC politician really wants us to discover we can get along perfectly fine without them.

We know how the story will go. Rather than cutting a few 1,000 non-essential bureaucrats so government can continue operating on tax receipts, they will threaten us with cutting off military paychecks, Medicare and SS.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 4:26:36 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: JustTheTruth
I have complained for years about tone deaf Republicans, and this is a classic example. A government shutdown would be disruptive in the short run, unsupportable if continued for any length of time, and highly damaging politically for whomever gets tagged with the responsibility.

That doesn't mean we have to roll over and give Obama everything he wants.

Republicans should pass a budget with serious spending reform and not a penny more. The debt limit increase should be contingent on the dems meeting us halfway. But we can insist that Harry Reid pass a budget in regular order, so the House and Senate can go to conference. Etc., etc, etc. The point is, pass a Republican budget with spending cuts, and let the democrats take the blame for any shutdown.

So start by getting the Republican caucus in a room and take turns writing on the chalkboard a hundred times apiece: "Pass a Republican budget FIRST, and let the democrats take the blame for a shutdown." To do that, Republicans have to pass a budget, defend their budget, and then with every breath express regret that democrat intransigence is shutting down the government.

But noooo ... here we have Republicans rushing out to bluster about shutting down the government to extort a deal from the democrats. I.e., we're going to shut down the government in order to force cuts in social security, medicare, and medicaid. And some of our members can't wait to rush out and boast about it.

Why don't we just paste a sign on our backs said "I'm stupid, kick me."

People complain about Democrats playing chess while Republicans are playing checkers. Sheesh ... these guys aren't even competent to play checkers.

23 posted on 01/08/2013 4:31:00 AM PST by sphinx
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To: JustTheTruth

Every government employee got their paychecks following the shutdown of ‘95. Just a little late, that’s all...


24 posted on 01/08/2013 6:35:05 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: monocle

Bingo.

1. We must blame any shutdown on dems and not make it appear the pubs want it

2. What conservatives want is to address spending. So don’t distract from the message which is to reduce spending. A shutdown only happens if the dems force it. The message is not “shutdown”. It is to “reduce govt spending”.


25 posted on 01/08/2013 4:34:41 PM PST by plain talk
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