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As government shutdown nears, Deval Patrick criticizes 'radical right wing' for lack of compromise
masslive.com ^ | September 30, 201 | Dan Ring

Posted on 09/30/2013 5:36:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

BOSTON — As the federal government moved closer to a partial shutdown, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday criticized conservative Republicans in Washington for the failure of Congress to compromise and avoid a closure.

"I don't think there is a citizen who ought not be seriously dismayed by the willingness of a small group of radical right wing Tea Party members to drive the economy and the country over a cliff," Patrick told reporters on Beacon Hill.

Patrick said the shutdown "is a very dumb thing to do and a very disappointing thing."

Patrick criticized the U.S. House's approval of a funding bill that would delay President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 health-care law for one year and repeal a tax on medical devices. The U.S. Senate on Monday voted 54 to 46 along party lines to turn down the House bill.

Patrick suggested that Republicans in the House are acting against the will of voters.

"Elections mean something," Patrick said. "Votes in Congress mean something. We've had votes, we've had elections and we've had a Supreme Court decision that affirms health care reform in this country. An awful lot of people will benefit from it. We need to move on."

Patrick outlined some of the effects of a possible shutdown.

"Ready or not, if it comes we we're going to have to deal with it. It is not going to be pretty.

"In addition to the big picture and how it affects an economic recovery nationally, something that no economist or analyst quarrels with, there are going to be air traffic controllers and food inspectors and other federal employees here, who if they do work, won't be paid for that work for a period of time."

"There are grant programs that get suspended. There are student loan programs, small business loan program – all of that freezes in the event of a shutdown."

Obama said Friday that a shutdown would freeze federal loans for rural communities, small business owners and families buying a home.

The Food and Drug Administration said it would limit some activities but would continue to monitor recalls and would continue investigations.

The partial shutdown begins at midnight tonight when the federal fiscal year ends. Many employees face furloughs unless they are considered essential such as active military members.


TOPICS: US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 09/30/2013 5:36:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Only in a country with a State controlled press could a public official get away with such lies unchallenged.


2 posted on 09/30/2013 5:38:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Tailgunner Joe
As government shutdown nears, Deval Patrick criticizes 'radical right wing' for lack of compromise

As government shutdown nears, Deval Patrick SHOULD be criticizing his petulant boss and his radical left-wing friends who are firmly opposed to the SLIGHTEST MODICUM of 'compromise', and who insist forcing a monstrosity down the American populace's collective throat despite thier 2-to-1 opposition of the raping.

3 posted on 09/30/2013 5:39:14 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Notice that it’s the liberals that is doing all the screeching?


4 posted on 09/30/2013 5:39:16 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is this guy really that stupid or it is a normal state for Massachusetts politicians?

He has forgotten that the Tea Party was a Boston, Massachusetts creation and expression against excessive “taxation”.

Obamacare is a “tax”, therefore it is only historically logical that a new Tea Party arising to protest the illegal taxation of Obamacare should become a reality.

I guess you can’t fix “Stuck on Stupid” people and Massachusetts if full of them.


5 posted on 09/30/2013 5:40:22 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The river of lies keeps running yellow bile.


6 posted on 09/30/2013 5:41:15 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
He must like train wrecks too.


7 posted on 09/30/2013 5:42:50 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: skeeter
"I don't think there is a citizen who ought not be seriously dismayed by the willingness of a small group of radical right left wing Tea Democrat Party members to drive the economy and the country over a cliff,"

More of an accurate statement.

8 posted on 09/30/2013 5:42:53 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“radical right wing” ???
______________________________________
I can only wish for such. If it were large enough, America could possibly be saved.


9 posted on 09/30/2013 5:43:10 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Tailgunner Joe

STFU Obama lite


10 posted on 09/30/2013 5:43:50 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

and he calls us radical when he supports and pushes a socialist and in some cases a communist agenda.


11 posted on 09/30/2013 5:45:57 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
yadayadayadayada. Dem hack, PRAVDA PRESS.

.vaudine

12 posted on 09/30/2013 5:46:15 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"The partial shutdown begins at midnight tonight when the federal fiscal year ends. Many employees face furloughs unless they are considered essential such as active military members."

Not completely true. All military service members, contractors and civil service employees will continue to be paid as usual.

Government shutdown: Senate sends Obama military pay bill
Politico ^ | 30SEP13 | AUSTIN WRIGHT
"The measure, now on its way to President Barack Obama’s desk, would also ensure continued pay for civilian employees of the Defense Department and Pentagon contractors whom Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel determines 'are providing support to members of the Armed Forces.'"


13 posted on 09/30/2013 5:47:14 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why the hell would I compromise with a mugger?


14 posted on 09/30/2013 5:48:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: All

this is how it works with liberals. it would go without saying that deval Patrick believes in the separation of church and state. (even though that’s a liberal invention because the constitution never says that).
but when asked how illegals should be treated, he replies,
“as jesus would”.
what nerve.


15 posted on 09/30/2013 5:49:04 PM PDT by willywill
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To: skeeter

The MSM is trying to paint a target on real patriots who stand in the way of liberal socialist progressivism that want to convert individualsl with unalienable rights into slave citizens whose sole purpose is to fund the government so the slites can raid said funds. Yeah sure we’re rhe bad guyz.


16 posted on 09/30/2013 5:50:48 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Gov. Deval Patrick’s New Health Law Is Flat-Out Dangerous

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2012/08/20/gov-deval-patricks-new-health-law-is-flat-out-dangerous/


17 posted on 09/30/2013 5:51:11 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Tailgunner Joe
http://explorepahistory.com/story.php?storyId=1-9-11

Overview: The American Revolution, 1765-1783

“From one perspective the American Revolution was a conservative movement based on the defense of American rights against the encroachment of the British government intent on exploiting the colonies for economic gain. The American people, according to this argument, rebelled against English authority to preserve rather than change the existing structures of society.”

18 posted on 09/30/2013 5:51:57 PM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Radical right wing = anyone to the right of Marx.


19 posted on 09/30/2013 5:52:44 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: skeeter

I guess the Obama wanna be didn’t hear that both Obama and Reid don’t want to compromise...


20 posted on 09/30/2013 5:53:32 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Lazamataz

Take a look at what students are “learning” at our local Diversity University.

Editorial cm-life.com

“Even by their low standards, House Republicans are acting in an embarrassingly reckless manner, and the entire nation is about to suffer...
Objecting to anything Obama ... or anyone to the left of Ted Cruz is the one and only goal of the modern Republican Party.
This is a party that exists solely to create chaos in Washington.. and make Obama look bad, even if that means terrible things for this country.”


21 posted on 09/30/2013 5:56:46 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Former Chicago "community organizer",long time (and close)pal of Osama Obama himself,person "of color",said to have Presidential ambitions...

And one of the slimiest,filthiest,phoniest creatures to have ever drawn breath.

Yup,that's the Gay State for ya.

22 posted on 09/30/2013 5:57:42 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Who asked this dumbass??? He is a governor with his own set of problems. He is not in the Federal Gov’t


23 posted on 09/30/2013 6:00:15 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Elections mean something," Patrick said. "Votes in Congress mean something. We've had votes, we've had elections and we've had a Supreme Court decision that affirms health care reform in this country.

We even once had the 18th amendment that prohibited the sale of alcohol. Somehow, that "law of the land," "vote in Congress... elections... decisions..." got changed.

-PJ

24 posted on 09/30/2013 6:01:30 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: jsanders2001

The MSM is trying to paint a target on real patriots who stand in the way of liberal socialist progressivism that wants to convert individualsl with unalienable rights into slave citizens whose sole purpose is to fund the government so the elites can raid said funds. Yeah sure we’re the bad guys alright.


25 posted on 09/30/2013 6:05:38 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I submit to you Gov. Patrick that passing laws that the apply to some, but not members of the government that created the law nor those who’s job will be to enforce said law is Tyranny and Tyranny has always led to the People becoming ‘ungovernable’.


26 posted on 09/30/2013 6:09:59 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So this guy hates me? All I want is freedom, what the founders wanted, and he hates me.


27 posted on 09/30/2013 6:11:43 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

> Notice that it’s the liberals that is doing all the screeching?

Unfortunately liberal stend to band together even when they know its a lie...


28 posted on 09/30/2013 6:12:37 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I guess that the radical lefties refusal to compromise is just fine with the lamestream media.


29 posted on 09/30/2013 6:14:10 PM PDT by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
"Is this guy really that stupid or it is a normal state for Massachusetts politicians?"

Both. He is the Governor of my state, so I know of what I speak.

And stupidity and liberalism isn't limited to this state. The fact that we are even talking about this is proof of that.

30 posted on 09/30/2013 6:24:24 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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It’s not “compromise” unless it yields to the Left.


31 posted on 09/30/2013 6:43:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

“It’s not “compromise” unless it yields to the Left.”

Exactly.


32 posted on 09/30/2013 6:48:48 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If Repubs had a bit more grit this would be great political theater. Non-essential people will be furloughed, and life will go on without them.

Then we need to make the point that, if they are non-essential, we don’t need to be raising their budget year after year. Maybe we don’t need that department at all.


33 posted on 09/30/2013 7:03:19 PM PDT by marron
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To: skeeter

Conservatives hope people are Informed, Liberals know people are Ignorant.


34 posted on 09/30/2013 7:10:54 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If I wanted a Godless Commie Democrat to run my life, I would have Married one.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’ve had it with these lefties.

When they call conservatives “radical right-wing,” conservatives should refer to democrats and their policies
as radical left-wing.

When the left calls republicans “extremists,” the GOP should use the same word to describe the rats and their supporters.

Take their words and shove them right back at them and up their butts.


35 posted on 09/30/2013 7:18:22 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

LMAO Deval Patrick from mass.

What took this liberal idiot so long to put in his two cents?


36 posted on 09/30/2013 8:00:04 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s funny that these people actually believe that 40 house members are calling all the shots. What’s even funnier is no republican senator, except Cruz, is relevant.


37 posted on 09/30/2013 8:49:19 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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