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Rep. John Lewis Speaks Out About Government Shutdown
atlantadailyworld.com ^ | October 01, 2013

Posted on 10/01/2013 7:37:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

As of midnight Tuesday morning, the U.S. House and Senate had not reached an agreement on a continuing resolution to fund the government. That means several government services will be shut down. Rep. John Lewis made a statement early Tuesday morning, after the federal government was shut down for the first time in 17 years.

"I am very sorry that some of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle do not believe in government and the collective good it can do to help citizens, businesses and communities lead more humane, productive lives. They do not share our democratic values and seem to feel compassion and support should not be extended to every citizen, but should be reserved for a privileged few. They did not see fit to keep the federal government open to serve the millions of Americans who depend upon it. And they had no regard for the over 700,000 federal employees and their families whose lives hang in the balance because of this reckless and unnecessary action.

"Throughout the past years of budgetary and funding struggles, Democrats have made serious compromises and agreed to deep cuts to programs we believe need to be sustained in order to avoid reaching this kind of impasse. But no serious concession was ever made on the other side. We have fought very hard to defend Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare from attempts to end those programs as we know them. We also fought, in this instance, to extend healthcare benefits to millions of Americans who currently have no access to coverage.

"It is irresponsible for the House majority to allow the federal government to shutdown. We must get back to the true work of governing, which involves fair negotiation and mutual compromise. That's what the American people expect and that is what they deserve."


TOPICS: US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: obamacare

1 posted on 10/01/2013 7:37:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

SOP that he lies and takes credit for doing what the ‘rats never did.


2 posted on 10/01/2013 7:39:24 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yakity YAK (and don’t talk back)!!!


3 posted on 10/01/2013 7:40:49 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I pledge to the USSA & 2 the democrazy for witch it stands, a nation with liberalism & misery 4 all!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Who cares what this lying Marxist has to say? Doing something good once does not give you a lifetime lying for Marxism card.


4 posted on 10/01/2013 7:41:21 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’ve always been amazed that when dhimmicrats lie straight-faced like that they don’t burst into flames.


5 posted on 10/01/2013 7:42:50 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obamacare will increase middle class taxes to 80%...this is the kenyan sharia system


6 posted on 10/01/2013 7:42:57 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: Tailgunner Joe

this POS can barely speak english.


7 posted on 10/01/2013 7:47:17 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I do not believe in the government, nor that it can help people and businesses accomplish anything.

The government is to secure the borders, protect property rights and provide a civil court system to peacefully settle disputes over private property and contracts.

It isn’t here to educate kids, medicate granny, finance your house, provide insurance, keep you safe, keep you sober, dig in your luggage, grope your crotch, bring “democracy” to seventh century societies, fund the United Nations, attack religion, measure “diversity”, promote “diversity”, import third world thugs, control all modes of travel, provide your water, inspect your food.......


8 posted on 10/01/2013 7:52:05 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. ... I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”

Sen. Barack Obama - Senate floor speech - March 16, 2006

9 posted on 10/01/2013 7:55:12 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

COMMENTS

#1 johnny 2013-10-01 22:49
“the American people expect” government to live within Article 1, Section 8 restraints.

Rep. Lewis, buy your votes with your own dime.


10 posted on 10/01/2013 8:00:17 PM PDT by gasport (I ain't got no guns.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Lewis .alongwith Maxine Waters,et al,represents the worst of America!


11 posted on 10/01/2013 8:03:58 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What would one expect from the clown who once worried that Guam was in danger of capsizing?
12 posted on 10/01/2013 8:04:49 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

FU Mumbles


13 posted on 10/01/2013 8:05:28 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Gay State Conservative

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson is a different conspirator.


14 posted on 10/01/2013 8:07:33 PM PDT by gasport (I ain't got no guns.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

As I sat here tonight and old country song kept running through my mind. It sure reminds me of what is going on across the country with the “shutdown”.

“You win Again”

Funny isn’t it, I heard there were several shutdowns during the Reagan Administration and I do not remember a single one of them. But then, the Democrats had the House for all eight years of the Reagan Administration. That probably explains why they were no big deal.


15 posted on 10/01/2013 8:10:11 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I don't need to hear what that moron said to know that it's a total load of lies and racist drivel. The only thing you can say about him is that he accurately represents his militantly ignorant, racist, success hating, bone deep sense of entitlement, gun hating, freedom hating, lazy parasite electorate.
16 posted on 10/01/2013 8:16:34 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

John Lewis got whacked on the head 2 or 3 too many times by Democrats in the 1960’s, and now he’s the brainwashed Patty Hearst of the Left.


17 posted on 10/01/2013 8:17:22 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

John Lewis is a racist.


18 posted on 10/01/2013 9:48:23 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: All
Saw this yesterday. Racist John Lewis is one of them...

Ever hear of the “Big Six” during the Civil Rights Era? Democrats Paid Black Leaders to stop Revolution of Younger Black Population

19 posted on 10/02/2013 6:03:40 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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