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    Quote Originally Posted by Outerspec View Post
    Belgium has 250 days under its belt. We're babies compared to their absence of government.
    But what you guys are looking at is absence of all but the most critical of the civil service, which is infinitely more worrying.

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    Yeah, if you're not "essential" or the program isn't "essential" then you're on leave without pay and the program is griiiiiiiinded to a halt. Sucks because people depend on those programs (like ones that offer mortgage loans) and no matter how you look at it, letting go 800,000 people for an indefinite time period is bad. Real bad.

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    American politics needs to stop being so dogmatic.

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    But how?

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    I dunno tbh. "The everyone's an American regardless of political belief, creed or ethnicity" bedrock of American politics seems to be cracking a bit. It's just too diverse a society, radical lefties are never going to be able to politically get on with radical rights.

    But if it was easily solvable they wouldn't be having all these problems.

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    Wait, What? Government Shutdown?

    I'm confused, Why is this happening? What's going on? I have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outerspec View Post
    Yeah, if you're not "essential" or the program isn't "essential" then you're on leave without pay and the program is griiiiiiiinded to a halt. Sucks because people depend on those programs (like ones that offer mortgage loans) and no matter how you look at it, letting go 800,000 people for an indefinite time period is bad. Real bad.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/04/08/135239...utdown?ps=cprs
    Soldiers won't get pay either, or at a slowed pace.

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    The government is shutting down because the Democrats and Republicans can't agree on how to resolve the federal budget deficiet. Basically they can't agree on how to fund the gorvernment.
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    Someone will not have a career on the other side of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    Someone will not have a career on the other side of this.
    Bohener... ?
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    Depends on how people respond. Probably him though...they are saying on the news about how this happened in 1995, and it was not the president then (Bill Clinton) who ended up badly but the republicans in congress.

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    It's...It's...It's...

    It's a MIRACLE!!!!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011...1-live-updates
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    Don't worry--if you missed the hystrionics this time, we have the new budget which will start next year to argue over soon, so the whole thing will start all over again, only with more intensity, since it involves much more time, not just half a year. Oh joy.

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