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Why is the GOP shutting down the Federal Government?

They won't vote for anything. Not to extend the unemployment benefits to out of work Americans. Not to fund the paychecks of Federal employees who fix the roads and maintain the infrastructure. If they don't want to vote for anything, why did they take the job in Congress? http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100301/ap_on_bi_ge/us_transportation_furloughs

Asked By: stu - 3/1/2010
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The GOP wants to destroy America. They are no better than the terrorists.
Answered By: S D - 3/1/2010
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But dems still have a majority, reconciliation, blah blah blah. Ask that monkey fool Obama.
Answered By: Palin scares liberals - 3/1/2010
 
Do you know who pays the unemployment benefits? The very companies that have had to lay off the workers in the first place. How can companies that are struggling to keep their businesses open and make payroll pay for more unemployment benefits... More
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Answered By: Cookie Monster - 3/1/2010
 
Because more government is not the answer. Stop looking towards the federal government to help you with your problems, that is how we got in this mess in the first place. I don't know where this mentality that government can fix everything comes from, but lets just ask a simple question: Is there anything positive that... More
Answered By: RyGuy - 3/1/2010
 
You mean like the dems did for Bush after the 2006 elections? And federal workers do not "fix" anything, that goes to independant contractors. If gov. workers had to build a road it would take five times longer and would need to be redone by the time it finished.
Answered By: elkdevel - 3/1/2010
 
Where's the money coming from, America is BROKE and we cannot afford more debt...WAKE UP!!
Answered By: fatboy - 3/1/2010
 
They do not have the votes to stop anything.
Answered By: DAVID - 3/1/2010
 
Where were the Democrats when Bunning was on the Floor making this objection. You mean One senator was on the floor for the vote and he controls congress. Maybe if the democrats really wanted this, they would have been working instead of laying in the fetal position over at the Blair house crying about health care... More
Answered By: libsticker - 3/1/2010
 
Because the bills add to the deficit according to the article you posted. I find it interesting though that it doesn't explain how the one named Senator stopped the bill.
Answered By: 0bozo the Marxist Clown - 3/1/2010
 
Scott Brown voted for the jobs bill... how is that "Republicans not voting for anything"? Or have you finally caught on that he is an independent who ran on a Republican ticket, and thereby in your eyes he doesn't count as one of the Republicans in Congress anymore?
Answered By: Lily - 3/1/2010
 
The GOP isn't shutting down the government. Obama's voracious spending is. You can't blame the fiscally sound thinking of those who simply ask, " how are we going to pay for it? " Honestly, my wife just found a beautiful house, at a reasonale price... but I had to ask her the same question. She can't really be mad... More
Answered By: RangersLeadTheWay - 3/1/2010
 
Because they are insane.
Answered By: Tim's Wife - 3/1/2010
 
Maybe Obama shouldn't have given millions of dollars to a private window company called Serious Material to help them go from a million dollar business to a billion dollar one. Maybe he shouldn't have given 40 million to ACORN, more than they have EVER gotten in funds. If he didn't hand pick winners and throw OUR money... More
Answered By: jdman13 - 3/1/2010
 
According to you the GOP was voted in to vote for all those programs, and here I thought they were voted in to act according to the people who voted them in, not for the democratic party.
Answered By: rz1971 - 3/1/2010
 
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