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Old 09-27-2013, 02:36 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by AustinChief View Post
Here is a thought for all those who have joined with the media to place the blame solely on the GOP should a govt shutdown (unlikely) occur.

Let's look at a situation...

Let's say that you have a college kid who gets money every month from his mom to pay his bills. He spends that money on food, gas, books and his hobby of collecting beenie babies. Now for whatever reason his mom is no longer in charge of the purse and his dad takes over. The dad doesn't agree with his son spending money on beenie babies so he says "I will give you the same money that you always got but you no longer are allowed to buy beenie babies." The son freaks out and says "NO! I refuse that deal!" The dad says, "sorry but I am now in charge of the finances and that's one expense I am not willing to pay for."

When the kid sticks to his guns and goes hungry... who is to blame? Is it 100% the fault of the dad?

The American public voted a new "parent" into office when they elected the current House. The House is the part of our govt that is SUPPOSED to be in charge of spending. Don't like what they chose to spend money on then elect new Reps. OR if you don't agree with our system of govt then change the Constitution so that Obama can just rule by executive fiat... oh wait...

Well, first, defunding ObamaCare doesn't get rid of it. So there is that.

So, this "Parent" , if I were to steal your dumb analogy, is basically saying, I am cutting off all funding for everything until you end a program I don't like.

Then there is the fact that this doesn't allow more spending, but pays the bills already passed by this "parent". So, the "parent" is saying, I won't pay the bill I already approved unless you give me what I want.

And then there is the pesky fact that the president won the presidential race over an opponent who specifically said he would end Obamacare.

So yes, Republicans, intentionally passing non starter bills, operating in bad faith and wasting tax payer money, will rightly be blamed for any government shut down.
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