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So what do ya'll think a Government shutdown would be like?


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#1 TEO

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:51 PM

I'm guessing no benefit or other checks.



#2 In A Silent Way

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

Government can't shut down. It's a jobs program for otherwise unemployable individuals.



#3 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:05 PM

Government can't shut down. It's a jobs program for otherwise unemployable individuals.

 

:lmao:



#4 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:06 PM

The government will not shutdown. This is all political theater and has no bearing on reality. Like Statists are actually going to shutdown the State.... :rolling:



#5 hippieskichick

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:11 PM

The government will not shutdown. This is all political theater and has no bearing on reality. Like Statists are actually going to shutdown the State.... :rolling:

 

 

Yup. How many times have shenanigans like these happened? 

 

And if it actually does? I don't care. 



#6 Joker

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

It would be a shit show of Julius proportions with both sides blaming each other.

 

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#7 TEO

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:42 PM

Ah yes, the illusion of "both" sides.



#8 Uncle Coulro

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:48 PM

When it happened back in 1995, I remember:

  • Benefit and retirement checks continued
  • Military personnel were unaffected
  • "Essential" (e.g. primarily, security/safety) civil personnel were unaffected
  • "Non-essential" civil service personnel were furloughed (no pay)
  • Federal contracts were suspended (i.e. contractors were not paid and they didn't pay many of their employees)
  • National parks (large and small) and federal monuments were closed
  • Most non-emergency federal services were suspended and buildings closed


#9 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

The most alarming thing abotu a shutdown in 2013 is a default. If investors yank out and want payment instead of capital rollovers on maturities, the govt. is 110% fucked. Which, as it turns out, is a likely scenario in one shape or form anyway.

 

Bring on the default!



#10 Tim the Beek

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:59 PM

The most alarming thing abotu a shutdown in 2013 is a default...

 

They won't let that happen. No way.

If for no other reason than that their corporate overlords will have them destroyed if they do.



#11 TEO

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:01 PM

I forgot that benefit checks went out on schedule last time.



#12 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:12 PM

They won't let that happen. No way.

If for no other reason than that their corporate overlords will have them destroyed if they do.

 

it's going to happen anyway. It's a mathematical inevitability.



#13 In A Silent Way

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:26 PM

我们因此在性交!

 

:panic:



#14 Tim the Beek

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:40 PM

it's going to happen anyway. It's a mathematical inevitability.


At some point. But none of these fine public servants will take any blame for it.



#15 Jwheelz

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:54 PM

我们因此在性交!

 

:panic:

 

google translation: We therefore during intercourse!

 

:lol:



#16 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:57 PM

:lol:



#17 u.s.blues

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:11 PM

google translation: We therefore during intercourse!

 

:lol:

 

:lol: 



#18 Spidergawd

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:24 PM

:rolling:

 

Hey, we therefore during intercourse too.  Small world'd



#19 concert andy

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:40 PM

:rolling:

 

Hey, we therefore during intercourse too.  Small world'd 

 

3.43   :eek1:



#20 Tim the Beek

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:11 PM

:lol:



#21 Uncle Coulro

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:41 PM

When it happened back in 1995, I remember:

  • Benefit and retirement checks continued
  • Military personnel were unaffected
  • "Essential" (e.g. primarily, security/safety) civil personnel were unaffected
  • "Non-essential" civil service personnel were furloughed (no pay)
  • Federal contracts were suspended (i.e. contractors were not paid and they didn't pay many of their employees)
  • National parks (large and small) and federal monuments were closed
  • Most non-emergency federal services were suspended and buildings closed

Apparently, this time, there are some onerous changes:

  • Congress and the Executive Branch leadership will be paid (of course)
  • Benefit and retirement checks will be suspended, after all
  • Essential civilian personnel will be forced to work without pay, and it will, literally, require an act of Congress to recoup their back-pay (that's slavery)
  • The military won't be paid, but their back pay is guaranteed
  • The remainder of my previous bullet points are still valid


#22 JBetty

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

3.43

It's the new 3'11"