Saturday, April 9, 2011

Government Shutdown Averted

At least we avoided the economic problems that come with a government shutdown. Now, we have to see what was sacrificed to the ideologues to prevent utter stupidity from ruining our country.



Behind the scenes of the White House budget battle

(CNN) -- In a town where politicians like to keep score, the White House isn't boasting about victory.
Republicans and Democrats reached a budget deal late Friday night, averting the possibility of a partial government shutdown.
After the deal was reached, a top Obama advisor told reporters that it was a good night for the country. The American people won, a senior administration official said.
The White House was feeling optimistic that it was on the verge of a deal Thursday night.
When House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, left the Oval Office meeting, "there was an agreement on range and composition," said another official.
But by 3 or 4 a.m. Friday, the officials described a breakdown.
The discussion at the staff level on the Hill no longer reflected the framework of the Oval office discussions, they said.

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27 comments:

  1. Economy: If you run out of money: print some more! But do it in secrecy or the value will drop!

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  2. Fantastic. At least the government workers will get paid. I wonder what the next few months will bring when the new budget goes into effect.

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  3. shit's crazy, The shutdown or the budget... Either way its a gamble that might not pay off.

    At least with the shutdown we'd have known right away if it worked...

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  4. hopefully further progress will be made, we sure as hell need it.

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  5. this is more impressive than before

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  6. Thanks for the news article, I've really been out of the loop as of late.

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  7. thank god, this would have been absolutely horrible

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  8. I knew this wouldn't happen. They always try to intimidate the other players by going to the last minute.

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  9. Phew... I was wondering who was going to pick up my recycling... I recycle lika BOSS...

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  10. wow guess the wars cost alot money

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  11. I don't even want to know how this will turn out D:

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  12. i knew it would never actually happen

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  13. I can't stand politics... if things weren't so strictly bipartisan, shutdowns wouldn't happen and maybe actual thought and people's representation would go into voting on policies...

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  14. Great post! I hope you keep up this excellent blogging! :)

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  15. wow what a crazy carry on

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  16. the progress is in the hand of us, the people. stop watch TV to begin with :P

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  17. Really scary thing. Hope it will end well

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