GOP's Shutdown Of The US Government Was A Planned Strategy! I Guess It's Just Business As Usual!
For Fox News $600 Million (so far) Is Nothing...
For other viewers, even the conservative estimate of $200 Million is alot...
But while $600 Million is a pin prick for Fox News, $650 Million isn't?
i.e. By the above estimate, which was before the more accurate estimate of 300 million, we are passing the 650 million mark soon...
A look at the Tea Party's 2016 Elections publicity so far (links)...
GOP Rep. Tells CNN Anchor: 'You're Beautiful But You Need to Be Honest As Well'
America’s Women Hate the Government Shutdown, Blame Republicans (there's a pattern of behavior here)
John Oliver explains the electorally invincible strategy behind unpopular Congressional actions.
Tom Hanks lauds veterans who stormed WWII Memorial.
Dear Congress, You’re screwing basically everybody. Sincerely, MoJo
Lessons from history (History really does repeat itself, unless you are aware of it):
How Bill Clinton Shamed Republicans For Shutting Down The Government In The '90s (VIDEO)
Case Study: Go Through All Links!
VIDEO: Obama Decries ‘Republican Shutdown’ From Rose Garden (FULL SPEECH)
Transcript extract: And I want to underscore the fact that Congress doesn't just have to end this shutdown and reopen the government; Congress generally has to stop governing by crisis.They have to break this habit. It is a drag on the economy. It is not worthy of this country.
For example, one of the most important things Congress has to do in the next couple weeks is to raise what's called the debt ceiling. And it's important to understand what this is. This is a routine vote. Congress has taken this vote 45 times to raise the debt ceiling since Ronald Reagan took office. It does not cost taxpayers a single dime. It does not grow our deficits by a single dime. It does not authorize anybody to spend any new money whatsoever. All it does is authorize the Treasury to pay the bills on what Congress has already spent.Think about that. If you buy a car and you've got a car note, you do not save money by not paying your car note. You're just a deadbeat. If you buy a house, you don't save money by not authorizing yourself to pay the mortgage. You're just going to be foreclosed on your home. That's what this is about.It is routine. It is what they're supposed to do. This is not a concession to me. It is not some demand that's unreasonable that I'm making. This is what Congress is supposed to do as a routine matter. And they shouldn't wait until the last minute to do it.
The last time Republicans even threatened this course of action -- many of you remember, back in 2011 -- our economy staggered; our credit rating was downgraded for the first time. If they go through with it this time and force the United States to default on its obligations for the first time in history, it'd be far more dangerous than a government shutdown, as bad as a shutdown is; it would be an economic shutdown.
So I'll speak more on this in the coming days, but let me repeat, I will not negotiate over Congress' responsibility to pay bills it's already racked up.
Note 2:George Bush increased the debt ceiling in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006. 2007 and twice in 2008 (The Democrats have used the same strategy, though ineffectually)
Note 3: Obama missed the point that Debt Ceiling is like a family raising it's limit on how much money it can make to pay it's bills. i.e. in response to this: If you buy a house, you don't save money by not authorizing yourself to pay the mortgage. You're just going to be foreclosed on your home. That's what this is about.It is routine. It is what they're supposed to do.