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Post by lpool1996moh on Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:36 pm

EXPLAIN YOURSELVES

ahem

i've been reading everywhere jokes about the us government out f action. i want to laugh at these jokes. Could you explain what is going on?
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by BladedgeX on Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:14 pm

This is the reason why.

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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by lpool1996moh on Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:23 pm

ah.....ok. sounds like my government too. but ya know my still works. sure its job is basically screwing us over but it works.
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by god-of-paradise on Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:23 pm

I am american.. and 20 years old and I really have no idea either. what does it even mean now that the government got shut down? 
It isn't really a laughing matter but I can't help but lol....
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by BigBox on Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:31 pm

BladedgeX wrote:This is the reason why.

The Japanese are at it again, they've raised on army of Pandas.  Which doesn't make sense though, because Pandas are Chinese.  Hmmm....
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by DP on Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:55 pm

Really, what happened is that a new Republican senator added a clause into the fiscal budget bill saying "Obamacare is invalid if this passes." the Democrat majority have said they're not passing any anti-Obamacare acts. This bill needed to pass by October 1st because it's a fiscal mandate. If not, the government "shuts" down, and all government workers are divided into two groups: Essential and Nonessential. The latter don't get paid if this isn't solved by I think next week. Congress still exists, and they need to fix this soon or there's gonna be a lot of economic hurt.
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by BigBox on Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:08 pm

The weird part is government workers are still being payed though.
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by Pyro-Hem on Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:08 pm

Government is "shut down" because nobody can decide what the fuck to do with Obamacare. And until they do, the government will stay "Shut down." That doesn't really mean much for it to be "shut down," but just that it means certain people are gonna start hurting, economy-wise. 

Other than that, I'll just say this about the government:
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by DP on Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:13 pm

Well Obamacare is really the focus of the government but not the solution to the shutdown. It's just stubbornness by the right on something already accepted by everyone else and Ted Cruz's scumbaggery on insisting to put it in the debt ceiling bill.

Fuck Republicans. There's a reason the sane ones became Moderate Democrats in the late 90s.
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by lpool1996moh on Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:36 pm

what is the big deal about Obamacare? i mean health care is mandatory in most civilized countries here included.
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by Thirty3Three on Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:39 pm

Magic, more or less/
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by this_is_marko on Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:50 pm

IMO, what it comes down to is this:

Democrat or Republican, both sides care more about their agenda then they actually do about the country and the people in it.  Feel free to disagree with me but that's my opinion on it
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by DP on Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:53 pm

Some feel that we end up with Canada health-care wise if we go that route. I.e. Month long lines to everything. Which is why Obamacare middled between extremes and went with subsidized care for those who get denied. But the Republican side feels that this somehow fucks the economy, because they've always been right on the economy, ever since Reagan fucked up our budget, right?!
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by lpool1996moh on Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:59 pm

........ok

two party system blows. hell we have two parties in government and about 4 in opposition. and thats just the ones with some sort of power. and we are having a referendum to abolish our upper house in two days so meh. if it was in 7 months i could vote but.......
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by DP on Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:08 pm

Two party is the only way to run a democracy honestly. Look at India; 12 parties and no real democracy. Or any smaller denomination, too. The three party system ruined the US. FUCK the Green Party. They're responsible for Bush. Even if Gore wouldnt have really been much better it would've been something.
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by lpool1996moh on Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:14 pm

it doesn't work though. it really depends. most european countries have better democracies than america. and hell alot of em have better economies now, surviving the crash (Not mine lol but still) and they ain't two party. it depends on the public and if they develop party alligences. ruins the point of a democracy if you pick it like sports teams and follow it blindly.
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by DP on Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:28 pm

Yes and no. You're partially right but it's not the system at fault, its the recent set of politicians who don't fucking compromise. That's what it comes down to because the system has worked for us for 214 years until about 2005.
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by this_is_marko on Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:07 pm

DP wrote:Yes and no. You're partially right but it's not the system at fault, its the recent set of politicians who don't fucking compromise. That's what it comes down to because the system has worked for us for 214 years until about 2005.
this.  no side is willing to budge so nothing gets done
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by DP on Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:12 pm

That's what I said. The Dems are just as guilty, I never denied that. Except they more often propose compromise than the right. Not a big difference bit it's there every so often. But I never denied their part in this problem in that comment.
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Post by Chaosdreams on Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:25 am

I'm Canadian and tend to follow the news with what's going on in America fairly well. This though, simply put, is the Republicans being a bunch of cry baby bitches because, let's be honest, a black president is in charge and he's trying to pass a reasonable form of healthcare. So what does one do when things don't go their way? A huge fucking protest, in their case, shutting down portions of the government.

Man, can't see why anyone doesn't want to vote republican in the states :rocky:They are just sooooo reasonable.

Note: Obama being black is just a stretch, but racism does still exist in the veins of those who have power, so it's either that, or they just really really really despise democrats, so much so, that the government itself and the people it serves don't matter.
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Post by this_is_marko on Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:49 pm

i feel like that's kind of a nasty accusation to make considering we have don't any proof that that's why the majority of republicans disagree with him.  Racism still exists in some places, yes, but i always hear this argument thrown around like its nothing.  The opposite party has ALWAYS rudely disagreed with the president but since the president is black now, so many people assume its out of racism
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by DP on Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:06 pm

The harsh rejections are a completely modern thing. Bush era onward really.
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Post by Chaosdreams on Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:34 pm

this_is_marko wrote:i feel like that's kind of a nasty accusation to make considering we have don't any proof that that's why the majority of republicans disagree with him.  Racism still exists in some places, yes, but i always hear this argument thrown around like its nothing.  The opposite party has ALWAYS rudely disagreed with the president but since the president is black now, so many people assume its out of racism
Nasty yes, but it holds merit. I'm not saying that's the opinion from all of them, merely a few. And in terms of always disagreeing with the opposite party, yes, that's politics, however to be sore losers to the point of doing what they are doing now, it's pathetic.
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Post by this_is_marko on Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:33 pm

I don't really associate myself with either party so from a 3rd party perspective i don't really see the republicans being any nastier to Obama than the democrats were to Bush.  Had the Republicans had a president right now and the thought up the ACA, the democrats would be shutting the government down right now.  Both sides are whiny little kids
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Re: Explain this to A foreigner: How the fuck did the US Government Shut Down?

Post by DP on Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:07 pm

The only reason the shutdown is happening is Obamacare, not the budget. The budget was agreed upon by everyone. If there were a Republican majority, Obama would've vetoed the bill because it took months of tweaking to get Obamacare to pass. They're both stubborn on this subject, yes, to the point that this had to happen. Hell, most Republicans weren't even pushing for that part of the budget bill! It's just a few who controlled its writing, this time.
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