September 18th, 2013
10:13 AM ET
1 year ago

Government shutdown: Again? Seriously?

Washington (CNN) - "We've seen the movie before," Sen. John McCain said recently on CNN's "New Day."

Oh, how right you are, Senator.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • President Obama
soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Tampa Tim

    I think most Americans are getting tired of republican crap. Attack women's rights, defund the ACA, and shut down government is their goal, and it is getting old.

    September 18, 2013 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  2. Larry in Houston

    are you kidding me CNN ?? LOl. this is like a repeat of the Clinton years – when the newtster put 'ol Bill's head in a vice. LOL – somebody will give, believe me. Don't know who, but someone will cry uncle, and then there won't be any shutdown.

    September 18, 2013 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    The last time we saw this movie, it was the summer of 2011, and has come to be known as the debt ceiling debacle. Let's hope that we don't have to rename to "2011 debt ceiling debacle" because we start repeating the mistake over and over.

    One thing though, I remember that the Republicans came out of the 2011 unpatriotic games feeling like winners. Spkr Boehner bragged that he got 98% of what he wanted out of it. He felt like he walked all over the President. The round of budget wrangling also gave us the sequestered cuts....from a budget that was 98% of what Republicans wanted, spending cuts.

    September 18, 2013 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  4. Sniffit

    The GOP/Teatrolls long ago realized that they could hamper the economy's recovery with these manufactured crises because they create uncertainty and fear in the marketplace, threaten the nation's credit rating, stall government spending that pumps money into the economy, etc. I posted when it all started that they would refuse to do anything long term and make this a continuing theme, a repetitive, recurring hostage/crisis situation in order to never give the economy any breathing room, keep the uncertainty and fear at high levels, etc. They've behaved just as predicted, because THEY HAVE NOTHING ELSE. They decided in November 2008 that they would take the next 4 years off from actually trying to govern, and they doubled-down on that decision in November 2012.

    September 18, 2013 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    GOP, we triple dog dare you to shutdown the government. Do it! Go right ahead and see what happens. Heads will roll next November.

    September 18, 2013 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sure looks that way.
    The Tea-infested Congress is apparently ready to allow the will of a few dummies to bring the government to a screeching halt.
    When did we get so stupid?

    September 18, 2013 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  7. Anonymous

    Only if the Bill is ignored in the Senate or VETOED.

    September 18, 2013 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  8. keltic1

    Only if the President VETOES the bill.

    September 18, 2013 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  9. Larry in Houston

    As somebody who is in Business, I have 4 gals working for me, and I pay them 8 bucks an hour, period. I Do Not Want The Republicans in Congress to vote to Defund the ACA. I would rather they pay for it themselves, through the government, and I don't care IF it costs me a little bit more, because all the Other Businesses will have to pay more anyway. IF the government program can get them some type of Health Care, it would not cost me as much, when or IF they get sick, or have to go to the hospital for any reason or another, the only thing I would have to pay is a little extra. It's a lot better than getting sued, and all the headaches that comes with it. The government should provide it, if they want it, or not. And, from what I understand, you have to have it. It's for everyone. So it's not all that bad, that the republicans ( and Baynor) is saying it is.

    September 18, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  10. sammy750

    We need millions of people to march on Washington DC soon and march the Republicans out of DC. It is time for voters to move out the Republicans. They are not serious about running our government, but wanting to close it down. We cannot afford the continual statements from Boehner and the extremist in the HOUSE. They need to be removed. defeated at the polls and even recalled. Republicans continue the ranting against Obama because they hate the Black man in charge. Ted Cruz even stated that last week, when he said we need 100 Jesse Helms. This tells the real story on how Republicans hate Obama and his color. We have to defeat the Republicans and get our nation back in order. We need jobs and a stronger economy, it will NOT happen with the Republicans.

    September 18, 2013 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  11. sammy750

    The real stupids are the people who vote for the Conservative Tea Party law makers wanting to close and destroy this nation. This is there objective. destroy the USA. They are trying real hard to destroy the middle class too. This has to change with defeating Republicans.

    September 18, 2013 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Anonymous

    Only if the Bill is ignored in the Senate or VETOED.
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    Pres. Obama's clearly state position is that he would reject any such bill. So why even send such a thing to him when you know what the end result will be? If you expect the President to blink again, then you should ask Newt Gingrich what he thinks are the chances of that happening a second time.

    Take my word for it, he's not going to blink. Public is well aware of the battle cries on the right cheering for a shutdown so that they can blame Pres. Obama. Those favoring a shutdown faceoff are delusional if they think Pres. Obama or the Democrats will get the majority blame for a shutdown. Only the most hateful of the right wing ideologues will continue to blame Pres. Obama for it, despite the fact that a shutdown is what they've been cheering for all along.

    September 18, 2013 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  13. Lynda/Minnesota

    "We've seen the movie before," Sen. John McCain said recently on CNN's "New Day."

    I've exhausted myself trying to follow John McCain's media-trailer trivia being played over and over again on CNN.

    September 18, 2013 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  14. Wilson

    The insults of the left and right toward each other are getting more and more vile. Showing the depth of the division in this country. Such hatred expressed for your countrymen, amazing. America is going the same direction as the Roman empire, though a lot quicker. Rome lasted 1000 years, doesn't look like America will make it to 300.

    September 18, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  15. Hector Slagg

    Aw Huh,
    It's either fiscal responsibilty or more depression. Obama Care is getting more un popular as the days go by. But the "Annointed One" can't see the Forrest for the Trees. The Economy is either Stagnent or growing at about 1.4 percent. At that Rate you better break out the fire extinguishers because Rome is burning to the ground. What was that about a Fiscal Train Wreck?

    The Liberal's want to increase spending. The Conservatives want to cut spending. Aw well, after 80 plus yearts of Liberal Politics this is where we are. Broke, Destitute, and depressed. You voted for it, now live with it.

    September 18, 2013 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  16. Tampa Tim

    When the republicans who have waged a hissy fit against women, the poor, seniors, veterans, minorities, students, the middle class, union workers, the environment, our own government, and the gay community; will they take a now for dividing and destroying America?

    September 18, 2013 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  17. Tampa Tim

    Take a 'bow'. Darn spell check

    September 18, 2013 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  18. Gunderson

    Holy Smoke,
    Larry in Houston . Those worker's are really getting rich off you Eh? 8 Bucks an hour. Wher do old Gunderson sign up?

    September 18, 2013 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  19. rs

    I think the solution to a GOP heralded government shutdown (over improving healthcare and reducing costs no less) is this: We must acknowledge that a shutdown equates distruption of federal services at all levels. This is in essense an act of war against the American government and the American people. The moment such a vote is cast, the handcuffs come out and the GOP gets a perp walk out of Congress. Problem solved.

    September 18, 2013 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  20. Marcus

    My personal interest will suffer if the Government shuts down, but I support it. This country is becoming a European clone, with all the economic fiascos and social nightmares. I seriously hope you folks don't watch CNN or MSNBC to stay informed. You'd have better luck getting your news from the BBC.

    CNN's newest executive is a major Democratic donor, so don't expect these people to give you raw information with the objective to let you make your own mind up. You'll get their opinion, clever disguised as fact.

    My wife works as an RN. Her entire Hospital rejects the idea of Obamacare. Not because it's bad for the cost of practicing, but because it's bad for their patients. Socialized medicine is not about helping people, it's about exercising control over how much help people can get and in what flavors it's available. If you don't see a problem with that, because your self-interests blind you, then you have no business voting.

    We need to bring adults into this conversation. Critical thinking can save this country from the dramatic, e-addicted juvenile idealists who think that "if it looks good on paper, it must be good in practice."

    Think, people.....think.

    September 18, 2013 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  21. Marc

    My personal interest will suffer if the Government shuts down, but I support it. This country is becoming a European clone, with all the economic fiascos and social nightmares. I seriously hope you folks don't watch CNN or MSNBC to stay informed. You'd have better luck getting your news from the BBC.

    CNN's newest executive is a major Democratic donor, so don't expect these people to give you raw information with the objective to let you make your own mind up. You'll get their opinion, clever disguised as fact.

    My wife works as an RN. Her entire Hospital rejects the idea of Obamacare. Not because it's bad for the cost of practicing, but because it's bad for their patients. Socialized medicine is not about helping people, it's about exercising control over how much help people can get and in what flavors it's available. If you don't see a problem with that, because your self-interests blind you, then you have no business voting.

    We need to bring adults into this conversation. Critical thinking can save this country from the dramatic, e-addicted juvenile idealists who think that "if it looks good on paper, it must be good in practice."

    Think, people.....think.

    September 18, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  22. ST

    What kind of a game these republicans want to play or have been playing? We know for sure they will vote to defund the Health Care Law. They will send their garbage bill to Senate where it will be rejected and returned to the sender (Congress). What will follow then? Give it up already, time is not on your side to allow you play your stinking game.

    September 18, 2013 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  23. Lynda/Minnesota

    "When Bill Murray's clock radio goes off at 6 a.m. and Sonny and Cher's tune "I've got you Babe" plays in the '90s classic "Groundhog Day," perhaps the radio should have been tuned into the latest news from Washington."

    Well, yes. This IS a sentence from this particular article.

    You asked "when did we (Americans) get so stupid?", Dominican mama. Too many not versed in political rhetoric tuned in to "the lasted news from Washington" is my guess. And started believing what political pundits told them they ought to believe. Apparently not fully understanding that these same "pundits" are very well paid for their "opinions".

    The downfall of America will not be political. It will be media induced. Indeed. Our media already has way too much influence on America.

    September 18, 2013 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  24. ladyjag

    I am so glad to see, that WE the PEOPLE, understand who is at fault. I just hope enough Americans, know to vote no to every Republican that is up for relection. They need to be fired. Do you know that Most Republicans credit is so bad they cannot get a Credit Card in their name. How can you take care of our money tthat we send to DC for the idiots to know what to do. They cannot handle thier own funds, you can see they will not handle ours. vote them out.

    September 18, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  25. floyd from illinois

    Wacthing the Republicans threaten a government shutdown reminds me of the way Sheriff Bart threatened his way out of the angry crowd in 'Blazing Saddles'.

    [the Johnsons load their guns and point them at Bart. Bart then points his own pistol at his head]

    "Hold it! Next man makes a move, the (sheriff) gets it! "

    September 18, 2013 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
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