Again, the specter of a shutdown haunts the halls of Congress
November 20th, 2013
04:46 PM ET
9 months ago

Again, the specter of a shutdown haunts the halls of Congress

Washington (CNN) - Hovering above Congress with the unpleasant scent of deja vu are concerns that current budget talks seem poised to fail and that the word "shutdown" is back on the rise.

First, there's the apparent budget impasse.

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  1. Sniffit

    Mark my words: the GOP/Teatrolls think the website and "keep your plan" issues have caused such a massive turnaround that they will "win" if they shut down the gov't this next time around by holding the continuing resolution hostage and demanding ransom in the form of massive changes to the ACA that will completely undermine its implementation and functionality, particularly the cost control mechanisms.

    Please proceed, GOPers/Teatrolls...DARE YA.

    November 20, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  2. Obamacare strikes AGAIN

    Give the Democrats and Obama everything they want!! They seem very adept at hanging themselves with everything they do. STOP trying to help save them Republicans!! Get out of their way and let them prove to the country once and for all what a bunch of lying incompetents they truly are. Yes, it is tough love for many American who will bear the pain of Democrat incompetence but it is necessary to prevent more and larger Democrat disasters in the future.

    November 20, 2013 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  3. Obamacare - The Salvation of the Republican Party

    Republicans should insist that Obamacare be implemented IN FULL and AS SIGNED INTO LAW. Outlaw all exemptions and waivers that Obama has granted. No more delays for political reasons. The country needs to see the full and true face of this Obamacare nightmare before the next election. Short term pain, long term gain.

    November 20, 2013 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  4. will never vote Republician again

    My family just signed up with Obamacare and our plan is fabulous! A ton better than the decade of being ripped off by blue cross! Chill out tea bagging repubs and stop spreading endless lies.

    November 20, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  5. Silence DoGood

    Wow – the Tea Trolls had people running scared for a bit there with the anti-ACA stuff. Now they are going to actually make sure voters remember the Cruz disaster. For the sake of the liberal future I would like them to go for it, block progress, and tell the voters every little thought that comes into their head. You cannot buy political advertising like that.

    November 20, 2013 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  6. Data Driven

    @never vote republican,

    "My family just signed up with Obamacare and our plan is fabulous!"

    And the media won't tell your story coz good news doesn't generate clicks.

    November 20, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  7. tom l

    @Sniffit

    never vote said ""My family just signed up with Obamacare and our plan is fabulous!""

    Come on, dude. Let's hear it.

    November 20, 2013 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  8. Silence DoGood

    @Data Driven
    @never vote republican,
    "My family just signed up with Obamacare and our plan is fabulous!"
    And the media won't tell your story coz good news doesn't generate clicks.
    ----------
    Now if you claimed you knew a guy that heard a guy who might have read some new made up dirt on Benghazi and birth certificates, THAT would be a headline. Good news does not sell, and it kinda ticks off the TeaParty.

    November 20, 2013 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "And the media won't tell your story coz good news doesn't generate clicks."

    But it does generate threats from large conservative PACs and activist groups with advertising money that they will boycott paying for advertising on CNN.

    November 20, 2013 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  10. wow

    Sniffit

    Mark my words: the GOP/Teatrolls think the website and "keep your plan" issues have caused such a massive turnaround that they will "win" if they shut down the gov't this next time around by holding the continuing resolution hostage and demanding ransom in the form of massive changes to the ACA that will completely undermine its implementation and functionality, particularly the cost control mechanisms.

    Please proceed, GOPers/Teatrolls...DARE YA.
    ____________________
    LOL, oh they will and they will win!!! Have you been paying attention sniffy, the MAJORITY of Americans do not want the ACA! I know it is really hard for you to accept that but it is a FACT!!! When EVERY poll in the entire country proves this fact I think you just need to accept it. I can understand not take too much stock in one or 2 or even 3 different polls but when everyone, I repeat every poll shows American don't want it, it is know a FACT!

    November 20, 2013 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  11. Liar

    will never vote Republician again

    My family just signed up with Obamacare and our plan is fabulous! A ton better than the decade of being ripped off by blue cross! Chill out tea bagging repubs and stop spreading endless lies.
    ____________________
    Liar, you said the same thing weeks ago, how many times do you need to sign up???

    November 20, 2013 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  12. S. B. Stein

    I hope that the GOP isn't that stupid to shut down the government again. It did them no good and hurt the US economy.

    November 20, 2013 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    Your plan is fabulous? does that include a subsidy? my plan increased 500% so is yours one that i and many other americans are paying for? yes, im sure that is quite fabulous. ill assume the thank you cards are in the mail

    November 21, 2013 03:01 am at 3:01 am |