Government shutdown may be averted ... for now
February 28th, 2011
05:24 PM ET
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Government shutdown may be averted ... for now

New York (CNNMoney) - Spoiler alert: There's now a good chance that the federal government will not shut down on Friday night, when the latest stop-gap funding measure expires.

But like a stay of execution, dodging the bullet this week is no guarantee that a shutdown won't occur.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Seriously?

    They're not accomplishing anything anyhow. If the government shuts down, then all members of the House and the Senate should have their pay suspended until they get the government back up and running. Simple as that. No work – no pay. That is what "We the People" have to live by. These overegoed morons should not be any different. And for everyday it is shut down, they should lose one of their precious "recess" days.

    I am sick and tired of the clowns who supposedly run this Country. Afterall, they do work for us, don't they? (insert laugh here)

    February 28, 2011 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  2. gt

    the goverment has to get to work and get this country working again ...... its killing our young jobs...

    February 28, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  3. terry, va

    This is a BS solution. The repubs are way dumber than I thought they were. Never cherry pick the lowest fruit in negations. Now when the serious cuts are proposed, the dumbocraps will bow up and nothing will get done and the dumb ass repubs will be left holding the bag. WHAT IDIOTS !!!

    February 28, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  4. Patrick from Minnesota

    If the Republicans had any brains, they would try to avoid a shutdown as much as possible. Sure they remember '94, but do they remember '96? Then again, a shutdown would only secure a second term for Obama!

    February 28, 2011 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  5. So a Corporate President, a Tea Party Activist and a Public Union Member are sitting in front of a plate of 12 cookies . . .

    The corporate president takes 11 cookies, leans over to the Tea Party activist and says: "Watch out, that union guy is trying to take part of your cookie."


    February 28, 2011 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. Lindsey Brutus

    We, as a country, need to get serious about the deficit! Yes, there will be a huge price to pay for our 25 years of fiscal responsibility but the sooner we act the better chance we have to solve it. Anyone who thinks this is a minor problem probably never passed 3rd grade math!!!!!!!!!! The figures are undeniable!!!!!

    February 28, 2011 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. Lindsey Brutus

    I meant irresponsibility!

    February 28, 2011 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  8. Tea partner achievements todate

    reenergised unions.. Angered churches for jezzus cuts.. Revealed the ultra pork of non defense.. Produced the needed proof of tea partner oil dynasty...running newt scandal books for president.. Supported a world full of cheap chinese handguns.. Refueled the womens liberty john wayne childbirth sheriffs.. And insured that no americans can travel or immigrate unless in the tea partnered military...and convinced hillary to ride shotgun in the covered wagons. Best partners.. Best results.

    February 28, 2011 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |