Government rolls out shutdown plans
September 27th, 2013
04:23 PM ET
8 years ago

Government rolls out shutdown plans

New York (CNNMoney) - Federal agencies started rolling out their plans Friday for how they would handle a government shutdown.

It's impossible to say yet whether a shutdown will happen. But Congress is still tied up in knots over how to pass even a short-term funding bill to keep the lights on.


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  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Please proceed Republicans...

    September 27, 2013 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  2. rs

    Indeed, Republicans, shut it down and your party (what's left of it that is) dies on the spot. Sorry- but we're not joining you in your suicide pact.
    Thanks for the insanity!

    September 27, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    But they sure know how to keep getting paid while millions will suffer. Just in time for food stamp cuts.
    Jeff, I agree with you. The teatards are not just digging their own graves but they are nailing the last nail in their coffin.
    Yes, proceed to oblivion

    September 27, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. Data Driven

    "Chemical spill investigations: They'll be halted.
    The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said it would furlough 37 of its 40 staff members.
    "There would be no ability to respond to a major incident," managing director Daniel Horowitz told CNN."

    Oh, excellent! You own it, Republicans. Hold it. Squeeze it. Caress it. It's YOURS.

    September 27, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  5. What's in that tea anyway?

    Go for it you RWNJ's.....Since we are all taking hits to our 401Ks due to your stupidity, I'm willing to pay the price to see you people gone....Good Riddens...couldn't happen to a more deserving group of circus acts.

    September 27, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  6. Donna

    Obama has every intention of driving this country off the cliff. That has been his plan all along. This is his golden opportunity to do it and then try to blame others for it. Just like everything else he does.

    September 27, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  7. Winston Smith

    Do it, and shut up about it. You'll suffer the consequences come 2014, but between now and then you can set in your offices and pretend to be winners. Damned White trash.

    September 27, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. just wait, it's coming

    Obama will blame George Bush for forcing him to shut down the government. And the sad part is than 10-20% of the American peoplke are stupid enough to believe him. That is how you get somebody as incompetent as Obama in the White House in the first place. An ignorant electorate.

    September 27, 2013 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  9. Tampa Tim

    Donna – Do you read any of the articles, or just repeat Beck and Hannity insanity?

    September 27, 2013 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  10. Data Driven

    @just wait, it's coming

    "Obama will blame George Bush for forcing him to shut down the government. And the sad part is than 10-20% of the American peoplke are stupid enough to believe him. That is how you get somebody as incompetent as Obama in the White House in the first place. An ignorant electorate."

    Oh, I quite agree about the "ignorant electorate". I'm reminded of that 33% of Louisiana Republicans who blame Obama for the poor Federal response to Hurricane Katrina. Unlike the numbers cited in your personal opinion, however, that 33% is a sorrowful FACT.

    September 27, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  11. Tampa Tim

    Just wait – you crazy right wingnuts have been bragging about shutting down the government for months. Next week, you get your wish, the market will drop a few thousand points, Cruz will cheer, the military won't get paid, and then you will realize republicans just did something that terrorists could never do. At that point, you will blame Obama.

    September 27, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  12. freedom

    You democrats are claiming victory on a sinking ship – and – you play dirty.
    The fight for what's right is not over – even if it takes years –

    September 27, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  13. Marie MD

    Just listening to John Connelly a Rutgers student the Canadian teatard used in his speech and he LIED!,,,
    Turns out that John was on his way to an optometrist appointment thanks to Obamacare because his parents have been able to keep him and his sister who needs medical attention and no longer gas to worry about pre existing conditions on their job medical insurance.
    I think John needs to get out there and it sounds as if he is and tell his truth including that he has NEVER spoken to the Canadian nut or any of his staff.
    Where's Todd from msnbc when you need him. Oh, right, his job is not to question the lies.

    September 27, 2013 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  14. Hammerer

    obama drew another red line!
    call his bluff. he is all mouth

    September 27, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  15. Marie MD

    The teatards reach folks who are uneducated and don't have a single thought of their own.
    I was at the salon waiting to get a haircut earlier this week and I was reading one of those mindless celebrity magazines to pass the time.
    I have never heard of grindhouse or some actress named McGowan but it seems they she plays a character with only one leg. She mentioned that people have actually come up to her and are amazed that " she grew her leg back". This little blur reminded me of the lemmings of the teatard party . . . s t u p I d to the core.

    September 27, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  16. Data Driven


    "you play dirty."

    Winning elections is playing dirty? Or - let me guess - you think Obama won because of massive voting fraud by millions of Mexicans?

    "The fight for what's right is not over – even if it takes years -"

    Always a noble sentiment. In 2014, you have an opportunity to take the Senate. After that, in 2016, the Presidency. Good luck! - now you'll have to convince people that your side is right! Welcome to democracy!

    September 27, 2013 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  17. gahh

    Our soldiers will get IOU'S, while our sorry worthless politicians will still get their money, including Boehner, and Cruz. Disgusting!

    September 27, 2013 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  18. Rick McDaniel

    The people need to fire the entire lot........from the WH on down to the lowest level government employees.

    September 27, 2013 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  19. Phyllis Gwendoline Williams

    America is a wealthy country. The News said they have 442 billionaires in America, 68 including 2 women in New York.
    They should be ashamed of themselves to tell the World they have to shut down the Government, as it only shows they ALL lack Wisdom to have their bank-books full and declaring POVERTY.

    September 27, 2013 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  20. Anthony in California

    Republicans should start rolling out their resignation plans at the same time...

    September 27, 2013 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  21. ED1

    If you don't have the money then you shouldn't be able to borrow and spend my tax dollars.

    I heard that 600,00 nonessential government workers will be laid off without pay if they are nonessential why do we pay them.

    September 27, 2013 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  22. freedom


    I've lived in a democracy my whole life, and this is the first time I have seen a president try to take it away. And yes, he and his followers are dirty about it.

    September 28, 2013 12:56 am at 12:56 am |