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Homeland Security facing GOP shutdown threat

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    The GOP most likely will fail in its "rock-bottom, de minimis test of governance. They can't agree with each other much less lead a nation as diverse as ours.



     
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    I guess I agree with what you said during the Bush presidency, about those who would give up freedom for security.

    I would love to see the department dismantled.

    But gee, why do you always have to allude to the GOP having racial problems ? It has NOTHING to do with your O/P.
     
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    Yet, when the GOP does vote as a block - the Libs complain that they are voting according to the party line...
     
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    [SIZE="3"Salty, I think block voting is part of the problem, especially when the House puts a poison pill in a bill that they know kills any chance of the bill becoming law. It is simply party politics being put ahead of what is good for the nation. Why not propose two bills, one for funding and the second on immigration?[/SIZE]
     
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    Because he hates Republicans. (Just using DNC-style rhetoric)
     
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    Problem is BOTH parties do that. And I do advocate Single issue bills!
     
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    I agree and think it is a terrible waste of time and money on the parts of politicians in both parties. Both are so afraid that the 'other folk' will get some credit.

    Give the man a Mountain Dew!
     
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    Much as I would love to see DHS defunded, along with the IRS, the Dept of Ed, the EPA, the BATF, and a couple dozen other agencies, departments and programs, the Republicans don't have the moral clarity or the will to keep their oaths.

    Basically, what we're stuck with now are the Democrats and the Democrat-lites.
     
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    Hear! Hear!

    Some Republicans campaigned that they would vote against Boehner for Speaker and then went to DC and broke their promise immediately.

    Actually, we are stuck for two years until Obama is out. Even then one has to wonder if the US Chamber of Commerce does not own enough Republicans to continue the status quo.

    As for this thread, one wonders why the Democrats want to fund a program that a federal judge has ruled is hopelessly unconstitutional? Obama said that he was changing the law, and the constitution says that only Congress can make new law. Yet the Dems want the DHS to continue to do what Obama says and they call the GOP extremists.

    The DHS will not be defunded this week. We never defund anything. We still have the FDR program to bring electricity to all of the rural areas of the USA.
     
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    It is my understanding that the DHS will not be defunded in total. Only the money scheduled to help situate the illegals is being cut. It isn't a tragedy, like the Dems, Obama and liberals want us to believe. It is a partial defunding in an effort to get Obama to rescind his Executive Order on deportation of illegals!

    I say good for the GOP, as they are doing what they were told to do by the voters last November!
     
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    They were told by the voters not to bail out the banks that caused all the trouble in 2008.

    They went and did it anyway. Proving they care nothing about what the voters want.
     
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