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    Default Government Shut Down! How will it affect you?

    Lets say Chuckie Schumer's bluff is called and the Government shuts down.
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    I couldn't buy a gun because the NIC check couldn't be completed. Thanks Chuck!
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    you beat me to my own reason.

    Nothing else really matters to me, well the post office I guess....
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    The post office won't shut down, it's an independent agency.

    I'm more worried about medicaid reimbursements, seeing as how that's the source of 95% of my employers revenue. Those come out of Albany for us so I don't think they'll be affected but I do believe the Feds have their hands in that as well so who knows?
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    Nope, can't see any down side.
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    They wont do it, its a scare tactic, just like they normally pull in NY
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    they may not have anything to talk about on the news if the govt shuts down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twogunwilly View Post
    Nope, can't see any down side.
    Easy to say when your livelihood isn't at risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Easy to say when your livelihood isn't at risk.
    Or when you're unemployed because the government has already f***ed you out of a job. Twice. (Thanks for canceling that helicopter, Mr. Change.)
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    I always took 'shut down' to mean 'everyone gets time off work til things start up again', not 'everyone gets fired and can never come back to work at this now permanantly defunct facility'. :shrug:

    The mail will still move, the military will still get paid, the alphabets will still be active.
    Though I wish if it did occur that it would actually mean those tards in the house and senate would not get paid for the duration, though I doubt that would happen because they're just too special to be subjected to what the common peon has to deal with. (and independantly wealthy doesn't hurt much either I imagine)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JStarX7 View Post
    Or when you're unemployed because the government has already f***ed you out of a job. Twice. (Thanks for canceling that helicopter, Mr. Change.)
    But it's going to be cheaper to throw away all the work we've already done and start over from scratch. Or something like that. Yeah, that totally makes sense.

    That really screwed our area over
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifosi View Post
    I always took 'shut down' to mean 'everyone gets time off work til things start up again', not 'everyone gets fired and can never come back to work at this now permanantly defunct facility'. :shrug:

    The mail will still move, the military will still get paid, the alphabets will still be active.
    Though I wish if it did occur that it would actually mean those tards in the house and senate would not get paid for the duration, though I doubt that would happen because they're just too special to be subjected to what the common peon has to deal with. (and independantly wealthy doesn't hurt much either I imagine)
    You are correct. The affected employees will get some time off without pay but in the end they will pay these people anyway.
    I mean if you have ever been to Washington and saw the EPA Building. It is huge.
    What in the hell do all those people do every day?
    I mean come on.
    National Education Agency - Shut it down permanently.
    FCC - Shut it down

    They have to learn that Elections have consequences.
    I didn't vote the way I did to hold Chuckie Schumers hand and sing songs.
    I voted to tell Schumer - Ried etc that you had your turn and you blew it.
    And I say to you forget the extremists. It’s simple; no one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer. Cuomo 2013 Never forget this SOB! BEWARE of Trolls! They could be UC on der Gouverneur's State Police Gun Squad.

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    A shutdown would come at an especially busy time for the Smithsonian. The Cherry Blossom Festival, which concludes this weekend, draws many tourists to an area near the museums. The Smithsonian counts about 3 million visits each April and has already sold 23,000 IMAX movie and lunch combos to school groups for the month.

    Under long-standing federal rules, agencies would not be affected that provide for U.S. national security, dispense most types of federal benefit payments, offer inpatient medical care or outpatient emergency care, ensure the safe use of food and drugs, manage air traffic, protect and monitor borders and coastlines, guard prisoners, conduct criminal investigations and law enforcement, oversee power distribution and oversee banks.

    Mail deliveries will continue in the event of a shutdown. U.S. postal operations are not subsidized by tax dollars.

    According to the shutdown scenario described by the administration, the government would have to significantly cut staffing across the executive branch, including workers at the White House and civilian employees at the Defense Department; close to 800,000 workers would be affected. Congress and the federal court system will also be subject to a shutdown.

    At the Pentagon, military troops - including those in war zones - would receive one-week's pay instead of two in their next paycheck if the government closes.
    Military personnel at home and abroad would continue to earn pay, but they won't get paychecks until there is a budget agreement and government operations resume.
    Key national security responsibilities, including operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya and earthquake assistance to Japan would not be interrupted by a shutdown, the Pentagon said.

    The CIA also won't be closing, though it will be drawing down some non-essential personnel,
    Officials familiar with the shutdown say essential counterterrorism functions in other parts of the intelligence community will continue,
    At the Internal Revenue Service, the tax filing deadline remains April 18 - delayed three days because of a local holiday in Washington. Tax audits, however, will be suspended if there is a shutdown.
    The IRS won't process paper returns during a shutdown.
    Social Security payments will continue to be delivered,
    Astrue said Social Security headquarters and regional offices will be closed.
    Medicare would still pay medical claims for its 48 million recipients, who are mainly seniors but also several million younger people who are permanently disabled or have kidney failure. Payments to doctors, hospitals and other service providers could be delayed, however, should a shutdown continue for several months.
    At the National Institutes of Health, groundbreaking medical research would experience a disruption. Patients already being treated at the NIH's famed hospital in Bethesda, Md., would continue to get that care, but new patients could not be admitted. Likewise, no new studies of drugs or other treatments could begin.
    The Federal Housing Administration, which guarantees about 30 percent of home mortgages, would stop guaranteeing loans. The issuance of government backed loans to small businesses would be suspended, according to the White House.
    The Obama administration said the impact on the housing market would be more severe than in 1995, the last time there was a government shutdown.
    The nation's 15,700 air traffic controllers would keep working,
    FAA inspectors who oversee airlines' compliance with safety regulations probably would continue to be at work
    Almost all of the Federal Transit Administration would close and that means local transit agencies would have to wait longer to get federal aid. Most of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which issues auto recalls and makes grants to states for safety campaigns, would also close.\
    Operation of the International Space Station would be unaffected. NASA's Mission Control in Houston would continue to work around the clock to keep watch.
    But it's unclear what impact there might be on preparations for the final two space shuttle missions, said NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs. Endeavour is due to lift off April 29, Atlantis on June 28.
    Among other consequences cited by the administration:
    The Environmental Protection Agency would cease issuing permits and stop reviewing environmental impact statements which will slow approval of projects.
    Most government websites would not be updated, unless they were deemed essential.
    The Environmental Protection Agency will stop issuing permits of industrial facilities for air, land and water pollution limits.
    Federal courts would be unable to hear cases as employees like clerks, stenographers, bailiffs, and security guards would not be at work.
    And I say to you forget the extremists. It’s simple; no one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer. Cuomo 2013 Never forget this SOB! BEWARE of Trolls! They could be UC on der Gouverneur's State Police Gun Squad.

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    The govt shut down in 95? Didn't affect me at all, I'm thinking the same would hold true now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evild View Post
    The govt shut down in 95? Didn't affect me at all, I'm thinking the same would hold true now.
    Schumer is trying to scare everyone hoping that the R's will suffer like they did in 95,but............The big difference in 2011 and 1995
    Internet was being used by teens and 40 year old men in back in 95.

    The Media Outlets were ABC "All Bout Clinton" CBS "Clinton's Bull Slingers NBC "Nothing But Clinton" and CNN
    Clinton News Network,

    So the spin was spun making the common man (who Chuckie and company think are so stupid) believe what they wanted them to believe.
    Today nobody is watching those stations anymore, and the Internet has grown.

    Chuckie's Progressives are afraid of a SHUT IT DOWN because people will see that life goes on, and that scares the heck out of Chuck and company.
    And I say to you forget the extremists. It’s simple; no one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer. Cuomo 2013 Never forget this SOB! BEWARE of Trolls! They could be UC on der Gouverneur's State Police Gun Squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerettaGuy View Post
    FCC - Shut it down.
    Why the FCC? They've gotten some mission creep over the years (trying to regulate the internet) but I think most would agree that their core mission of licensing and regulating the airwaves is a legitimate one. I'd cut them down to size if I was dictator for a day but I wouldn't get rid of them entirely.
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    Default FBI announced that it will continue to do nothing in the murder investigation of

    Eric Holder braces for shutdown. In an effort to reassure the public, the FBI will continue to do nothing in the murder investigation of Brian Terry

    ATF Director Melson reassured his managers that the Gunwalker Scandal Coverup would still be in place when they got back.

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    There would be no FCC so TV and radio would be a lot better
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    Well, yeah, the nanny state nonsense with censorship bothers me quite a bit. I'm just wondering who would take over the FCC's airwaves regulatory function if the agency was disbanded. TV and radio won't be a lot of fun if any Tom, Dick or Harry can transmit on the frequency you are trying to watch. Cell phones too for that matter.
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    Would this affect my GI Bill benefits at all?
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    So now that its all said and done, did anyone else catch the news during the business day yesterday (Friday) when there were a bunch of gov't workers out on the front steps of the house protesting and making noises about not wanting things to shut down?

    Oh, BTW, they were still on the clock while doing it.
    You know, our tax dollars at work and all that.
    Oh, wait, they weren't at work, they were paying to have those ****ers out on the street protesting instead of doing thier frikkin jobs.
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