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How Much Longer Will the Government Shutdown Last? ( "place your bets" :-)))

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View Poll Results: How Much Longer Will the Government Shutdown Last? (from today / Tue. Oct. 7, 2013)
Less than 3 days
0
0%
3 more days or more, but less than 5 days
12.12%
5 more days or more, but less than 7 days
9.09%
7 more days or more, but less than 10 days
33.33%
10 more days or more, but less than 14 days
12.12%
14 more days or more, but less than 17 days
9.09%
17 more days or more, but less than 20 days
0
0%
20 more days or more, but less than 25 days
0
0%
25 more days or more, but less than 30 days
3.03%
30 more days or more ... potential coup and Military takes over government
21.21%
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How Much Longer Will the Government Shutdown Last? ( "place your bets" :-)))

Old 10-08-13, 01:28 PM
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How Much Longer Will the Government Shutdown Last? ( "place your bets" :-)))

How Much Longer Will the Government Shutdown Last? (from today / from Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013 (different time zones considering)

"Place your bets!", basically
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Over Monday October 14th, 2013
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Over Monday October 14th, 2013
So "place your bet" accordingly then ....... that would be:

5 more days or more, but less than 7 days
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Columbus Day is the 14th, so I think everybody will be back on the 15th.
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Columbus Day is the 14th, so I think everybody will be back on the 15th.
Crap! OK, you are right. But they will know by Monday they are back to work Tuesday.
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Dear Leader is speaking for about an hour already (Live on TV, on almost all channels) ... So maybe he can straighten out this situation to resolve itself quicker ........

"And .. and ... Who knows ..... BUT Obamacare is untouchable".
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It becomes a much more serious economic problem going forward past October 16/17. Don't expect much progress until right before that deadline.
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I've been reading a lot which suggests that at this point the Republicans will fail to raise the debt ceiling, believing that both the economic risks of the sequester and the shutdown were overblown, so why not the debt ceiling? I kind of agree.
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I've been reading a lot which suggests that at this point the Republicans will fail to raise the debt ceiling, believing that both the economic risks of the sequester and the shutdown were overblown, so why not the debt ceiling? I kind of agree.
Or maybe the Democrats will revert to the opinions they held 7 years ago.

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So because the Obama of 7 years ago didn't understand or was grandstanding about the debt ceiling, that means... what exactly?
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet View Post
So because the Obama of 7 years ago didn't understand or was grandstanding about the debt ceiling, that means... what exactly?
either a) he was a shitty senator
or b) he's a shitty president

take your pick.
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The correct answer is that it means President Boehner will have the full support of liberals in a few years when he asks for the debt ceiling to be raised.
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The correct answer is that it means President Boehner will have the full support of liberals in a few years when he asks for the debt ceiling to be raised.
Actually, he'd have my support. I mean, I'd be giggling too much, because President Boehner, but yeah, I'd be okay with him asking for the debt ceiling to be raised, because that's, y'know, how the federal government operates.
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Actually, he'd have my support. I mean, I'd be giggling too much, because President Boehner, but yeah, I'd be okay with him asking for the debt ceiling to be raised, because that's, y'know, how the federal government operates.
You might reconsider once you've read the entirely of Boehnercare. Don't get distracted by the illustrations.
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Re: How Much Longer Will the Government Shutdown Last? ( "place your bets" :-)))

Poll will be open for 2 days .... then it closes.

Would be best to vote today, of course .... but I gave it an extra day or two for "late birds" etc ... -- even though that would be like cheating a bit, I figured that "no big deal", should be OK with those early birds who voted today

So "place your bets" accordingly ...
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What is the prize for winning?
Economic catastrophe.
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I voted 30 or more days, but don't agree with the coup part.
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Those few who voted "30 more days or more ... potential coup and Military takes over government" ... do have balls and my respect.

p.s. "coup" part was a bit drastic, I must admit
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Those few who voted "30 more days or more ... potential coup and Military takes over government" ... do have balls and my respect.
It does take serious balls to vote for the most drastic option in an internet poll.
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It does take serious balls to vote for the most drastic option in an internet poll.

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