From the "Are We Sick of Winning Yet?' Files ...

Dec 2006
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The government shut-down will cost us in five weeks the amount of money we're being asked to pay for the g-damned wall!!!

Trump's government shutdown is costing the economy at least $1.2 billion per week

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Keven Hassett

White House Council of Economic Advisers chair Kevin Hassett says that “I don’t really expect to see big economic effects of this [government shutdown] … assuming that it ends relatively quickly.” By that, he meant that the shutdown is costing the U.S. economy a mere $1.2 billion per week. Other analysts aren’t as optimistic.
JPMorgan’s Michael Feroli estimates the shutdown’s effects as being two to four times what Hassett forecast. It’s also early days now, going by Donald Trump’s threats about keeping things shut down for months or years, and “each month that it goes forward, the effect grows exponentially,” according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Ethan Harris. “If it goes on for a quarter … now you’re starting to really change spending habits.”
Fitch Ratings warned of possible damage to the federal government’s credit rating, not just because of broader political turmoil: “The main implication for our U.S. sovereign credit view will depend on whether we feel this shutdown foreshadows a more pronounced destabilization of fiscal policymaking, including brinkmanship over the debt limit.”
 
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Dec 2015
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Arizona
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Did you see the bit about the Feds not paying their water bill?
A top DC Water official said the Treasury Department emailed last week to say that it “will only collect and remit” about $10.5 million of the $16.5 million that federal agencies owe the city water and sewer authority for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.

The email from Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service blamed the shortfall on the shutdown and the “potential creation of Antideficiency Act violations,” a reference to a law that prohibits federal agencies from spending more than has been appropriated by Congress.

These folks who say "SHUT IT DOWN" have no idea what that really means. It's just one more way to tell almost a million people to SHOVE IT. You don't matter.
 
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Apr 2014
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Heart of America
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The longer this shutdown drags on, the worse it is for the Republicans. They are trying to pass the buck to the Democrats, but only the most base of the Republican base believe that crap. Congressional Republicans are starting to get nervous. The sooner the Mueller report is released, the more likely those Republicans will have a legitimate excuse to step away from the President. Same goes for Pence pulling away from Trump.
 
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Jun 2018
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South Dakota
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The longer this shutdown drags on, the worse it is for the Republicans. They are trying to pass the buck to the Democrats, but only the most base of the Republican base believe that crap. Congressional Republicans are starting to get nervous. The sooner the Mueller report is released, the more likely those Republicans will have a legitimate excuse to step away from the President. Same goes for Pence pulling away from Trump.
Poor disillusioned libs!
What is a Unions best tactic in a contract impasse? Strikes.
Who supports Unions to the hilt? Democrats.
What happens in a strike? Workers refuse to work until the business give in to their demands.
What is the result? Workers never recover from the loss.
What is the Unions rationalization for this? We sacrifice for future generations.

In the end who suffers most by keeping the govt shut? Those who will continue to keep the govt shut and causing future generations to to suffer.
Who is that?
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Jun 2018
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South Dakota
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These folks who say "SHUT IT DOWN" have no idea what that really means. It's just one more way to tell almost a million people to SHOVE IT. You don't matter.
You're right with one exception, these people do understand what suffering they've brought on "the people" and are gleefully reveling in their perceived misery.
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May 2013
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arkansas
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Poor disillusioned libs!
What is a Unions best tactic in a contract impasse? Strikes.
Who supports Unions to the hilt? Democrats.
What happens in a strike? Workers refuse to work until the business give in to their demands.
What is the result? Workers never recover from the loss.
What is the Unions rationalization for this? We sacrifice for future generations.

In the end who suffers most by keeping the govt shut? Those who will continue to keep the govt shut and causing future generations to to suffer.
Who is that?
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"Workers never recover from the loss."? Do you have anything to back that up?

As far as 'sacrificing for future generations' goes....I suggest you do some research regarding pre union wages and working conditions for laborers in this country. You could start with the coal miners and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
 
Apr 2014
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Heart of America
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Poor disillusioned libs!
What is a Unions best tactic in a contract impasse? Strikes.
Who supports Unions to the hilt? Democrats
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A good point. Why do you think the Republicans are anti-worker and seek to stop workers from organizing? Do Republicans hate lower income or middle-class Americans?
 
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