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Congress Votes To Reopen Government

Last-minute debt deal keeps gov’t open until Jan. 15

October 17, 2013

WASHINGTON — Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial......

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iheartwv

Oct-17-13 4:52 AM

obviously penned by this paper's own republican journalist ...

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daWraith

Oct-17-13 5:47 AM

justfacts . com: The US debt is:

• $52,909 for every person living in the U.S. • $138,240 for every household in the U.S. • 100% of the U.S. gross domestic product. • 526% of annual federal revenues.

At the close of the federal government's 2012 fiscal year (September 30, 2012), the federal government had roughly: • $7.5 trillion ($7,517,000,000,000) in liabilities that are not accounted for in the national debt, such as federal employee retirement benefits, accounts payable, and environmental/disposal liabilities. • $21.6 trillion ($21,622,000,000,000) in obligations for current Social Security participants above and beyond projected revenues from their payroll and benefit taxes, certain transfers from the general fund of the U.S. Treasury, and assets of the Social Security trust fund.

• $27.0 trillion ($27,000,000,000,000) in obligations for current Medicare participants above and beyond projected revenues

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daWraith

Oct-17-13 5:48 AM

This shortfall equates to: • $215,311 for every person living in the U.S.

• $559,331 for every household in the U.S.

• 428% of the U.S. gross domestic product.

• 2,513% of annual federal revenues.

DENIAL is not a river in Africa.

So who "won" this slimdown??? Sure as }[ell was not the American taxpayer!

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Gooseman

Oct-17-13 5:57 AM

I get a laugh out of duhhhhhhhRAT repeating daily that "DENIAL is not a river in Africa".

After all, I dont know anyone who lives in that river more than duhhhhhhhhhhRAT.

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Gooseman

Oct-17-13 6:11 AM

Great Post.

"I swear you can lead a Conservative to the facts, you just can't get them to think!

Look at the pictures and read the story!! Notice W came into office with a Budget Surplus??? W like Reagan and his Dad before him ALL spent more and accumulated more deficit than all the Presidents before them combined!!

W and Cheney are both on record stating "Reagan proved deficits don't matter."

W's Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neil quit his post as a result of this spend like a crazy man GOP mentality that evolved through Reagan.

Yet with a Democrat in office we were able to eliminate the deficit spending that is so a part of the GOP "do as I say not as I do" platform."

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Gooseman

Oct-17-13 6:12 AM

"Now Obama walks in and has to address the worst Economy assumed since the Depression and the America haters come out hoping for failure???

So when Reagan was inaugurated and the Stock Market plummeted the next day, were you all making up racist names for him? When it took a full year for the market to recover were you using racist pet names for him?

When Reagan spent more than all previous Presidents combined to jump start the Economy were you all attacking him with racist pet names? When it took almost 4 years for the Economy to recover, were you all attacking him with racist pet names?

If you want to know who is responsible for this mess, look in the mirror and remember that you have been voting for a party that talks the virulent talk but stays away from walking the walk."

So STFU duhhhRAT about your sudden blame game, when facts show, you dont know sheeet.

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wvhoopie

Oct-17-13 6:19 AM

The teabaggers had no plan. Chaos, anarchy and bomb throwing are not a strategy. I see big losses in the House in 2014 for these extremists. Obama will love a Democratic House and Senate that last two years of his term. Ted Cruz showed America how he would lead....LOL!

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TrollSlayer

Oct-17-13 6:30 AM

The Government shutdown resulted in several very positive outcomes.

MILLIONS of Americans are now tuned in and aware of the MYRIAD OF SERIOUS FLAWS with in the implementation of the Obamascam tax law, including Obama’s illegal delay of the employer mandate that Obama refused to grant to regular citizens.

MILLIONS of Americans are now aware that Congressmen and their staffs will receive SPECIAL SUBSIDIES to pay for the more expensive Obamacare health insurance policies that regular citizens will not receive.

MILLIONS of Americans are now aware that President Obama and members of his Administration will receive SPECIAL EXEMPTIONS from the Obamascam mandates that regular citizens will not receive.

MILLIONS of Americans are now aware of the NEW TAXES on medical devices hidden in Obamascam that will raise the costs of what are already some of the most expensive medical treatments.

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TrollSlayer

Oct-17-13 6:30 AM

Tea Party Congressmen DID get one change to the Obamascam law, which now requires VERIFICATION OF INCOME which will help reduce some of the fraud that will occur in Obamascam health insurance tax enrollment.

Good job, Tea Party. Keep informing the People, supporting American values, and fighting to return to a Constitutional Government.

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TrollSlayer

Oct-17-13 6:31 AM

Of course it’s hard to argue with brilliant posts like “teabaggers... STFU duhhhRAT... you dont know sheeet.” Liberal "Progressives" are always so gracious in victory... LOL

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TrollSlayer

Oct-17-13 6:32 AM

Now let’s hear more “teabaggers bimbo looser $arah Failin hate speech pathetic clueless domestic terrorist” babble from the “winners” in this battle. Because the left is always so creative and amusing... LOL

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TrollSlayer

Oct-17-13 7:11 AM

Gooseman “but REAGAN! DADDY BUSH! LILBUSH! CHENEY!”

yawn...

Reagan? Added only $1.8 TRILLION in 8 years AND got us out of the Carter recession AND won the Cold War with it.

Bush I? Added only $1.5 TRILLION in four years. Obama added more debt in his FIRST year.

Bush II? $4.9 TRILLION in 8 years. Modest by Obama standards.

Barry Bankrupter’s contribution to the National Debt? $6.4 TRILLION in less than 5 years. BOTH Bushes TOGETHER in 12 years don't match Barry Ospender's RECORD debt.

And Barry’s just getting started. Obamacare ALONE is projected to add ANOTHER $17 TRILLION to the National Debt.

Don’t like my numbers? Send your complaints to Barry Bankruper’s own US Treasury, w ww.treasurydirect.g ov/govt/reports/pd/mspd/mspd.htm

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mikeyd

Oct-17-13 7:27 AM

go troll!

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DisplacedWVian

Oct-17-13 7:29 AM

Once again, instead of standing united and doing the right thing for the long-term betterment of America and the American people, the left wing faction of the Republican party succumbed to the constant vitriol of the Democrats and the "mainstream" media. It's time for the McCain's, Grahams, and Corker's of the Republican party to go where their hearts and ideology truly lie and become Democrats.

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GETACLUE

Oct-17-13 7:41 AM

"now requires VERIFICATION OF INCOME" The ACA law has always had INCOME VERIFICATION The GOP got NOTHING except some more paperwork.

GOP demanded tighter income verification procedures for applicants.

What did they get? Two additional reports from the Department of Health and Human Services.

One will come from the Health Secretary detailing the income checks the insurance exchanges will use. The other will come from the department's Inspector General reviewing the effectiveness of the verification procedures.

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GETACLUE

Oct-17-13 8:01 AM

In regards to the picture with this article. WHY THE LONG FACE TEDDY???? Are you upset that your TANTRUM did not work???? Maybe next time hold your breath longer.

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Hefner

Oct-17-13 8:09 AM

The same result one would get by putting air in a punctured tire.

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daWraith

Oct-17-13 8:18 AM

Nooseman hung himself again, what part of the myth of the "Clinton Surplus" don't you understand. Budget deficits under Clinton: (Treasury dot gov)

1994 $281.26 Billion

1995 $281.23 Billion

1996 $250.83 Billion

1997 $188.34 Billion

1998 $113.05 Billion

1999 $130.08 Billion

2000 $17.91 Billion

2001 $133.29 Billion

As can clearly be seen, in no year did the national debt go down, nor did Clinton leave President Bush with a surplus that Bush subsequently turned into a deficit. Yes, the deficit was almost eliminated in FY2000 (ending in September 2000 with a deficit of "only" $17.9 billion), but it never reached zero--let alone a positive surplus number.

And Clinton's last budget proposal for FY2001, which ended in September 2001, generated a $133.29 billion deficit. The growing deficits started in the year of the last Clinton budget, not in the first year of the Bush administration.

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Wvcoffee

Oct-17-13 8:23 AM

No need to Troll. You summed it up pretty well yourself.

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Gooseman

Oct-17-13 8:38 AM

TrollSlayer 6:30 AM "The Government shutdown resulted in several very positive outcomes."

"DENIAL is not a river in Africa".

Thanks for the laugh.

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anutterview

Oct-17-13 9:00 AM

Tune-in in January for another episode of "we have to spend - its all we know", brought to you by your ever compassionate representative in congress, as they continue to write laws that do not apply to themselves, but only to the serfs and indentured servants (minions).

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ShempH

Oct-17-13 9:09 AM

Big mistake Ted at this time and it has hurt the Gop. Before the Dept. Limit is ever considered in 2014 make the President submit a Budget, A US LAW, something he has violated every single year........Oh, that's right, Congress has already been notified that a Budget will not be submitted by Fed. 2014. NO BUDGET, NO MONEY, plain and simple.

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boomgrounder

Oct-17-13 9:49 AM

Well another one bites the dust

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daWraith

Oct-17-13 9:56 AM

Two positive outcomes I see here:

1) The Sequester cuts are still IN.

2) Shows that tea party needs to separate from the GOP and become a bonafide third party.Force the other two parties to negotiate or else.

RHINOs run as GOP then vote like Dem, there is no differentiation.

Given a clear choice, most RED states will choose the Conservative option, not the low cal conservative GOP.

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dyingov

Oct-17-13 10:47 AM

R's and D's it's all the same boyz....

“It’s the Kentucky Kickback,” says this post from the Senate Conservatives Fund. “In exchange for funding Obamacare and raising the debt limit, Mitch McConnell has secured a $2 billion earmark. This is an insult to all the Kentucky families who don’t want to pay for Obamacare and don’t want to shoulder any more debt.”

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