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America 'On Precipice' Of Government Shutdown

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Nearly a million government employees are set to be forced off work without pay after Republicans voted to delay Obamacare. The USA is dying

Nearly a million government employees are set to be forced off work without pay after Republicans voted to delay Obamacare.

The U.S. House of Representatives remains fully lit during a rare late-night Saturday session at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

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The delay was voted for in the House of Representatives on Saturday night

The US government is almost guaranteed to shut down on Monday night after House Republicans voted in favour of a temporary spending bill that includes a one-year delay for Obamacare.
The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the proposal by 231 votes to 192 in one of two amendments attached to a Senate spending bill passed on Friday night. "I don't think we're near the precipice of a shutdown," said House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. "We are on the precipice."

The White House and the leader of the Democrat-controlled Senate said they would not accept the plan.

"To be absolutely clear, the Senate will reject both the one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the repeal of the medical device tax," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

"After weeks of futile political games from Republicans, we are still at square one."

ThinkStock image of the White House Some White House staff may be told to take leave without pay

President Barack Obama also said he would veto the plan, resulting in the federal government technically running out of money on Monday night and forcing the first partial government shutdown in almost 20 years.

Nearly a million government employees will be forced off work without pay, and museums and national parks will close.

The row between the Democrats and Republicans over government funding has been rumbling on since 2010.

Since then there have been negotiations between the parties that have led to short-term stop-gap funding bills rather than longer term budgets.

The last time the federal government shut down was under the Clinton administration in 1995, when services ground to a halt for 28 days. It nearly happened again in April 2011.

If the shutdown does go ahead then a third of the government's 2.1 million employees will be kept off work - possibly without back pay.

Obamacare supporters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme CourtObamacare protest Obamacare has been a divisive measure among Americans

National parks and the capital's Smithsonian museums will be closed, pension and benefits cheques will be stopped and passport applications will not be processed.

While 1.4 million troops would stay at work, they would not get paid.

The Pentagon's top financial officer Robert Hale has said that high-priority missions such as Afghanistan would not be affected.

However, he said that roughly half the Defense Department's civilian work force would be place on unpaid leave.

Training and a range of maintenance work would be cancelled.

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in Stockholm Obama has told Republicans not to 'burn the house down'

Nearly a million government employees are set to be forced off work without pay after Republicans voted to delay Obamacare.

Government agencies have compiled a list of essential workers, and critical services such as air traffic control would continue.

The Affordable Healthcare Act was passed into law in 2010 and has since been upheld by the Supreme Court.

It is a measure that has caused particular ire among Republicans and they have continually attempted to reverse it.

Mr Obama said Republicans should not threaten to "burn the house down because you haven't gotten 100% of your way".

He said: "No one gets to hurt our economy ... just because there are a couple of laws [they] don't like."

I have been saying, warning, etc and more about this for a LONG time now. Remember?

To The People Of The USA – I am sorry for what is coming

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/to-the-people-of-the-usa-i-am-sorry-for-what-is-coming/

So this is it, your Country is to CLOSE. Every Government place from Schools, Libraries and more will close. This is JUST the start. I did say I was sorry for what was coming. You people need to wake up. I love you all, truly I do, but you need to know your own country, I speak to MANY on Skype and AM STUNNED about how little many of your know about even the simplest things. One person I spoke to didn't even know Obama was President, they said "I don't keep up" Well listen, time to wake up and keep up...

This is going to end very badly and be violent also, Civil War is coming, 100% You MUST prepare.

Shaun

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By Randy Mitchell on September 30, 2013 at 08:45 am

Shaun,as one who is aggressively against Obamacare, I'm glad the Rep's are taking a stand. And no, schools will not close etc. Parks, the SS office, passport office etc will close but not much else. I'm not sure where you get your info, but for the average American, the effects will be minimal. Obamacare is a disaster. It will increase our federal budget by enormous amounts, cause premiums to rise (mine has risen 30%) and force many into socialized medicine which the majority don't want. This happened before under President Clinton in the 90's and is just part of living in a country where everyone gets a say. No civil wars here, lol. Take care, mate.

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By Shaun Gibson on September 30, 2013 at 10:25 am

I hope your contacts are better than mine.

"I don't think we're near the precipice of a shutdown," said House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. "We are on the precipice"

This happened in 1995 and nearly again in 2011, the only differnce now is this, The difference between the government shutting down in the late 90s and now is the fact that so many more people rely on food stamps and other government hand-outs to get by. So, the impact would be on a much greater scale this time. Here is a good explanation as to what would happen if the government does shut down:

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If the government shuts down, the most important things will still get done. Soldiers and other members of the military who help protect America will still keep us safe. The Post Office will still deliver letters. Air traffic controllers will still help planes land safely at airports. And your old or disabled relatives who get things called “Social Security checks” will still have money for bingo. But many services will stop. The government won’t issue as many documents that allow foreign people to visit our country, poor people might not get food stamps to buy groceries, and governments scientists won’t be monitoring the spread of disease. Places that belong to the federal government, like national parks, will have to close during the shutdown. So that long car trip to Yosemite that your family was planning next weekend may be off. Many government workers, like public school teachers and firemen and police officers, are paid by local governments or state governments. If the federal government shuts down, it shouldn’t affect their jobs. You will still go to school (unless you’re part of a program like Head Start that depends on grant money from Washington). The policemen in your town will still look for bad guys and firemen will still put out fires. But many federal government employees won’t be going to work.

I really hope your laid back attitude here is for good reason. One of the reasons I wanted to try and add a You Tube Vide was I had several video's I wanted to post as this was going on. I have been on this story now for a year?

Check and read the links, then give me your opinion on Concentration camps, Millions of Coffins and China Buying US land. Please, I would love your to read your thoughts on all this:

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/usa-fema-china-africa-what-is-happening-here/

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/the-nsa-snowden-told-you-what-now-learn-how-and-why/

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/obama-facing-major-test-over-snowden-leaks-as-the-usa-falls-to-it-knees/

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/why-did-the-u-s-government-recently-purchase-30000-guillotines/

Really, would love to hear it. I think MANY have had thier head in the sand. Rome was too big to fall they said. America is Bankrupt Randy. This is BAD...

I pray you are smarter than me, I been researching this a year, I seen it coming. The blog are above if you have spare time. Also search my blog for any other Political stuff..

Let me know.

Thanks mate...

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By Shaun Gibson on September 30, 2013 at 05:10 pm

http://prayingforoneday.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/untitled15.jpg?w=549&h=345

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/america-is-closed-down/

Looks like America will close..clock is ticking..Obama I think was telling the people in the USA what IS happening, not MIGHT happen.

Shaun

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By Randy Mitchell on October 01, 2013 at 09:40 am

Shaun, I'm happy to respond. America is broke, though we have a President and Senate who refuse to acknowledge this fact. They have increased our national debt by several trillion (that's trillion with a T) since the dark day Obama was elected. The Republican led congress (thank God) has tried and tried to work with him on establishing a budget with no success, to cut our out-of-control spending. They have pleaded with him about the devastating effects Obamacare is having on small businesses, rising insurance premiums, and increasing negative effects on a sagging economy. He refuses to listen and is hell bent on making America into a socialistic body of govt which the majority of Americans do not want. Therefore, congress HAD to make a stand here. A govt shutdown here isn't what most think. Yes, certain agencies have stopped temporarily, but most everything else is running as normal and the average American fells absoluely no effects.

America is very different from Scotland, or most other European countries. Most here believe in small government and free enterprise, neither which Obama believes in. So, how was he elected? One answer, he's a wolf in sheeps clothing and many saw his charismatic personality as an answer, kinda like a slick used car salesman.

People like me cannot wait till his term is finished.

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By Shaun Gibson on October 01, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I think I agree with all you say and I know all this Randy, seriously I do, I do try to keep my Scottish brain up to date.

Next Election will be same as last!

Who was Obama running against both times?

Who was Bush running against 2nd time?

The people are THE SAME mate...

You have the illussion of a vote, you don't

Did you see the George Carling Video? That was a comedia being a politician. He was right, and things WILL get worse. I think it appauls me when American people (Not you) think people outwith America don't know. I ask who the stupid ones are? We seen this coming for YEARS here in Europe... Scottish people "in the main" are the cleverst people on the planet historically...even tho I can't spell :-)

Thank for the reply buddy, debate is good.

Shaun

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By Randy Mitchell on October 01, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Always happy to comment, Shaun. Here, we have Republicans and Democrats. Both have their own agendas and will fight to the death to get what they want. I'm just one who happens to believe one is much more evil than the other. And, I think you know which one. Take care...

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By Shaun Gibson on October 03, 2013 at 03:53 am

I got you mate, and I agree, well said..I think actual Evil has the USA. I really do. Ron Paul and people like him are the ones fighting for the country. But there is no way these people will make a difference, as I said, you vote for the same, has been this way 20 years now?

I like these two pictures:

http://prayingforoneday.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/1385375_551158581628449_1735317754_n.jpg?w=549&h=512

And

http://prayingforoneday.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/1385611_551147938296180_194622805_n.jpg?w=549&h=549

This one, is, well, where it all started. Again jus a picture..

http://prayingforoneday.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/1374977_551330214944619_1530360286_n.jpg?w=549&h=549

Are you still confident this will blow over and the USA will be as it was 30 years ago? or can you see it getting worse? 14th October Bankrupt event, USA can't repay China for starters. China are building in Mexico and buying USA land and into USA econimics. Question is, why?

I really hope people I speak to, the places I read, videos you won't get shared on You Tube are all wrong. But this was on the cards a LONG time ago and it went the way I said it would, and many others said so, as you know..

Many calles us "Doom merchants" We were just seeing the truth, a truth the American Media won't speak about. We are all from other countries and getting a different view, always get a better view looking in. Hope this ends soon..

Cheers Randy, good debate

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By Randy Mitchell on October 03, 2013 at 10:09 am

Shaun, the American Media is Obama's largest supporter and that's probably the biggest problem. The people who own these organizations support a socialized government. Thus the old saying, "He who controls the media controls the masses." However, what it's going to take to turn things around is the eventual negative effects of Obama's policies (Obamacare, etc) to be felt by those who support him. Obamacare has only been in place for two days here and already thousands of people are getting lay off notices and seeing increases in their insurance premiums. It has further angered many and increased the division between conservatives and liberals. Obama has proven himself to be the most devisive President in modern history.

As history has always been the storyteller, when push comes to shove, never bet against the spirit of the American people.

I believe, have to believe, that things will change back to the positive. But it's going to take a fresh voice to connect and convince those who, right now, aren't willing to listen.

Cheers...

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By Shaun Gibson on October 03, 2013 at 10:32 am

Yeah of course the media us Government run, So if this is true, be it awful and lies by both parties, it brings into question ALL we are being told.

Obama did a 15 minute video on MSNBC Obama says himself this could be 100x worse than even I thought, he says this is NOTHING life 1995, let me know your thoughts.. I believe, it's not red or blue right now, it's doing the right thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9zXvIGqTJM

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By Randy Mitchell on October 03, 2013 at 11:24 am

Instilling fear in those you govern is not leadership. Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves.

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By Shaun Gibson on October 03, 2013 at 11:31 am

Well said...

Could not agree more. These people are in place to help, not hinder. They get pain due to a rule in the Constitution! While other's don't. Politicians get paid, Joe Blogs who works for the Government in a park gets nothing.

Funny how the Constitution is now relevant, before they were tearing it to pieces..

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By Shaun Gibson on October 03, 2013 at 11:31 am

They Get PAIN! OMG!! lol

Lucky the spelling police are not around

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By John Nelson on October 03, 2013 at 05:59 pm

The Republicans want to end the Affordable Care Act (ACA)and will threaten to shut down the government to do it.

But here the problem.... It's a law.

In America a bill become a law when it is passed by both Houses of Congress and gets signed by the president. That is how our Republic works... The ACA is a law. It went through both Houses and received enough votes to become the law of the land.

The Republicans got the law before the Supreme Court and they lost. The Supreme Court found the law Constitutional.

Game over! Go home sit down and shut the hell up.

Their only legal recourese it to get a Constitutional Ammendment to get it quashed..... But that is next to impossible since the bill went through the Legislative branch, The Executive Branch and the Judicial Branch and came out the other end as a Constitutionally sound LAW. But the Taliban don't care about that...They'll use other tactics to dismantle our Republic.

The Tea Party Taliban want to shut down our system of government. They are a true threat to our way of life. They are the American Taliban and they're trying to destroy our nation (not from the outside with bombs) but from the inside by highjacking our government. They are funded by a handful of nasty men who managed to get few clowns elected then they highjacked the Republican Party....Now they're trying to take down our nation.

I am ashamed that our Senator from Utah. Mike Lee is a Talibani stooge. He is an embarrasment! The Taliban have highjacked the Party in Utah and threaten any legislator who does not walk the line.... a line that is controlled by a handful of puppet-masters with lots of money to spend.

I hope moderate and reasonable Republicans will revolt against this crusade to destroy us from the inside.

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By Shaun Gibson on October 03, 2013 at 06:07 pm

I have been blogging this long before the Boston Marathon, and I said in a blog at he time it was my belief, through "research or whatever" that there was an inner circle of people wanting to change something. Heavy battle for control.

I can show you this:

http://familysurvivalprotocol.com/2013/04/20/a-coup-may-be-in-progress/#comment-27598

19 minute video... I blogged about it, so did desert rose, she put this video up first, so fairs fair..This was months ago, listen to what this lad has to say. I think you will know him..

Let me know what you think, you are almost on the same page as him..

Cheers

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By riginal on October 23, 2013 at 09:16 pm

A 'Civil war' will never JUST break out anywhere Shaun. People the world over haven't been civil to each other for eons. Why should they when they're happily occupied bagging and belting the shit out of each other? America needs a leader to lead them out of the wilderbeast...sorry,the wilderness. Cow of a situation putting everyone on the horns of a diplomat/dill ema but then don't some of them deserve to be? i have it on good authority that Youtube is to be seconded by an American political party calling themselves Youboob. To become a sitting member you have to stand for something. Apparently it runs along the lines of scratching ones head and bitching to a radical transference of the scratcher's hand to the boob. Wandering hands and wayward scratching is frowned upon but tittilating conversation and freelance bitching is welcome. However lance is rarely free, everyone keeps borrowing it and sticking it in each other's back. No person in America will be put out of work on my watch...mainly because i don't own one. Or my name's not Paul Revere who founded a child minding school for brats until they escaped one day and ran through the streets yelling..."the brat ish are coming!" Must go as i have to mediate over a well mannered monetary prostitute within the grounds of the constitution. I'm trying to prevent a civil whore from erupting and taking over the lamb/land. Heaven knows the wool pulled over peoples' eyes is something they'd prefer not to cotton onto. Silver threads and golden kneeballs cannot break this art of mine but then some pictures painted of mankind are not that pretty. One thing's for sure. America will survive and continue to be a powermouse...sorry,powerhouse of 'can do.' Or my name's not unemployment.As long as you have a bill on your plate the wind in your hair and laughter in the fridge you'll be okay til hell freezes over or they re-indroduce ice chests to stop Youboobers from overscratching.

Just avoid boobytraps,have a relatively pain free weekend as you can Shaun and don't worry i've got your back.Let me know when you want it back to continue your spin tingling predictions. Cheers. Have one for me or but for God's sake don't run down the street in the wee hours shouting "the bratish are coming"...it's been done and so am i.

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By Shaun Gibson on October 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I did this on June 14th buddy...

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/to-the-people-of-the-usa-i-am-sorry-for-what-is-coming/

People laughed, but when it happend, they asked how I knew. I can't tell anyone how I know. Sadly I can't post anywhere why I knew. I just knew.

Many have thier head in the sand mate, they think the World is just a little screwed up, if only people knew the real truth.

I give you 2 recent blogs:

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/beware-of-the-chase-bank-change-banks-now/

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/house-stenographer-appears-to-get-hypnotized-before-freemason-rant/

I know many will look at the title then close the page. But look at it, and the replies, you will see others who are awake to this World, WIDE AWAKE, not just pretending to be. If I was to tell you the truth right here right now, you would laugh and call me mad. Same as people with my June 14th blog. Inside info is hard to get unless you know where to get it.

Don't get me wrong I can be normal..

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/amazing-structures-that-defy-logic-shouldnt-exist/

Hope you and yours are well buddy..

Shaun

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