Friday, April 8, 2011

Will There Be a Government Shutdown?


I'll be traveling today, so there probably won't be a post discussing whether or not the Republicans shut down the government over abortion Planned Parenthood funding. (thanks Kari - it is a really important distinction, see this graph)

What we do know is that if the government shuts down, DC trash pickup would be canceled,  so please join this campaign to dump your trash at/on John Boehner's house. It's the least we can do.

7 comments:

  1. What about our food?
    The government runs food assistance programs, feeds military personnel, and oversees security of the food supply.
    Read: Who Eats? Who Goes Hungry? @ http://gigabiting.com/

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  2. Luciano E.4/8/11, 9:30 AM

    Here's the Government Shutdown plan:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/52440626/DC-Government-Shutdown-Plan

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  3. DC UNITED WILL STILL PLAY!

    From Goff's Soccer Insider Blog -

    "The Washington Sports and Convention Authority, which oversees the stadium, is considered “essential” and will operate normally under the authorization act."

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  4. Sorry to be picky, but it is over abortion, but Planned Parenthood funding, which is the pill, pap smears, general women's health.

    The Republicans claiming it is over abortion fires up their base and gains support because god save us if women can decide what to do with their own bodies.

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  5. @kari Very good point, and one that needs to be made. This graph of what Planned parenthood does is useful.

    http://bit.ly/hrkgst

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  6. I love that graph. They've come up with a deal...http://thehill.com/homenews/house/155015-lawmaker-a-deal-has-been-reached

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  7. Wonkette's been on a ROLL over this stuff:

    http://wonkette.com/442672/boehner-to-wreck-america-over-ladies-getting-their-hoohaws-examined

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