“No Deal: Government Shuts Down At Midnight Tonight”


All nonessential government services — including the processing of IRS refund checks – will cease at the stroke of midnight tonight. The government shutdown will throw millions of people out of work temporarily.

The budget talks between the White House and the Republicans have failed, and now the government shutdown that everyone is dreading looms large.

Troops who protect our homeland will not get paid; social security checks will not go out; libraries, museums, courthouses, city parks and recreational centers will all be shut down. The trickle down theory will go into effect as most major cities are cut off from government funding.

Americans are venting their frustration on networking websites. A facebook group is organizing an event to dump garbage on House Speaker John Beohner’s front lawn. Boehner is the Republican house speaker who is stuck in the middle of this mess.

In the meantime, Obama, 49, and his family will travel to Williamsburg, VA today to unwind and get in a little rest and relaxation.

The FAA has established a no-fly zone over Williamsburg that will remain in effect until the Obamas leave for DC on Monday.

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115 comments on ““No Deal: Government Shuts Down At Midnight Tonight”

      • ADAM,
        This is a fucking Fail all the way around. Stop blaming Obama’s azz for everything. Damn, we all know how you feel. But this shit here is serious. And is it really a vacation if he still has to hold meetings?

        This man has school-aged kids who deserve to have their vacations. So, until you run for President and FAIL, you have no room to judge him. It’s so easy to sit back and talk about it. But what have you done for the country lately? Hell, what have you done for anybody lately?

      • So, until you run for President and FAIL, you have no room to judge him. It’s so easy to sit back and talk about it. But what have you done for the country lately? Hell, what have you done for anybody lately?
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        *PREACH* Starr *PREACH*

      • S.N. @ADAM, everything isnt President Obama’s fault. Remember he’s just a figure head. The real power come from those in the House and Senate. Lets take a step back and think about that.

      • ADAM, this is not Obama’s fault…I actually applaud the Dems for not caving into the Repubs budget cuts the will raise my taxes and give breaks to the rich. Oh they will also cut medicaid, SSI, eliminate planned pregnancy and cut Pell Grants.

      • @RandomChick

        I, too, am glad that the Dems are holding their ground, because all a delay would do is put us right back where we’re at within 1-2 wks, or however long the extension would last for.

      • How is this solely Obama’s fault? The Republicans are unwilling to compromise, on anything??? They are doing this to make him look bad because 2012 is an election year….

      • ADAM,
        Obama and the Dems where given a proposal for 66billion in cuts the dems didnt want to cut the programs that repubs wanted cut so they found other places and met the 66billion dollar mrk that the repubs set (mind you this is supposed to just be a budget issue not policy).

        After all of that the repubs said wait we want more. Come on son and it was a report last night that the final issue is that planned parent hood in DC is federally funded and the teabaggers/repubs want all federally funded abortions cut. Which is stupid by the way.

      • Adam, I CANT EVEN go there today just DUMB as to how you took your comment with pointing fingers at the wrong source. Shit do some research

      • Just because I’m not agreeing I’m not changing my mind. IMO, it’s an Obama fail
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        ADAM,
        WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM? We are at least 12 hours away from midnight. Obama hasn’t failed. Even if they decide to shut the government down (as they did in Clinton’s first term and insured him a 2nd term) this is not Obama’s failure to bear alone! Congress! Congress!Congress!

      • Now i haven’t been following this too hard until my refund became affected…

        so let me get this right

        Republicans asked for $73 BILLION in cuts….President gave them $74 BILLION…

        Then

        @ADAM, Republicans asked for $80 BILLION……Is that not the Republicans greedy fail\clever tatics….to get Gov’t shutdown on Obamas account to make him look bad come re-election time…

        i can see it now “Didn’t the government shutdown while you were in office Mr. President?”

      • This is a fucking Fail all the way around. Stop blaming Obama’s azz for everything. Damn, we all know how you feel. But this shit here is serious. And is it really a vacation if he still has to hold meetings?

        This man has school-aged kids who deserve to have their vacations. So, until you run for President and FAIL, you have no room to judge him. It’s so easy to sit back and talk about it. But what have you done for the country lately? Hell, what have you done for anybody lately?
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        Dam Starr ya’llwent off…..ain’t shit to say

        I hope they WORK this out. Republicans are holding us hostage just because they don’t like Obama this is just unfair.

      • Look, everyone has their own opinions on the gov. shutdown, including me. If many of you don’t agree with Adam, please remember he still have the right to voice his opinion as long as the Constitution remains intact. Please remember people, this blog is here to encourage dialogue and thoughts. Thank you for your input.

      • Please remember that this blog is here to encourage dialogue and thoughts. Thank you for your input.
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        Not to cosign but I have always wondered how we express ourselves and our opinions and people get annoyed by what anyone says – what’s said is not their gospel and vice versa

      • Thank you Ms. Bell my ass!!!!! you might be entitled to your opinion but it sucks! and it’s unfair..

      • ADAM,

        you bet not let me catch dat ass in da street. lol..Ms. Bell won’t be able to save you then. lol

        Chill ya’ll ADAM is fam and my comment is all shits and giggles.

      • Ya’ll should know most of the readers here are over 18 and should know this blog is for entertainment only-

      • @Allison
        This is not Obama’s fault. The goal of the GOP is to cancel as many social programs as they can and keep the filthy rich with fat pockets. I don’t have a problem with people disagreeing with the President’s policies. But, I don’t understand how year after year people with continually vote against and argue against their own self interests. . All we have to do is cut the defense budget and this would be settled but the GOP and the Teaparty reps, won’t let that happen. Iraqis have free health care, new buildings and roads on our dime. That needs to cease!

      • @ALLISON,
        he isn’t on vacation that was cancelled and somebody mentioned that below. but he has young children and wants to spend time with them and deserve some time away. but i just heard the shutdown is not gonna happen so sqaush that noise!

  1. Actually, only approximately 800K federal employees will be furloughed so it’s not “millions.”

    But it is a shame nonetheless that the Democrats decided to pull this stunt.

    • But it is a shame nonetheless that the Democrats decided to pull this stunt.
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      democrats? no dude you mean REPUBS and WTF is up with your gravi. you look like the damn devil.

      • @JONOLAN,

        Not Dems or Obama’s fault. And Dubya spent more time playing hooky from the White House than any president I can remember.

        Besides, I heard that the leaders from both sides may have come to an agreement but they have to get their respective parties on board before they can announce anything.

        They might extend the budget through the weekend and make it official as soon as Monday.

      • But it is a shame nonetheless that the Democrats decided to pull this stunt.
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        Both parties need to get over themselves. I’ve been having this discussion at work for he past few days.

      • Military personnel will get paid. Hey this is not the first govt shutdown, but take it as like a holiday when the govt is closed (Christmas, Thanksgiving President Day, Veterans Day etc. But if u want to do some finger pointing.. look to the VOTERS who voted this mess into place.. think bigger than the party your affiliated with.. Its US versus them

    • But it is a shame nonetheless that the Democrats decided to pull this stunt.
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      I don’t know why you are pointing fingers at ONE side when BOTH parties are to blame.

      Neither are willing to compromise and BOTH are responsible for this imminent government shutdown.

      It’s so ridiculous. People are so caught up in political parties that they don’t even realize NONE of them care about the American people.

  2. This government shutdown plays right into the republicans hands…I feel sorry for Obama….

    Also I feel sorry for the elderly that depend on the government to live.. Social Security, medicaid etc….

    We got to get together before diaster strikes…..

    • We got to get together before diaster strikes…..
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      Before?!?!?! It already HAS!

  3. Trace,
    Obama canceled his trip to VA. And it wasn’t for “rest & relaxation” as you indicated

    I really hope they get this together.

  4. This is so sad! My sister and my mother both receive SSI and now there is a possibility they may not receive their checks on time.

    OAN: President Obama has bad teeth! Ewww…

    Love him, though!

    • OAN: President Obama has bad teeth! Ewww…
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      WTF does his teef have to do with the damn issue at hand on another note @DEE!!!!!

  5. Meanwhile the folks in Congress will still get paid.

    I swear, neither Democrats or Republicans give a shit about ANY of us….

  6. My registration sticker that I get from the courthouse is expired. Will I be able to renew it? (serious question, not joking)

  7. Social Security Checks will be paid, i work for the government at SSA and I am considered essential personnel, so i have to work but I don’t know when i will be paid.

  8. This upsets me, these people knew that was happening WAYYY before, we even got to this point. What also upsets me, is the fact that people forget about our troops across seas. If the government cant afford to pay Soliders their $900 paycheck, then how in the WORLD would they be able to pay out a $450,000 life ins policy for anyone KIA during this time of greed and ego. Some of these Soliders are the sole providers of their household and for even 1 pay check to cease, could cause major hurt. Its not cool. There are many MILLIONAIRES and BILLIONAIRES in the US that could quickly turn our economy around, but are so GREEDY and could careless about the very people, who made this country free. Have we mentioned the many celebritys who will be vacationing while our troops will be payless?

    • Have we mentioned the many celebritys who will be vacationing while our troops will be payless?
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      I agree with the most part of what you are saying. But what does celebrities have to do with the troops and the gov’t shutdown? We are the ones who made them rich & famous. It’s not their responisiblity.

      • @ FloridaGirl

        Your right! its not their responsibility and I understand what your saying, but I was referring celebrities to millionairs. There are people who will throw dirt on President Obama, but glorify NeNe Leaks in Miami or Rhianna, but what about our troops? Our troops (firemen, police officers) place their lives on the line everyday and are raally going to be affected by this. I know they aren’t the only ones being affected, small businesses, SSI, ect…

        I guess overall, Im saying we as a people have to do better. The government has to WAY better.

        #justventing

  9. So the link you posted TRA about his “vacation” clearly states that this no fly zone is dependent on the outcome of the budget talks.

  10. I don’t think the government will shut down….I wonder if I’m just hoping it won’t end that way…

  11. It’s already been said that it’s the democrats fault for not preparing and passing a bill in October of 2010. This could have all been avoided if the democrats weren’t so hell bent in spending all of our money. Before you post dumbass replies, go and read it for yourselves. My husband is military and while you all blame the replublicans, we won’t be able to pay our bills or feed our kids. So stfu and put the blame where it belongs.

  12. A facebook group is organizing an event to dump garbage on House Speaker John Beohner’s front lawn. Boehner is the Republican house speaker who is stuck in the middle of this mess.

    I will go protest with that Facebook group! I’ve been asking for Boehner’s address since last week!

    And Obama cannot give in to the Repubs!! Did ya’ll see what they want to cut?

    They’re asking to cut Medicaid, Medicare, Pell Grants, Planned Parenthood, EPA, and THEN cut taxes by 10% for the top earners int he country while raising it for the rest!!!

    I need my money but for the greater good, I’d rather the Dems not CAVE! It’s more than evident that the Repubs are trying to socially caste the middle and lower classes. They all goin to hell for that one!

  13. The situation we are in is really ****ed up but I will not point one finger at my President.

  14. I believe that if we do get shutdown it will be for the better in the long run. Those Reps are being real grimey and I think its bests for my future that the Dems stand their ground.

    Either way, if the we do indeed get shutdown, my thoughts and prayers are with the people who will be drastically affected by this, especially the troops.

  15. Wow this is really horrible this needs to get resolved soon – no one should have to pay for the Governments mistakes any longer – They will start a civil war when folks really start feeling the crunch.

  16. It’s all about making the rich..richer and the poor..poorer.

    How the fuck they want us to get educated if they are making it harder to afford education, no pell grants, higher costs and more loans w/ higher interest rates? How do they want to prevent teen pregnancy, etc. if they plan on cutting funding to planned parenthood?

    I’m done… I have a headache over this sh!t

  17. Garbage better come get my trash. I just paid my bill. During the snow week I had to rent a truck and take my trash to an apt complex to dump it.

  18. To all the dumb ass black people who didnt think that the 2010 election was important, now ya’ll wont be getting your food stamps and AFDC because your ass didnt vote….

    Even in Texas…Governor Perry sent all these people saying that Texas had a surplus of money so they voted for him AGAIN!!! as soon as his ass was re-elected he comes back and said “oops that was a mistke, there is really a deficet…and aint no money…they fired about 1200 teachers….

    I dont understand why black people refuse to vote….so many people risked their lives so that we can vote!!! yet some wanna remain ignorant!!!

    • @Soldier, because we are so irresponsible and DUMB we are our own worse enemies I seriously applaud the man that came up with the idea of slavery because once you had us mentally you have us forever but I digress its FRIDAY and I dont want to get deep today. :( <—- SMMFH

      • because we are so irresponsible and DUMB we are our own worse enemies I seriously applaud the man that came up with the idea of slavery because once you had us mentally you have us forever
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        Willie Lynch Syndrome!!!!

      • To all the dumb ass black people who didnt think that the 2010 election
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        I voted in the 2010 elections. People are just simple. Can’t complain about whos in office now that you LET them get in there.

        And this is the Repubs fault at this point. They got what they wanted “money-wise”, now they’re just bishing about different riders they had on the bill that aren’t getting passed while Obama is saying: “fukk all that other sh*t, focus on the money ONLY.”

        Can somebody PLEASE get me Boehner’s address?! Email address?! Phone number, something?!

      • Now everyone that VOTED for them is panicking debating on Food or Rent. Yall (REPUB’S) put that scum in office. Now your paying for it.

      • @Harlem
        The chit dont make no sense…
        All these damn young people give a shit about is what they look like, what weave is the best, what shoes match their outfit, but they dont even know who the damn Mayor is of their own city….cause they didnt vote!!!

        Its said that these are the same people that will be the future leaders of America….

        Sometimes I hate I brought my daughter into this fucked up ass world!!!

      • Actually, this is the RESULT of not voting… let’s keep it into perspective.

        What we’re going through now is a direct result of people feeling like they don’t need to vote – and the republicans polarized and came on home with the prize.

  19. The Democrats have compromised a lot on this spending bill. They’ve gone from no cuts for FY11 to billions. The problem is Republicans want to add policy riders to the budget and now is not the time. They need to pass the budget and argue these riders regarding Planned Parenthood later! If the government does shutdown the Repubs and the crazy Tea Party members will take the fall because anyone with half a brain can see the Dems have made concessions.

    • @MRS

      You might be surprised by how many don’t use even half of their brains when it comes to thinking about politics.

      • @Yvonne
        You’re right. We’re in this mess because people fall for tactics instead of paying attention to the issues.

      • I wanna move to Mexico….
        I swear it was so peaceful over there…..
        ____________________ :( Where u been? They’ve been killing ppl over there.

      • @Coco
        Mexico is the worst they are killing like 20 ppl a day – Officers found 79 bodies in some area or makeshift grave – they kill political officials they kill anyone the CARTEL is running Mexico

  20. I hate when Trace write posts like this i really can’t stand this shit. fuck it, i’m out.

  21. This isn’t the first government shut down and it won’t be the last because people continue to vote against their economic well being out of spite, misinformation, and for some hatred of “others”

    The Republicans want Planned Parenthood defunded but the Democrats have already capitulated enough. Whether the government shuts down or not, people should still be in the streets protesting at the war on the lower classes and Brown children.

    Furthermore, Republicans are said to be cheering behind the scenes for a shut down I guess they forgot what happened last time they did this to President Clinton. Almost all of those donkey’s got voted out of office.

  22. What kills me is that the Repubes want to cut funding for abortion. Which means they are in favor of bringing children into this world that cant be taken care of…BUT then once I have the baby, you want to cut funding for government assistance….so how the FUCK am I suppose to take care of the baby? If I woulda aborted the child, then I wouldnt have to worry about how to take care of it once it gets here…. I hate when people play games….

    SHIT IS FUKKING RETARDED!!!!!

    • @Keisha
      I agree. And even if we avert this shutdown, we got a bigger problem once ya’ll see what the GOP Paul Ryan has proposed for the 2012 budget.

      • NATASHA, funding should be cut for abortion. if you have time to bust a nut you have time to take care of a child…. common sense

      • What kills me is that the Repubes want to cut funding for abortion. Which means they are in favor of bringing children into this world that cant be taken care of…BUT then once I have the baby, you want to cut funding for government assistance….so how the FUCK am I suppose to take care of the baby? If I woulda aborted the child, then I wouldnt have to worry about how to take care of it once it gets here…. I hate when people play games….

        SHIT IS FUKKING RETARDED!!!!!
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        I think the Repubs is trying to force the “If you have responsible sex, then you wouldn’t have to worry about using the gov’t funds to get an abortion. Besides we already give out damn near free birth control/condoms.”

        But I think the way they are going about it is wrong.

      • and funding should be cut for abortion. if you have time to bust a nut you have time to take care of a child…. common sense
        ___________________ :) you ruined it!

      • and funding should be cut for abortion. if you have time to bust a nut you have time to take care of a child…. common sense
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        Time to take care of a child is one thing but funds to take care of a child is a whole other thing.

      • @ASHANTI

        But what if you don’t have the money? And shit happens even when you’re extra careful.

        And what about incest/rape victims? If they can’t afford a baby they never wanted in the first place, then what?

      • It’s a toss up for me on the abortion issue. When it comes to issues of rape and incest I understand but Boonquesha who has had 2 abortions in a year does not deserve to continue to suck up my tax dollars because she can’t keep her fucking legs closed.

        As far as them taking care of the baby, If you can’t afford to have a child then protect yourself. If you can’t afford to protect yourself then close your legs.

        It’s not government’s job to take care of you. The government is here to assist you until you can get on your feet not to support you like you’re a child and they’re your parent.

      • I dont think that abortion funding should be cut, and in fact, it should be a requirement for girls under the age of 16 and pregnant to abort the baby

      • @ Coco & Ashanti,
        Don’t get me wrong i understand exactly what you are saying but i think the Repubes are saying if you dont take responsibilty and not get pregnant , then they shouldn’t take responsibilty to help you get rid of it or take care of it. But hey 2 each it’s own! I think they are playing games as well and they need to stop playing with people lives.

      • YOUNG rich white bitches are the main ones having abortions…they just make their fucking daddies pay for it…they dont fuck responsibly either….

        I’d rather help sponsor an abortion with my taxes than use my taxes to feed a child a for 18 years…. that cost way more that the $400 it cost for an abortion!

      • There is already a law that states federal funds cannot be used to pay for abortions. Planned Parenthood offers necessary examines and healthcare for lower income women.

      • I dont think that abortion funding should be cut, and in fact, it should be a requirement for girls under the age of 16 and pregnant to abort the baby

      • @MAHOGANY & RANDOM

        I’m not for females using abortion as another form of birth control because it’s not. I think that should be an option when you don’t have any other option not just because it’s just more “convenient”.

        As for the government paying for it in general, you have a point. But without Planned Parenthood, where would those that really have no other option go? We could end up going back to back-alley abortions then.

      • The governemet doesnt FUND abortions its against the law to spend tax dollars on Abortion, two I think this is a valuable lesson for some white people, its not Black people who dont vote their intrest. But over the next year when they start taking away your hard earned things that you had too look forward too, and disguise as budget cutting just as they are trying to do here, maybe you’ll vote diffrently!!!

      • First of all cutting funding for abortion is not going to miracously stop all teen pregnancy – There are a lot of measure that need to go into play to prevent teen pregnancy and it starts with prevention programs, literature etc.

      • There are a lot of measure that need to go into play to prevent teen pregnancy and it starts with prevention programs, literature etc.
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        It starts @home!!!

      • I don’t think the government should be cut abortion funding. I do believe that there should be a cap off to how much WIC and food stamps that a woman can get.

        After 4 children, Im sorry, you’re on your own.

      • I don’t see the point in making all girls under 16yrs of age abort their babies when some of those lil girls take better care of their kids than some grown ass women do.

      • I am against making anything that involves my body being mandatory.

        Who the fukk is the government to tell me I have to abort my child just because I’m a certain age?

        And I wonder if this rule would apply to little white girls too is is it only for us trifling niggas?

      • So which is worse….someone that wants to have an abortion or someone that wants to keep having kids so they can milk the system and not have to work?

      • So which is worse….someone that wants to have an abortion or someone that wants to keep having kids so they can milk the system and not have to work?

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        I’ll take the abortions for $500, Alex

  23. They are gunning hard for the lower classes and minorities-we’ll be indentured servants around here soon. But I doubt that the Moderate Repubs want a shutdown. Boehner himself has already said that if we shutdown, it spells “DOOM” for the Republicans. And many of them who were against caving previously have already gone on record as saying: “we’ll just have to fight the policy battles later.”

    So….I honestly think that int he 11th hour- this will get settled. I’m almost willing to bet my possibly nonexistent next paycheck on it.

  24. for everyone who is in such a panic that the world is going to end please remember a government shut down occurred a decade ago and it wasnt half bad. its all politics people. trust and believe furlowed workers are still going to get paid just like they did last time. the media will tell you they werent paid but they were.

    • Yeah but in the meantime, military personnel get paid EVENTUALLY! MEantime, they’re working for free. How the hell should that be looked at as a NORMAL paid holiday?

      Paid holidays come IMMEDIATELY after the holiday, not EVENTUALLY. And during “paid holidays” even those who aren’t essential, get a PAID holiday as well. Everybody else besides congress, essential personnel and the troops are finna have UNPAID holidays. You know what they call that where I’m from: “Involuntary Unemployment.”

  25. The republicans of this cycle will do anything in their power to fight against everything obama does. im not the biggest fan of obama because he wont stand up for himself however the man is obviously doing the best he can do. remember no matter what president is sitting in office it will always be chaos and there is only one reason why: As long as there are no term limits for senators our nation will never move forward. you have senators who have been in position since 1900 and their ideals arent going anywhere. cycle out the old and bring in the new thats the only way this “change” in america will happen…. *drops the mike, exits stage left*

  26. Mama said there’d be days like this
    There’d be days like this my Mama said
    Mama said Mama said

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