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What will happen if the GOP lock goverment down

As it seems now the exremist wing of the GOP freedom caucus might lock goverment down thanks to a very weak speaker of the house how will this affect the GOP in congress electorally,
Graylight · 51-55, F
Well, let's look at the last one, which was a partial shutdown.

420,000 [b]federal employees [/b]worked without pay. Additionally, 400,000 federal employees were furloughed.

The[b] FHA[/b] stopped processing loans and mortgages, placing untold numbers in financial limbo.

[b]IRS[/b] customer service was halted, leading to backlogs and delayed tax returns.

The[b] Commerce Department'[/b]s Export Assistance Center and US commercial service employees stationed overseas stopped aiding US companies in expanding American exports.

The [b]Small Business Administration[/b] halted activity.

The [b]E-Verify[/b] program used by many businesses.

[b]Consumer Protections [/b](FTC) were halted, including the Nat'l Do Not Call Registry, consumer complaint systems and identity theft reporting.

All services for visitors to [b]National Park Service [/b]sites were stopped, such as visitors’ centers, interpretative programs, and restrooms. Many Parks were are overflowing with uncollected garbage, Some areas of national parks sustained damage that will take generations to heal. In addition, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art were closed.

[b]Environmental inspections[/b] of drinking water, hazardous waste management and inspection of chemical facilities was halted.

[b]National Highway Traffic Safety Administration[/b] suspended data analysis and investigations into motor vehicle manufacturing defects. Recalls as a result of automotive defects did not occur.

In the end, it was estimated that the government shutdown cost the American economy $11 billion. And that was a 35-day partial shutdown. The Republicans are playing a very, very dangerous game that, if it hurt American voters again, may cost them the near future.

[i]House Committee on Appropriations
Congressional Budget Office
Diotrephes · 70-79, M
@Spotpot If the Dems had any sense, and guts, they would start a campaign against the loud-mouthed Repubs who are yammering about shutting down the government. They should brand them as domestic enemies of the American people and even castigate the people in their districts for thinking about electing them to office in the future. For instance, cite the number of seniors and children in the district who will be directly harmed by a shut-down. Brand them as unpatriotic for putting our national security at risk. Even hint that they are acting as foreign agents who are trying to destroy the country by shutting down government operations across the board. But don't say that they are foreign agents, only that their actions are those that foreign agents would do to cripple the country. Show pictures of the military being grounded by their actions. And put their faces and words in the pictures.
Mostlymeat · 100+
@Diotrephes u cant imagine the urgency the more ethical "dems" are fighting back

(not 2 mention the utter illegality that makes them HAVE to be so urgent)

How would anyone here know about that. Its a bloody RED site
Nanoose · 61-69, M
The last government shut down was well Trump was in the WH and it was the longest government shut down in US history. The reason it was shut down was because Trump demanded more money for his wall and it stayed shut down until he got his way. This time it will because the GOP wants Biden investigated and the GOP will try to keep it shut down until they get their way. But I don't think they will get their way this time and it will show a lot of voters that the GOP don't care about the people they only care about their agenda and the democrats will get get both house's in the next election. Cheers!
Bumbles · 46-50, M
Republicans say they want to get rid of most of the federal government, what they refer to as "The Deep State," but never got around to pass legislations to do that. So, they like the chaos and revenge element of a shut-down.
BackyardShaman · 61-69, M
The GOP is obviously not acting in good faith and the speaker of the house is incompetent. Given the above there are enough adult voters to recognize the truth and it will hurt the GOP in the next elections.
The democrats will call it a republicans shutdown and the republicans will call it a democratic shutdown, one news network will back up the democrats and another will back up the republicans. Other words we will feel some pain but business as usual, divide and divide.
Graylight · 51-55, F
@Subsumedpat No. The Republicans will be roundly blamed because [i]they're the ones threatening to actively shut down the government.[/i]

There are not two sides to every story. Some carry their own objective facts.

You should take a look at the tally for 35 days of shutdown in 2018, also a gift from teh Republicans. If we go through that again, it will be for the juvenile and dangerous one-up game on the part of the Republicans. They're bring unrealistic demands, yet punish the ones who refuse to agree with them. They think they're the bully gang out in the schoolyard, but they have no idea they're just arrogant kids to a world of adults.
@Graylight At what point will the democrats do something about spending, at least the republicans try to. That is one of the main things this is over, republicans want to cut back on spending and when they do spend they want to spend on things like border security. Every year we spend considerably more than we bring in with no end in sight. Why don't the democrats not realize that at some point the math on this won't work. The result won't be bad it will be horrible and you won't simply fix it.
Graylight · 51-55, F
@Subsumedpat Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are still far more likely than Democrats and Democratic leaners (71% vs. 44%) to view cutting the deficit as a leading priority (pew research).

Compared to Democratic presidents, Republicans are estimated to add between 0.75% and 1.2% more to the deficit (as a percent of GDP) each year they are in office. This result controls for economic conditions, and explains 75% of the variation in the annual changes to deficits towardsdatascience.com).

Republicans spend it indirectly on programs that “are biased towards workers who are White, full-time, in large companies, and high-wage earners" (mother jones ).

A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that Democratic presidents since World War II have performed much better than Republicans. On average, Democratic presidents grew the economy by 4.4% each year versus 2.5% for Republicans.

A study by Princeton University economists Alan Blinder and Mark Watson found that the economy performs better when the president is a Democrat. They report that “by many measures, the performance gap is startlingly large.” Between Truman and Obama, growth was 1.8% higher under Democrats than Republicans.
Patriot96 · 56-60, C
Nothing will happen of any importance
@Patriot96 You won't get your welfare check if the government shuts down.
Spotpot · 41-45, M
@Patriot96 I guess that what Republicans hope for.
SevIsPamprinYouAlways · 56-60, F
Anybody who don’t agree with me is an extremist right wing…

Renaci · 36-40
I hope they do so everyone sees how they literally can't run anything.

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