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Cornyn: ´It may be necessary to
partially shut down the government´

The Hill (DC), by Justin Sink

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/4/2013 6:05:33 PM

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) suggested Friday that Republicans should be willing to shut down the government if they are unable to extract suitable concessions in the upcoming negotiations over the debt ceiling and sequestration. In an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle, Cornyn says that President Obama´s insistence that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling again "is unacceptable" and that Republicans should put the president on notice over the potential consequences. "The coming deadlines will be the next flashpoints in our ongoing fight to bring fiscal sanity to Washington," Cornyn writes.

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Thank you, Senator.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 1/4/2013 6:10:37 PM     (No. 9099030)

Yeah... I´m sure Boehner and McConnell will make good on that threat. They´ll make a lot of noise, do the debt ceiling death dance, and then cave like a bunch of weenies, just like they always do. Too bad there is barely a spine amongst them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 1/4/2013 6:10:51 PM     (No. 9099031)

Sure, ok, let´s shut down the anti-American side of the aisle.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/4/2013 6:23:02 PM     (No. 9099043)

May not be necessary, but definitely desireable.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: saguni, 1/4/2013 6:25:02 PM     (No. 9099051)

OK, can I set the priorities??

First, close any office or department (and furlough all employees) that spends a majority of their time in creating regulations.

Second, close all offices (and furlough all employees) of each and every Czar.

Third, close all departments (and furlough all employees) that do not enjoy specific authorization in the Constitution.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: aintnojoke, 1/4/2013 6:30:13 PM     (No. 9099065)

I bet they´ll kick the can again. Any takers?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/4/2013 6:38:33 PM     (No. 9099080)

To # 4´s list, add, Ground AIr Force 1.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: grampstosix, 1/4/2013 6:46:54 PM     (No. 9099093)

I agree with Cornyn and think the pubs ought to start getting that message out NOW and keep hammering it home.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CEP, 1/4/2013 6:47:12 PM     (No. 9099095)

Start with the executive branch, leave Obama in Hawaii with no plane, no staff all he has is his snow cone.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: athina, 1/4/2013 6:47:22 PM     (No. 9099096)

LOL, #6, and can we do that while he´s still in Hawaii??

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Reply 10 - Posted by: franq, 1/4/2013 6:53:03 PM     (No. 9099110)

Oh, the humanity.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kerryman, 1/4/2013 7:01:49 PM     (No. 9099120)

Ignore this. He´s running for re-election in 2014 and if a candidate like Ted Cruz emerges, he could be toast. he supported TARP and the just passed Senate Fiscal Cliff legislation including the $76 Billion of Crony Capitalism in it.

Semper Fi

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ohiolad, 1/4/2013 7:01:55 PM     (No. 9099121)

The headline should actually read: ´It may be necessary to partially shut down the government permanently´.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: terrywhite, 1/4/2013 7:15:55 PM     (No. 9099143)

I have usually liked Cornyn and would agree with home here, but it really chaps my hide when guys like him voted to support the fiscal cliff deal adding 6 trillion on new debt and essentially csving to Obama then try to come out and talk tough. Eat it guys. If you haven´t figured it out yet many like me are beyond trusting anything you say.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: on fire, 1/4/2013 7:22:48 PM     (No. 9099160)

I donated big when Cornyn first ran for Senate but over the years I´ve watched him support Arlan Specter, Charlie Christ, & rush to hypothesize that parts of Obamacare could be worked with right after its passage. gag.

#11 has it right too about him. I am guessing that many who felt like me called in after his latest vote and turned up the heat on him. Plus, Cruz coming to the Senate is quite a comparison & not in a good way for Cornyn.

Meanwhile....., YES, shut down the government.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 1/4/2013 7:22:50 PM     (No. 9099161)

We´ve seen this movie before. The Republicans fold like a cheap tent.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/4/2013 7:23:28 PM     (No. 9099162)

Partial shut down? Make my day!

But #5 is right.

The deficit can only be tamed by two things:

1) Entitlement spending must fall. Period.

2) Washington must eliminate activities and programs.

But both of those require cooperation and realism by the House, Senate, and President. We don´t have it and there is no sign of a change.





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Reply 17 - Posted by: bubby, 1/4/2013 7:41:14 PM     (No. 9099182)

Oh please the Republicans won´t shut down the government! You got to be kidding, the bad press they would get will get them to raising the debt ceiling limit faster than they agreed to raising taxes on the evil "rich" in this country. I can´t stomach Cornyn and his type who talk a good game and fold when tested and he is my Senator. Nothing will happen we will continue to spend a trillion dollars a year we don´t have on projects and department we don´t need. So get used to it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/4/2013 8:53:31 PM     (No. 9099258)

Do they have the cajones?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bpl40, 1/4/2013 9:23:06 PM     (No. 9099287)

#4 is right. Allow Air Force One to fly only if equivalent expense savings are identified beforehand. Lets see how far that goes.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/4/2013 9:43:42 PM     (No. 9099316)

Sounds like a plan, anything to stop the playground bully, we the People are sick of it!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/4/2013 10:21:59 PM     (No. 9099369)

If I remember acurately, even thru the shut down, the dems still paid all the fed workers in full.

Any non-essential agency should run at bare bones... and then the house can delay, delay, delay funding them!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/5/2013 12:02:45 AM     (No. 9099465)

You could shut down half of the gov permanently and nobody would notice.
Do we really need a VP or any czars ?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/5/2013 5:32:03 AM     (No. 9099622)

To Cornyn: Keep only the military essential jobs and retirement/medicare funded. Drop the rest. If you really want to make waves, put forth a bill to completely wipe out the EPA, Dept of Ed and other useless agencies as well as cutting down UN funding to 5%. Another thing you can do is go to the OMB website and look at their program ratings for discretionary programs and wipe all those useless programs out.

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