Oh boy! Oh Boy! Frustrations are definitely running rampant as the fear of a government shutdown starts to shift it’s way into a reality.
Yesterday the Post (along with a lot of other news outlets) broke the story that possible budget compromises are at a stand still and worse off then they were last week. That’s not a good sign sitting just 48 hours away from the deadline. Making matters even more dire is that President Obama has put his foot down and said he won’t pass another CR unless it’s just to buy time to draft papers for a working deal that’s in place.
Needless to say several people are concerned about it and are starting to voice those concerns in droves. The post article referenced above now has more than 3,000 comments and they keep coming. We’ve gone through them to bring you the highlights and we welcome your voice to table below in our own comment section.
****Note these are comments from independent people and don’t reflect the opinions of the Post or GovLoop*****
“Why not create a 10% corporate Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) like most of us have to pay, to help balance the budget? Let’s hear your thoughts, Republicans..
First of all, “most of us” don’t pay the AMT. Less than 2% of taxpayers pay that. What “most of us” pay is zero federal income taxes because of exclusions, deductions, tax credits, etc. You have to earn a fairly substantial income to pay federal income taxes.”
“Two government shutdowns in 15 years…..?? By the time the 2012 budget war gets rolling, we should see #3. Crisis governance is officially declared normal operating procedure. From now on, the electeds must approve bills before knowing what’s in them. The abnormal is hereby declared normal.”
“Obama and Boehner agreed on a budget last week. Then the teabaggers got to Boehner and he backed down. Boeher needs to show some leadership if he expects to remain speaker.”
“Dems should be thanking the Tea party and Boehner – a government shutdown will , rightly, be seen as cause by uncompromising GOP. Obama and the Dems was willing to meet them half way ( that’s a compromise folks), but the Tea baggers would rather have a temper tamtrum and shut down the government to demonstrate thier power over Boehner. Good luck!”
So what are your thoughts?