Did They Just Shut Down The Government AGAIN? Continuing Resolution Vote Fails

Tyler Durden's picture

Luckily the US has everything else in order, which is why it can afford to shut down the government... Again. Per Bloomberg:


Yep, looks like it: From Reuters:

A bill that would fund the U.S. government past Sept. 30 unexpectedly failed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday as dozens of Republicans broke with party leaders and Democrats objected to a cut to an electric-vehicle program. The measure failed by a vote of 195 to 230.

From CNN: House fails to pass continuing resolution

 In a major blow to the Republican leadership, the U.S. House on Wednesday defeated a temporary spending measure that would have required spending cuts to offset additional money for federal disaster relief efforts.

From Bloomberg: Republican Defections Defeat Bill Containing Disaster Relief Aid

The U.S. House rejected a bill that includes $3.65 billion in aid to victims of Hurricane Irene and other natural disasters, a setback for Republican leaders controlling the chamber.

Some Republican lawmakers objected to the measure’s overall cost and House Democrats opposed a spending cut in it, leading to the bill’s defeat.

The vote against the bill was 230-195.


The dispute raises the specter of a government shutdown because the disaster assistance is attached to a measure needed to fund the government until Nov. 18. The current fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress is in recess next week.


And Bernanke hopes to pass fiscal stimulus in this climate?

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BrocilyBeef's picture

Now, please, NOBODY plug it back in to the outlet.

knukles's picture

Here Hair!
Close that fucker down. 
Do a Belgium. 
Those people Do Not Need More Money To Spend, they Need to Spend Less.

God Bless the Sane!
(He takes care of small childern and drunks.  The rest must fend for themselves, meaning tough decisions at times like these.) 

TruthInSunshine's picture

Shutting down the government would result in the biggest economic boom, surge in job creation, and period of real wealth creation that the nation has ever experienced in its history.

Shutting down the Federal Reserve, preferably with arrests of Banksters for Treason, would be icing on the cake.

ManufacturedOpinion's picture

Bread and Circuses.

Except that congress is the circus and they're giving all the bread to the Tribe.

espirit's picture

You mean they want to cut the program that hands China our electric car technology? Now the Chinese will have to work to steal it, aka "Los Alamos parlay".

Geez, just what is this world coming to?

Cruel Aid's picture

That wasn't theft really, It was the Clinton Fairness Doctrine of leveling the field. He put Richardson in charge of the nuclear braintrust... come on!

wisefool's picture

Dont forget Al Gore rounds out the brain trust with his bhudist spiritualness. You have to have spirit if you have the initiative to invent the internet, advocate cap and trade, and at the same time run HVAC on a private home that MTV cribs would love to showcase.

masterinchancery's picture

It would be clever sabotage on our part to give it to them.

Flakmeister's picture

It would result in Mad Max until local strongmen arose, after that China in the 1920's with a dose of "The Postman" thrown in....

Hey, but I am all for arresting a few bankers for treason....

captcorona's picture

Why Mad Max, my local and State Government are running just fine. What do we need the Feds for again? I like how Texas does it. The Congress meets once every 2 years for 6 weeks. That's almost 6 weeks to many, but a great place to start.

Flakmeister's picture

Lets see how a few brass hats act when they aren't "needed" anymore. Or when some state decides a pipeline should be paying higher tolls....

Hobbleknee's picture

The government shut down under Reagan and everyone just went about their business.

Flakmeister's picture

Yeah, how many SS checks were missed? How long till the 46 million on Food stamps start to get "restless"...


NidStyles's picture

Who gives a fuck, they can find employment during all of that spare time they were using to collect welfare. If they get out of hand, just shoot the useless bastards.

LongBallsShortBrains's picture

Took the words out of my mouth.

Who gives a fuck

Don't shoot them. Let them sell chick lets like the Mexican girls at the border

Henry Hub's picture

Actually they would probably find employment by puting a bullet in your brainpan to get your wallet. Be careful what you ask for!

johnnynaps's picture

True dat! There is no employment. I was at a job fair where there were no decent employers and I was BS'ing with a guy who was trying to come up with a scheme to rob people at the casino! And, for the gun toting morons on here, I don't think your attacker will announce his arrival! Good luck to all!

Nascent_Variable's picture

If you were goofing off at a job fair and hanging out with this maniac, who was talking loudly about robbing and killing people, I think I may have figured out why you're having a hard time finding a job...

darkstar7646's picture

Then I suggest you start with people like me.

I had to finally come to the conclusion a couple years ago that, in fact, they were giving me a check so I didn't go off somebody in a rage.

nmewn's picture

"Yeah, how many SS checks were missed? How long till the 46 million on Food stamps start to get "restless"..."

So is it blackmail or extortion?

Flakmeister's picture

Yes... it is a just a plot to make *your* life a living hell...

Jeezus... just get over it and move on.

nmewn's picture

"Jeezus... just get over it and move on."

lol...my life or nanny-statism? ;-)

Flakmeister's picture

Your life.... SS and Food Stamps are the least of your problems with the gubbmint....

Jumbotron's picture


"The Postman".....the book by David Brin or the movie with Kevin Costner?

Flakmeister's picture

The movie..... yeah, I know, but there has be something else besides Mad Max

LongBallsShortBrains's picture

Who needs a movie? This shit is as real as it gets!

Jumbotron's picture

Actually, Mad Max may be more realistic if Peak Oil plays out.

The Postman doesn't work because the Postal Service will implode long before the collapse.  :)

And Kevn Costner will be too busy growing gills and surfing Water World to bother with ressurrecting the Postal system.

trav7777's picture

hmm...US consumption at 1997 levels and the tards around here still think it's a monetary problem or that we can just dig up more oil lol.

We are IN the peak oil crisis.  It's as plain as day and "sustained global recession" is the precise verbiage I used to describe the outcome of it.

Welcome back nuclear lol

Rodent Freikorps's picture

The plot hole was that if people were starting to evolve gills, the world was about to become a paradise again. Dry land, or no.

Jumbotron's picture

Now that's some funny shit right there !

Flakmeister's picture

Yeah.... Florida in about 100 years :)

Yamaha's picture

Ah, yes! The old fashion SHIT AND FAN PROBLEM. I smell change in the air.....

razorthin's picture

You've got that backward, Sunshine.  Shut down the Fed FIRST (and replace fiat with commodity money), and you've just castrated the government.  Two nuts with one stone.

espirit's picture

Not unless you castrate the military, nsa, cia, fbi, dhs, batfe, cbp, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.......

Shredd the FED's picture

shut down the MASS MEDIA as well, because they continue to brainwash majority of the population... the current mass media is part (probably the most important) of the elite's agenda.

blunderdog's picture

I'd be psyched to see a complete gummit shutdown, but the 60 million or so Americans who are completely dependent on their "civil unrest" subsidies might be kinda pissed. 

Aw, hell, it's probably more than 60 million.

I don't think it'd make sense to call the outcome an economic boom.

darkstar7646's picture

You'd best start shooting with me, then. People with nothing to lose lose _it_.

trav7777's picture

ROTFL...no it wouldn't.  The government and its debt IS the economy now. 

bogey4's picture

I'm sorry to say, shutting down the gov't doesn't do anything to cut spending.  Use yourself as a (not identical) analogy.  If you stop working, do the bills stop?  Ya still gotta pay the mortgage, the electricity, the grocery bills, etc. 

There may be some people who don't get paid with a shutdown, but they get backpay when the federal government reopens.  And whether you like or not, it will reopen.

CClarity's picture

We've got a broken Congress, we have a 7-3 Fed soon going to 5-5 therefore a broken Fed, a broken Presidency, a broken EU, and it is fair to say a broken consumptive model that gives capitalism a black eye, all being run through a broken financial system jimmied up on inflated books that don't mark assets to market.

Where to start?

A new super simple tax code - junk all the deducations and lower tax rates across the board.  A progressive flat tax would be nice. Elections not funded by organizations like unions, corporations, or PACs.  Media that investigates, researches and reports - not entertaining jingoism. Add to the list as you like.  There is much to be done.

sasebo's picture

Take money creation away from the banks & fed & give it to the "free market" (more or less). Why not? The "free market" does a great job of producing everything else. And will do much, much better when the guvmunt gets out of the way.