Tea Party Drives John Boehner to Drink – Cartoon #1





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“Why a government shutdown could be a pricey proposition”


By Carrie Dunn, Political Reporter,NBC News

If past is prologue, a looming government shutdown could actually cost U.S. taxpayers money.  A lot of money.

According to the Office of Management and Budget, the two shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 cost taxpayers $1.4 billion combined. Adjust for inflation and you’ve got $2 billion in today’s dollars.

Those two shutdowns lasted a total of 27 days, but there’s no telling how long the government could be shuttered this time around if Congress fails to act by Monday at midnight. Even shorter shutdowns have proven successful at draining government funds.

In the immediate aftermath of the first government shutdown in 1981, the most conservative estimate  – conducted by the General Accounting Office (now called the Government Accountability Office) — put the cost of shutting the government down for a single day at $8.2 million, or almost $21 million in  today’s dollars. A House panel later concluded that the day-long furlough cost taxpayers 10 times more than that.


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“Government Shutdown Would Halt Seasonal Influenza Program”


By Sam Stein

WASHINGTON — If the government shuts down in the absence of a budget agreement, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be unable to support its seasonal influenza program that monitors the spread of flu, the Obama administration has announced.

The program is part of a series of initiatives that the CDC undertakes to spot and ultimately limit the spread of disease. Vaccine manufacturers have produced 135 million to 139 million doses of flu vaccine for this season. And while vaccine planning is a critical CDC function at risk of being stalled by a shutdown, it is far from the only one.

The CDC also would be unable to provide “technical assistance, analysis, and support to state and local partners for infectious disease and surveillance,” according to a Department of Health and Human Services memo about the effects of a possible government shutdown. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration would be “unable to support the majority of its food safety, nutrition, and cosmetics activities,” including some basic compliance and enforcement functions.


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New King James Version



But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Today in History, September 28th


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U.N. Security Council OKs resolution on Syrian chemical weapons

This Just In

United Nations (CNN)[Breaking news update. 8:21 p.m.]

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to adopt a resolution that requires Syria to eliminate its arsenal of chemical weapons. The resolution places binding obligations on the nation.

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“The Big (Oil) Leak! (Roxette parody song)”


Looks like

Republicans will screw the people


shutdown our government.

BIG OIL “MAKES” REPUBLICANS . . . like the Mafia? – Cartoon #13


‘Conjugal Coat of Arms’ for Will and Kate