Take our poll: Should GOP consider government shutdown to force Obama’s hand on cuts?

U.S. House Republicans may take what could be unprecedented measures, up to and including “default or shutting down the government” in order to force President Obama to finally consider some real spending cuts, according to the video posted below.

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington made the idea clear.

“I think it is possible that we would shut down the government to make sure President Obama understands that we’re serious,” she told Politico. “We always talk about whether or not we’re going to kick the can down the road. I think the mood is that we’ve come to the end of the road.”

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8 thoughts on “Take our poll: Should GOP consider government shutdown to force Obama’s hand on cuts?

  1. margaret says:

    just throwe tem a ll in prission

  2. RWSorrell says:

    Accept the bluff, make Obama sit down and talk compromise. If all else fails pass small funding bills for defense, social security,Medicare,etc, but not for the ACA.

    1. bessie morro says:

      @RWSorrell i agree completely. they want to fix our defecit then there has to be some serious spending cuts. mainly like all the money that goes to other countries.

  3. Ladyliberty says:

    And wipe that arrogant chimpish smirk off his Kentyan face in the process.

  4. RUSerious says:

    If Congress had not voted for Bush tax cuts for the elite wealthy, two unfunded wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and drugs company giveaways, we wouldn't have a deficit. Now the time to pay the bills for the horrendous things they voted for. The debt ceiling has nothing to do with spending cuts, it's all about Congress paying for what they already spent.

  5. Ed McCarthy says:

    Our government spends about a trillion dollars a year more than we take in each year, but the two + trillion that we do take in is sufficient to pay the interest on the national debt, the cost to run our military and our government offices, and still pay Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Benefits. President Obama’s threat that Social Security and Veterans Benefits will be delayed is a bold face lie. There would be no need for delays! Any such action would be class warfare, and an assault upon American citizens and an unnecessary attempt to scare them.. Obama is lying (again!)

  6. Ed McCarthy says:

    One additional comment about revenues, most income tax payments come in in the spring, revenues will be at their highest then. There will be more than enough cash to pay our "obligations" Shame on Obama!

  7. Ed McCarthy says:

    @ruserious: Check your facts buster, government revenues went up in eight of the 10 years the "Bush Tac Cuts" werei n efect. They went from $1.8 trillion in 2002, to about $2.6 trillion in 2012. Spending went from $2.0 trillion in 2002 to about $3.7 trillion in 2012 We have a spending problem, not a revenue problem! You need to do a little basic reaearch before you sound off.

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