Here is every previous government shutdown, why they happened and how they ended

Now this is very interesting. I looked up the history of government shut downs and there were quite a few. But, the interesting thing is every time the government was shut down the democrats controlled the House of Representatives except in 1995 when the republicans did. During the 1995 shut down Gingrich, Clinton and sat down worked out a way to fund the government at 75% levels until the issues were resolved. This is when welfare reform came to fruition.

So as we look at what is going on now we can clearly see it is 0bama and Reid that are forcing this shutdown. In years past there were minor reasons for shutdowns, they sat down and worked things out. In this case the House republicans continue to make deals and Reid blocks them from any discussion and 0bama just says he will veto anything that does not fit his requirements. This is called Brinksmanship and it is coming from the Senate and White House.

Read this, it is a great explanation of all the shutdowns and guess what. Deals were made from all sides and we survived and came back even stronger. Stay strong we will survive this BUT the democrats have got to sit down and work out a deal and put forth a budget, DAMMIT! 5 years, no budget. This is government at it’s best and worst. The only ones standing up for us are our TEA Party representatives.

Since the modern congressional budgeting process took effect in 1976, there have been a total of seventeen separate government shutdowns (or “spending gaps” in Hill jargon). Given that we appear to be headed for another one imminently, let’s look back at those experiences, the political circumstances around them and what happened as a consequence. Most of the specifics were drawn from The Washington Post print archives, which you can access for a modest sum here.

Here is every previous government shutdown, why they happened and how they ended.

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7 Responses to Here is every previous government shutdown, why they happened and how they ended

  1. BP says:

    Found your site and here is what is completely unfair. I live in manhattan, work for myself and am forced to pay a subway (mta) tax . On top of that any revenue we receive from the subway use age gets used by officials in Albany statewide. Why the hell should my contribution in both taxes and as a passenger go to pay for other works outside New York City ? Why are my hard earned dollars for the subway being used and distributed to support Buffalo and Albany… Those cities as a true tea partiest would defend should rise and fall on its own to feet not on the backs if cities on the other side of the state. Oh and by the way You the (tea party) are wrong short sighted and stupid by supporting the gov shutdown. You bitch and complain all the time and thats easy to do. Anyone can complain. You bring nothing to the table, no plan no forward thinking just whining! Lets say you do win your fight and bring down the gov., then what? what plans do you have for a better system? For most of you there is no endgame. The fighting and to keep fighting is your endgame. Eventually the only ones left in the fight will be yourselves with each other and then another small group will think you are corrupt and the cycle will repeat. The worst part is you think your being true Americans, forthright and just blinded by the flag you wrap around yourselves and never see that you are the pawns in a rich mans game. Who’s the fool? The fool or the fool who follows them. Idiots.

  2. TEANewYork says:

    Agreed! The MTA tax should be abolished, and that was part of Carl Paladino’s platform in the 2010 governor’s race. Who did you vote for? You need to start paying more attention…

    The Republicans have come to the negotiating table, and sat across from a bank of empty chairs. Who again is supporting a shutdown? The Republicans have put forth numerous CR’s (Continuing Resolutions) to keep funding of essential services and employees, and to open parks among others. But the Dems refuse to even acknowledge them. Historically, we pass bills by appropriations, yet the Dems want the whole hog or nothing. Who again is supporting a shutdown?

    The bottom line is we can’t afford many of our non essential services and employees, and it’s time to stop maxing out our credit card, paying the bare minimum, and asking for drastic increases to cover our incessant and irresponsible spending. If you think reigning in spending, living within a budget, staying within our constitutional limits and reducing the size of the insatiable blob of government is “no endgame,” then you are not paying any attention at all.

    Empty seats:
    Watch this great video, it’s very instructive:

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  4. Jerry says:

    You will notice that every previous shutdown was related to a disagreement in the budget. None involved repealing a standing law. There is no budget disagreement this time.

  5. TEANewYork says:

    The discussion was about defunding it, not repealing it. We have a debt of $17 trillion and rising, at a very rapid pace. There’s no money left in the till. The well has run dry. The GAO even says the cost will be far more than projected. Do you really think with your inability to pay the light bill and put food on the table, it’s a good idea to let your teenage daughter go on a shopping binge? Let’s save the frivolities for a later date. But bring it BACK to committee and assess the impact and constitutionality of it as the tax SCOTUS determined it is.

    • Jerry says:

      Constitutionality has already been determined. Be better to put some work into making it better over the next few years. Cutting services is not really the answer. How about raising some more revenue?

  6. TEANewYork says:

    Raising more revenue is not the answer. There is more revenue funneling into to the voracious blob of government than ever before, but there is more colossal waste, fraud and abuse that never gets addressed. The Buffalo City Schools is a microcosm of all that is wrong with throwing more money at bureaucrats who have no filter and no concept of operating within a budget. We spend over $27,000 per student per year, yet the graduation rate is around 40%, and under 20% for black males. They graduate with the inability to read or write and are not provided skills to provide for themselves, much less their families. The lottery was supposed to fund education, but the lions share is funneled into the black hole of Albany’s general fund, undoubtedly to fund the re-election campaigns of those who accept no responsibility for asking the tough questions — like how is all our hard-earned money being spent? We have the highest overall tax burden of anywhere in the nation, yet we are the poorest. We’re taxed 3X for our roads, yet we drive on the most pothole-ridden roads anywhere. Government is so inefficient because it’s run by people who’ve never run a business, never had to scale back, downsize or invent a better widget to compete. They only have to pass new laws to extract yet more money from the populace until the good people are forced to leave for more prosperous states.

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