Americans use Twitter, Facebook to tell Congress: 'You all should be fired'

  • Article by: ANNE FLAHERTY , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 2, 2013 - 2:07 PM

WASHINGTON — The roiling debate over the U.S. government shutdown is extending to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as fed-up Americans turn to social media to register their disgust with federal lawmakers for shutting down the government.

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luzhishenOct. 2, 13 7:00 AM

Social Security and Medicare are next if this group succeeds...just look at the fabulous Ryan Plan. Too bad these people aren't as concerned about war or domestic spying.

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EleanoreOct. 2, 13 7:09 AM

They need to be sending the same tweets to the white house. We've got dysfunction and corruption there as well.

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Geezer1976Oct. 2, 13 7:21 AM

535 plus the President are practicing Kindergarten politics. Yes, it is a bi-partisan effort here folks. Guess we can call them the "Kindergarten Congress".

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palsarOct. 2, 13 7:52 AM

"Even the first lady, Michelle Obama, said her own personal tweets would be limited." --- Oh, will the suffering never end?

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EleanoreOct. 2, 13 7:57 AM

'"Even the first lady, Michelle Obama, said her own personal tweets would be limited." --- Oh, will the suffering never end?' - OH THE HUMANITY!

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ikyabwaiOct. 2, 13 9:57 AM

Somebody call Seal Team 6. Tea Qaeda has taken our country hostage!

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ringneck1Oct. 2, 1310:51 AM

It is very clear that these players (Dem ocrats and Republicans) cannot play together. Take a stand and do not vote for incumbents. The current cast cannot get anything done beyond finger-pointing.

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jgmanciniOct. 2, 1311:27 AM

"It is very clear that these players (Dem ocrats and Republicans) cannot play together. Take a stand and do not vote for incumbents. The current cast cannot get anything done beyond finger-pointing."---------Actually, it was this inane Tea Party "don't vote for any incumbents" talking point that got us into this mess. It's the freshmen Tea Party reps and senators that are holding the country hostage, because they are too inexperienced to know better. I used to be for term limits, but not if it means that we start electing ever more inexperienced and clueless politicians who govern from crisis to crisis and think it's a good idea to bring the government to a halt.

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mylittleidOct. 2, 1312:38 PM

Members of Congress should not only lose their pay during a government shutdown, they should be charged a hefty fine. The Office of Managment and Budget estimated that the two shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 cost a total of $1.4 billion. At a total of 26 days, that comes to almost $58 million per day. Divide that by the number of children in Congress, and I think you would have an adequate fine. Of course, that would require a law passed by members of Congress...and therein lies the problem.

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mobydick1Oct. 2, 13 2:26 PM

We voters have little choice regarding whom we elect. The only viable candidates available on the ballots are those presented by the major political parties. These candidates are, pretty much, cut of the same cloth. I contend that they do not represent their constituents. In order to do that one-half their constituents would have to be millionaires. Folks, what we have is an oligopoly, and not a benevolent one at that.

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