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Mayor Bloomberg: Government Shutdown Threat Makes Us "Look Like A Third World Country"
nydailynews.com ^ | September 30, 2013 | Erin Durkin

Posted on 09/30/2013 3:36:09 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Mayor Bloomberg said Congress is making the United States “look like a third world country” by threatening to shut down the government this week. DSC_5290.JPG “This is an outrage. They cannot hold the country hostage. This is just plain and simple politics,” Bloomberg said in response to questions about the impending shutdown Monday morning.

“This is going to be devastating to all of Washington. It’s devastating to this country,” he said. “We look like a third world country. It’s going to hurt our economy. It leaves businesses up in the air in terms of making investments.”

Bloomberg said that while Obamacare isn’t a perfect bill, it passed fair and square and should be implemented.

“We’ve for a long time had an enormous problem with healthcare. It’s going to bankrupt us unless we figure out a ways to do something about it,” he said. “I don’t know that this is the perfect bill. It was written by committee. I would have done some things differently. But at this point, it was passed by a majority and we should put it in and see if it works.”

He singled out the health insurance exchanges set to start this week as a promising part of the bill.

“What has to happen here is the public has got to call their senators and congressman and say you just cannot do this. We will not tolerate this and will make you pay the price at the polls,” he said.

“If you want to have an ideological battle there’s plenty of forums for that. And there’s plenty of things that probably could use reform and there probably are things that we could spend less on, but you don’t do it by paralyzing the government,” Bloomberg said.

“And in terms of the healthcare thing, you had a chance to vote against it. The public wanted it. Now I think we’ve gone so far down the road it would be a sin not to try it and see whether it works, and if it works, great, if it doesn’t, you can always fix it.”

While blasting the possibility of a shutdown, Bloomberg downplayed the immediate impact it would have on city government.

“At the beginning it really doesn’t hurt us,” he said, adding the pain would grow if a shut down stretched on. “We’ve talked to every one of our agencies to make sure to the extent possible we can either substitute for what the federal government is doing on a short term basis or learn to cope and figure out how to keep people in the city safe. So it’s not great for anybody.”


TOPICS: US: New York
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; newyork; newyorkcity; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 09/30/2013 3:36:09 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

With your help and obama’s we will be thank you!


2 posted on 09/30/2013 3:37:02 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (What you get when you refuse to vet)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Look like? Since Obama WE ARE!


3 posted on 09/30/2013 3:37:37 PM PDT by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

overthrow


4 posted on 09/30/2013 3:37:38 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No, Bloomie.

It’s the now estimated 21 trillion in debt that makes your country look third world.


5 posted on 09/30/2013 3:37:55 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

but not 30 mil illegals and Somali Jihadis based in the USA????


6 posted on 09/30/2013 3:38:03 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Tailgunner Joe

well that will bring us up from where Obama has put us at 4th World...


7 posted on 09/30/2013 3:38:19 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tailgunner Joe

New York City IS a third world country!


8 posted on 09/30/2013 3:38:28 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Banning certain drinks makes us look like a third world country.


9 posted on 09/30/2013 3:38:30 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dont say theres no such thing...

Obama is magical...

he can manage it...


10 posted on 09/30/2013 3:39:11 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No, you blooming idiot .. odungheap has accomplished that almost single-handedly.


11 posted on 09/30/2013 3:39:44 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Well Bloomberg has taken delight in making us look like a communist country so what gives him the right to complain.


12 posted on 09/30/2013 3:39:44 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No. I think a President who submits a budget his own party could not stomach, a President who single-handedly changes the very law he signed into law, and a President who insists on Soviet-style central planning using Executive Orders makes us look like a banana republic.


13 posted on 09/30/2013 3:41:00 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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Opposed to a police state?


14 posted on 09/30/2013 3:42:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“This is going to be devastating to all of Washington. It’s devastating to this country,” he said. “We look like a third world country. It’s going to hurt our economy. It leaves businesses up in the air in terms of making investments.”

Hey Bloomie where have you been? Welcome to the Obamanation. It’s been like that for almost 5 years.
Lying, psychotic liberals!


15 posted on 09/30/2013 3:43:36 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Oil is organic.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

To the statist, the most horrible vision imaginable is the absence of the state.


16 posted on 09/30/2013 3:43:40 PM PDT by matt1234 (The NRA: Redefining "Too big to fail.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So does telling your citizens what they can and can’t eat, Mikey.

Go somewhere and sit down.


17 posted on 09/30/2013 3:44:34 PM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“This will hurt all of Washington”

Ah, things are looking up already.


18 posted on 09/30/2013 3:45:05 PM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

19 posted on 09/30/2013 3:45:48 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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20 posted on 09/30/2013 3:46:11 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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21 posted on 09/30/2013 3:48:23 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The leader is making demands.

Most of us call that a “dictator.”


22 posted on 09/30/2013 3:48:44 PM PDT by JeffChrz (2013. Brought to you by the uninformed voters of the United States.)
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23 posted on 09/30/2013 3:49:13 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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24 posted on 09/30/2013 3:50:01 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Are we a turd world country or the final Babylon?


25 posted on 09/30/2013 3:50:25 PM PDT by SisterK (its all a spiritual war)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

26 posted on 09/30/2013 3:50:29 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

27 posted on 09/30/2013 3:52:08 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Uh huh - speaks the guy who wants to tear soft drinks from kiddies’ hands.


28 posted on 09/30/2013 3:54:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Currently we are not much better than a third world country. Unless thing change and damn fast we will be locked in this downward spiral. The GOP has to get it’s head out of their butts and join together as one huge unit or the GOP will pis@ our chances down the drain.
29 posted on 09/30/2013 3:56:12 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey doomberg... you and parts of your city are already a third world sh%* hole.


30 posted on 09/30/2013 3:59:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Who wants to be dictator huh Bloomie?


31 posted on 09/30/2013 4:05:29 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The current real projected debt of the US Federal/State/Local governments is greater than the entire current real projected debt of every Third World Country put together.

THE USA IS A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY.

As soon as the 30 Year Treasury Rate goes above 5.8%, the interest expense on the debt will be greater than the entire Federal Tax and Fee collected each year.

While the GOP is whining over not adding a new ObamaCare expense of $65B annualy, there are hundreds of programs costing well over $650B annually that muts be drastically reduced or cut altogether.

This entire charade is whistling pst the graveyard of the Republic.

Just remember, if the 30 Yr Treasury goes to 7%, the US Dollar, and the US Treasury Bill, will become worthless. There is literally nothing backing our currency and debt expect the US Military, which is now controlled by a post-purge leadership of Obama yes men.

Don’t worry too much about the dinner theater tonight, it’s just a small sideshow for the real collapse in the value of the US Dollar and US Debt.


32 posted on 09/30/2013 4:16:29 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: JerseyHighlander

Well said and true.


33 posted on 09/30/2013 4:22:47 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bloomberg the colossal democrat in RINO clothes.
Go straight to Hell.


34 posted on 09/30/2013 4:24:43 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Government Shutdown Threat Makes Us "Look Like A Third World Country"

It's terrible when the mask falls off.

New York under Bloomberg is a Third World Country.

35 posted on 09/30/2013 4:32:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Dear Bloomberg,

You need to get out more. Detroit is a Fourth World Country. They do not even have corrupt police. Most progressive cities within the US already have a Third World sector.

36 posted on 09/30/2013 4:32:44 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The username is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bloomturd should look in the mirror.


37 posted on 09/30/2013 4:35:19 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

U.S.S.A


38 posted on 09/30/2013 4:37:18 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Mayor Bloomberg you and your twin dicktator Zero have turned America into a third world country! Your unconstitutional edicts and restrictions of citizens rights have turned America into a third world country. It is no surprise that you two dicks er tators would accuse citizens and their few elected Representatives that stand up for the Constitution of making America a third world country! Psychologists call this projection, as a matter of fact it would probably be beneficial for you and Obama to spend a few hundred hours in therapy.


39 posted on 09/30/2013 4:37:25 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It is racist dog whistle to say we look third world, it infers that because we have a black president we are not a first world nation.

I ask you, could a third world government oversee everything as does our first would totalitarian state? From: how big our big gulps are, if we eat trans-fats, the wattage of our light bulbs, the amount of water in our toilets, the gas mileage of our cars, the provider of insurance, the education of our children, the contents of our email, the location of our phones, monitor every intersections and sidewalk with video surveillance, and now our sexual history and arms ownership? I think not! Clearly Bloombugger is referring to the skin color of our president and his fashionably hulking wife.

40 posted on 09/30/2013 4:56:53 PM PDT by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Trying to mandate personal consumption of soft drinks and salt makes you look like a tin pot Caribbean dictator, Mayor Bloomingturd.


41 posted on 09/30/2013 4:59:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
HEADLINE: Mayor Bloomberg : Government Shutdown Threat Makes Us "Look Like A Third World Country"

There. I fixed it.

42 posted on 09/30/2013 5:09:18 PM PDT by Gritty (We are quickly running out of "boxes"...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

NYC is run like a Turd world country.

Pray America is Waking Up


43 posted on 09/30/2013 5:18:01 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Who cares what this gun-grabbing midget has to say about anything?

Wish he would move to his house in Bermuda and stay there.


44 posted on 09/30/2013 5:53:22 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Jonty30

We are a third world country.


45 posted on 09/30/2013 6:28:01 PM PDT by vortec94
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Don’t worry New York will be anyway once the Marxist gets elected Mayor.


46 posted on 09/30/2013 7:01:50 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Viennacon

In third world countries, they say, “this action makes us look like we are Americans”.


47 posted on 09/30/2013 7:13:56 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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