Author Topic: Senate Democrats threaten government shutdown amid Trump budget wishlist  (Read 809 times)

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Senate Democrats who have long-fought Republican attempts to shut down the government over budget disputes are now threatening to do exactly that.  
Democrats said they will block any attempts to include President Trump’s proposed border wall – or other far-right agenda items – in the $1 trillion spending package expected to be announced this week. And, they said, they are not opposed to shutting down the government if Republicans insist on including it.
The warning letter, written by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top Senate Democrats, was addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It warned against funding the U.S.-Mexico border wall and other “poison pills” that could be hidden in the budget plan—such as defunding Planned Parenthood, rolling back environmental regulations and allocating additional funding to the Pentagon. 
“We believe it would be inappropriate to insist on the inclusion of such funding in a must-pass appropriations bill that is needed for the Republican majority in control of the Congress to avert a government shutdown so early in President Trump’s Administration,” the letter read, addressing the bipartisan budget agreement reached in 2015 that set spending levels for defense and non-defense programs.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/13/senate-democrats-threaten-government-shutdown-amid-trump-budget-wishlist.html

They seem to forget they do not have the Majority in the house or the senate and with the Reid rule lurking in the background, their filibuster rights could be striped at a moments notice!
I say let them shut it down. Force their hand! after a week or so invoke the Reid rule and be done with them! If they want to obstruct to that level, let them! The American people will demand they step aside, the Reid rule will be brought out and once out will continue to plague the senate dim's for the next 4 years!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I think it would be great if Democrats shut down the govt. If i were Trump i would do absolutely  nothing and just announce all programs dems are shutting down. I would be happy if they shut down the govt for  months.

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I think it would be great if Democrats shut down the govt. If i were Trump i would do absolutely  nothing and just announce all programs dems are shutting down. I would be happy if they shut down the govt for  months.
One thing I would make sure was known in advance of a dim shutdown is that federal pay will not be retroactive when the shutdown is over! Let the dim's eat that!
#2 would be to make sure the memorials stay open!
Remember all the great sound bites of the dim leadership when Republican made that threat? This could be a real fun time!! :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Fun indeed.

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They seem to forget they do not have the Majority in the house or the senate and with the Reid rule lurking in the background, their filibuster rights could be striped at a moments notice!
I say let them shut it down. Force their hand! after a week or so invoke the Reid rule and be done with them! If they want to obstruct to that level, let them! The American people will demand they step aside, the Reid rule will be brought out and once out will continue to plague the senate dim's for the next 4 years!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

If passed under reconciliation only a simple majority is required in the senate.
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One thing I would make sure was known in advance of a dim shutdown is that federal pay will not be retroactive when the shutdown is over! Let the dim's eat that!
#2 would be to make sure the memorials stay open!
Remember all the great sound bites of the dim leadership when Republican made that threat? This could be a real fun time!! :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

The good news is Trump is in the WH. If somehow the democrats shut down the government then administration makes the decsions on how it is done.
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A goverment shutdown?

In the immortal words of Johnny Carson, wouldn't it be something if everything kept on going as if nothing had happened?

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...now if we can only get the DEMS to hold their breath until they get their way!   :lol:     :popcorn:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...

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...now if we can only get the DEMS to hold their breath until they get their way!   :lol:     :popcorn:
Donations to political campaigns from Federal employees reach a whooping 90% for the Dim party in this last cycle! If I was Trump and the republican leadership I would make no bones about telling the Dim's to go for it! And as I already posted I would make sure EVERYONE knows there will be no compensation for any time off caused by the shutdown!
To do this right they need to get in front of that now so there is no confusion as to who is responsible for their loses if the dim's go through with their threats!

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Donations to political campaigns from Federal employees reach a whooping 90% for the Dim party in this last cycle! If I was Trump and the republican leadership I would make no bones about telling the Dim's to go for it! And as I already posted I would make sure EVERYONE knows there will be no compensation for any time off caused by the shutdown!
To do this right they need to get in front of that now so there is no confusion as to who is responsible for their loses if the dim's go through with their threats!
We know full well the media will go all out to blame Trump and 'Pubs - just as they did last time the dims took their "our way or no way" stance on the budget. And the progs will all nod like bobble heads in a dime store window, "Yup, that's the way it is!"

Fortunately, more of the center are waking up to the fact that 99% of today's political "news" is pure propaganda. But for the lefties, they've long moved past anything resembling cognitive thought. They tune into Commie News Network, SEE-BS, Nuthin' But Communism, et.al. in order to be told their opinion of the day.

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Hilarious! See a narrative forming here? Even though it's the Dims threatening the shutdown, it'll be a GOP shutdown in the end. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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