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Avoiding a Shutdown

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CHIP, DACA, GOP Incompetence, government shutdown )

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TomCat S (125)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 1:25 pm
A few days ago, we had all but worked out a budget deal that included continuing DACA. Trump had said he would sign it, so Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham went to the White House to confirm the deal. When they arrived, Trump had done an about face and the result was his vicious "shit hole countries" outburst. From what I understand, House Republicans had rejected the deal, so Trump staged the conflict so he would have an excuse to blame the Republican failure on Democrats.

Freya H (345)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 1:35 pm
I'm no political expert, but I would not be surprised if another shutdown turns out to be the final nail in the current GOP's coffin. Actually, both major parties need to either reform or die!

Kathleen M (208)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 1:41 pm
Grimly noted. Dems had better grow a spine, ASAP! They're toast if they roll on this one...thx for sharing TC. Nothing like government by extortion!

Joanne D (37)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 1:44 pm
I'm on Social Security also, and what's more, I just incurred a hefty car repair bill, so I understand. Whatever they do, we will have to find a way to live through, so naturally I hope it isn't too painful. But I also hope it will lay ground for long term improvements. Sigh.


Pat B (356)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 2:06 pm
gop=Sumabithches! Hope that get this fixed. Like Joanne and many others, we (spouse & I), are on SS, and need it to get through each month.

C'mon, Dems, show your might!


Ted W (127)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 2:20 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!RESIST!!Many thanks for sharing, TomCat!!!

Katie & Bill D (107)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 4:36 pm
I never will see how they can touch our social Security and Our Pensions. It's ours
We all earned it, it is separate from the Budget
It is ours! for when our Senior Days!
Fight it all the way!
There have been Senior's eating Cat food, it all they can afford!
They don;t care
Thank you TomCat


Animae C (508)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 5:11 pm
Power to the People!!!

Glennis Whitney (393)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 5:49 pm
This is deplorable So glad we have a good pension system here in OZ Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Nita L (127)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 6:16 pm
I'm on SSI too. It's all scary but I do want Dems to stand up to the GOP.
Thank you TomCat

David C (75)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 6:54 pm
when you hate government as the greedy oil pervert party does, anything to make it look bad while destroying the world and stealing from the people of this country is acceptable.....

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 9:05 pm
The Dems must stand up and fight. Shutting down is't the answer, it just makes things way worse . Thanks TomCat

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Thursday January 18, 2018, 1:58 am
Republicans will try to put the blame on Democrats no matter what, so Democrats might just as well refuse to bow to this blackmail and let the Republican shutdown take its course. The suggestion of funding CHIPS for another six years not worth the paper it’s written on; Republicans have shown themselves untrustworthy in almost every deal they’ve made in the past decade and even in the unlikely event they would honor their agreement, Drumpf surely won’t.

So a shutdown seems unavoidable, but I’m very worried about my many American friends who depend on social security and who fear it might be illegally compromised by a shutdown. I really hope none of you will be forced to make such a sacrifice.

Peggy B (43)
Thursday January 18, 2018, 5:43 am

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Thursday January 18, 2018, 6:51 am
While it wasn’t exactly the way I expected it to happen, Drumpf just "blew up Republican strategies to keep the government open past Friday when on Thursday morning he said a long-term extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program should not be part of a stopgap spending bill pending before the House." NYT news break

The man is completely out of control

Marco C (31)
Thursday January 18, 2018, 7:03 am
Try this one on for size: A nationwide "sit in" at the offices of our Congressional Representatives.

It might be necessary to check in on them and see what they are doing all day long for the salaries we pay with our tax money. Stay all day long and give 'em your opinions and then ask 'em if you need to come back again tomorrow.

Invite the press along for shits and giggles. It's not so much a protest as it is an employer doing a little employee review and some quality control work.

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday January 18, 2018, 12:52 pm
Is it time for another “Boston Tea Party” only instead of King Georgie, it is King Drumpf and his Republican minions that are the target?

It is unconscionable to hold the citizenry hostage, and should be constitutionally illegal. I hope that with a government shut down, this also means lawmakers do not get paid either. Still getting paid would just add insult to injury!

Resist, Persist and Remove!!!

Silence is Consent!!!

TomCat S (125)
Thursday January 18, 2018, 12:59 pm
Thanks, hugs, stars, and Amen to all. 🐱‍🚀

Janet B (0)
Thursday January 18, 2018, 1:53 pm

Anne F (17)
Thursday January 18, 2018, 4:00 pm
and a shutdown is expensive as well as disruptive of services

Mitchell D (82)
Thursday January 18, 2018, 5:08 pm
If you think that the government is there to look after the interests of the population,as a whole, then you will not see a GOPig lead congress doing its job. They think their “job” is to kiss up to s**hole Charles Koch, who is their real boss, you know, the one with the paycheck! The Freedom Caucus is just a new name of Koch’s Tea Party, and all they want the freedom to do is to run the county for nobody’s interest but, virtually, his own.

Mitchell D (82)
Thursday January 18, 2018, 5:10 pm
House Republicans are run by the Koch machine, and I'm sure that Big Charles made a few phone calls....

Winn Adams (179)
Friday January 19, 2018, 9:07 am
:-( Resist!!!!!

Dot A (180)
Friday January 19, 2018, 10:44 am
Corruption breeding corruption!!! Trumpelstiltskin's having the time of his life with this BS-residency. And the rodents are running away with every crumb they can carry away! Marco's idea appeals to me,... Anything we can do to RESIST, PERSIST, and Kick'em to the deplorable curb of 'UNFIT' for Public Service, especially our United States of Hope for a Greater World. I don't see ANYTHING getting "greater" with Trumpelstiltskin, the Horrible!!!

TomCat S (125)
Friday January 19, 2018, 1:48 pm
Thanks all. See today's lead article.
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