Trump gets his US government shut down
Posted: 20 January 2018 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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These people treat our country with the disregard one expects of insolent spoiled, rich, entitled juvenile delinquents.
But, we the people gave our government over to them.  What’s wrong with this picture.

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either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%.
Our country needs a good “shutdown” in September to fix mess!
6:07 AM - May 2, 2017

The Republican Plan to Give Trump His ‘Good’ Shutdown
By Margaret Hartmann - January 18, 2018
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/the-republican-plan-to-give-trump-his-good-shutdown.html

 

You’ll get your mail, but not your passports. Here’s what’s affected by the shutdown
By Daniella Diaz and Kevin Liptak, CNN
Updated 11:16 AM ET, Sat January 20, 2018
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/20/politics/what-next-government-shutdown/index.html

(CNN)In the final moments leading up to Friday’s midnight deadline, Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to agree on a stopgap funding measure to continue government services.

So what happens next? Here’s a rundown of what will happen if the government remains shut down.

Furloughs
Thousands of federal employees will be placed on furlough—meaning they won’t report to work Monday. Whoever works for agencies and departments that are considered nonessential, including agencies that pay out small business loans and process passport requests, will cease to work effective immediately until Congress is able to agree on a bill for the federal budget.


The employees in these departments would be placed on “furlough.” In previous shutdowns, everyone who stayed home was paid retroactively after an agreement was reached in Washington. …

White House

Military

Special counsel

National parks and gun permits

TSA, air traffic control and mail services

DC city services

National Mall

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Watch Mitch McConnell kill effort to protect military pay as GOP pushed for shutdown
By Oliver Willis   |  JANUARY 20, 2018

https://shareblue.com/watch-mitch-mcconnell-kill-effort-to-protect-military-pay-as-gop-pushed-for-shutdown/


Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would not allow military pay to be left unmolested by the Republican Party’s decision to shut down the federal government.
Once again, Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have made the military suffer as a result of their political gamesmanship.

The move, occurring at night as the Senate debated the shutdown, is a change from 2013,
when the Obama administration ensured that military pay would not be disrupted by a shutdown.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced a resolution that would have secured pay for service members,
noting that Trump has been trying to divide the country by invoking the military and putting the blame on Democrats if they were to go unpaid in the event of a shutdown.

She then said, “I don’t want one moment to pass with there being any uncertainty of any soldier anywhere in the world that they will be paid for
the valiant work they do on behalf of our national security.”  Despite widespread concern for the issue amongst both Democratic and Republican voters,
Republican leadership didn’t show any regard for protecting military pay as they moved to shut down the government.

McConnell quickly objected to McCaskill’s resolution —
and instead left military pay up in the air along with the other casualties of his party’s decision to grind the federal government to a halt. ...

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While the politics gets ever more ruthless and destructive to our government

GOP Access to FBI Files Rattles Agents Caught in Political Fight
By Chris Strohm and Greg Farrell
January 16, 2018, 2:00 AM MST Updated on January 16, 2018, 8:13 AM MST

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-16/gop-access-to-fbi-files-rattles-agents-caught-in-political-fight

The Justice Department’s decision to give congressional Republicans access to documents about FBI investigations risks exposing sensitive sources or material and poses a critical early test for bureau Director Christopher Wray, current and former U.S. law enforcement officials say.

Some officials view the department as capitulating to a small group of Republicans who are intent on helping President Donald Trump undermine the integrity of the FBI and, by extension, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump or any of his associates helped Russia interfere in the 2016 election.

It’s the latest setback for a law enforcement agency that has long held itself out as doggedly independent and above partisan politics, only to be besieged over the last two years by questions about its handling of politically sensitive investigations into Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Trump. ...

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Posted: 22 January 2018 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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What’s wtong with the picture is that Republicans are in control. Idiot president, idiot Congress.

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