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GOP-forged bill on funding gets through House

Plan sets Feb. 16 deadline; its fate in Senate uncertain

By COMPILED BY DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE STAFF WIRE REPORTS

This article was published January 19, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday night passed a GOP-written stopgap spending bill to keep the government open past tonight, but Senate Democrats appeared ready to block the measure.

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RBear says... January 19, 2018 at 5:49 a.m.

So you cut taxes on the wealthy only to want to spend more on defense and a useless wall. I’m okay with military spending provided it’s prioritized properly. The wall goes to the end of the priority line AFTER social programs and infrastructure. Guess where that leaves it. Unfunded. Biggest joke is why they cut taxes with a year of spending ahead. Totally ineffective at being in charge.

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BoudinMan says... January 19, 2018 at 7:28 a.m.

Don't forget, folks, the repubs control the House, the Senate, and the Oval Office. Yet, they cannot get this done.

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Whippersnapper says... January 19, 2018 at 9:20 a.m.

BoudinMan says... January 19, 2018 at 7:28 a.m.
"Don't forget, folks, the repubs control the House, the Senate, and the Oval Office. Yet, they cannot get this done."
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Kind of like when the Democrats controlled the House, Senate (with a filibuster proof supermajority) and Presidency in 2009-2010 and couldn't even pass a budget?

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Slak says... January 19, 2018 at 12:03 p.m.

Naively, RR trusted the Dems to follow through with their promise to fix border security later in exchange for immediately converting millions of illegal immigrants into Democrat voters.
Of course the duplicitous Dems were lying and today we see the result of that Democrat treachery. Dems are back at the table holding the entire US government hostage as they wangle to get millions more illegal immigrants transformed into Democrat voters.
Trump didn't make that mistake. Secure in the knowledge that YOU CANNOT TRUST THE LYING DEMS, he refuses to fall for the same scam.
Any American who believes that giving amnesty to illegal aliens without fixing border security is a good thing for America is a fool or a traitor. That approach is nothing more than a Democrat con game for endless rounds of ILLEGAL aliens being converted into Dem voters far into the future.

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23cal says... January 19, 2018 at 1:01 p.m.

Donald Trump Sept. 23, 2013: "Here's the truth, the gov't doesn't shut down. All essential services continue. Don't believe lies"
Donald Trump Jan. 19, 2018 "A government shutdown will be devastating to our military......something the Dems care very little about!"

Here is what we learn from the clown prince of negotiation: when it is well and truly crunch time, when it is right down to the wire, to the very last minute, when it is a crucial deal, a must pass deal which has to go through.....then the best possible thing to do is to insult and alienate the people you are trying to strike a deal with and impugn their motives while being uncompromising and lying about what you will do.
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Last time there was a threatened government shutdown, Trump tweeted the following:
“If there is a shutdown I think it would be a tremendously negative mark on the president of the United States. He's the one that has to get people together.”
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His cultists might investigate the phrase "Hoist on his own petard."
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What is Trump going to do to get this deal together other than getting on social media and demonizing the people with whom he is supposed to be working to get a deal together? Do you know what he was doing instead of working and sitting down with people and trying to hammer out a deal?
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I'll tell you: he was spending the night Tweeting out his fake Fake-News awards and planning this weekend's fund raiser and golf outing. Which is where he will undoubtedly be this weekend instead of making any effort whatsoever to resolve this.
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I say hold him to his perennial claim that Mexico would pay for his stupid wall. Shut things down until he shows us the money or backs off the wall.
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CHIP funding stopped back in September. That the Republicans who get to choose what gets dealt with have let it lapse this long so they could hold kids health hostage now is both unconscionable and despicable. Trump shut down a DACA program which was protecting the vulnerable and now wants to hold those kids hostage as well.
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Don't give in to such terrorists.

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Whippersnapper says... January 19, 2018 at 3:11 p.m.

“The basic line is: No matter how strongly one feels about an issue, you shouldn’t hold millions of people hostage. That’s what the other side is doing. That’s wrong and we can’t give in to that.” - Charles Schumer, September 2013
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“[Former House] Speaker [John] Boehner comes in and he says, basically, it’s sorta like this. Someone goes into your house, takes your wife and children hostage, and then says ‘Let’s negotiate over the price of your house.’ You know, we could do the same thing on immigration. We believe strongly in immigration reform. We could say, ‘We’re shutting down the government, we’re not gonna raise the debt ceiling, until you pass immigration reform.’ It would be governmental chaos.” - Charles Schumer, September 2013
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The truth is that Democrats claimed that it was irresponsible and immoral to shut down the government to push a policy back in 2013, and now they are doing just that. I never object to a government shutdown, because they tend to show how unimportant lots of it is in the lives of the average Americans.

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gohog2018 says... January 19, 2018 at 3:19 p.m.

They need 60 votes and NO Democrat and a few Rinos don't want to vote on it. The mid-terms will sink the Democrat "party".

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