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NO DEAL: Government Heads to Partial Shutdown at Midnight After Congress Fails to Reach a Funding Deal

NO DEAL: Government Heads to Partial Shutdown at Midnight After Congress Fails to Reach a Funding Deal

It should not be controversial to ensure the security of any of our borders, and yet… the Democrats have made this a hill to die on.

Unable to come to a consensus on a funding resolution, the federal government is headed towards a partial shutdown at midnight.

Not to worry though, the Senate passed a bill that would ensure federal employees get paid in the event of a shutdown:

Central to the debate is funding for Trump’s border wall.

More on the shutdown from Fox News:

A partial shutdown of the federal government appears inevitable, as lawmakers left the Capitol Friday without a deal to fund the government by midnight’s deadline.

The House adjourned Friday without a deal on spending. The Senate adjourned shortly later and is not scheduled to return until noon Saturday.

The Senate was scrambling to take up a spending package with billions in funding for a border wall, amid ongoing negotiations to fund the government by midnight and President Trump acknowledged there was a “good chance” a partial government shutdown would be triggered.

After keeping the vote open for five hours to secure enough support, the Senate on Friday evening finally advanced a House-approved spending bill with $5.7 billion for a border wall, after Vice President Mike Pence went to the Capitol to break a tie. That procedural hurdle paves the way for a final vote in the Senate. But it doesn’t appear a vote will take place until after midnight’s deadline.

It should not be controversial to ensure the security of any of our borders, and yet… the Democrats have made this a hill to die on.


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When will the people realize our problems are not so much a result of who’s president rather, who is in Congress? At least Trump can make a decision and stick with it. Congress is milk toast.

    Connivin Caniff in reply to OldSarg. | December 22, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Good point. Further, when will people realize we already have 30 million illegals – isn’t that enough? Trump and his supporters should be loudly Trumpeting that number at every opportunity. And every time the D’Rats try to say that a wall is not the effective way, demand from whatever Rat says that to be SPECIFIC with his or her alternative. (They have no specific alternative, because all they want is wide open borders.)

Does this mean there are no Game Wardens on Federal Property?

    Milwaukee in reply to snowshooze. | December 21, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Yes and no. If dirtball down the street, who regularly abuses the law, violates poaching laws does it, nothing will happen. If you try it, you will be nailed to the wall, and made an example of. Don’t try it.

    Hot damn! I’m going to celebrate by sledding in a federal park w/out a $50 pass. AND I’m brining my dog who will be off leash.

    Just like the founding fathers intended.

    Suck it Schumer.


The Democrats now own the shutdown!

On another thread, someone observed something like ‘… calling Afghanistan a country is really short hand for Afghanistan just being a place on the map where other countries aren’t…’

If anybody can come here whenever they feel like it, and stay as long as they want to stay, how can we claim to be a country? What then is the point of having a government? Shut it down. Build the wall.

Oh yes, government is what we choose to do together. Take money from working people and give it to illegal immigrants. What was the report, something like close to 60% of our modern immigrants are on the government dole 10 years after getting here. Wow. Thanks a lot.

    alaskabob in reply to Milwaukee. | December 21, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    But they do contribute… they vote Democrat when they can or can not. WHen the Dems and GOPe say immigrants do job American can’t.. it’s “can do but won’t”.

      Paul In Sweden in reply to alaskabob. | December 21, 2018 at 10:48 pm

      Illegals do taxpayer subsidized jobs for employers that want everyone else to house, feed and compensate their work force at the most minimal payroll expense to themselves.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to alaskabob. | December 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      “can do but won’t”

      Often because they can live at our expense without doing a lick of work.

    Paul In Sweden in reply to Milwaukee. | December 21, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Congressional investigations found that more than 80% of DACA illegal migrants are on govt. assistance. It is that bad.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Paul In Sweden. | December 22, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      With Mexicans averaging and Muslims high reproductive rates, they draw a disproportionate amount of aid. I do not want to pay for either group.

Once they figure out who the non essential government employees are, fire them. Get rid of them. Gone. Zap.

Mount a tessellating assembly of PV panels on the wall, call it the “Sun Wall” (or some other emotionally appealing label), and sell the excess electricity to Mexico. Then earmark the revenue to build schools, jobs, clinics, and homes for the unPlanned children of America.

Someone suggested a statuesque ensemble of crayons with a diversity of colors spanning the rainbow spectrum. Trump can wax eloquent. We’ll hold a parade and have a gay old time… powered by the colorful, yet green, wall, which will in part be paid for by Mexico. Fiesta!

It’s amazing. I got up at 6AM and the power is still on and the Internet still works. No rioting in the streets, either.

Shutdowns, even fake ones like this, are always of bits of the Executive. Whatever happened to the three branches of government? The Legislative and Judicial should be squeezed as much as the Executive. They’re where most of the major damage originates, anyway.

And enough of this “partial shutdown” rubbish. A partial shutdown isn’t a shutdown at all. The only things which shouldn’t be shut down are the ones dealing with the rest of the world, since foreign countries won’t be thoughtful enough to shut down at the same time. So the military, air traffic control, and border patrol should stay active.

And they passed a bill ro pay anyone affected by the shutdown


The sky is blue, the sun is shining, temps are mild. A beautiful day for a fake shutdown.

There is NO real government shutdown. All of the important government activities, and many unimportant government activities, are still funded. So, it is all media spin.

Another thing to remember, is that this is wholly a Congressional shutdown, not an Executive shutdown. Congress did not present any spending legislation, not even a CR, to Trump. Trump did not veto anything which would prevent any shutdown. All he did was say that he would. So, the Congress, both parties, own this action, not Trump.

The Establishment GOP, attempting to paint itself as trying to avert a shutdown, passed a spending bill in the House. This was meaningless, as they knew it would never pass in the Senate. This is all politics. The Republicans are just as opposed to effective border security as the Democrats. And, they all fear what Trump represents, the ascension of the people over Establishment special interests.

This is a budget bill, which means it COULD be passed with 51 votes using “budget reconciliation”. If your Senator is saying 60, he’s either ignorant or a fraud.