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  • Time for a New Budget Process: Tiered Spending -- How to avoid being bullied over gov't shutdowns

    09/15/2017 8:29:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/15/2017 | Mike Razar
    t is high time that conservatives reform the budget process.[i] In theory, Congress should prioritize expenditures to achieve the greatest public good with the available funds taxpayers and lenders provide. But in practice, not only are tradeoffs not made, there is no visible mechanism for identifying levels of priority. The absence of such an analytical tool seems to have bullied President Trump into an unnecessary fear of defaulting on the debt. So much so that he has made a devil’s deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Doesn’t he know that they hate him and want him to fail or...
  • A Border Wall Government Shutdown?

    07/12/2017 7:48:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Who’s ready for the 2017 season of Government Shutdown Theater, coming to a legislative hall near you? It might be on the way, since there will be a new spending bill coming up shortly after the dog days of summer come to an end. Some of the members of the House Freedom Caucus are already suggesting that any spending bill which doesn’t include funding for beginning construction on President Trump’s border wall will be pretty much dead on arrival. And given the delicate balance of power in Washington right now and the fact that the Democrats will almost certainly...
  • New Jerseyans feeling impact of state government shutdown [HWGA fakenews]

    07/01/2017 10:21:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2017 12:31 PM EDT | Michael Catalini and Bruce Shipkowski
    New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as a state government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands. Among those affected were a group of Cub Scouts forced to leave a state park campsite and people trying to obtain or renew documents from the state motor vehicle commission, among the agencies closed by the shutdown. Meanwhile, Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the Democrat-led Legislature planned to return to work Saturday to try to resolve the shutdown, the state’s first since 2006 and the first under Christie. It came about...
  • Illinois budget crisis could shut down Aurora-area road projects

    06/25/2017 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 23, 2017 | Steve Lord, Rafael Guerrero and Gloria Casas (Aurora Beacon-News)
    It's possible Illinois is about to come down with a statewide case of Seasonal Affected Disorder. The season is construction, which an old joke says is one of two in Illinois. The disorder is the continuing one in Springfield, where the ongoing budget crisis is about to shut down road projects during the height of that season. And the affected are everyone from officials who work to put needed projects together, to the drivers who have to negotiate construction zones and torn up streets. In Aurora, workers last week got the barriers and cones out to reduce Farnsworth Avenue, near...
  • TIME FOR TRUMP TO CALL A RALLY TO SHUT DOWN DC AND CONFRONT THE GOP

    05/02/2017 6:35:59 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 116 replies
    VANITY, ALL IS VANITY ^ | 5/2/17 | Stockpirate
    It is time for Trump to summon from the four corners of the republic for his supporters to converge on DC and shut down the government until the lyin republicans relent.
  • Dem Senator: 'The Public Knows That Government Shutdowns Are Always Caused by Republicans'

    05/02/2017 2:39:06 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/1/2017 | Nathan Lichtman
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a man who should be afraid for his job in conservative Ohio, said "the public knows that government shutdowns are always caused by Republicans." So do we know that...?CNN video at link
  • Trump raises prospect of government shutdown to leverage better budget for GOP in fall

    05/02/2017 2:34:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 68 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 02 MAY 2017 | Damian Paletta and John Wagner
    President Trump on Tuesday called for a government shutdown later this year and suggested the Senate might need to prohibit future filibusters, dramatic declarations from a new commander in chief whose frustration is snowballing as Congress continues to block key parts of his agenda. “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!” Trump wrote in a series of tweets Tuesday morning. He likely meant a shutdown in October, as the current spending bill lawmakers have agreed to would fund government operations through Sept. 30.
  • Mick Mulvaney rips Democrats over budget debate: 'They wanted a shutdown'

    05/02/2017 12:59:28 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | May 2, 2017 | Becca Stanek
    White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney took the podium at Tuesday's press briefing to blast Democrats for pushing back on President Trump's "tremendous" budget proposal. "They wanted a shutdown," Mulvaney said of Democrats. "We know that. They were desperate to make this administration look like we couldn't function, like we couldn't govern." Despite Democrats' bad behavior, Mulvaney claimed Trump "out-negotiated" them anyway. Mulvaney insisted the bill that Congress agreed on late Sunday to fund the government through September contains no "new money" for Puerto Rico, no renewable energy subsidies, and no "ObamaCare bailout money," all of which Democrats wanted. Unlike...
  • TRUMP, "THE US GOVERNMENT NEEDS A GOOD SHUTDOWN IF SENATE RULES DON'Jacob PutnikT CHANGE"

    05/02/2017 10:17:16 AM PDT · by windhover · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/2/2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    O.----K.-----! If this Tweet by Trump, and story by Jacob Pramuk is true, this may not be just another kiss-off, and be actually the end of the Presidential campaign; and the beginning of what, and who we voted for. Trump tells the Senate no more 60 vote excuses. Budgets according to existing rules can be passed by 51 votes through the "Reconciliation" procedure this October. IF Trump backs this up with genuine action, and VETOS the bill, if either threat of Filibuster or Reconciliation do not meet our requirements---to in reality DRAIN THE DAMN SWAMP,then we can believe again. No...
  • GOP senators reject Trump's call to end the filibuster

    05/02/2017 10:02:22 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/02/2017 | By Burgess Everett , Seung Min Kim and Louis Nelson
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday seemingly called for an end to the legislative filibuster in the Senate, frustrated that Republicans were unable to include his policy goals in a must-pass spending bill. He also suggested that a government shutdown in September might be “good” in order to accomplish more without interference from Democrats. Senate Republicans responded by rejecting Trump swiftly and decisively. "I'm not going to support a change in rules. The Founding Fathers set it up this way," said Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), who's been in Washington about three weeks longer than Trump. "It's worked for centuries. It can...
  • Trump: US ‘Needs A Good Shutdown’

    05/02/2017 6:25:41 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 269 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 05/02/17
    President Trump on Tuesday called for a "good shutdown" in September to fix the "mess” in government. "The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We … 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!" he wrote in a series of tweets.
  • Limbaugh Begs Trump: Shove This "Government Shutdown Garbage" Down "Every Orifice" Of The Democrats

    04/27/2017 10:47:43 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | April 27, 2017
    RUSH LIMBAUGH: In the case of this wall business, the only thing about it that bothers me folks, is the 'governmen shutdown' aspect. I want the Democrats shut down once and for all on this. I want them eating this. And I want all kinds of horrible-tasting stuff on it when they swallow it. I want this 'government shutdown' stuff rammed in every orifice of theirs whether you can see it or not. And I want them to eat it, I want them to chew it, and I want them to swallow it. And I don't want them to ever...
  • Congress passes short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown this weekend

    04/28/2017 11:36:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 04/28/2017 | Alan Fram
    With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump's 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving until next week without completing two other measures he's coveted: A Republican health care overhaul and a budget financing government for the entire year. The Senate sent the temporary spending measure to Trump by voice vote after the House approved it by a lopsided 382-30 vote. The bill keeps the government functioning through next Friday, which leaders hope will give bipartisan bargainers enough time to...
  • Trump is prepared: 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown'

    04/28/2017 9:36:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2017 | Rick Moran
    With less than 24 hours before the government runs out of money, precipitating a partial shutdown of services, President Donald Trump et the Democrats know that there are limits to what he and the Republican Congress will accept to keep the government operating. Democrats have bee piling up conditions under which they would agree to a budget resolution that would fund the government through September 30. But the difficulty of the negotiations have forced Hill Republicans to offer a one week extension of funding to keep the government operating. But if Democrats won't accept the stop gap measure, the...
  • House Democrats threaten shutdown over Obamacare repeal vote

    04/27/2017 1:30:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/27/2017 | By HEATHER CAYGLE and ELANA SCHOR
    House Democrats are threatening to oppose a short-term funding extension if Republicans plow ahead with a vote to repeal Obamacare this week, renewing talk of a government shutdown if lawmakers can’t reach an agreement by Friday. “If Republicans pursue this partisan path of forcing Americans to pay more for less and destabilizing our county's health care system — without even knowing how much their bill will cost — Republicans should be prepared to pass a one-week [funding extension] on their own," House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland said in a statement. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered the news...
  • Organizers cancel 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, after protesters threaten to shut it down

    04/27/2017 10:55:18 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 04/26/2017 | Jamie Hale
    A threatening email has derailed one of the Portland Rose Festival's signature events, and spurred new debate about the ongoing political protests in Portland. Organizers of the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade announced Tuesday that the event will be canceled, for fear that the east Portland parade could be disrupted by "the type of riots which happen in downtown Portland." Originally scheduled this Saturday, April 29, the parade is meant to highlight the local community and businesses along Southeast 82nd Avenue, aiming to turn around the negative perception many people have of the area. It started in 2007 and has...
  • Not Building the Wall IS a Government Shutdown

    04/26/2017 3:43:24 PM PDT · by scottinoc · 7 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 4/26/2017 | Ann Coulter
    Fake News' question of the week: Will Trump risk a government shutdown over the wall? The media flip back and forth on who's to blame for a government shutdown depending on which branch is controlled by Republicans. But the "shutdown" hypothetical in this case is a trick question. A failure to build the wall IS a government shutdown. Of course it would be unfortunate if schoolchildren couldn't visit national parks and welfare checks didn't get mailed on time. But arranging White House tours isn't the primary function of the government. The government's No. 1 job is to protect the nation....
  • President Trump Appeases Government To Prevent A Shutdown, As Nuclear Power Sub Approaches N. Korea

    04/25/2017 12:35:16 PM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I was worried about a government shutdown at a very critical time in which we could go to war with North Korea. We have to put first things first, and I would say the situation with North Korea has to be a priority right now. Government spending and a wall can wait until we have a stable footing on the war front. A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. The people of North...
  • Border wall fight looms as White House, Capitol Hill scramble for deal to avert shutdown

    04/24/2017 5:42:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24th, 2017 | By Deirdre Walsh and Ted Barrett
    (CNN) Fights over money to pay for a border wall -- as well as Obamacare subsidies and an infusion of resources for the military -- are threatening to trip up congressional talks over a funding bill to head off a government shutdown Friday. ... But Democrats are warning that the White House, which stayed out of the fray during much of these talks, is ratcheting up demands, insisting on including border wall money in exchange for continuing to pay insurance companies subsidies to bolster the Obamacare marketplace, which they say is a nonstarter. President Donald Trump highlighted the issue over...
  • White House ‘confident’ of averting shutdown as Trump shows flexibility on wall

    04/24/2017 9:20:56 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 46 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 04-24-17 | Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and David Weigel
    The White House sought Monday to calm a jittery Washington ahead of a showdown with Congress over spending, and President Trump softened his demand that a deal to keep the federal government open include money to begin construction on his long-promised border wall. Despite one-party control at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, the brinkmanship that came to define spending battles in the Obama years has tumbled into the Trump era, as have the factional divisions over strategy and priorities that have gripped the GOP for a decade. But with a Friday deadline looming to pass a new spending bill, the...