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Sat Jan 20, 2018, 08:44 PM

Vox - This is the first real government shutdown under one-party government, ever

Trump and Republicans are making history again. While the media tries to paint a false equivalency between Republicans and Democrats, the fact of the matter is that Republicans control all three branches of government and Trump himself blew up the latest effort at bipartisanship.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/19/16911148/government-shutdown-unified-control

The government shutdown this weekend is the first time a true, honest-to-God shutdown has happened with a single party controlling the White House and Congress.

It’s true that Jimmy Carter and Democrats in Congress butted heads five separate times in 1977, 1978, and 1979, and couldn’t get their act together to fund the government (Carter was a bad president!). But that was before Carter’s attorney general issued guidance saying that when a funding gap like that exists, government functions must shut down.

Carter’s “shutdowns” didn’t lead to any federal employees being sent home and denied pay. Donald Trump’s will.

Republicans are already trying to blame the Democratic minority in the Senate for threatening to filibuster a spending bill that doesn’t include relief for DACA recipients — unauthorized immigrants who arrived as children and who had been protected by an Obama administration executive action that Trump has since revoked. The White House has even started calling it the #SchumerShutdown, after the Democratic Minority Leader.


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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jan 20, 2018, 08:48 PM

1. Thanks for this post.

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Response to yonder (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 01:07 AM

3. President Obama Did Not Have A Shutdown When Dems Controlled Congress

Heck, even Reagan did not have a shutdown when Democrats controlled Congress. The fact of the matter is that modern Congressional Republicans do not know how to govern, just grand stand to their right extremist base.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jan 20, 2018, 09:01 PM

2. KICK!

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