Government Shutdown

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...fails-to-meet-deadline-for-spending-deal.html

    According to a White House source, Schumer arrived in the Oval Office and presented the president with a list of demands on domestic issues that went well beyond just DACA. The president listened to Schumer and appeared perplexed as Schumer rattled off his agenda items, the source said. The president told Schumer he wasn’t going to get all of those demands in a spending bill.
     
  2. rmodel65

    rmodel65 Yukon Cornelius

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    Guess I'm going to work for free today
     

  3. mb90535im

    mb90535im Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry, we'll make it up to you.
     
  4. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    The federal government has "shut down."

    Amazingly, no one gives a ****. :popcorn:
     
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  5. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Romans 10:13

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    Shumer is dead set on giving citizenship to these 800,000 dreamers. All the liberals care about are the 800,000 voters they can add to their voting lists.
     
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  6. OWM

    OWM Well-Known Member

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    Over 3 million when you take into account all the add ons.
     
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  7. RedDawnTheMusical

    RedDawnTheMusical Well-Known Member

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    Well he needs to if Trump intends to follow through with his threat to appeal the San Francisco judge's ruling against him DACA to SCOTUS and telling SCOTUS he is going to kill the program. Otherwise, it would be business as usual where Congress just passes a CR and pats themselves on the back for doing such an awesome job.

    The reality is no one has the political stomach to deport the DACA registered illegal immigrants. DACA won't likely survive its appearance before SCOTUS, which means that Congress will have to do something to deal with the DACA Dreamers and, at this point, Democrats will need Republicans to help with that to get the votes for it. It is just hot-potato politics as the Dems would like to delay this until after the mid-term elections where they hope to pick up enough seats to take a majority and be able to pass DACA as immigration law (since it is only an executive order at the moment), without having to agree to things like funding Trump's wall. For Democrats, it is all about stalling until the mid-terms and for Republicans it is all about forcing their hands.
     
  8. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

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    Not likely. That's a secret expenditure. So don't tell anyone.
     
  9. rmodel65

    rmodel65 Yukon Cornelius

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    Apparently all the time for this week was already keyed. So the overtime pay for today will be untimely
     
  10. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

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    A shutdown is just a way to give a lot of Government employees paid time off. All the spending still happens because it is paid retroactively once the budget is passed later on. The only difference is none of the work is being done because everyone is on paid vacation. Except for our military and federal law enforcement who are forced to continue to work without a regular paycheck. Those are the ones that really get hurt in a shutdown.
     
  11. blind_shake

    blind_shake Well-Known Member

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    So I take it Johns mtn WMA is closed like they did during the last shut down. Even though it is state run it's federally funded. The ranger stated that they have to close because they didnt have enough rangers. Even though a ranger was posted at the entrance to the parking lot all day to warn us that we would be fined. About 90% of the time I never see a ranger when I am shooting there any other day.
     
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  12. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    A minor, irrelevant fact that most tend to ignore.
     
  13. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Can't comment on that specific location. No, that ridiculous action (like most of that the previous administration took) was playing around with things to maximize the impact. The current administration has said that areas and attractions that do not require staffing are to remain open and not to be blocked/barriered for use.
     
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  14. Craftsman

    Craftsman Well-Known Member

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    We didn't get "Barrycades" blocking public monuments this time. Trump had no interest in maximizing the pain.
     
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  15. Glockenator

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    It was nice to see that Kennesaw Mountain was open today. Not the office, I'm sure, and the road to the top was closed, but at least the gates were open and people could hike there.
     
  16. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    In the words of some "the shutdown was not weaponized by this administration, like it was by the previous administration."
     
  17. blind_shake

    blind_shake Well-Known Member

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    I didn't go to find out this time. Too long of a drive to be turned around.
     
  18. Craftsman

    Craftsman Well-Known Member

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    Yep, no Barrycades this time around.
     
  19. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    One good thing came from the shutdown.....taken at SHOT Show.
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