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The shutdown today: Shutdown ties for longest on record
APnews ^ | 1/11/2019 an hour ago

Posted on 01/10/2019 11:39:27 PM PST by conservative98

Edited on 01/11/2019 12:23:25 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 21.

The shutdown sets a new record, matching the longest stoppage yet: a 21-day closure that ended Jan. 6, 1996, during President Bill Clinton’s administration.

Financial pain hits some 800,000 federal workers who will not receive paychecks they were due on Friday.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bjclinton; bordersecurity; cruz; manufactured; schumershutdown; shutdown; trump
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Trump at the border with Coryn and Cruz, January 10.
1 posted on 01/10/2019 11:39:27 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Did not recognize Ted with the Castro beard.

He looks good with a little hair on his face.


2 posted on 01/10/2019 11:52:35 PM PST by Fai Mao (There is no rule of law in the US until The PIAPS is executed.)
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To: conservative98

"Walls are immoral" --- Nancy Pelosi

" By your own standards you shall be judged" --- God

3 posted on 01/10/2019 11:55:53 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: conservative98
,Justice Department trial attorney Theodore Atkinson of Baltimore: “It’s all uncertain and I don’t know how it ends or resolves itself. This isn’t a matter of me not going to the movies or out to eat as much. I can’t cut off my power or my cellphone or move out of my house.”

A trial attorney can’t pay a cell phone bill?

4 posted on 01/10/2019 11:59:05 PM PST by HIDEK6 ( God bless Donald Trump.)
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To: conservative98

YES!

Biggest shutdown ever was over border wall...

Best President Ever!!!!


5 posted on 01/11/2019 12:00:11 AM PST by pacificus
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To: pacificus

Amen to that.

Biggest pair of balls on any president in my lifetime. Knows how to fight and win and beat the socialists to death with their own stupidity.


6 posted on 01/11/2019 12:06:12 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: conservative98

I feed for any federal workers who are Trump supporters that this might affect but they are paid by us, the taxpayers.

Out here from where I sit and work it’s amazing how the economy seems to be doing downright great without 20% of the federal government at work.

That should tell us something. And hopefully this will stick in the minds of the next generation or two.


7 posted on 01/11/2019 12:07:13 AM PST by Advil000
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To: pacificus

I am proud to shut down the government over border security! Get that through your thick skull!
8 posted on 01/11/2019 12:10:02 AM PST by conservative98
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To: Fai Mao

He looks like another GQ wannabe.


9 posted on 01/11/2019 12:25:24 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isnÂ’t common anymore.)
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What does bother me is there will never be any recall or mention when previous government shut downs comparison impacts get reviewed over the impact they had. Of this;

Not dare refer to the most costly and disgraceful results from a “shutdown” that happened during Nixon’s presidency. Caused by the democrats refusal to stand by the Vietnamese effort to remain independent by refusing them air support and supplemental funding of arm supplies which would have prevented that loss and that humiliating disgraceful evacuation of our Saigon embassy.evacuation of our Saigon embassy.

Which quickly then resulted in a multitude of Vietnamese being slaughtered and the sacrifices of thousands of our armed forces paying with their 58,000 lives assisting them in their fight for freedom dishonored.


10 posted on 01/11/2019 12:52:48 AM PST by mosesdapoet (mosesdapoet aka L,J,Keslin posting here for the record)
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To: conservative98

I'm still waiting for someone somewhere to tell me why laying off bureaucrats is a bad thing ...

11 posted on 01/11/2019 1:42:11 AM PST by Zakeet (If laws could stop evil, then why are there still Clintons?)
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To: conservative98

What I don’t understand is why, when they disagree on so many things, Congress, the Senate and the POTUS bend over backwards to get a bill passed paying back pay to federal workers when the shutdown ends. Why would a businessman like Trump want to pay people for not working? Why would politicians who already seem like out of touch aristocrats reinforce that notion by giving federal workers a perk no other sector of the economy receives? Since Federal workers overwhelmingly vote Democrat why doesn’t the GOP put pressure on the Dems by making them responsible for preferring illegal border crossers over their own constituents?
DJT has been doing a lot of things to make America great again but the things he isn’t doing like declassifying documents his own party wants declassified, appointing known swamp creatures to important positions and saying he will sign a bill to pay people for not working mystify me.


12 posted on 01/11/2019 1:49:27 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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The record that is going to be set by this shutdown is going to be huge. The hate from the RAT side is utterly immune to reason and common sense. They will not give in until their voters are practically starving . I see it as a win win. How else could so much budget cutting be possible ?
13 posted on 01/11/2019 2:20:50 AM PST by Nateman (If the left is not screaming, you are doing it wrong)
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To: conservative98

Keep it shut down until the Democrats decide to NEVER do this again. Ever.


14 posted on 01/11/2019 3:58:21 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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When BHO shut the government down, the National Weather Service was taken offline. The National Weather Service ... That was petty and vindictive and he knew it.


15 posted on 01/11/2019 4:44:00 AM PST by Clutch Martin (The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed it wright.)
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To: conservative98

800,000 federal workers; ie the swamp.


16 posted on 01/11/2019 4:51:22 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Pietro

If you think the current shut down is tough, wait until Trump invokes a “State of Emergency” and shuts down the ENTIRE government. By the way, has anyone noticed any major problems surfacing with those many “non-essential” workers on their temporary “vacation”? (just curious).


17 posted on 01/11/2019 5:12:57 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: conservative98

Furloughed Federal Government workers are not the sharpest knives in the drawer by a long shot.

All they had to do or still do today is beat up on Schumer, Pelosi and the entire Democrat Party to give trump his 5.7 Billion bucks for the Southern Border Wall funding and 1-2-3...POTUS, Trump ends the federal government Shutdown immediatrely and the workers get their paychecks.

Beating on POTUS, Trump is a waste of time. He will not open the Government up until he gets his requested 5.7 Billion bucks to erect the Border Wall or barrier to protect and secure the American people. It is as simple as that.

Federal Workers your destiny and your paychecks can be yours only if you act to defend yourselves from the likes of Pelosi, Schumer and the entire Democrat Party...who gives not one iota of consideration. Wake up, fools and become the masters of your own destiny. Broom Pelos & Schumer...”TODAY”!!! Go POTUS, Donald J. Trump....the vast majority of the American people stand behind you...we done got your back covered...Trump!!!


18 posted on 01/11/2019 5:43:50 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forever!!!)
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To: Clutch Martin
When BHO shut the government down, the National Weather Service was taken offline. The National Weather Service ... That was petty and vindictive and he knew it.

This is what I remember from the Obama shutdown:


19 posted on 01/11/2019 5:51:45 AM PST by Drew68
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To: conservative98
Financial pain hits some 800,000 federal workers who will not receive paychecks they were due on Friday.

And as Dems roll out all those "suffering", Trump can tell them that all they need to do is fund the relatively measly amount for the wall and the suffering will stop...

20 posted on 01/11/2019 7:08:08 AM PST by trebb (Don't howl about illegal leeches while not donating to FR - it's hypocritical.)
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