Poll: 63% Say Govt Shutdown Has Had No Impact On Them At All

Though our political class is whining incessantly about the partial government shutdown, the overwhelming majority of Americans say the shutdown has had zero effect on their lives.

From 13 News Now:

[A] new Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 likely voters shows that only nine percent say the shutdown has had a major impact on their personal lives. Sixty-three percent say the shutdown has had no impact at all on them.

I’d say odds are most of the 9 percent who say it’s had “a major impact on their personal lives” would say it has had a major positive impact!

The sun is shining and the birds are chirping!

There is absolutely no reason Trump or the GOP should cave on the demand for a measly $5 billion for a wall. They should be asking for the full $25 billion.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.infowars.com/poll-63-say-govt-shutdown-has-had-no-impact-on-them-at-all/

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Trump Promises “Very Long” Gov Shutdown If Wall Not Funded

President Trump said the government shutdown will happen if Democrats in the Senate do not vote for funding the US-Mexico border wall.

Trump warns that the “very long” shutdown will be entirely on them as both parties are locked in a negotiation stalemate, according to CNBC:

Parts of the government will close if Congress cannot pass seven spending bills by midnight Friday. As of the morning, lawmakers appeared far from breaking an impasse over whether to fund the barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border.

House Republicans passed a bill Thursday night to keep the government running through Feb. 8 and put more than $5 billion toward the president’s wall. The Senate is expected to vote on, and reject, the legislation after it convenes at noon on Friday.

The GOP-controlled chamber already passed a temporary funding measure without wall money. Democrats, whose votes are needed to reach the necessary 60 in the Senate, have repeatedly said they will not approve funds for the barrier. Republicans hold a 51-49 majority.

Correspondingly, Trump set up a meeting with the Senate GOP while giving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the green light to use the “nuclear option” against the Dems, Washington Times reports:

President Trump is set to meet Friday with Senate Republicans ahead of a vote that could partially shut down the government over border security funding, the White House said.

“President Trump will meet with Senate Republicans this morning at 10:30 to discuss the Funding Bill and the importance of Border Security,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Missing from the meeting are Senate Democrats who have vowed to oppose additional spending on border security.

Additionally, the government shutdown may happen as a new poll reveals that polarization in politics has reached levels that makes any compromise unlikely.

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https://www.infowars.com/trump-promises-very-long-gov-shutdown-if-wall-not-funded/

Watch: McConnell, Schumer Spar Over Border Wall Funding Amid Government Shutdown

Republican and Democrat Senate leadership took to the Senate floor to negotiate their positions on border wall funding to end the partial government shutdown that began early Saturday morning.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) each made speeches on the Senate floor to make their party’s case on border security and the government shutdown.

McConnell speech:

“We’ve pushed the pause button until the president and Senate Democrats reach an agreement,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “No procedural votes. No test votes. Just a meaningful vote on a bipartisan agreement whenever that is reached.”

“It’s my hope that is reached sooner rather than later,” he added.

Schumer speech:

“President Trump, if you want to open the government you must abandon the wall, plain and simple,” Schumer said. “It will never pass the Senate. Not today, not next week, not next year.”

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.infowars.com/live-senate-negotiates-border-wall-funding-amid-government-shutdown/

Government shutdown ends after Trump signs spending bill

The House vote marked the end of theshortest shutdown on record.

“Ultimately, neither side got everything it wanted in this agreement, but we reached a bipartisan compromise that puts the safety and well-being of the American people first,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said in a statement. “Once the president signs this bill into law, we will have a clear path to pursue our ambitious agenda for 2018.”

As promised, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., voted against the bill following her eight-hour marathon speech on Wednesday, protesting congressional inaction on protections for DREAMers, undocumented immigrants brought here as children.

Pelosi issued a statement early Friday that criticized Ryan, saying he “refused to make a real commitment” to schedule a vote to protect DREAMers. In September, President Trump announced the elimination of an Obama-era program to protect these immigrants from deportation, setting a March 5 deadline for Congress to address their status through legislation.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/09/federal-government-reopen-after-house-passes-budget-deal/322535002/

Congress stumbles toward second shutdown

Washington readied itself for another government shutdown at midnight, as a budget deal stalled on Capitol Hill amid resistance from a cantankerous GOP senator and unhappy House Democrats.

The White House has urged federal agencies on Thursday evening to prepare for a lapse in appropriations, according to an Office of Management and Budget official.

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https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/08/congress-massive-budget-deal-2018-398189

Rand Paul holds up key vote, White House prepares for shutdown

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is preventing a two-year budget deal from passing, as the White House advised federal agencies to prepare for the government to start shutting down at midnight.

Congressional negotiators were scrambling earlier Thursday to lock in enough votes in the House, and that was before Paul, a Republican, made public his dissatisfaction with the deal, which would raise government spending, avert a government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/08/politics/budget-vote-congress-shutdown/index.html

Senate to vote Monday on plan to reopen government

Party leaders and rank-and-file senators spent all day Sunday haggling over a deal to reopen the government. But Washington’s painful shutdown will nonetheless drag into Day Three.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the chamber would vote on a plan at noon Monday to fund the government through Feb. 8. In an attempted concession to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, McConnell said he would take up legislation to protect some young immigrants from deportation if a deal to address their status is not reached by the time funding expires in early February.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/21/government-shutdown-2018-trump-senate-354113

Senate at Impasse as Votes Delayed Until Monday: Shutdown Update

The House and Senate were in session Sunday with a federal government shutdown in its second day amid a spending-bill impasse in Congress. The House is supposed to be on recess this week, but members stayed in Washington as negotiations continue.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-21/key-day-could-yield-fast-deal-or-long-impasse-shutdown-update

Government shutdown news: Congress, Trump talk after funding lapses

  • Talks continue on Capitol Hill on a way to end a government shutdown after funding lapsed at the end of Friday.
  • Bipartisan lawmakers seek a solution on government spending, immigration and health care after a temporary spending bill failed in the Senate late Friday night.
  • Among Republicans, momentum gathered for an amended stopgap spending plan.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/20/government-shutdown-news-congress-trump-talk-after-funding-lapses.html

Congressional leaders refuse to budge on shutdown’s first day, but negotiations continue

Congressional leaders in both parties refused to budge publicly from their political corners Saturday on the first day of the government shutdown, avoiding direct negotiations and bitterly blaming each other for the impasse in speeches. President Trump joined the fray with a series of charged tweets.

But private glimmers of a breakthrough were evident by late Saturday, as moderate Democrats and Republicans began to rally behind a new short-term funding proposal to reopen the government through early February.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/government-shuts-down-after-senate-bill-collapses-negotiations-fail/2018/01/20/dca0d7e0-fda6-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html?utm_term=.352efbbf4b0b