The pending government shutdown

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Wait, it is after 5:00PM EST on Friday - our Federal Governement is already shut down for the weekend. Anyway, Monday may be interesting - from CNBC:

House-passed bill to avoid a government shutdown sinks in the Senate, leaving Congress scrambling for a plan
House-passed stopgap bill that would avoid a government shutdown appeared to fizzle out in the Senate late Friday night, leaving Congress fewer than two hours to find a solution before a midnight deadline.

The measure was set to fail in a procedural vote that was still open in the Senate at 11 p.m. ET. Five Democrats — Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Doug Jones of Alabama and Claire McCaskill of Missouri — had backed it, though their votes could change. Four Republicans — Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah — opposed it pending the vote becoming final.

And a bit more:

The Senate needs to garner 60 votes for a spending bill. With 50 Republicans present, the majority GOP needed to win support from 10 or more Democrats, many of whom had threatened to oppose a short-term spending plan if they could not also pass a bill shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Something not covered in the media is that some of these dreamers are in their 30's - these are not children being uprooted from their families.

These people are too obsessed with their own egos and are not representing the wishes of the people who elected them to office.

At least President Trump is not a petulant type - remember the Barrycades back in 2013? The internet sure does: Barrycades

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