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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 18:12

Democrats Threaten Gov’t Shutdown To Block Border Wall

Written by  Neil Munro

Democrats are threatening to shutter many government agencies on October 1 unless President Donald Trump gives up his popular campaign promise to build the border wall against Mexico, according to Politico.

In response, Trump’s deputies are offering political compromises to Democrats, including a rise in domestic spending, says Politico:

Democrats are threatening to shutter many government agencies on October 1 unless President Donald Trump gives up his popular campaign promise to build the border wall against Mexico, according to Politico.

In response, Trump’s deputies are offering political compromises to Democrats, including a rise in domestic spending, says Politico:

The White House is pushing a deal on Capitol Hill to head off a government shutdown that would lift strict spending caps long opposed by Democrats in exchange for money for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, multiple sources said.

Marc Short, the White House’s director of legislative affairs, met with top staffers from both parties on the Senate Appropriations Committee last week to make a hard sell for the proposal, the sources said.

Short — who said the border funding would be used for a “double fence” — stressed that the White House is insisting on a down payment for construction this fall. Short also lobbied for a big budget increase for the Pentagon, another priority for Trump.

If Democrats block the spending plan, many government agencies will have to send their employees home. But national security agencies, and various aid programs, such as the Social Security program, would keep operating.

Trump’s pending request for an October funding package of $1.6 billion would help build roughly 62 miles of border wall. In May, Democrats — aided by a passive GOP leadership — blocked a 2017 funding package that would have helped quickly build 42 miles of wall.

Led by Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democrats are hoping to block any wall construction, so protecting the northward flow of government-dependent workers to Democratic-run cities, and also breaking Trump’s 2016 primary campaign promise.

But Democratic politicians are also being squeezed between their radical base and popular opinion, which favors Trump’s immigration reform plans. For example, Politico reported that Sen. Tammy Baldwin is opposing the border fence. “I do know for a fact that every [Democrat] considers wall funding to be a poison pill,” she told Politico.

But a recent poll shows that Trump’s immigration reform gets overwhelming support in Wisconsin where Baldwin must faced the voters in 2018. The June poll of 1,000 likely midterm voters was conducted for NumbersUSA, which favors Trump’s merit immigration reform. For example, the poll asked:

Do you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose setting up rules to ensure that businesses give first preference for jobs to American workers and legal immigrants already in this country before businesses can ask for new immigrant workers?

The proposal won 53 percent strong support, and only 6 percent strong opposition, said NumbersUSA.

The NumbersUSA group also polled in Montana, where Democratic Sen. Jon Tester is also up for election in 2018. He suggested to Politico that he could support Trump’s double-layer fence, saying: “There are places where the wall makes sense, and there are places where the wall doesn’t make sense and there are better options … I’ll just take a look at it and see.”

Eight additional Democratic Senators are up for election in 2018 in states where Trump won.

In 2014, Schumer and Democrats lost 10 Senate seats after trying to push through the so-called “Gang of Eight” cheap-labor and amnesty bill.

Under pre-Trump policies, the federal government annually imports 1 million legal immigrants into the United States, just as 4 million young Americans turn 18.

The federal government also awards roughly 1.5 million temporary work permits to foreigners, grants temporary work visas to roughly 500,000 new contract workers, such as H-1B workers, and also largely ignores the resident population of eight million employed illegal immigrants.

The current annual flood of foreign labor spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate prices, widens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families.

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SHUT it DOWN over the Wall and watch the Demorat Politicians FALL!!!

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Oh ... that would be the best campaign promotion for every patriotic, non-lying, taxpaying, praying candidate running against these elected criminals.
Keep praying for our administration and that the folly of the opposition will be abundantly clear.

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This is truly amazing in it's absolute stupidity.
The Democrats are obstructionists and I say let them rant and rave and shut down or whatever....Perhaps that will show the FOLKS exactly who the fools are and their part in the failure of our President in getting his promises fulfilled.
I hope Pres. Trump does not cave in to their absurd demands.That is not proper etiquet or a very sound method of doing
the business of America. Negotiations are just not properly carried out by threats

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There is no doubt that, if the Democraps shut down the Government, as they did in (2013?), their mainstream media subordinates will blame Republicans. But, if they want to hurt all Americans, again, to protect their illegal aliens, let them do it. I think that maybe, this time, the citizens of this country will not buy into the lies, and will place the blame where it will belong.

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This is a typical Leftist hissy fit. These people are about as welcome as a case of venereal disease. I have been listening to their lies for 50 years. These are the same people that smoked pot and ate pizza in college.

The Democrat party is seeing a government-run people by government fiat ONLY. This is the danger of their philosophy.

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this is total bull shit ! trump needs to tell the Democrats that they can do as they please cuz they are going to do some thing on every thing that team trump try's to do so I say let them and then go on TV address the nation and tell every one what the Democrats are doing and how they need to address the Democrats on them blocking what they voted for and how they will not allow team trump to move on what they voted for ! Democrats are liars and bully's and need to be put in there place there party is failing hard and there party is 3.3 million in debt !

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My comment is to the person that says the wall is a waste of money and disruptive to land owners. Have you seen any of the interviews with those land owners? Illegals showing up in your house, on your property, stealing from you, trashing your property, putting fear in the lives of the families? Yeah, real disruptive to build a barrier to keep out the criminals-why don't you go down there for a while and see first hand before you throw your opinion out like an uneducated fool?

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Craig G Etter Written by Craig G Etter
August 10, 2017
I suggest that President Trump issue an Executive Order reversing JFK's Executive Order permitting the unionization of Federal employees and notify all Federal employees that strikes against the government are illegal and that all striking Federal employees WILL be terminated and will be prohibited from being rehired in any Federal or contractor capacity for five years, and say the following: "Remember PATCO!"
Roberto Benitez Written by Roberto Benitez
August 11, 2017
Ending federal employee unions isn't a bad idea, but what does it have to do with this issue? The federal government would be shut down by the Democrats refusing to vote for a federal budget. Without a budget resolution only essential federal government operations can continue.

So the GOP, if it has any courage, should call their bluff and double down. Call for funding the wall AND find favorite Obama/Pelosi/Schumer programs and cut those budgets. Call for ending the pay of Congress during all government shutdowns. Then campaign for the mid terms on the premise that the Democrats shut down the government because if favored OPEN borders and ILLEGAL immigration so it could bring in more ILLEGAL voters. Rub salt in the wound.
(Updated: August 10, 2017)

Go ahead Schumer you stupid scum bag...Do you truly believe that your behavior and the behavior of your party in the last 8 month's is going to get you votes?.....You and your party are more delusional than I thought....
Shutting down the government is the sure "right way to get those votes"....What an idiot!!...


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Go ahead you idiots, it's the only thing you have said you would do and it's the dumbest, but I guess we are all used to it by now. And that picture? A know nothing on the left and a do nothing on the right!

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We can't make these things up, folks. The dems will probably have a tantrum and stomp their feet in "lockstep!" Grow up you vile, anti-American phonies!

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Robert Webster Written by Robert Webster
August 10, 2017
I guess anyone who is not in lockstep with the few who want the wall and do not understand, it will not solve the illegal problem, and cost the country a lot of money which could be spent on other things more needed in this Country. When the majority of the country population do not want the money spent to build the wall, and do not even want the illegals who have not committed a Felony deported, I do not think the wall is up for an easy build.
Disrupting the land owners and the environment, spending billions of tax payer money, just so about 27% of the population can get their way makes no sense.
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Wayne Blunk Written by Wayne Blunk
August 10, 2017
You cant be serious!! You should do your homework before you make asnine statements like this. It costs far more every year now than the border wall will cost. And sure as hell curt down on illegals and drugs.
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Brad Stewart Written by Brad Stewart
August 10, 2017
Webster is a Libtard idiot, Wayne.
Jackson Brannon Written by Jackson Brannon
August 11, 2017
Webster HATES Americans and Veterans but LOVES Illegal Aliens and Muslim Refugees!!! They are the only types of Trash that can make him feel Superior!! Lord knows 2nd Graders are far mor intelligent and Honest!!!
Jackson Brannon Written by Jackson Brannon
August 11, 2017
JUST IN!!! ROBERT WEBSTER IS A LIAR!!! New Politico and CNN Polls show OVER 69% of Americans are in support of his new Immugration cutbacks and OVER 71% in support ofhis wall!! Democrat Senator in New Mexico is even under Pressure for it if he wants reelected!!! HA HA HA HA Robbir LIAR Webster!!!
(Updated: August 11, 2017)

Oh heck, the democrat are just upset that the flow of fraudulent voters won't be as large as they were counting on...And as usual the democrat's will shut down the government but the MSM will blame Trump...and so it goes!

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The Damnitcrats are delusional. They think they actually hold power when they do not, so call their bluff.

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JayCee Scott Written by JayCee Scott
August 10, 2017
Just how do you expect the democrats to EVER win another election if we stop illegals from voting and stop counting dead peoples votes ? Come on folks, the dems are frantic now...

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