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Monday, 13 March 2017 14:21

Senate Democrats threaten government shutdown amid Trump budget wishlist

Written by  Fox News

Senate Democrats who have long-fought Republican attempts to shut down the government over budget disputes are now threatening to do exactly that.

Democrats said they will block any attempts to include President Trump’s proposed border wall – or other far-right agenda items – in the $1 trillion spending package expected to be announced this week.

And, they said, they are not opposed to shutting down the government if Republicans insist on including it.

The warning letter, written by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top Senate Democrats, was addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It warned against funding the U.S.-Mexico border wall and other “poison pills” that could be hidden in the budget plan—such as defunding Planned Parenthood, rolling back environmental regulations and allocating additional funding to the Pentagon.

“We believe it would be inappropriate to insist on the inclusion of such funding in a must-pass appropriations bill that is needed for the Republican majority in control of the Congress to avert a government shutdown so early in President Trump’s Administration,” the letter read, addressing the bipartisan budget agreement reached in 2015 that set spending levels for defense and non-defense programs.

The letter said including any “poison pill riders” in the bill will have severe consequences.

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The Federal Government is bankrupt with $20 trillion debt. Congress must balance the budget in order to pay the debt. Apparently, shutting the Federal Government down is the only rational method for controlling a fiscally irresponsible Congress. Democrats/Communists created the debt, now is a good time to select government programs which will be defunded and shutdown. Drain the Swamp!

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The only way the democrat's can shut down the government is if their RINO branch of the democrat party, votes with them to shut down the government!

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I've always thought that you can't spend anymore of our money if you are shut down so go ahead & close up the gubment for as long as you want.

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Great as this will put the final nail in the coffin of the Devilcrat party. They are scam artists when they don't get there way but when they do get there way it's all roses. This time there bucking the American voters and not just the President. We're way more powerful as we hold the reins of the vote and the money both control the stinkin liberal socialist government they want.

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Chuck Schummer continues his efforts of a daily basis to prove to America exactly HOW STUPID HE IS! He chooses the wrong side of every discussion; leans towards the unamerican side of everything; is always against the safety and prosperity of the United States; and is in general a pathetic human being. How in the world do people keep electing this idiot?

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(Updated: March 14, 2017)

President Trump does not like to be told what to do. I can't see any good coming from this letter. I see some "emergency" things happening during the upcoming recess!!

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I'm starting to see a parallel between lap dogs and progressive socialist democrats. It's the yapping.

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(Updated: March 13, 2017)

Democrats were elected by the people for the people not a pissing match cause you dont like Trump. Schumer your stopping 10's thousands from getting jobs a$$hole. DRAIN THE SWAMP NOW!!!

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Okay, fine. I wouldn't expect them to get back pay if they don't show up to work. Trump will be in charge of what gets shutdown and what doesn't. I'm sure that the process will not be as painful as Obama handled it. Shutting down the government sounds like a good idea. A monthly of cost savings of millions should make a dent in the debt. Hope the government employees are ready for it.

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Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
March 14, 2017
Good first comment, Cecelia. Welcome aboard the Blabber Buzz train.
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What are they talking about? The DomonRats have BEEN shut down for 12 years. ARE WE JUST NOW NOTICING>???? \Oh well some things never get by these liberals!!!

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Well, we could save some money that way couldn't we? Congress shouldn't get a per- deim either if they are not working.
Dems raised holy hell when Repb. did this - but go ahead and try to make mush out of the President's
policies. Wake up Dems!!! Start working for the people (not just the elites) and you might get re-elected!

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G'head...do it! It will be a great step in getting rid of Fed bloat.

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Carla Jones Written by Carla Jones
March 13, 2017
I wrote to Trump suggesting that American military are sworn to protect America and to pull them out of foreign countries where they are building for free and the military stationed here and let them build the wall , protect our border and remove I'll egal immigrants. If democrats try to shut down the government let them and change the locks on the doors. They swore an oath to protect America and should not be able to return. Contact the White House and tell everybody you can, but shush we don't want them to know.

LOL .... that is the mode they should normally run in, essentials only.

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shutter down......................................................................................wait. We will win in the end. We have both houses.....shutter down............less government problem solved. BTW the wall has already been approved for funding.....but shutter down any way. Them we will see how the people vote again in 2018....Dems are on a self destruct, they will loose even more....can't wait.

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If that don't beat all. the democrats are saying they will shut the government down if they don't get their way. does that sound familiar. they chastised the republicans for the same thing and made it big issue to get the people stirred up against the republicans. Now they doing the same thing, they say they will shut the government down. Let them go ahead with their plan, that will surely show who they really are, bunch of no good turn coats that cry if they don't get their way. they do have some gall but not enough. they will feel the brunt of the people if they even attempt such a fool thing that they had acussed the republicans of doing. they are the biggest losers you will ever see.

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We need to build the wall "to see what's in it" in typical democrat logic. Then if it doesn't work out we can talk about repealing it.

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Do I see a "Day without Government" protest coming up? I can't wait.

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Let the dems shut down the gov't. Make sure everyone knows it every time an open mike happens

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Make public all names of those that were responsible for the shutdown, and withhold ALL pay and allowances until such time as they end their stupidity! And for many, that is permanent as they cannot ever change.

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Chet Heath Written by Chet Heath
March 13, 2017
It would be nice to withhold their pay - but even though the are Democrats, they do still have rights. However, the voters can do this and it is the duty and mission of the Republican majority to alert the public. It's what PACs are for.
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Given the support that the border wall has - this would be a kamikaze mission on the part of DemonRats. Too many are up for re-election in red states, where their services will no longer be required, if they act out like children again.

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