A Potential Government Shutdown Is Literally Just Hours Away, But Congressional Leaders Insist That Everything Will Be Just Fine

Either the Republicans are going to give Democrats virtually everything that they want, or the federal government will shut down at the end of the day on Friday. We have been through this process time after time, and in every single instance the Republicans have always folded like a 20 dollar suit. Unfortunately, it looks like the Democrats are going to win big this time around too. The spending agreement is essentially an updated Obama budget that fully funds Planned Parenthood, that contains no money for a border wall, and that doesn’t reflect any of President Trump’s other important priorities either. On Thursday, the House is expected to pass this horrible bill, and the Senate is expected to take up the matter on Friday. According to Bloomberg, right now this plan would keep the government open through December 22nd…

The House Rules Committee approved a rule setting the bill up for a floor vote Thursday, after which the Senate will have until the end of the day Friday to avoid a partial government shutdown. A formal check of how members would vote on the Dec. 22 deadline came back showing widespread support, said Representative Dennis Ross, a member of the vote-whipping team.

So even if this plan gets through both the House and the Senate, we will be facing another government shutdown deadline in just a few weeks.

And every time one of these deadlines approaches, the Democrats use it as leverage to get what they want. In addition to getting a spending agreement that is extremely lopsided in their favor, many Democrats want to use this current deadline to pass the DREAM Act before the end of 2017. In fact, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Dick Durbin, Elizabeth Warren and Corey Booker have all said that they will not vote in favor of any spending agreement unless it includes the DREAM Act.

Emboldened by their past successes, Democrats are asking for more than ever this time around. But if we are just going to hand the Democrats whatever they want every time, what is the point of even having elections? In 2016 we gave the Republicans control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, and yet the Democrats just keep winning over and over again. This is deeply infuriating, and grassroots conservatives all over the country are sick and tired of Republicans acting like spineless jellyfish.

Fortunately, we do have a man with a spine in the White House, and it sounds like he has absolutely no intentions of giving in on the DREAM Act. The following comes from NBC News

“Democrats are really looking at something very dangerous for our country. They are looking at shutting down, they want to have illegal immigrants, in many cases people that we don’t want in our country,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We don’t want to have that, we want to have a great, beautiful, crime-free country.”

If the Democrats stand firm on their demands, there is a very real possibility that we could have a government shutdown, and federal agencies are already preparing for one. When the government shuts down, it only affects about 13 percent of the federal government, and we don’t actually need most of that 13 percent anyway.

So even though the mainstream media would be totally freaking out, it definitely would not be the end of the world.

If you don’t remember the last government shutdown, the following is a pretty good summary of what would happen that was published by Newsweek

If the shutdown does occur this weekend, the effects will be felt immediately. All nonessential employees of the federal government will stay home until further notice, and some will stop receiving paychecks. Refunds from the IRS could be delayed, as could the State Department’s passport service. Most air-traffic controllers and Transportation Security Administration security will continue to go to work, but there won’t be as many as them so air-travel will be slower. Members of Congress will have limited staff and won’t be as responsive (well, as responsive as they normally are) to constituents. And after 10 days without a spending bill, federal courts will close.

Obviously it would be a good thing to avoid a government shutdown, but it is exceedingly foolish to give the Democrats whatever they want just to keep things functioning normally.

In case you are wondering, I would definitely vote “no” on the bill that is currently going through the House of Representatives. I will not vote in favor of a spending bill that explodes the size of the national debt, that funds Planned Parenthood and that contains no money for a border wall. I am never going to compromise on my most important principles, and any Republican that caves in and gives the Democrats whatever they want just to avoid a government shutdown should be ashamed of themselves.

Sadly, the Democrats have done a very good job of selling their story to the American people, and at this point most Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of a compromise…

Sixty-three percent say members of Congress should avoid a shutdown at all costs. Only 18 percent of voters surveyed say members should allow a temporary government shutdown if it helps them achieve their policy goals. The remaining 19 percent of voters are undecided.

Of course “compromise” means giving in to the Democrats on virtually every single point. There are many things that the Democrats will never, ever compromise on, and that is why they keep on winning over and over again.

Most Republicans have been compromising for so long that most of them don’t even stand for anything any longer.

It is time to kick out the corrupt professional politicians and replace them with a new generation of leaders that are willing to stand up for us. We will have a chance to do that in 2018, and we must not squander this opportunity.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

7 thoughts on “A Potential Government Shutdown Is Literally Just Hours Away, But Congressional Leaders Insist That Everything Will Be Just Fine”

  1. They have been shutdown now for 9 years. You have to do something to be able to shut it down. They have been stealing their pay and doing nothing for it! North Korean Fat Ass’d creep said about 6 years ago they need to bomb Washington D.C. and start over! Every year I see him as being right! Our Government has been corrupt for last 100 years. But now is way below corrupt. Drain the swamps!

    • Actually, the corruption goes back a tad more than a century, and for the last quarter century it’s been actively working against its citizens. Shut it down NOW and drain (or , better yet, flush) the swamp and its denizens.

  2. Instead of a shutdown fire all nonessential government employees. The Republicans should say we welcome a shutdown because we have too many worthless hacks on the dole. Hell I would eliminate just about every 3 letter agency out there. $20 trillion in the hole and we keep adding to it daily. Screw these communist 8astards.

  3. “The spending agreement is essentially an updated Obama budget that fully funds Planned Parenthood, that contains no money for a border wall, and that doesn’t reflect any of President Trump’s other important priorities either.”

    There’s no reason to keep congress open when this is the kind of crap they try to get past the people, Send them home for good. Our Republic will be better off without them. (notice: not a single profanity)

  4. Shut down the corporate dc foreign corporation. They are not part of the sovereign Americans anyway. The so called dems and reps are all on the same team and are playing good guy, bad guy every time. They are the problem as they are parasites who feed on ignorant true Americans.

  5. I am sure the corporate states can take care of themselves. All dc does is support the Constructive Fraud. They all need to be retired unless the people are okay with being ripped off all the time so they can live like Gods. These parasites create most of the problems and then offer a new scam to fix it and get richer in the process.

    The masses are played like stupid animals on a daily basis. Think of the tax fraud?

    Here is a little new perspective for you. Think about it the next time you play their con game. What people do if they knew this? The fraud is all about protecting the fraud and endless supply of bribe money paid to traitors.

    “100 percent of what is collected [in
    income tax] is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal debt . . . . In other words, all individual income tax
    revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services which taxpayers
    expect from their Government.” J. Peter Grace, “President’s Private Sector
    Survey on Cost Control: A Report to the President,” dated and approved January
    12 and 15, 1984, p. 3.

    All collections of income
    tax paid to the private Federal Reserve are retired from circulation the same
    way they are created by banks in the so-called loan process—by computer-keypad
    keystroke, in exchange for the borrower’s promise-to-pay; to wit:

    The purpose of income tax is
    to remove from circulation a substantial portion of the digits of credit
    “loaned” into circulation by banks by bookkeeping entry in the so-called loan

    Unless a significant amount
    of the digits “loaned” into circulation by the banks are collected by the IRS
    in the form of FRNs from (1) payments of income tax, (2) seizure and sale of
    real and personal property, and (3) seizure of bank accounts and paychecks and
    thereafter gifted or bequeathed (31
    U.S.C. 321(d)(1) and (2)) to a non-U.S. Government employee and
    proxy / agent of the private Federal Reserve, i.e., the Secretary of the
    Treasury,[19] for transmittal to the private Federal
    Reserve as payments of interest on the national debt and thereupon retired from
    circulation, inflation skyrockets, prices go through the roof, and the
    fraudulent nature of the fractional-reserve banking system of the private
    Federal Reserve can be concealed no longer.[20]

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