Another Government Shut-Down Looms Large

In 2013, freshman Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said he had a plan to do something that seemed impossible. He could force President Obama to strip the funding from the landmark health-care law that had come to bear his name — Obamacare — by threatening to shut down the government.


The government shut down for 16 days, and Republicans in Congress were blamed for it.  The cost of that shutdown was estimated to cost America 24 BILLION DOLLARS.

Trump will mark his 100th day in office on April 29. That could also be the day the government partially shuts down, should lawmakers not be able to come to a consensus on the 2017 budget resolution.

By April 28, Congress will have to pass the spending bill to fund the government for the remaining part of fiscal year that ends in September.

Mike Allen of Axios reported, “A top Republican with close ties to the White House tells me that after the GOP failure on healthcare, a government shutdown — looming when a continuing resolution runs out April 28 — ismore likely than not. 

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  1. I wonder how that works. Militarizing the government for a fake “terror” attack first or a Cruz shutdown first. I suppose it depends on what the Russians and Bannon can agree on.


  2. Many people, the best people are saying this beautiful picture of Trump should hang in Mar-a-Lago.

    ..or perhaps the entrance to a federal prison.


  3. Paul Ryan has said he will not work with democrats.

    As long as his medieval tribalism is in place, there is no doing the right thing, or getting the job done, or government for the people.

    His cognitive structure remains one solely of myth and battle – his way of being an error in truth.


  4. You know what really sucks with the budget? The rest of the Federal employees can be fired for consistently missing project deadlines. These idiots never make the deadline for funding the whole damn government. we need a Constitutional Amendment that stops paying them, including expense accounts, on September 30 if no budget is passed. Pay resumes when the budget is implemented.


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