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We are at a critical junction as a nation. This may be out last chance to get it right.
Too many times we failed to make the right turn.
What needs to be known and understood about the partial shutdown.
#shutdownStory #SchumerPelosiShutdown
There have been 20 shutdowns in history going back to 9/30/1976.
Happy Bicentennial! 😒
The dirty little secret; if congress actually did its job, passing an annual BUDGET, timely every year, these “CRs” (continuing resolution) would not be needed nor any “stop gap” measures.
In the past 40 years we have averaged a shut down every other year. The current shutdown will be the longest, 20 days in now, only 2 more days to beat 21, that also straddled new years, 12/5/1995 to 1/6/1996 the to be second longest shutdown dates.
We all hear the endless stories to the plight of federal workers.
The poor federal workers eating out of trash cans because they didn’t get a couple checks (yet). I wouldn’t get too choked up or overly concerned. Seriously.
Most qualify for unemployment payments meanwhile and when this is over, and it WILL end, they will be paid in full. Mere average folks that got laid off or their company went under; no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for them. #justSaying
Must be nice huh? Anyone in the private sector enjoy such lavish treatment?
No, not really.
Federal employees enjoy higher than average compensation, with very good benefits and job security like few of us enjoy. It’s next to impossible to get fired. Do not pity them. They’ll be just fine.
This idea @SenSchumer and @SpeakerPelosi keep lobbing up; open the government piecemeal and handle border security later. That is the same line of 🐂💩 piling up since 1985. We’re not going for it this time. Enough is enough.
Later never arrives, hasn’t in 34 years. Familiar with Eisenstein’s definition of insanity?
It’s like that sign at the bar 👇 “tomorrow” is just an abstraction when living in today.
Trump understands this well.
The ONLY way to force congress to act, is to FORCE congress to act.
The pressure is on THEM.
They know it.
The true fact of matter. 👇👇👇
In the United States constitution, Article I, Section 7 line one: “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”
Well now Nancy… who owns the shutdown now?
The house literally holds the purse strings by constitutional authority.
Welcome back. 😒
We do not want to go down the Emergency Declaration route for a few reasons.
Mainly, if he does and the courts over rule him… think it’s tough going through congress now? We don’t want to be in that position.
☝️The courts are still unreliable. 😓

***Congress must act***
If we are every going to have serious border security, the time is now.
We cannot stand down.
Congress will not act unless forced. Trump is applying the force.
It’s all but guaranteed, the absurd objections will not hold up under the intensifying pressure.
The resistance is ridiculous. We’re talking about 0.1% of the fiscal budget. Five billion dollars sounds like a lot.
To scale of the federal budget it is not.
Proportionally, If the budget was $40,000, we’re talking about just $50. Seriously.
Pound for pound, @SenSchumer and @SpeakerPelosi are keeping the government shutdown over $50, out of $40,000! In just one years budget.

That's serious as a heart attack and with accurate proportions.

It’s clearly not about the money!
Crystal clear.
If walls don’t work, let Trump build it, then hang the failure around his neck in 2020.
$50 bucks well spent, and the government would be back open. Right? But no, just steadfast refusal… why?
Fact is walls do work, precisely why Democrats and establishment Republicans have opposed any wall for decades.
For years, lip service with zero action has sufficed, until now.
Trump is finally forcing the issue. 👍

In a battle of spines, the smart money is with President Trump. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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