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Trump raises stakes on government shutdown,
demands border wall funds in spending bill

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/21/2017 6:07:03 AM

The White House said Thursday that it wants to see money for President Trump’s border wall included in the spending bill Congress must pass next week — a demand Democrats said sours negotiations and makes a government shutdown more likely. The demands mark a reversal for the administration, which had been saying it found enough money to build prototypes this year and wouldn’t need a major infusion of cash until next year. But White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that the wall and the money for more immigration agents are priorities.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/21/2017 6:11:07 AM     (No. 11228766)

Forget it. This is posturing at its most cynical.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Udanja99, 4/21/2017 6:24:31 AM     (No. 11228773)

Funding for the wall or for Smidgencare. Wow. That´s a tough one. /s

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 4/21/2017 7:17:46 AM     (No. 11228805)

Government shutdowns have become laughable scare tactics. They should live in fear that they will not be missed and we will make it permanent.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: varkdriver, 4/21/2017 7:26:35 AM     (No. 11228810)

#3, what gets me is what happens when the furloughed ´non-essential´ gubmint employees eventually get back to work (so to speak).

But then a rule is passed so they get the back pay for the days they missed, instead of being docked that money. It´s like paid vacation that doesn´t come out of your leave balance. That´s inconceivable!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 4/21/2017 11:44:29 AM     (No. 11229047)

Just use $20 billion of the $500 billion that Sec. Ben Carson found at HUD!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rolfnader, 4/21/2017 2:41:55 PM     (No. 11229262)

Shut it down. Let all of the ´non-essentials´ go home thinking they will get paid anyway( as happened in the past) and then send them their first unemployment checks stapled to a pink slip( and a nice note that says their position has been eliminated). Because it could and should be.

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