Government Shutdown

Discussion in 'Politics' started by GMDGator, Dec 6, 2017 at 1:26 PM.

  1. GMDGator

    GMDGator Slick Willie
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    It's a different tune than the conservatives sang this morning upon exiting a House Freedom Caucus meeting. Conservatives emphasized the need to get tax reform finished immediately, mirroring the argument GOP leadership has been making to try to get conservatives to back their short-term spending patch.

    “I think the real focus for all of us is tax reform and getting tax reform done,” Meadows said earlier in the day. “That was the crux of the conversation we had today: that we gotta get across the finish line on tax reform. Any distraction from that is a problem.”

    The back and forth highlights the dilemma conservatives face: Freedom Caucus members appear torn over whether to back the measure to keep the focus on tax reform — or use their leverage to try to win a promise from leaders to take a harder line on year-end spending.

    Trump is leaning on Congress to send him the tax bill as soon as possible. And GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol want to iron out their differences and clinch a much-needed legislative win within the next 10 days.

    An internal spending war would only create more hurdles for tax reform in an already packed December, leaders say.

    The government runs out of money on Friday. And since Democrats are refusing to offer their votes at the moment, Freedom Caucus member votes would be needed to pass a two-week "continuing resolution."
    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/freedom-caucus-paul-ryan-shutdown-truce-282072

    Time to blame the Democrats after locking them out of negotiations... This Freedom Caucus really does not want to cut spending on items that will hurt their constituents. They want to talk in platitudes while having their cake and eating it too...
     
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    I need an interpreter for your post.
     
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    Of course it is their fault... They are the minority in the House and the Senate :lol:
     
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    Concrete Helmet Hook, Line, and Sinker
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    No.....they're just stupid.....
     

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