Gearing Up For A Shutdown: White House And Congress Prepare For The Worst – A Full Government Shutdown

December 16, 2018
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The White House and various federal agencies are preparing for the possibility of the government shutting down at the end of the week. As of now, both President Donald Trump and Democrats refuse to budge on the border wall funding, according to Town Hall.

On Sunday, neither side appeared willing to budge from their negotiating positions over funding for Trump’s proposed wall along the border with Mexico, WaPo noted.

“We’re going to do whatever is necessary to build the border wall,” White House senior adviser Stephen Miller said in an interview on CBS’s “Face The Nation.” Pressed on the prospect of a shutdown, Miller said, “If it comes to it, absolutely. This is a very fundamental issue.”

Looney ole Cuck Schumer announced that he has made it his personal mission to ruin the deal for the American people: “President Trump should understand — there are not the votes for the wall, in the House or the Senate. He is not going to get the wall in any form,” Schumer vowed.

The harsh rhetoric between the two parties makes it fairly obvious the Government could be headed towards a total shutdown. The irony is that the Democrats are blaming Tump, the GOP and the wall itself for the impending shutdown when they’re the ones causing it by refusing to work bipartisanly towards a comprehensive budget that includes the wall.

 These are budgets that should have been approved by last October.

About 800,000 of the 2.1 million federal employees across the country would be affected since their offices would lose funding to operate. About 40 percent of them would be sent home without pay, with the rest staying on the job because their work is considered essential to the functioning of the government, according to Capitol Hill aides and the contingency plans the agencies have filed with the Office of Management and Budget.

Federal agencies that will run out of funding were supposed to be notified Friday to begin activating their contingency plans. The plan provides the contours of what a partial shutdown would look like.

It’s debatable if Democrats just don’t believe the shutdown is coming or if they don’t care but unless they start talking in the next few days – it seems unavoidable.

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