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Bipartisan Budget Deal to Avert Government Shutdown a Massive Gift to War Profiteers

Bipartisan Budget Deal to Avert Government Shutdown a Massive Gift to War Profiteers

Money-Dollar-Drone-Military-Empire budget“Throwing more money at the Pentagon,” one critic argued, “will only double down on the Trump administration’s violence-first approach to the challenges we face.” (COMMONDREAMS) Peace advocates are denouncing the new bipartisan budget deal, which was produced to prevent another government shutdown, because of an “outrageous” decision to boost military spending while education, infrastructure, an urgent renewable energy transition, […]Source: Bipartisan Budget Deal to Avert Government Shutdown a Massive Gift to War Profiteers

AWESOME MASHUP CLIP | Two Minutes Of Left Wing Media Saying Democrats Lost The Shutdown War

AWESOME MASHUP CLIP | Two Minutes Of Left Wing Media Saying Democrats Lost The Shutdown War

Sit back and enjoy the schadenfreude. This is a thing of beauty.

 

Source: AWESOME MASHUP CLIP | Two Minutes Of Left Wing Media Saying Democrats Lost The Shutdown War

Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz On Dem Shutdown: We Shut Down The Government For Momentum

Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz On Dem Shutdown: We Shut Down The Government For Momentum

Source: Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz On Dem Shutdown: We Shut Down The Government For Momentum

US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

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Source: US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

Obama’s Speech From The 2013 Shutdown Drops A NUKE On The Schumer Shutdown

Obama’s Speech From The 2013 Shutdown Drops A NUKE On The Schumer Shutdown

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Then-President Barack Obama had stern words after the Republican minority in the Senate shut down the government for 16 days in 2013 over funding for Obamacare.

“You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But don’t break it,” Obama said in remarks Oct. 17, 2013, after Congress reached a deal to reopen the government. “Don’t break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. That’s not being faithful to what this country’s about.”

“Now, there’s been a lot of discussion lately of the politics of this shutdown,” Obama said. (more…)

Military-Industrial Complex Ensures Americans War Will Go On Despite Gov’t Shutdown

Military-Industrial Complex Ensures Americans War Will Go On Despite Gov’t Shutdown

warDespite all other bureaucratic functions ceasing to go on because of the government shutdown, our fearless rules ensured us that the War Machine will be just fine.
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As Shutdown Fight Enters Day Two, Trump Tells Republicans To “Go Nuclear”

As Shutdown Fight Enters Day Two, Trump Tells Republicans To “Go Nuclear”

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com

Sun, 01/21/2018

The first full day of the January 2018 government shutdown saw a spate of hurried but ultimately fruitless negotiations, and already the White House – which has been accused of exacerbating the problem by constantly shifting its negotiating position – has had enough: In a tweet this morning, President Donald Trump said Republicans should consider invoking “the nuclear option” to eliminate the possibility of an opposition fillibuster – allowing Republicans to pass a long-term spending bill with a simple majority (there are 51 Republican senators).

Right now, the Senate can approve presidential nominees for the courts and executive branch (more…)

Government shutdown deadline Friday night as both sides dig in :: Politics :: insidenova.com

The U.S. Senate is rapidly running out of time to strike a deal and keep the federal government open, with a shutdown deadline looming at midnight Friday.

The House voted late Thursday on a patchwork bill to fund the government through Feb. 16, but a mix of Senate Democrats and Republicans appears poised to reject that legislation and refuse to pass a new budget, ushering in the first government shutdown since 2013.

Government services deemed “essential,” like military and law enforcement agencies, would remain open if the government shuts its doors; but hundreds of thousands of federal workers (not to mention federal contractors) would be sent home from work across the Washington, D.C., region. The shutdown also would mark the first time that one party controlled both houses of Congress and (more…)