Democrats Threaten Gov’t Shutdown

Democrats are threatening to shutter many government agencies on October 1 unless President Donald Trump gives up his popular campaign promise to build the border wall against Mexico, according to Politico.

In response, Trump’s deputies are offering political compromises to Democrats, including a rise in domestic spending, says Politico:

The White House is pushing a deal on Capitol Hill to head off a government shutdown that would lift strict spending caps long opposed by Democrats in exchange for money for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, multiple sources said.

Marc Short, the White House’s director of legislative affairs, met with top staffers from both parties on the Senate Appropriations Committee last week to make a hard sell for the proposal, the sources said.

Short — who said the border funding would be used for a “double fence” — stressed that the White House is insisting on a down payment for construction this fall. Short also lobbied for a big budget increase for the Pentagon, another priority for Trump.

If Democrats block the spending plan, many government agencies will have to send their employees home. But national security agencies, and various aid programs, such as the Social Security program, would keep operating.

Trump’s pending request for an October funding package of $1.6 billion would help build roughly 62 miles of border wall. In May, Democrats — aided by a passive GOP leadership — blocked a 2017 funding package that would have helped quickly build 42 miles of wall.

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  • The demonrats are sore losers and they would like to see our country in shambles than recover from the last 16 years of incompetent presidents.

  • sue

    There is wildlife that migrates across the border. The areas that don’t have a fence is reservation land that is patroled by Native American police that will shoot any tresspassers,therefore is avoided by those trying to cross. The wall is ignorant and Trump wants to give the rich more money in their pockets ,so they certainly won’t be helping pay for the wall, but Trump wants to gut food stamps and medical for the poorest child,elderly and disabled. It’s stupid. I find it humorous the dummies along the border that voted for Trump and wanted the wall are finding out they will wind up on the side of Mexico! Serves them right!

    • Kenneth

      Like Forrest said, stupid is as stupid does. Reading your comment made me realize, SUE, are you really as stupid as you seem to be based on your comment?

    • Old person 2

      SUE, way to go, how brilliant you are. I find it humorous you Democrats keep preaching about Trump wanting to give the rich more money. Google “rich people in Congress” and you will be surprised there actually ARE rich Democrats. Obama, who never had a job other than “community organizer”, left the White House as a multi-millionaire, Hillary and Bill left the white house “dead broke” and now are worth in excess 100 plus millions. That money did not come on Hillary”s looks. Who said crime does not pay?

      • sue

        Nothing wrong with being rich, but gutting programs to further oppress and control the poorest and most vulnerable to get richer is the problem that you support because you are too stupid to know it.

  • flashy0ne

    Here’s an idea – since the democratic’s have indicated that they WILL shut the country down if they can’t have their way, how about a balanced budget (for the first time in recorded history :^) followed by a PRIVATE program to fund the wall to be repaid by surcharges on ALL border crossings into/out of Mexico? Probably a thousand “laws” to prevent such a project but it would certainly separate the men from the boys. I’m ready to start with the first one-hundred bucks!! Now all we need is 10 million more volunteers :^)

  • Lynda Newman Sadoff

    Here’s another, build the wall from people on welfare, except those disabled, it’s time we weaned people off welfare. Make them feel like productive members of society. And yes, we have a right to to sevure iur country.

  • Don’t these dumb ass Democrats know that the public at large wants a border wall? They are so fucking stupid. No wonder they lost so many elections. People don’t like them or trust them.

    • LittleMoose

      The Democrat stupidity would be a good way to help “drain the swamp”. The Republican voters should also elect candidates in the primaries to run against Republican RINOs. Then we can start getting rid of the “do nothing” Congress and return to citizen legislators and away from professional politicians.

  • raymond

    Hey scumbag Democrats, go ahead and shut the govt down…just make you look more like the idiots and liberal cowards you really are….the American people want to feel safe and secure and we are plenty tired of foreign scum pouring thru our border every day and also the cost of these illegal aliens on the govt and on our well being…so Dumbrats go ahead and shut the govt down and see where it gets you.

  • Terry

    Well the DAMNOCRAPS haven’t done any work for the American people since we put Trump in office or the last 16 years! I wouldn’t expect them to go to work now and help us! If they can’t bring in their Illegals to assure them re-election, then their not going to do anything. They don’t care Obamacare is falling faster than a cow peeing on a flat rock! They’ve got their free insurance and those of us that can still get the Obamacare, can’t afford the premium hikes or the large deductibles! They want the illegals to come in and give them food stamps, free housing, free healthcare & free phones, free everything just so they can get their votes! When all they need to do is work and do the right thing for us real Americans and they wouldn’t have to worry about getting re-elected. WE THE PEOPLE voted Trump in because we want that DAMN WALL BUILT!

  • old codger

    Ah, hello?? The wall was approved back ’06 if I’m not mistaken????

  • Kenneth

    I really and truly pray that the Democrat party will support action to close many agencies! I also pray that President Donald J. Trump will sign a presidential order suspending all payrolls and especially ALL BENEFITS, PARTICULARLYMEDICAL BENEFITS FOR STRIKINGH FEDERAL EMPLOYEES!!

  • Jmanjo

    What a joke! When the GOP threatened to do that you would have thought the world was coming to an end that was such a bad idea. Oh,but if they do it it’s perfectly kosher because of their wonderful ideas…hogwash! They are plain stupid, clueless, and ignorant!

  • Bayside GolfClub

    Call them racists and homophobes and shut it down..

  • Stan Tippit

    The one’s that vote to shut down the government forfeit their pay checks, until they stand up and start earning one.

  • Danielle Dean

    anything they can do to obstruct by their own polls something like 86 % of Americans want the wall democrats are so out of touch need to be voted out along with the rinos

  • Johnnyboy

    We must get rid of the RINO’s , seems the only way is to wait for them to die or put up conservative candidates to run against them where ever possible. In with the new and out with the old. Trump will be in for 8 years, so we have that long to get the RINO”s s out, in the mean time push hard for Trump’s agenda. Paul Ryan and McConnell should go first, then the others, and there are many. Support any Republican candidate running against a RINO as long as they are not establishment Republicans and if they are conservative thats even better. Oh, the Dems, they are in a death spiral and soon will not be an issue.

    • GoldenGirl2u

      John McCain and Lyndsey Graham the next to follow.

  • urbisoler

    Nonsense!! Even Democrats are not stupid enough to shut down government over a wall.

    • George Rowe


      • urbisoler

        Yes, really. They have their hands deep into Uncle Sam’s pocket to shut her down.

    • Ronald Gunn

      Hey urbisoler, this is democrats you are talking about here. They invented the word STUPID.

  • dcwc16

    For the last 8 years under Obama the tactic of threatening shutting down the government worked great, Ryan and McConnell caved and gave them what they wanted because they said Republicans would be blamed. We really cannot blame them for trying again. Go ahead and shut it down we do not need the do nothing government anyway. I wonder if an executive order can cut the pay of congress if they do shut it down?

    • sandraleesmith46

      Great idea. I’m not sure of the legality, but it’s worth a try!

    • k9maiden

      Also, make EVERY Congressman and woman be on Obamacare. That’s a good way to get it repealed!

  • Al Wunsch

    They keep forgetting that it’s not just Pres Trump but at least half the Nation they are fighting. Let them do it. Good excuse to rid the senate of the 60 vote rule and start governing.

  • GoldenGirl2u

    Let them shut it down. Between Obamacrap crashing, fake Russia Collusion story, obstruction on anything Pres. Trump wants to do, they’ll be doomed for failure for the foreseeable future. What a bunch of corrupt, evil, lying, hypocrites.

    • Gloria D.

      100% correct..damn leftist DemWit elites and Establishment Rino’s!!!

      • Tootee

        Hairy kooter

  • dragonfire777
    • Ronald Gunn

      I love this picture

  • Gr8dane

    Oh please let them do this – what better way to get rid of all these anti-American PsOS in 2018 then to let the nation see exactly who and what they’ve really are! PLEASE let them do it and give them NOTHING in return – NO compromise, NO funding- NOTHiiNG

  • rick meek

    LMFAO —- Time for DC and it’s filth to be brought to justice……

  • rick meek

    SHUT IT DOWN —— CRITICAL OFFICES WILL STILL OPERATE BUT YOU AND THE CUBICLE KOOKS WILL STARVE……and don’t bother using the congressional jets – they get shut down too…..

  • sandraleesmith46

    62 miles???? Are they JOKING; that’s not a wall; it’s a parking barrier! We need a WALL, on the order of the great wall of China, unless it’s manned like the Iron Curtain was!

  • lorna shores

    the democrats want to obstruct!…. seems they are only good for that.

  • k9maiden

    ASSHOLES! They just can’t get a clue can they? Why do they think Donald Trump won? Because millions of the SILENT MAJORITY were sick and tired of the wickedness of the last regime, and terrorist, illegals, and drug cartels crossing the borders and living on our dime while they figured out how to kill us. What idiots these people are. We elected Donald Trump to build that wall, we need our borders secured, and that is what Donald Trump has promised his millions of voters and that’s what he is going to do. The Communist Party that disguises themselves as Demoncraps need to be kicked out of Congress PERIOD! These people DO NOT have the best interest of this country in their hearts. They want these people, the bottom feeders of society, to come into our country and vote so that they will be assured that the Communist (DEMONCRAPS) will win every election. Idiots, do they realize this is a Republic.

  • BuddyBoy53

    SHUT IT DOwN!!!! Help save America from these Liberals and RINO’s destroying the country! Please shut it down!!!!!! Now!

  • AC1USNRetired

    Go ahead, make my day

  • Bill

    I truly believe that this “threatening” deal is nothing but TERRORISM against the American people. Let them shut the government down, BUT ,, those asshats will loose some of their pay too. I am truly over this crap of the demonrats holding my family at bay with these threats. Picking on elderly who rely on every dime that is due them through their ages of working and paying into the “system”, and the government taking (excuse me), stealing their money and giving it willingly to ILLEGAL ALIENS and these new refugees. SCREW THEM ! they didn”t pay a dime into the funds and don’t deserve any of it.

    • Ronald Gunn

      Well said, I’m jealous because I didn’t say it.

  • Original Anna

    Wasn’t it Obama who was always saying it was the republicans who were shutting down the gov’t. Oh, yes, it was him. So, we now know since the republicans haven’t mentioned shutting down the gov’t at all that it was always the democrats shutting down the gov’t and they are still pulling the same crap to get their way. Maybe the democrats should shut down the gov’t by going home and thus give the republicans time to actually do right by the people who voted in the republicans and President Trump. And I am not kidding, I mean it, go home democrats instead of threatening, go home.

    • Ronald Gunn

      I will be happy to drive as many dombocrats home as I can, as long as they promise not to go back to D.C.! That was a bad thing to say, their promises don ‘t mean a thing.

  • Dean

    Please Democrats, shut down the government. Remember when the Republicans shut down the govt. the media and the Dems squealed like stuck pigs. They started reporting stories about how some poor govt. people were not going to enjoy their Thanksgiving dinner because the mean old Republicans took the food right out of their mouths. They are so transparent, you can see their devious litle plans forming like storm clouds on the horizon. Hypocrites, let them eat cake.

  • Vincent Marcantelli

    OK, shut the Govt. down, hell, they have not done any thing when it’s “open”, so shut the dam thing down. With the GOP under McConnell, and Ryan, what has been done?……save some money!, And get rid of those two “dudes” the people in their states really need to wake the hell up, and get rid of both of those guys. Mr. McConnell, what a [sorry] old person!!!!!.

  • mholdcraft

    Wasn’t it just a few years ago when the Democrats were blaming the Republicans for a Government shutdown? They argued that many of the poor would be hurt be a shutdown. Guess that won’t happen this time??? Hypocrites!

  • Ronald Gunn

    Let the Dombocrats shut down the government in October. It will be a welcome birthday gift for me. They are not doing anything for us anyway. It will give our eyes and ears a rest for a little while. We will not have to listen to Pelosi, waters, Warren, McCain or McConnell cry for a while.

  • Gloria D.

    That’s nothing but a fear tactic used by the DemonRats! The government NEVER really shuts down all the way. Let em shut it I say.. it’ll actually save us tax payers some money.

  • patriot2015

    Go ahead shut down the government and I hope Trump shut off your pay, with you fools out of Washington this country can get moving again, and you all will be gone for good come 2018.

  • rick meek

    DO IT —- Rubio won’t be the only one……Ya’ll haven’t done chit anyway but take taxpayer money – besides fund Iran and the New Persian empire – besides allow NK – besides line your own pockets – besides exempt yourselves from the laws ya force on others….etc..

  • 7littleangels

    At some point you would think the demorats would start putting America first, but doubt that is ever going to happen in my lifetime. They never have and never will. They are a despicable group of unbelievable traitors! - 2015 | Privacy Policy