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Owen Welling
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I support a zero theft government budget.
#NonEssential should mean no more Job if the Government shuts down. We need a Congress and President who will let the government shut down, then fire all Non-Essential Employees and then a Congress to back him/her up. Then keep government shut down until a budget is reached that returns all services, and jobs, lost to the private sector and also cuts actual spending and not future spending. #GOP #Trump #Congress #NOBalls #Progressives #Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks.

Just as occurred repeatedly during the Obama administration, the government is only days away from a shutdown, and Congress and the White House are engaged in familiar partisan brinkmanship.

How little has really changed under President Donald Trump.

Some of the issues are different this time around as lawmakers scramble to finish up the annual government-wide spending bills that are Congress' most basic function. The $1 trillion catch-all legislation for the remainder of the 2017 budget year is leftover business from last year and comes due Friday at midnight.

Without action before then, the government will partially shut down Saturday, which happens to be the 100th day of Trump's presidency.

Will that happen? Lawmakers do not expect a shutdown.

Instead, a very short-term extension at existing funding levels is likely. Such "continuing resolutions" are familiar on Capitol Hill when Congress needs a little more time to complete its business, yet signing one to keep the government running while Trump marks his 100th day in office is an ignominious position for him.

The difficulties point to a weakness of Trump's administration, some Republicans privately say: Despite his self-proclaimed deal-making prowess, he had little exposure to the rituals and rhythms of Congress before to taking office, and his team is light on experienced legislative hands. The former lawmakers he has brought on board, such as Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, were not known for cutting deals during their time on Capitol Hill.

"I'm sure the president has a much better sense of the legislative process than he did a year ago or even 100 days ago, and every president does, no matter how well prepared they think they are for that job," said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.

"Congress generally works on the calendar not the clock, and when you say that April 28 is going to be the day, I think you have to assume not much gets done before April 28," Blunt added.

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I heard a joke about social security, but you probably won't get it.

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rescuers helping victims with bare hand, using dust masks?

watch for 2 minutes


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU2TapgWl-A&feature=youtu.be&t=237

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Why did the communist climb the fence?

To get to the capitalist side. 😂

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Everybody just needs to relax.
Trump is bombing Syria to save american lives.

If he didn't, there is no telling what buildings known CIA assets would fly planes into next..
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