If it hadn't been the wall, it would have been something else

If it hadn't been the wall, it would have been something else | WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WAS AN INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE OF THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS | image tagged in memes,matrix morpheus | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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6 ups, 0y
What if I told you that when either party is left to it's own devices that it usually calamity that follows
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Matrix Morpheus Meme | WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT IF YOU HAD THE VOTES YOU WOULDN’T NEED A SHUTDOWN BUT A SHUTDOWN WON’T CHANGE THE VOTES | image tagged in memes,matrix morpheus | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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7 ups, 0y, 2 replies
It's an inevitable consequence of Trump being a crybaby throwing a tantrum because Mexico won't pay for something they were never going to pay for in the first place
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4 ups, 0y, 2 replies
Don't drink the kool aid. Immigration reform has been talked about for 30 years, but Congress has been too gridlocked to do anything about it. Trump is forcing the issue, granted, but that's not what the shutdown is about. Shutdowns are built in by the budget and appropriations process written in 1976 and the Anti-Deficiency Act of 1982. Congress could prevent them by adjusting these laws and rules, if they were capable of passing gas without a continuing resolution. The Democrats would have found something else if not the wall to trigger a shutdown because shutdowns are associated with Republicans, and a shutdown increases the Dems' political capital.

The Republicans could have sidestepped the wall debate by passing the El Chapo Act when they had full control of Congress. It would have provided more than enough funding through the use of El Chapo's seized assets, but the bill died in session. The fact that they didn't suggests that they are too splintered to achieve much of anything (likely), or possibly that they preferred to fight for power through the wall debate rather than healthcare or some other issue.
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5 ups, 0y, 1 reply
Shutdowns are associated with Republicans? Wasn't it Obama that had one or two shutdowns during his years in the White House?

I have no problem with using seized assets from El Chapo to fund a wall. It would be putting the money toward some use at least.
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3 ups, 0y, 1 reply
Obama did have shutdowns while he was in office, but the congressional Republicans were blamed for them.

I can't understand why that bill wasn't passed.
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5 ups, 0y
There are lots of good bills that aren't passed. I heard about a bill that would grant tax breaks to small businesses who donate unwanted food to food banks as an incentive to not just throw out perfectly good food, and the bill was completely gutted and made useless.

Watch the Last Week Tonight episode about food waste for the details.
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2 ups, 0y
He is the pitcher that holds the Kool Aid.
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3 ups, 0y, 2 replies
C'mon Octavia, he's just tryna change the narative, do you havta burst his bubble so harshly on a beautiful sunday morn.
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4 ups, 0y
It's what I do :)
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2 ups, 0y, 2 replies
Wow, Octavia's comment was so woke. So many irrefutable arguments and facts. It makes me question all my beliefs and why anyone would vote republican to begin with.
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3 ups, 0y
I know you're being sarcastic, but still :)
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2 ups, 0y, 1 reply
We can't afford to impeach Trump.. he's not even collecting a salary.. he's the lowest paid government employee we've got !
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1 up, 0y
Ha! So true!
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