Here Comes The “Shutdown” Again

September is quickly approaching and if you know you government then you will realize the the debt conversation is looming….and while it does so the whole subject of a “Shutdown” awaits this years debate.

Every year there is a back and forth over the debt and every year there is the rumblings of a governmental shutdown.  And every year it is Right versus Left in these deliberations.

Since the installing of this Trump person there seems to be some clear skies in DC…..some …wait for it…..bi-partisanship…..something that has been missing for decades.

A bipartisan group of House members is working on a proposal to address the most urgent issue facing Congress when it returns in September: how to keep the government open and avoid the first-ever default on the nation’s debt.

Members of the Problem Solvers Caucus are drafting proposals to present to the entire 43-member caucus when Congress returns after Labor Day, said caucus co-chairman Tom Reed, R-N.Y.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has warned congressional leaders that the government will run out of money to pay its bills by Sept. 29 unless lawmakers vote to raise the debt limit. Funding to keep the government open is set to expire two days later, on Oct. 1, unless Congress can agree on a spending deal during the approximately three weeks it will be in session in September.

Source: Bipartisan group of House members drafting proposal to avert shutdown, default

Is this the beginning of the return to bi-partisanship….the beginning of the Congress working together to solve out problems….or is it just a fluke?

Me? I believe that any bi-partisanship will be temporary….soon it will be beack to the “trench warfare” of American politics.

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3 thoughts on “Here Comes The “Shutdown” Again

  1. Chuq, in the end, the Congress always agrees to increase the Debt Limit. It has to go up each year, even if only to account for inflation. Also, the Debt Limit doesn’t effect the FY2018 Federal Budget; rather, it merely authorizes the payment of previously authorized expenditures–which were already rendered!

    Previous shut-downs never accomplished anything positive. They frustrate federal employees who were involuntarily furloughed, and then they have always been awarded back pay. So, we got less work accomplished while paying the same salary and, perhaps, causing a few more resumes to be updated–and perhaps circulated.

    Given Trump’s dwindling approval rating, even in swing states that voted for him, the Senate Republicans seem to definitely know that they should attempt to keep the Ship of State moving ahead on an even keel, even though the Captain seems to have lost his mind. They wish that Trump would go below decks–AND STAY THERE!

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