At this moment, Senate Minority Leader Schumer and incoming Speaker Pelosi have no incentive at all to negotiate with Republicans.
Schumer and Pelosi were in agreement with Senate Majority Leader McConnell that they needed to pass a short-term spending bill until Feb. 8. So now, it’s incumbent upon Republicans — who decided to abandon that plan — to figure out how to keep government open, or reopen it when it’s closed. More than 800,000 federal workers will be facing furloughs or forced to work without pay if a resolution is not reached before funding expires at midnight Friday.
This is yet one more temper tantrum by Trump trying to get his border wall. He might as well ask for a pink horse.
In another example of not telling the truth Trump sought to pin blame on Democrats for a potential shutdown even though he said last week that he would proudly own one if lawmakers did not provide at least $5 billion toward his marquee campaign promise.
And talking of the number of false claims he has made…… they add up to a total of 7,546 claims through Dec. 20, the 700th day of his term in office, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by Trump.
Needless to remind Americans but the self-generated chaos in Washington has caused part of the turmoil on Wall Street. The Dow Jones dropped nearly 500 points on Thursday. And over 400 points on Friday. Don’t even get me started on the S&P…
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Great photo. It’s Donald the Hutt. Er, I mean, Jabba Trump!
Psst! “Senate Majority Leader Schumer” is in fact the Senate Minority Leader…
Howard—thanks for the edit–I wish you and yours a most Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!