Once again the democrats are "crying wolf". And, without a doubt, the Rs will cave; there will likely be yet another Continuing Resolution (CR); and...again...the debt and the spending will rise.
Just a reminder: A gov't shutdown is PARTIAL one. Only NN ESSENTIAL workers don't come in - but. as we saw in 2013, their time/pay was merely FURLOUGHED. Meaning they didn't lose any pay. It was like a free vacation. And, on top of that, only 17% of the US gov't were closed TEMPORARILY.
According to the Congressional Research Service, inere has been 17 PARTIAL shutdowns in the last 40 years (1977). And not once had the federal gov't ever defaulted on the Debt. Did the nation collapse because of it? Nope.
It's been reported that Senator Marco Rubio said that "this isn't the time" to fight for funding the construction of the border wall. (If I had a dime for every time I ehard that BLLSHT excuse from politicians and TEA party / Conservative members alike!)
So, then, WHEN is "the right time"? The same excuse will be used as we come up to the 2018 midterms; and then again in 2020. This same pathetic template excuse has also been used where Planned Parenthd, ACORN and especially SocSec and Medicare are concerned as well. Bottom line is that NOTHING has EVER gotten repealed, reformed or replaced w/ anything that's actually effecient and functional in my lifetime. Yet, there is a crapload of REDUNDANT programs, bureaus and agencies that continue being funded by the TAXPAYER's hard earned money.
What is it about the term "shutdown" that makes repubs act like they souled their bloomers; and scatter like cockroaches when the lights are turned on?!
Just two more things: 1. DT wloud like Jamet Yellin to return to the Federal Reserve; and 2. He says that Obama's Iran deal is "working"???!!!