I have been getting notifications all night saying the federal government will CLOSE ... that even though the Expansion Resolution has PASSED the HOUSE of Representatives, that they need **60** votes for it to pass the Senate.
That's where it died!!
The last national vote did not give ENOUGH votes to the conservative side ... there is only one or two votes difference between the parties. That wouldn't be bad, except the DEMOCRATS (and it seems to be them most of the time) REFUSE to even consider working with the Republicans.
The mid-elections are coming up - which adds even MORE pressure to those running for re-election .... but how could shutting the government down help them??
Because Schemer & Pelosi have tied it to DACA ... wait, how does that work?
Because they say so, basically ... apparently Americans are too stupid to figure this out because those two fools keep getting in.
DACA could have WAITED until after the budget vote ... in FACT, it is not necessary to do anything until MID-FEBRUARY because it is not even scheduled to expire until March 3rd!!!!
DACA has absolutely NOTHING to do with government spending ... it does however have a LOT to do with states with high ILlegal residents, such as CA, IL (the so called sanctuary states), CO, WA, FL, etc.
So - it's done ... the government will close down for at LEAST two weeks ...
So ... no pay for the military even though they must still pay rent & eat especially if they have families ... I understand SOCIAL SECURITY will not be paid either, so you, your parents, grandparents will have to figure a new way to pay that mortgage or their rent or the nursing home - you know how those people will love to work with you ... I do believe however that SENATORS/REPRESENTATIVES will still be paid, if not immediately at least afterwards WITH INTEREST!
And while I would never hold being a democrat against any one, not a family member or friend or casual acquaintance ... I have to say this is their fault - MOSTLY - although there were THREE Republicans who voted AGAINST the Resolution
More on that later.
The SADDEST part?
This is becoming BUSINESS AS USUAL ... and a verrrrry sad state of affairs in America ... I wonder IF two things will ever happen again ...
1)NOT close government due to lack of funds because of POLITICS ... lack of money would be one thing, but to have it happen just because they want to get voted in again is totally unacceptable
2)BUDGET ... when the h--l will we have a budget PASS?? Most people don't realize that the USA has not had a budget to guide where/how money is spent for DECADES ... I don't think even Bush 2 had one.
Think of our economy like a CREDIT CARD ... without a budget, it's like paying minimal payments but still adding onto the card. The Resolutions are kind of like when the bank raises your spending limit, now you can charge more - not only does the balance go up, but the amount you pay in INTEREST goes up as well, and your minimal payment goes up too.
In DC they simply raise our taxes to pay the higher minimum payment ... but they never fix the problem that's causing it.
Every family, every business, every charity in the USA know how important a budget is. You know what's coming in, how much you need to put out, what can be cut, what cannot. It's the only way to ever begin to SAVE.
The government MUST have a budget plan ((other than RAISING taxes)) ... they cannot continue to spend spend spend ... They cannot continue to tax tax tax ... if can get themselves UNDER CONTROL and STOP worrying about if they are going to keep their jobs ... maybe, just maybe we would NEVER have a closure again in my lifetime!!!
I'm not holding my breath though ...
That's like telling a dog not to scratch