Tag Archives: Government Shutdown

Enumerati

Goldman Sachs Predicts 50:50 Odds of Government Shutdown

50%

Goldman Sachs believes there is a 50% chance that the federal government will experience a short shutdown next month, CNBC reports. From the statement: “Presidential approval continues to decline, and is the lowest for any first-term president in his first year in office. Low approval ratings raise legislative risks. In the near term, we believe there is a 50% chance of a brief government shutdown, as the president seeks to solidify support among his base by embracing more controversial positions.”

Verbatim

Apparently There Are Two Kinds of Government Shutdown

“At times there could be a good shutdown, at times there may not be a good shutdown. There could be reasons at various times why that is the right outcome.”

— Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, quoted by The Hill, when asked about President Trump’s tweet earlier this year that “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!”

Poetic Justice

Stinko de Mayo

Who says bipartisanship is a myth?
To avert a shutdown Congress acted forthwith.
They ignored Trump’s tweets
And averted defeat,
Extending the budget all the way to May 5th!

h/t to TP

Poetic Justice

Shutdown’s a Win!

All the stuff in Trump’s budget — where to begin?
Though Congress’ heels seem to be firmly dug in.
But if the Hill denies it,
Trump just might not sign it,
Because to his way of thinking, a shutdown’s a win!

Poetic Justice

Showdown, Meltdown — Shutdown!

We’re just 10 days away from a government shutdown,
And the Trump team’s heading for a Congressional showdown.
On the right, there’s the Freedom Caucus,
On the left, the Democrats are raucous,
So we’re predicting another Trump administration meltdown.

Verbatim

Cruz Tries to Pre-Blame Dems for GOP’s Government Shutdown

“You know, I very much hope we don’t have a shutdown. I will say I’m concerned. I think Chuck Schumer and the Democrats want a shutdown.”

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), quoted by the Texas Tribune.

Enumerati

Majority Does Not Want a Government Shutdown

65%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that 65% of voters say that Congress should “take all necessary steps to avoid a government shutdown,” a warning sign for lawmakers who might be toying with the idea of holding up funding to influence policy. Just 17% of registered voters say they could stomach a shutdown “if it helps them achieve their policy goals.”

Enumerati

Government Shutdown Looms Large

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Playbook: “The government is slated to shut down at the end of April. The House — where funding the government will be most difficult — is only in session for 12 more days between now and then. (The House is out from April 7 through April 25.)”

Enumerati

Planned Parenthood Budget battle a Lot of Noise Over Little Money

1/50th of 1%

Amount Planned Parenthood spending makes up of all federal expenditures. “In the context of all federal spending, [$528 million] is infinitesimally small. In fiscal year 2014, the federal government spent $3.5 trillion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. So Planned Parenthood spending makes up roughly 1/50th of 1 percent of all federal expenditures — and that’s rounding up generously,” according to the Washington Post.

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McConnell: There Will Be No Government Shutdown

Yeah, we’ll fund the government. I can’t tell you what will finally end up in or out of a government funding bill, but I can tell you without fear of contradiction there will be no government shutdown.

Roll Call reports.