Tag Archives: Government Shutdown

Enumerati

Voters Don’t Want a Government Shutdown

63%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds 63% say members of Congress should should avoid a government shutdown at all costs. Only 18% of voters surveyed say members should allow a temporary government shutdown if it helps them achieve their policy goals. The remaining 19% of voters are undecided.

Verbatim

McConnell Predicts No Government Shutdown

“Look, there’s not going to be a government shutdown. It’s just not going to happen.”

— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by The Hill, noting he “can’t imagine” Democrats “want to shut down the government over an issue that’s not an emergency.”

Poetic Justice

Tweet Trips Shutdown Talks

The scent of bipartisanship was, as usual, fleeting,
As the Tweeter-in-Chief could, as usual, not stop tweeting.
So Democrats Nancy and Chuck
Told Trump to take a flying f**k,
And just blew off the White House government shutdown meeting.

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.”