US Government Shutdown - who wins, who loses, and who suffers?

Surkov

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The US government has shutdown (essential services continue):


US government has shut down


Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century...​
Social Security and most other safety net programs are unaffected by the lapse in federal spending authority. Critical government functions will continue, with uniformed service members, health inspectors and law enforcement officers set to work without pay. But if no deal is brokered before Monday, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be furloughed.

After hours of closed-door meetings and phone calls, the Senate scheduled its late-night vote on a House-passed plan. It gained 50 votes to proceed to 48 against, but 60 were needed to break a Democratic filibuster.​


Who wins or loses from the shutdown politically?

Who suffers from the shutdown in real, financial terms?

Why did the shutdown happen? What were the political motivations?
 


sic transit

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You seem to be a great source of "information" so why don't you answer your own questions? :D
 

hollandia

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Just before the trumpets descend and blame this on the democrats, it should be pointed out that the democrats are a minority in both houses.

Clearly the Rep Party has some traitorous, crooked, probably foreign types in it too.
 

Supra

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I saw somewhere that the US don't use or know of the humble egg cup.
They awaken to mayhem everyday, this shouldn't be a problem.
 

mr_anderson

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The GOP controls the WH, Senate and Congress.
It's not the Dems fault.

But neither is it Trump's fault either.
 

Lúidín

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Corporate America has shown that it doesn't need a president, just a figurehead, and now it's toying with the idea of doing without a 'government'. Direct rule by the military-industrial complex is not far off.
 

Dame_Enda

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Another brick in (building) the Wall. Schumer admits he talked to Trump about the Wall but Trump didnt accept the deal. A clear sign the Dems beginnign to buckle on the Wall.

Pretty soon the federal civil servants will be getting IOUs and will demand a deal to fund the govt. I think on balance the Dems will be hurt more from this.
 

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The US government has shutdown (essential services continue):


US government has shut down


Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century...​
Social Security and most other safety net programs are unaffected by the lapse in federal spending authority. Critical government functions will continue, with uniformed service members, health inspectors and law enforcement officers set to work without pay. But if no deal is brokered before Monday, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be furloughed.

After hours of closed-door meetings and phone calls, the Senate scheduled its late-night vote on a House-passed plan. It gained 50 votes to proceed to 48 against, but 60 were needed to break a Democratic filibuster.​


Who wins or loses from the shutdown politically?

Who suffers from the shutdown in real, financial terms?

Why did the shutdown happen? What were the political motivations?
Who cares...
 

Surkov

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I wonder could the 'nuclear option' be used to bypass the need for a super-majority. The vote was 52-48. Reducing the goal from 60 votes down to a simple majority would solve the issue. But is that a feasible path?
 

President Bartlet

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Where were the orange moron's 'great' deal making skills that could have avoided this?
More like useless deal making skills
 


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