by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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What a shocker. Congress’s last day in session for a month is this Friday and low and behold, we have a budget which must be passed before they leave, or the world will end … or something.
It’s the oldest trick in the book. Wait til the last minute. Then insist that we will default on our debt, grandma won’t get her new teeth and children will go hungry, but only children of color.
I guess what Mitch McConnell said is true. There will be no more government shutdowns.
On Monday Trump, by way of Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, and the leaders of both Parties got together to avoid another dreaded shutdown.
As if the last one was any big deal in retrospect. Remember at the beginning of 2019 – the world-ending, 35 day federal government shutdown. It went from December 22, 2018 until January 25, 2019. Recall the pain and suffering it caused all Americans?
Barely, you say? You’re not alone. Even just weeks after the shutdown ended, do we recall the follow-up reporting of ongoing or continued struggles of some 800,000 people that were affected? No? read more