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Trump’s New Shutdown World
Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley A. Strassel

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/11/2019 7:54:09 AM

This weekend the federal shutdown becomes the longest in history—and yet, and yet, the sky has not fallen. Meet the team that has allowed the Trump White House to hold out for so long, and in the process forever altered future shutdown fights. Across the street from the Oval Office, an only somewhat merry band of budget lawyers labor on one priority: making this event as painless as possible. That was the order from President Trump when the government closed, and the Office of Management and Budget was ready. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney

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Outline.com regularly repeats the two opening paragraphs in any WSJ piece. Just ignore.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/11/2019 8:03:46 AM     (No. 11889427)

I think she got the wrong president. It was Smidgen who ordered everyone to make his shutdown as painful as possible. PDT hasn’t hired guards and put up barriers around historical sites which are open 24/7 with no Park Service rangers in attendance on a daily basis.

As far as I can tell, almost no one has even noticed the shutdown. On my daily errands and business dealings, not a single person has even mentioned it.

I admit that I quit reading after Strassel made that statement.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gusman, 1/11/2019 8:09:45 AM     (No. 11889431)

#1, Think you read that wrong," making this event as PAINLESS as possible."
Anyhow, still haven´t noticed shut down.

Why is government necessary? It isn´t!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/11/2019 8:33:16 AM     (No. 11889453)

#1, she points out that Barack Obama did the exact opposite of Trump´s "painless as possible" orders. She also emphasizes that Trump´s administration people and aides worked hard to alleviate or avoid the pain where it could be done in various agencies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribald1, 1/11/2019 9:09:52 AM     (No. 11889488)

Were government employees concerned about the economic shutdown during Soetoro´s reign?
Not that I could tell.
I would like to see Trump tell all these people to start looking for real jobs. The nationalized parks etc... could be handed over to the states, airport security to the airlines and so on.
Then next year another shut down and more chaff to the wind.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 1/11/2019 9:32:49 AM     (No. 11889512)

The mention of turning National Parks over to states would guarantee the parks falling into disrepair and closing. States waste money and I´ve seen one state park closed and now looks like a landfill today. Rest areas on the interstate were closed because there was no money to maintain them although it was spent on democrat dreamy endeavors.
The longer the shut down goes we might find out the government wastes money on duplicate jobs that aren´t needed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 0658, 1/11/2019 9:42:11 AM     (No. 11889533)

The government is partially shut down? Who would have known; is anyone outside of the beltway have any major inconvenience other than non-essential government employees?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: happy conservative, 1/11/2019 10:24:53 AM     (No. 11889582)

I thought this was an excellent article, #1, if you´d read it to completion.

All in all, PDT is showing America that Washington isn´t the place to find its happiness and forever funding. Over 330 million people are still working. More than ever before--for the private sector. Under Obama, only the government sector grew. So, I´d say PDT is proving the point that Washington DC and all its tentacles could use some trimming back.

MAGA!!! KAG!!! Neva give in. Neva give up, Mr. President!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lftrn97, 1/11/2019 10:43:28 AM     (No. 11889615)

So Republicans should worry that when the one time food stamp allowance expires food stamp recipients won´t vote for them?

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