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Why is Trump punishing 800,000+ Americans?

Discussion in 'Latest Political News and Current Events' started by JuliefromOhio, Jan 11, 2019 at 9:02 AM.

  1. JuliefromOhio

    JuliefromOhio Senator Supporting Member

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    ….with a shutdown.
     
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  2. Fast Eddy

    Fast Eddy Mayor

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    He isn't, the crazy woman Palosiis to blame. She won't give him the small amount he is asking for, mandated by his election.
     
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  3. JuliefromOhio

    JuliefromOhio Senator Supporting Member

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    Congress authorizes funds.
    What Trump is doing is extortion....taking 800,000+ Americans hostage.
     
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  4. sensible don

    sensible don Mayor

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    more like 2 million people hostage...........don't forget contractors, food, trade workers, suppliers, SNAP recepients - just think of the grocery stores stocking food anticipating regular demands and the SNAP customers don't show up - all the produce, meat and perishables going to waste.
     
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  5. JuliefromOhio

    JuliefromOhio Senator Supporting Member

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    Besides the hurt and harm these federal workers will endure, businesses are always negatively affected by shutdowns.....which spreads the harm across the country.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/10/gov...omy-as-it-moves-into-uncharted-territory.html
     
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  6. BobbyT

    BobbyT Governor

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    Because he can.
     
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  7. JuliefromOhio

    JuliefromOhio Senator Supporting Member

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    BINGO.
    I just KNEW someone would come through.....with the correct answer.
    Nice that it was you. :)
     
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  8. freyasman

    freyasman Senator

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    How many of you would even know there was a government shutdown if you hadn't heard the media whining about it? :rolleyes:

    Maybe it should stay that way.:cool:
     
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  9. Fast Eddy

    Fast Eddy Mayor

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    What Congress would authorize isn't worth squat and you know it.
     
  10. freyasman

    freyasman Senator

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    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2019/01/government-shuts-down-nation-descends.html
    From the link;

    "Government Shuts Down, Nation Descends into Riots, Looting and Cannibalism[/paste:font]
    Posted by Daniel Greenfield 17 Comments

    The United States of America (1787-2018) came to a swift and sudden end last week as the government shut down. The nation which had survived Pearl Harbor, the War of 1812 and Jimmy Carter ceased to exist.

    [​IMG]The savage population, which had only been kept in line through a policy of rigorous gun
    confiscations, food stamps and lectures on the environment unleashed its pent up rage in a spree of riots, looting and mass murder that had only previously been encountered in Somalia, Russia and a Walmart in downtown Atlanta.

    "The government shut down! We can do anything we like," shouted Sam Hasbley of Grassley, Iowa, while tearing the tag off a mattress despite an explicit warning label forbidding such a dangerous course of action. "Tear yours off. The government is shut down. It can't stop you."

    Eyewitnesses spoke of further horrors. On a quiet street in suburban Massachusetts, a man brought out a set of highly illegal lawn darts. In Maryland, there were allegations that an entire family had begun digging ditches to collect rainwater runoff. In Alabama, a farmer fed his hogs homegrown lettuce that had been certified by the state, but not by the Federal Trilateral Hog Commission

    With the fall of the government, citizen activists took it upon themselves to chronicle the culture of lawlessness. Men heated their homes with coal stoves. Women bought cold medicine without a photo ID. Children went hours without hearing lectures about the environment.

    The victims were many.

    In Chuckolod County, Colorado, a transgender person was denied access to the Ladies Room. Frantic calls to the Justice Department were forwarded to an answering service in Depar, India, instead of Doneparre City, Indiana. In Brooklyn, New York, an overweight Iraqi woman was unable to obtain a sign language interpreter while waiting on line to collect her free Obamaphone. In Olegon Falls, Florida, the National Museum of Native American Yarn was forced to shut down depriving schoolchildren of an educational experience and three hours throwing bits of yarn at each other.

    And there was worse to come.

    The entire city of Detroit was seized by the Michigan Militia backed by Canadian air power. The village of Frankfurt, Illinois passed several ordinances in explicit violation of Title MXVIII of the Federal Charter of Approved Fruit Naming Ordinances. North Dakota seceded and declared that it was now the nation of Bismarckia, elected a Kaiser and petitioned to join OPEC.

    [​IMG]An army of Mongols or possibly local residents dressed in Samurai helmets raided the Federal Dried Peach Reserve in Georgia hauling away thousands of tons of dried fruit and tossed them to waiting crowds. The end of food stamps in Mathomat, New Jersey led to an outbreak of cannibalism despite efforts by Planned Parenthood volunteers to bring order to the proceedings by soliciting volunteers to give up their privilege and be fed to the people.

    In Massey Hills, Virginia, a gang of politically incorrect sports mascots entered a workplace and implicitly hurt the feelings of several minorities. In Portland, Alaska, attempts to resettle Syrian ISIS members in a town gymnasium led to the refugees instead being eaten by formerly protected wolves.

    In Madison, Wisconsin, the entire United Organized Educators and Librarians Union attempted to commit mass suicide on the front lawn of the Madison Center of Union History to protest budget cuts and school closings. Their efforts proved in vain when the gasoline they poured on themselves in a failed attempt at self-immolation turned out to be apple juice.

    In Caplow City, Maine, President Gerald Ford, long thought dead and believed to have been buried in Michigan, appeared and declared himself to be the nation's new leader. While some suspect him to be an impostor based on the plastic texture of his mask which has a hastily erased message reading "Impeach Nixon" on the side, the city fathers have chosen to embrace the possibilities offered by Emperor Ford and have set him up in style in a presidential palace on the eight floor of the Caplow Arms Hotel.

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    In the midst of all this chaos, a weary nation's eyes turn to Washington D.C. But since the shutdown, which also shut off all power, water and press releases to the embattled city, no word has reached the outside world of what is taking place there. The last message was a smoke signal dispatched by Elizabeth Warren from the roof of a burning Capitol Building. An expert in Native American smoke signals decoded it to read, "I told you so. Now we're all doomed."

    The only surviving member of the national government outside the dead zone is believed to be Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who floated to safety down the Potomac on a raft made out of the bodies of the other members of the Progressive Caucus.

    She has since chosen to communicate only in horrified whispers and Instagram glamor shots.

    As the nation descends into chaos, one thing is clear. The government shutdown has once again doomed us all. Just like the last 18 times."
     
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  11. marvin martian

    marvin martian Senator

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    800,000 is 0.2% of the population of the US.

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few...
     
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  12. sensible don

    sensible don Mayor

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    Ok so don't cash your govt welfare SSN Check this month, I need that money to be there for me - I am sure you have already gotten all than you ever paid in, lmao
     
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  13. marvin martian

    marvin martian Senator

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    Sadly, I'm a long way from retirement, and have no plans to rely on social security when I get there.
     
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  14. Winston

    Winston Do you feel lucky, Punk

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    No one is being punished, they all get back pay for tanning on the beach
     
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  15. Dawg

    Dawg President Supporting Member

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    sounds like a huge sale in Feb
     
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  16. Dawg

    Dawg President Supporting Member

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    well, it's clear why they are called unessential employees
     
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  17. Dawg

    Dawg President Supporting Member

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    How is SSN welfare when at end of screed you admit he paid into it, no one drawing welfare paid into welfare.

    You better make different plans, there will be NO SSN when you come of age unless salaries taken from politicians like they took the money from SS.

    now lyao
     
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  18. Drumcollie

    Drumcollie Ending Racism with or without Hillary

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    Congress must pass a bill...They haven't. It's now Pelosi's and Schumer's fault. The Republicans had passed a bill in December in the house, but the democratics in the Senate
    would not pass a bill since there were only 51 Republicans and 60 were needed to pass a bill so nine democratics in the senate needed to support the bill.

    Now that Pelosi says your life(all Americans citizens) is worth one dollar. I think she is going to stone wall and not pass a bill that the president will support and she knows this before she even started to pass any bill.

    It's on Pelosi to get a bill passed in the House that the President will sign. This was a key issue on when he ran. If we were going to have president who would not keep campaign promises, we should have just kept Obama or let Hillary win(Which is what Hillary expected, that the election was given, not earned.)

    When has a democratic congress ever passed a budget?

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    The real question is President Trump said he would build a wall and was elected on that promise. Do you think Presidents should lie to the people that elected them?

    Was Hillary lying in her campaign speeches?
     
  19. Drumcollie

    Drumcollie Ending Racism with or without Hillary

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    You mean you failed to provide for yourself?

    No one gets what they paid in...unless they pay to themselves. I am sorry you were misled on Social Security...But Pelosi did say that she would spend 1.00usd on your security. She did not clarify that the money was just for a wall. Social security was meant to be a form of revenue for the federal government.

    There is the story of the grass hopper and the squirrel where the squirrel gathers his nuts and you young grasshopper did not save anything for your "Winter of Pelosi's discontent."
    The reason you may suffer is you put your faith in government. You should have put your faith in you.

    I am also saddened to see that you claim to be needing social security...Yet you still act like a child. But then this is the case with most liberals.
     
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  20. Drumcollie

    Drumcollie Ending Racism with or without Hillary

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    I am not as faraway as I would like to be. I have never done government assistance...but I have been pretty much broke all my life...But not when I retire. I have been very fortunate.
     

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