Most Americans oppose government shutdown over Mexico wall

Lester Mason
September 1, 2017

Now the president says that unless there's funding for the border wall in whatever budget measure Congress passes, he won't sign it. Currently, House Republicans' are considering a spending bill for the 2018 fiscal year that would cut $876 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief account and pour that funding into a down payment for Trump's proposed U.S. -Mexico border wall, AP reports. "Including the mention of the wall cues people to think of Trump and, thus, encourages them to consider the question along partisan lines". But now he claims he will shut down the federal government if WE don't pay for his wall.

At least, that is the clear impression one gets from a spate of recent headlines, such as "Trump distances himself from GOP lawmakers to avoid blame if agenda stalls", "Deepening GOP split, Trump attacks Republican senators" and "Trump sticks it to GOP". We're going to have our wall.

'I don't think a government shutdown is necessary and I don't think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included, ' he said the next day during a news conference in Oregon.

Disaster relief after Harvey-caused epic flooding in Texas tops an already crowded agenda when President Donald Trump meets next week with House and Senate leaders at the White House.

"Sheriff Joe is a patriot".


Trump also defended his decision to announce the pardon as Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast.

In a statement to The Washington Post, a spokesman for the US State Department said: "It is common during hurricanes and other significant weather events for the US Government to be in close contact with our neighbours and partners in the region to share data and cooperate as needed and appropriate".

Like the failed push to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, the tax effort is likely to encounter strong Democratic opposition and divisions among Republicans, leaving its fate uncertain. The move was prompted by what the CEO of the Varna Mutual Pension Insurance Co. said is a vacuum of leadership in the US government.

Give it up to Cole for not only referencing Trump's previous job before being president, but also his catchphrase from the show. "If I look at what is the moral and practical power, there is no longer a traditional president".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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