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Friday, November 10, 2017

Republicans in Congress are so focused on passing a massive tax overhaul this year that they're saying little publicly about another December deadline -- the day the government would shut down if the GOP can't reach a deal with Democrats on spending and other hot-button issues. Current funding expires Dec. 8, and as hard as it is for Republicans and Democrats to agree on spending, they've made the situation worse by punting other difficult issues to December. President Donald Trump is demanding funds for a U.S.-Mexico border wall; Democrats insist on Obamacare subsidies and protection for young undocumented immigrants -- and it all may wind up in a huge spending plan that the GOP needs Democratic help to pass.

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It's a crucial test for Republicans seeking to prove to voters they can run the government and fulfill major campaign promises such as their pledge to cut Americans' taxes. The GOP is eager for a legislative victory ahead of next year's congressional elections.

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They're coming together on spending. The latest is that they've figured out how to effectively turn over government supply sourcing exclusively to Amazon.

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-09 09:52 AM | Reply | Funny: 5 | Newsworthy 1

ay, cap'n, she won't hold her keel for long with Commodore Tdump at the helm.

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-11-09 11:49 PM | Reply

Will the Dems hold the GOP debt ceiling hike hostage for a better tax cut deal. I certainly hope so. Donny Dealmaker's short term victory of his debt ceiling hike shows just how much of an amateur he is. He was perfectly thinking like a CEO and focusing on immediate rewards instead of playing the long game.

I predict a total twitter blame storm when the chips fall.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-10 09:47 AM | Reply

I predict a total twitter blame storm when the chips fall.

#3 | POSTED BY 726

I disagree entirely. I expect it just before the chips fall.

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-10 10:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Would the freedum caucus really kill tax cuts to block a debt increase? It will be interesting to see what the Goppers feel is more important. I am guessing tax cuts to appease their donors/daddy and screw the middle class.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-10 12:41 PM | Reply

The reason this is so much -------- currently is because Republicans in Congress have made it clear they are willing to raise taxes on working class Americans in order to provide huge tax cuts to corporations and the uber-wealthy. It's not as if the Republican controlled government is trying to cut taxes across the board or start spending less money where the wealthy are concerned. So troubling.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-11-10 03:55 PM | Reply

I predict a total twitter blame storm when the chips fall.
#3 | POSTED BY 726
I disagree entirely. I expect it just before the chips fall.
#4 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

You're both kind of right.

I'm calling before, during, and after..... progressively worse tweets each time

#7 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-10 04:33 PM | Reply

How soon until the investigation into Hillary's roll in this begins?

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-10 07:21 PM | Reply

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