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I like government ‘shutdowns’


Last updated 2/12/2018 at Noon

We’ve had 19 government “shutdowns” since 1977, according to the Congressional Research Service. Some said the weekend “shutdown” which just passed may not be the only one this winter because nothing was resolved in the so-called “Schumer Shutdown,” which only extended funding for three weeks until Feb. 8, ironically that is what the Republicans first proposed.

Last year Democrats were going to “shutdown” the government if the budget included any border wall funding, so President Donald Trump, to avoid such, removed the funding proposal. But a government shutdown is never...

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