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Trump oxymoron of the day: “A good government shutdown”

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Jennifer Rubin has an excellent column on this Trumpian “idea.” I’ll quote only her column’s update:

Democrats chided the president for his remarks. On the Senate floor, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) declared, “When the president threw cold water on this deal, and actually recommended a government shutdown — I was deeply disappointed. … The president has been complaining about the lack of bipartisanship in Washington. Well, this deal is exactly how Washington should work when it is bipartisan: Both parties negotiated and came to an agreement on a piece of legislation that we can each support. It is truly a shame that the president is degrading it because he didn’t get 100 percent of what he wanted.” He added, “Bipartisanship is best summed up by the Rolling Stones, ‘You can’t always get what you want.’ ” Rep. Nita M. Lowey (N.Y.), ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, put out a terse statement: “President Trump’s statement advocating a government shutdown is reckless and irresponsible. … I urge President Trump to consider being a constructive part of our government’s spending decisions, rather than a destabilizing influence.” Good luck with that, Congresswoman Lowey.

Written by LeisureGuy

2 May 2017 at 1:34 pm

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