Monday, January 22, 2018

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER DENOUNCES SHORT TERM FUNDING AS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ENDS FOR NOW!!!



The blame game continues but most pundits seem to agree that Democratic Party leaders lost this battle to Prez Trump & his hard-line supporters.

Check the round-up for better sources than local armchair journalists:

New York Times: Congress Passes Stopgap Bill to End Government Shutdown

WaPo: Winners and losers of the government shutdown

CNN: A big loss for Schumer and the Democrats

ABC: Congress agrees to fund government for 3 weeks; immigration debate continues

Fox: Team Schumer caves on filibuster as House, Senate approve end to shutdown; Trump signs bill

Better still . . .

IN A FIERY STATEMENT AMID VOTING, CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER OFFERS HIS PERSPECTIVE ON THIS SHORT TERM FUNDING SOLUTION!!!

Here's the word from KC's top ranking elected official, the highlights belong to TKC . . .

Congressman Cleaver Maintains Stance on Funding The Government, Says “No” to Short Term Funding

The government can no longer continue to operate without a budget, must end continuing resolutions.

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II intends to vote “no” on the short term spending bill. The country cannot continue to operate on piecemeal spending legislation. The bill on the House floor today would only provide funding for the next three weeks and fails to address the domestic and military spending caps to better support hard working families and to enhance our national security.

“Congress hasn’t passed a budget in years. We have been operating on short term continuing resolutions and now we are prepared to vote on a fourth one this year. I cannot, in good conscience, vote for something that I deem as irresponsible,” said Congressman Cleaver.

It is imperative that Congress pass a long-term appropriations bill in addition to finding solutions to several key issues facing the country. Though this bill reauthorizes CHIP for six years, it does not provide funding for community health centers. Additionally the bill does nothing to save American’s endangered pensions – an issue that has been a priority for many in my district. DREAMers are offered no protection under this legislation and will continue to face the threat of deportation. President Trump created this crisis and has yet to calm their worries.

“Businesses can’t plan their fiscal year without knowing how much to spend, or what to spend it on. Even non-profit organizations and churches can’t operate without a budget. Why does the President or Congress, for that matter, believe the government can operate in this way. It is time to stop and do the job we were elected to do,” said Congressman Cleaver.
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You decide . . . 

34 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Hate to say it but the Congressman makes a good point. Trump & Co won this round solidly but patience from voters is going to grow thin if we have to do this all over again next month.

Jameson said...

Why should the outcome be any different then?

The Republicans are likely to win that fight too. It can't be about DACA and Dreamers. American's aren't going to get behind that even if generally they support it. But this time it was easy to beat Democrats on this because they were arguing for something that very few supported. And what really happened is that there were more tax breaks for corporations added to this bill under everyone's noses.

Anonymous said...

Trump wins.

What happened to all of that low approval polling data.

Guess it didn't turn out that way.

Sorry, not sorry.

Anonymous said...

One party rule sounds great until your Internet starts to resemble the old Time Warner cable service.

Anonymous said...

"I cannot, in good conscience, vote for something that I deem as irresponsible"
Change the something to someone and you'll understand why I can't vote for the Rev. Cleaver.

Radioman KC said...

The feeble voice of a local blogger. If this blogger was paying attention, he'd know Cleaver is just in line with all the Dems, battling the majority party over the shutdown and the propaganda put forth by Trump and GOP leadership!

It's not shock and outrage, Cleaver's just saying what is in the MEMO!

Stick to Shitty Hall politics, Tony! National level is way above your pay grade! Peeps who want to know Congressional politics will not be coming in HERE since you don't have the connections.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver needs to focus on improving the eastside of KC instead worrying about illegals. Cleaver and democrats are losing because they put illegals ahead citizens that actually elected them.

Anonymous said...

Trump has the bully pulpit at the state of the union next week

Anonymous said...

The Democrats shut down OUR government over an issue about illegal aliens and all voted against giving US a tax break. Look up what congressmen are saying about the FISA memo they are be allowed to read in a secure safe room and what it says about further abuse of power by the Democratic Party.

https://saraacarter.com/republicans-are-lining-up-to-view-classified-fisa-abuse-memo-while-democrats-choose-to-stay-in-the-dark/amp/



Anonymous said...

Do hisoner have anything to say about car wash funding?

Anonymous said...

Car wash Cleaver is hardly one to be speaking about irresponsible finance.

Anonymous said...

An authority on being irresponsible with money.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver shouldn't be speaking about anything. He so far in left field no one can hit it that far. He should just shut up. He won't be reelected when his term is up. Oh, I forget, to many dumb libtards in Missouri. That's why our state is going to shit.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver is incensed that illegal immigrants he calls "Dreamers" are not yet permanently able to take unskilled labor jobs away from African American citizens. But somehow his base constituency eats it up. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Nobody in Congress cares what Cleaver thinks about much of anything.
In fact, most folks in Washington don't even know who he is.
Including the Democrats.
He'll finally retire after decades without leaving so much as a fingerprint.

Anonymous said...

How is illegal aliens can break laws and get away with it but Americans citizens can’t??? They will fight harder for them than us,

“Congress hasn’t passed a budget in years. So how is this all trumps fault?

Retro ROCKER said...

THE REVEREND CLEAVER TRAVELING SALVATION SHOW. GRAB THE ELIGALS AND GIVE THEM A TOW.

Anonymous said...

Democrats have a great opportunity in the next election if they remove Schumer and Pelosi from leadership.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver=politicalhack=corrupt=who cares what he says?

Anonymous said...

Doing the jobs Americans won't do, like working in hisoner's car wash?

Real KC said...

It's coin operated you bunghole. If you are gonna be a critic, then at least be halfway knowledgeable.

I have my problems with Rep. Cleaver and his policies but just making stuff up gives him the upper hand.

Mzappa Last said...

What a dumbshit LIBERAL Democrat worthless piece of shit inner city youth scholar's hood rats wet dream !!!! ALL this Asshole carries about is no , mo , mo MONIES , screw my home Boyz in KILLA CITY , vote for me , vote for me again and again and again !¡!¡

Anonymous said...

Congressman Worthless Carwash is slinging mud at himself again! Does this early-Alzheimer's man realize that HE'S a member of Congress?

Contrary to the fake news agenda, things will only get worse for Democrats in 2018. By Summer, the Republican Congress will be holding Watergate-style hearings on "Obamagate", a massive coordinated attempted coup d'etat of a duly elected President by former President Obama, his top advisors, the Justice Dept., and the FBI leadership. Republicans will hold or increase their majority in Congress.

Anonymous said...

Fuck You Radioman, your claim to fame is, nothing that is what, so before you call someone else a loser, go look in the mirror asshole and you will see a loser.

Tracy Thomas said...

Let me understand this: For how many years has Cleaver voted for CR's, Continuing Resolutions, when it serves his purpose? Without a real budget for years in Congress.

But today he has a spine, and by golly, no more CR's??

Of course we need Congress to operate on a budget, instead of these skirmishes to protect the jobs of Congressmen.

Which is why the COS cause is taking off across the country--a Convention of States, to pass a constitutional amendment requiring a budget in Congress--annually. A balanced budget.

But it will be called for by 34 state legislatures, (Mo is already in, Ks not yet.) NOT by Congress. And certainly Rev. Cleaver will not be the MLK leader on that.

Anonymous said...

Have to agree with MY Congressman. This wasn't a compromise, it was sham.

He was right to reject the whole thing.

Real KC said...

Don't blame me, I didn't vote for either one of these crooks.

Anonymous said...

Whuchu tawken bout, Real? Carwash don't be hanging out there collecting the coins, refilling the soap, emptying the trash, and trying to answer whatever queries is "axed" from customers and hobos.

Anonymous said...

Clever- Who cares...
Lets invest or money in the 18th and Vine District.
The sooner he figures out that social engineering is not going to come from the Government the better.

Anonymous said...

And of course, Clever has no investments so the government shutdown effects on Wall Street mean nothing to him.
Evangelical ministers are on both sides of the political spectrum. In balance these ministers are very poor at doing their jobs and should be voted out of politics.
Clever has done little to help his constituents and should leave office as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver is all talk and no action.

Anonymous said...

Carwash's gonna stay "throwed"!

Anonymous said...

Cleaver is a good argument for the separation of church and state.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver would be better in Church on Sunday than in Washington on Monday