Wednesday, November 28, 2018
TKC FACT CHECK!!! PREZ TRUMP GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN THREAT TARGETS LARGEST KANSAS CITY EMPLOYER AMID CHRISTMASTIME!!!
A fun fact about our city that most local noobs always forget:
"The federal government is the largest employer in Kansas City. In the wider metropolitan area, the federal government, either directly or through contracts, employs 41,500 people. The combined annual payroll of these jobs is more than $3 billion."
Accordingly . . .
A GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN WILL HIT KANSAS CITY HARDER THAN MOST!!!
NO matter how readers feel about the issue, there's no denying that KC will be on the front lines of the decision.
Prez Trump usually keeps his promises in these kinds of showdowns.
Meanwhile, the outgoing Congress and Senate confronts more bitter fighting amid a dearth of leadership from within their ranks.
The big money impasse is growing worse as news from the border threatens the push the crisis to the boiling point OR a capitulation from Prez Trump. Check the links:
Politico: Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall funding
Fortune: Trump 'Totally Willing' to Shut Down Government Over Border Wall Funding
CNN: Mueller's office would continue working in the event of a government shutdown
Fox News: Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York told reporters that Democrats are willing to agree to $1.6 billion for border security, but not Trump’s figure, saying, “If there is any shutdown, it’s on President Trump’s back.”
Vox: Trump wants $5 billion for his border wall. The Senate bill isn’t anywhere close.
WaPo: Trump says he’s considering a Plan B if Congress rejects his demand for $5 billion in border wall funding
USA Today: Another government shutdown? Congress has a week to pass a spending bill to keep the lights on
Developing . . .