Monday, December 17, 2018

WILL PREZ TRUMP BORDER WALL GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN RUIN CHRISTMAS IN KANSAS CITY?!?!



More importantly . . . Is it worth it?!?!

Just a quick Monday reminder, here's a fun fact that's always lost on local media noobs when talking about impending government shut downs . . .

"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."

And so, the impending government shut down is more important to local than the rest of the nation.

Check the links:

Time: Trump's Demand for Border Wall Could Lead to Government Shutdown

NPR: Trump Threatens Partial Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

538: Americans Don’t Want A Government Shutdown Because Of The Border Wall

Vox: Stephen Miller says Trump is “absolutely” willing to shut down the government over border wall funding

Chicago Tribune: White House, Democrats dig in as fears of partial shutdown intensify

You decide . . .

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now or never for that wall. If he doesn't get it before the new house is sworn in, he'll never win that victory in Congress.

Greedo said...

The odds are for an anti-climax and a continuing resolution to keep things going through Christmas. A December 26th fight should be the right setting to see who is really in charge.

Anonymous said...

Trump is going to lose. His main campaign promise was a lie and everyone knew it.

Krall said...

Trump will absolutely get the wall. He might have to make a deal but that's what he does, starting construction with 3.5 billion is still a great start.

Anonymous said...

Nobody to bring those Amazon packages for Christmas? Trump would be out of office by 2019. He will lose.

Anonymous said...

Great fact Tony. When people ask how many federal employees work in our town, I can say about a third of them (too high?)

Anonymous said...

^^^ The number is high in ever big city. But don't think about it as just government employees. The impact will be felt across the metro if a big segment of that number has their paychecks put on hold.

Anonymous said...

Every single government shutdown has resulted in extra vacation time for federal employees. They may have to wait for their pay, but they will get paid.

So bring it on!

Cee Bee said...

@9:25 How was championing a border wall a lie by Trump?
Do you even know what a lie is? Idiot.
It is Congress who won't provide the funding. As for Mexico paying for it, just check out the trade deals Trump negotiated. Mexico will pay, one way or the other.

Anonymous said...

^^Hey retard, "I'm going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it" That's a fucking lie. You know it, I know it, he knows it, everybody knows it. If the trade deal is going to pay for the wall retard, why is he asking congress for $5 billion dollars? Let's just wait until the money starts flowing in for that. Why does Congress have to give him the money? You fucking tool.

Anonymous said...

10:36 Hey Fucktard, Are you saying it's something like "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."?

Anonymous said...

^^ Butthead, you know that nobody gets to pick their own Doctor, your Insurance Company gives you a list, and you have to hope that at least one of the choices didn't finish last in Medical School.

Anonymous said...

^^Have no idea what you're talking about here geezer. This post is about the liar Donald Trump. If you can't stay focused, go back to the day room and watch Matlock. You're sundowning earlier and earlier now.

Anonymous said...

@10:43, you may wish he hadn't said that, but it's exactly what he said, several times. Who's the "fucktard" now?

Anonymous said...

I'm all for the shutdown battle over the wall. Bring it on

Anonymous said...

@10:56-What you're doing is called deflection. You were called on an ignorant post, and rather than admit you were wrong, you deflected to another that has absolutely nothing to do with your original post. I agree with 10:56AM, if you cannot stay on topic, please exit the room. Fucktard.

Anonymous said...

You can keep your doctor, Mexico will pay for the wall (that I now need $5 billion dollars for). Yeah, I see the similarities...smdh.

I love how when Trump has a bad few days he goes back to the xenophobic and racist well to make sure his base is united and rallied behind his compulsive lying full of shit ass.

Anonymous said...

AAwww poor wittle pouting Donny Wonny isn't getting his tallsy wallsy for Christmas. Poor baby. What a stupid idea to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Yes. I mean why have borders anyway?

Anonymous said...

^^We have them goon. No new $5 billion dollar wall will make any difference whatsoever. Get a clue fucktard. Read a fucking book once in awhile.

Anonymous said...

The similarity being that Obama's lies are like candy to your soul. No hypocrisy here! Lol

Anonymous said...

9:25 it’s not a lie, he is trying to do what he was elected to do, if the dummocraps don’t let him then that’s on them, he has done or tried to do the things that got him elected, what the people wanted. All the presidents before him ran on promises they never intended on keeping, hate the man all you want but he has given it all he can but idiot dummocraps like you hate the man and why? Because he’s trying to do what he was elected to do?

Anonymous said...

Grrr! So angry. Yes, a physical barrier where basically none exists now is a terrible idea. I mean, you can never have enough tuberculosis, criminality, and undocumented border crossings! For God's sake do nothing about this huge problem!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey everybody! Nobody is chiming in again with his normal doesn’t make any sense ramblings! He’s having another melt down!

Anonymous said...

12:20 or enough free medical and welfare, your right, I love my taxes going to pay for moochers who are here just for the free stuff, we have so much of it and all, yup, we taxpayers don’t mind not having enough to buy stuff like food, a working car, paying the bills, schools and the like. I love the pain of struggling to support more freeloaders!

Besides, these morons completely forgot that their god Barry had at least 670 miles of wall built while he was our loser president

Anonymous said...

Psst. Nobody tell them that Obama deported way more people than Trump has. That was inbetween destabilizing Libya, fumbling Syria, apologizing to everyone, and making sure bathrooms got straightened out for weirdos.

Anonymous said...

^^Again deflection. Stay on topic or get your ass back to the day room. We are not entertaining retards today. Sorry. Also Trump had both the Senate and House for two years and still didn't get it done, so @12:17, that's on him and him alone.. You repubturd scumbag. Quit making excuses for an ineffective and lazy President. he also promised to get out of Afghanistan, end the carnage in the American Cities and win a trade war.

Anonymous said...

Oh, take that back. You're a very entertaining retard!

You make it really easy. :) Anyway, so you admit you just want to talk about how much you hate Trump. Well, we already knew that. Thanks tho! Someone might have mistaken you for someone with a point to make.

Anonymous said...

Oh snap...12:17-You got knocked the fuck out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why do you cheerlead your own posts? It's weird, and makes you look even more silly.

Anonymous said...

So Trump said he would be happy to shut down the govt if he doesn't get his border wall. That would mean some of his base will be out of work around Christmas time. What a guy. Small hands. Small mind. I will be glad to see him implicated in his crimes. Karma is about to be a bitch!!!

Anonymous said...

It's as if ol' tiny hands is trying to compensate for some kind of SHORTcoming. Hmm......

Anonymous said...

^^^ why would that interest you oh gay boi?

I guess size does matter to you

Anonymous said...

May 16th 2011,

After building nearly 700 miles of fence Barry Obama says the border fence is 'now basically complete'

The problem is it’s not to the “secure fence act of 2006”, so what happened to all the money?

Anonymous said...

^^I don't know. Did you ask him? Why not? Quit asking dumb questions.

Anonymous said...

1:59 What do you have to offer besides dull, repetitive boring off topic remarks. You make no sense whatsoever, just like your life, wasted. Sad

Anonymous said...

Trump is the greatest president ever! The wall will be built despite the stupidity of the dumocrims, just wait and see!

Anonymous said...

^^^Yep he sold the country to Russia..Yay! He filled the swamp with grifters who looted the country for their personal gains...yay! He killed the stock market with an idiotic trade war...Yay!!!!! Best President EVAR!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Man, you really are stupid aren’t you!

He did exactly all that but in reverse dummy. Greatest. President. Ever! Hahahahaha!

BUILDING THE WALL!

Anonymous said...

It's funny to read these posts and listen to these out-of-touch loons think he's going to get money for his made up wall. Why would the democrats vote to give him one dime? Why? He already agreed to take the blame for the shutdown. He has zero leverage. His policies lost the House. Incoming dems have already said there will be zero dollars, and are frothing at the bit to begin investigations. Hell, The outgoing repubtards are not even bothering to return to Washington to vote! It's comical really.

Anonymous said...

He isn't getting his wall and tbh, I don't think he cares at this point. It's a nice distraction from his current legal problems and keeps his base (aka, all the morons posting above) well engaged and angry.

Anonymous said...

^^^ this is a great example of TDR!

Hillary lost, we won, get over it

Anonymous said...

So, Obama deported more people and built hundreds of miles of wall.

I love it when Trump supporters main defense is well, Obama was a tougher president.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Your welcome!

BTW, I kept my doctor. I don't know of anyone that lost their doctor, except for a doctor that retired.

Jackson said...

Trump will win. Do you know why? Because both Democrats and Republicans want stronger borders. I don't think it will hurt KC much.

Anonymous said...

It's not always about racism, even in Mexico they are growing impatient with the caravan. They don't want them around either.

Anonymous said...

Let's talk about the border in real and reasonable terms. Let's not just do the same old thing where we create hysteria and then ignore the issue when the panic wears off. That is what has gotten us to this crisis point and it's why both Republicans and Democrats are guilty of not finding a workable solution.

Anonymous said...

Obama has still deported more people.

Anonymous said...

Shut down the congress not the government, that's where the real problem seems to be.

Steven in Waldo said...

It would be nice if our foreign policy worked to help the countries where the immigration is coming from and not create war zones and impoverished nations so that people are forced to come to our doorstep.

Anonymous said...

If Trump can't deliver on his promises, that's his problem, it shouldn't be our. The local economy doesn't need to suffer because of it. Look for the current Congress to undercut him, Republican or not, half of them want to get reelected.

Anonymous said...

It's 'you're'. Possessive contraction vs. verb conjugation.

Obama? Tough? Now you should really be doing stand up. That endless apology tour, getting laughed at by Assad, paying off the Mullahs in Iran, North Korea doing exactly what they wished.
Yep, that's truly frightening.

The point is that Obama supporters have no clue what he did or how badly he did it.

Two lessons for you today! You're welcome.

You're. As in you're an idiot and your posts prove it every day. Try it yourself! :)

Anonymous said...

Here's video of Democrats trying to get a bill passed to pay the military in event of a shut down. Mitch McConnell and the Republicans blocked it. Where is that better and less expensive health care Trump promised? Where is that wall Mexico was going to pay for? Where are all those jo s I the rust belt that were coming back? You rubes need to recognize when you're being conned. You are being conned by a conman in Trump. He hasn't and will never deliver on the wall, health care, or jobs. Why do you accept being lied to?


https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/a6ohi6/gop_set_for_blame_over_shutdown/


Anonymous said...

You're aware of historic lows in unemployment these days, right? Not to mention historically low levels of minority unemployment. All over the news, not even in dispute.

And um...a comment on reddit? As a source?

;)

Anonymous said...

Yes, as you are certainly aware of the worst December stock market since the depression right? No gains for 2018, working on taking 3017’s away too. You’re aware of that too right? Right? Worthless Trumpkin.

Anonymous said...

^^^You seem really retarded. Are you? If you are, would you even really know?

Anonymous said...

You won nothing partisan fop. Typical Hilary derangement syndrome.

Anonymous said...

5:41 watch the video, it is evidence of exactly what I said. Democrats trying to pass a bill to pay the military in event of a shut down and Bitch McConnell blocking it. The video was merely linked in a comment.

Donald J Trump said...

Historic unemployment? Nope.

We have a false 5.4, 5.3, every month is different. It is such a phony number because when people look and look and give up looking for a job they are taking it off the role. so the number is not reflective.

I have seen numbers of 24%.

I saw a number of 42% unemployment.

So every time it comes out I hear 5.3% unemployment. that is the biggest joke there is in this country. That number is so false.

Anonymous said...

Obama was tough. Osama bin Laden, still dead.

Trump? World leaders literally laughed at him during his UN speech.

Mexico told him to fuck off on the wall funding. North Korea is expanding their missile sites. Dead Army Rangers in Niger unavenged. The Saudi Prince has Trump covering up a murder for him. Trump denies Putin's directed the Russian election attack.

Trump is not just the weakest president of all time, he is a traitor.

Anonymous said...

shut down leads to government employees(congress) lose their protection from indictment. Watch, big changes coming.

Donald J Trump said...

Nevermind. Forget the $5 billion for the wall.

I surrender.

Again.

Sad.

But my cult is still with me. I could shoot someone on 5th avenue or let in tons of illegals or appoint a pro-choice SCOTUS judge. My base doesn't care. They are so poorly educated (and I love the poorly educated). It's like incredible.