Saturday, January 12, 2019

TKC MUST READ!!! CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER: END THIS SHUT DOWN!!!



In no uncertain terms, a word from Kansas City's top ranking elected official on this historic government shut down . . .

EC from DC: End This Shutdown

In my district, many rural areas are already suffering from the effects of the trade war, but now, because of the shutdown, the loans and crop insurance farmers were depending on will not happen until the government is reopened. According to the Farm Service Agency (FSA), farmers are unable to cash checks from grain or livestock sales. Now is the time for them to use this FSA program to help pay bills. The new 5-year Farm Bill that Congress approved cannot begin because the government isn’t adequately funded.

Since the shutdown began, many of America’s treasured National Parks have been filled with garbage, increasing unsanitary conditions. At the same time, for over two weeks, the EPA has been unable to perform its essential, life-saving role of protecting clean air and water. EPA grants to fund environment protection activities through-out the country cannot go out when the EPA is shut down.

The Democratic House has passed bipartisan legislation – the same that passed the Republican-led Senate in December - that funds smart, effective border security to keep our nation safe, not wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on an ineffective and expensive border wall.

In my district, the Fifth District of Missouri, there are an estimated 10, 809 federal government workers. Of those, roughly 8,000 federal workers have been impacted by this shutdown. Federal employees are either not getting their next paycheck, are furloughed, or are forced to report to work without pay. Families are concerned about paying rent or keeping up the mortgage, paying for prescriptions, and putting food on the table. Some have told me they were forced to cancel their children’s birthday party or to consider quitting the job they take such pride in so that they can fulfill their duties as a parent or spouse.

The partial government shutdown has been ongoing for over three weeks now. It is my hope that we work together, Republicans and Democrats, to stop hurting Americans and end this shutdown now.

Warmly,

Emanuel Cleaver, II
Member of Congress
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28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Exactly who does this irrelevant clown think he's talking to?
Even people in his own party in DC don't pay any attention to him, and the folks back home are mostly looking for him to bring them some bacon from the feds from time to time.
He's still getting paid his $175,000+.
Trees falling in the forest with no one there.

Anonymous said...

Some Democrat...please primary this guy. Many voters east of Troost would support a Democrat alternative who is not so self serving and involved in local political corruption.

Len said...

Hate to say it, but I absolutely agree with him. He's not oppositing the president but this shut down can't go on for ever. it's destructive and hurting working people. it's time for the president to make a compromise.

Anonymous said...

I am touched by his intense concern for rural people.

Anonymous said...

Surprised he did not show this much outrage during the Obama shutdowns.

Congress Cleaver, please reimburse the taxpayers for bailing you out of your failed car wash.

Anonymous said...

Horseshit. Drama queens that have missed one paycheck. Canceling a childs birthday party? Who believes this crap?

Anonymous said...

Frank Biden, younger brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, ripped Hillary Clinton in a recent interview, saying the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate blew Pennsylvania and that many in his family didn't even vote for her, opting to pull the lever for President Trump.


LOL

Anonymous said...

Give the President his $5.7 billion for the border. Democrats need to learn to compromise their are many expenditures in the budget that the President doesn't like. $10 billion to Central American countries in foreign aid, Planned Parenthood funding, etc. Only the democrats need to get over 2016. The President won. Clinton lost.

Anonymous said...

Where was all your outrage when Obama and Schumer shutdown the government to pass Oabamacare, boy?

Anonymous said...


Jim Acosta showed just how effective the wall is. There was not illegals trying to get in where Trump's new wall is. So Cleaver is a dumb ass.

Cleaver says the republicans need to do something?????? We have been trying but it's Cleaver and his party that were crying for a wall during Obama's administration and now that Trump is calling for the wall to be built Cleaver says NO! Email Cleaver and tell him this is his fault and I need my paycheck that didn't come in today.

Anonymous said...

This fiasco originally was all on Cadet Bonespurs because for the third time there was a deal in place passed ny both houses that he said he'd sign and then he listened to Ann/Andy Coulter, Rush "the druggie" limbaugh, bozobrains Breitbart, the Tea Party, Rand Paul, Steven Miller, Faux News and all the rest of the racist nationalist neo-nazis. and he broke another promise imagine that. Now you can add Mitch McConnel to the list. They don't give a fat rats ass about the average AMERICAN. .

Anonymous said...

Describe an average American?

Anonymous said...

This no different than working for a company that goes out on strike. Where are the caring politicians then?? There are hardships but generally good things happen in the end.

Anonymous said...

What’s the cleaves plan?

Wait, what? He never had one?

Someone tell the cleave to get “woke”

Anonymous said...

So, Crybaby Schumer and Dingbat Nancy were all in on a wall when the "black" guy be prez, but not for it wid "whitey" in da Peeps' Howz on Penn Ave!

Maybe BathHouse Barry can get back all those kissass billions he gave to his muzzie buttboiz, so da Democrimz be willing to secure the U.S. southern border.

Anonymous said...

When is cleaver going to leave the democrat plantation he faithfully works? Doesn’t he know brown is the new black to the DNC?

Anonymous said...

The only reason the shut down is still going on is so President Trump can hold the record for longest shutdown, pelosi and Schumer don’t care who it hurts, it’s all about power with those two asshats. trying to gain political dominance at the expense of the taxpayers is the democrim way, the only way they know how

Anonymous said...

Beaver Cleaver, I agree let's end the shut down. All that has to happen is that you fund the wall we all want. End of shut down will then happen.

Anonymous said...

Most Federal employees like me are enjoying additional paid (backpay) vacay. I’d go somewhere warm, but as a financially responsible individual, it just wound prudent at this juncture

Anonymous said...

@ 11:35. buy "we all want" I assume you mean the one person in twelve in this Country who thinks Trump if right?

Anonymous said...

'farmers' aka Cargill, who gives a fuck.

Anonymous said...

Farmland in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Nebraska are among the nine states in the country that sell 50 percent of the U.S. agriculture products while netting nearly $100 billion in total produce sales, according to U.S. Census data.

THat is not your family farmer, so stop calling them 'farmers', its agribusiness.

Anonymous said...

^^ believe that 2012: Illinois sells the most. In 2007, grains and oilseed sales topped $13 billion – a nearly $5 billion increase over 2002.

Overall, these companies turn produce into energy, food, feed and seed and collectively net nearly $300 billion in annual sales, according to an analysis of company profiles obtained from LexisNexis.

I am not going to try to find the billion increase for 2015-19.

make agribusiness pay for the airport. Too bad about moving the grain exchange to chicago. too bad a cowless cowtown. Brought lots of wealth to KC, no longer, lets see how long the city lasts.

Anonymous said...

Let's move the NYSE to another city!

Anonymous said...

9:36, the average American in liberals' eyes are illegal aliens, welfare recipients, liberal SJW's, non-English speaking residents, and definitely not white and patriotic.

Donald J Trump said...

"A shutdown falls on the President's lack of leadership. He can't even control his party and get people together in a room. A shutdown means the President is weak."

Anonymous said...

Congressman Carwash Cleaver- you are a moron- you just need to approve $5 Billion and improve our borders- and everyone goes back to work.
Although you know nothing about money or business- you can vote yes.
You won’t because you are a Communist and A dumbass and have one of the lowest IQs of any Congress person ranking right up with Ocasio-Cortez.
Please resign and or pass the wall... or pay your Carwash bankruptcy note.
You are an embarrassment to the US of A.
Please resign immediately!

Anonymous said...

Congressman Carwash Cleaver- you are a moron- you just need to approve $5 Billion and improve our borders- and everyone goes back to work.
Although you know nothing about money or business- you can vote yes.
You won’t because you are a Communist and A dumbass and have one of the lowest IQs of any Congress person ranking right up with Ocasio-Cortez.
Please resign and or pass the wall... or pay your Carwash bankruptcy note.
You are an embarrassment to the US of A.
Please resign immediately!