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Editorial: Needless shutdown hits home

Original post made on Jan 22, 2019

Here in Mountain View, nearly 1,200 federal employees at NASA Ames Research Center are without work and pay while the longest federal government shutdown in United States history drags on without a clear end in sight.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 1:42 PM

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Posted by Stephanie
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Jan 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Speaking of that person with cancer: If the govt can't spend money then are they paying medical insurance premiums for their employees? Are federal employees now without insurance?


Posted by Liberalguns
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 22, 2019 at 4:47 pm

@Stephanie
"If the govt can't spend money then are they paying medical insurance premiums for their employees? Are federal employees now without insurance?"

That is an excellent question!

I was under the impression that Fed employees got a special federally paid-for system, if so, then it might not be an issue, but if Fed employees get normal health insurance from private companies, then yeah, this is a huge issue the TV media has not yet mentioned.

To be clear, I am no fan of Hillary (I would have preferred Bernie to Hillary), but I think Trump has "shot himself in the foot" with this shutdown because the voters shifted control of the House and Trump should have known that would happen.

In a normal mid-term election, the party of the President always loses a huge number of both Houses of Congress to the opposite party. Remember how Bill Clinton lost control over both houses of Congress in his first mid-term. This is normal, so Trump should have totally expected he would lose control of both Houses of Congress and thus choose some other tactic.

It's a near miracle for Trump that the Dems did not win back the Senate.

It's hard to figure how Trump could possibly turn this to his favor, but I never underestimate the Democrats ability to drop the ball and then shoot themselves in the foot too, so it's aonyone's guess how this will turn out.


Posted by Thank the Dems
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jan 22, 2019 at 6:32 pm

The Dems could end the shutdown immediately by appropriating $5B for the wall. Obviously from s financial perspective it’s ridiculous since we probably spend more than that each day providing education, healthcare, food and rent assistance etc to the illegal immigrants whom the wall would deter from entering. Dems are digging in for the sole purpose and preventing Trump a “win” so they should thank themselves for the shutdown. This post will probably be removed by the moderators since I mentioned the “I” word.


Posted by Thank -45
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 22, 2019 at 6:45 pm

@Cuernavaca -- Hey dude, just because Fox "News," Breitbart, and right-wing AM talk radio tell you that, doesn't make it so.

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Posted by Thank -45
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 22, 2019 at 7:09 pm

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Posted by Govt lesson.
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jan 22, 2019 at 9:55 pm

If the senate and congress pass the same bill, it goes directly to the President for his signature. Somethings not right here


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a resident of Bailey Park
on Jan 22, 2019 at 11:29 pm

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on Jan 23, 2019 at 8:04 am

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Posted by LOL
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on Jan 23, 2019 at 9:36 am

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