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Old 19.07.2017, 10:30
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Obama's last Budget "Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017" ran to 182 pages link !!
Somehow Trump is not serious!! Anyway the GOP Conservative group say they will vote against any Budget proposal.
Probably quite the contrary, it seems you didn't pay attention:
In early May after the supplemental financing (whatever it's called) for the current fiscal year passed, Trump called for a "good" government shutdown in September. This date coincides with the necessary raising of the federal debt ceiling (congress' job I think). No budget and/or no debt ceiling raise and there will be a shutdown.

By doing nothing Trump gets exactly that. He doesn't need any kind of majority, no dealmaking, no concessions or (heaven forbid!!!) compromises. All he needs to do is "nothing". Along with everything else it will also defund AHCA, his and GOP's pet peeve and (perhaps, main) target.

So that's what he may well keep doing: Nothing, or something amounting to that.

This may be delayed by a few months (I think last time in 2013 the government managed to get an additional 4-5 months) so the hot phase will probably be early 2018, if this comes to pass.
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Oh well, healthcare is off the agenda for a long time now.
Exactly the contrary, if(!) we're headed for a shutdown that is. Along with everything else AHCA will be defunded by a shutdown like everything else that's federally funded.

Trump: "either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!"

Last edited by Urs Max; 19.07.2017 at 10:51.
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