New Poll Shows Whom Americans Blame for Potential US Government Shutdown

Dec 18, 2018, 01:59
New Poll Shows Whom Americans Blame for Potential US Government Shutdown

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller said Sunday the administration would do "whatever is necessary to build the border wall", including shutting down the government, even as polling suggests most Americans want Trump to compromise with Congress on the issue. A partial shutdown that could occur at midnight Friday risks disrupting government operations and leaving hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed or working without pay over the holiday season.

The window is narrow this week for Congress to take action.

'The Democrats policy of Child Seperation on the Border during the Obama Administration was far worse than the way we handle it now.

During that time, photos went viral of kids behind bars, but they were later revealed to be from 2014, when President Barack Obama was in office.

'President Trump should understand. "I'm not optimistic we're going to see some kind of compromise on appropriations on Homeland Security", said Rep.

Miller called the dispute "a very fundamental issue".

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"You can't do both", Miller said. Closing those loopholes ultimately will determine whether the wall acts as an effective deterrent against illegal immigration or merely functions as a multibillion-dollar privacy hedge.

Friday is the deadline to fund the government.

The Department of Homeland Security has replaced some old barriers and is erecting fewer than 40 miles of new bollard fencing.

At a meeting in the White House last week, Trump told Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, that he was willing to shut down the government if he doesn't get the border wall funding.

Under a precedent-setting memorandum by Reagan budget chief David Stockman, federal workers are exempted from furloughs if their jobs are national security-related or if they perform essential activities that "protect life and property". "Anytime you hear a Democrat saying that you can have good Border Security without a Wall, write them off as just another politician following the party line, ' he wrote on Twitter Monday, reposting a tweet that had earlier misspelt "border" as "boarder".

But this could be the president's last chance to fully fund his wall.

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Schlapp claimed the president is not only pursuing more funding for the wall, but also other areas of border security.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Shutting down the government is a self-inflicted and self-defeating move, particularly to the side that seizes ownership of the shutdown before it happens.

For now, Democrats are waiting for the White House to signal whether it will engage on legislation that would keep programs operating, but without money for Trump's wall.

United States voters said they would disapprove of a government shutdown by a margin of 54 to 29 percent, the poll conducted by USA Today and Suffolk University revealed.

"If government should take over health care, why don't you do the wall [too]", he asked.

"We should not let a temper tantrum - threats - push us in the direction of doing something that everybody, even our Republican colleagues, know is wrong", said the NY senator.

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"Our members are asking how they are supposed to pay for rent, food, and gas if they are required to work without a paycheck", said a statement from J. David Cox, Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the large federal worker union.