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    TRUMP Goes Around Do-Nothing Republican Leaders and Strikes Debt Limit Deal with Pelosi-Schumer

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    President Trump went around the Do-Nothing Republicans and struck a debt limit deal with Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

    The President agreed to move the debt limit discussions to December and fund the government for three months.

    Trump met with Congressional leaders Wednesday morning in the White House.

    President Trump shocked Republican leaders with the announcement.


    Republicans in Congress have been unable to keep campaign promises and pass legislation this year to help working Americans.
    Politico reported:

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday defied Republican leaders and agreed to DemocratsÂ’ demands to raise the debt limit and fund the government for three months, setting up a brutal year-end fiscal cliff.

    During a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House, Trump surprised his GOP colleagues when he granted DemocratsÂ’ request that Republicans pass a Hurricane Harvey relief package with a three-month debt increase. Top White House officials and GOP leaders had spent the past few days urging Republicans to raise the debt ceiling through the 2018 midterm election.
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    donnie trump is just another Nixon.....well that is if Nixon had 8th grade literacy and was 100 lbs overweight
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    No specifics whatsoever, so I'm not sure what to think and I have all sorts of questions

    For example, what's in the relief package? is it full of pork like the last relief package? I can't believe anything supported by Schumer and Pelosi is not loaded with excessive pork

    As for raising the debt ceiling, I'm not one that advocates that without spending concessions. It can't go on for ever. You know AK would love this because money is created by the clouds and debt is just a bunch of numbers on a piece of paper that doesn't have to be repaid, but I don't believe any of that

    I do believe there's something more to this story. At this point, this has the potential to be his first policy position that I don't like.




    PS: and fuck the Republican congress, I'm not defending them. But the democratic congress is even worse
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    Maybe he's pulling a John McCain, maybe he thinks if he gives them something and they'll reciprocate and / or they'll be more civil to him. That's not going to happen, so I hope he's not that naive. They're lying scumbag political whores.
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    Yeah! Let's hope he's naive.

    Or so fucking desperate to sign a truly passed by House&Senate piece of legislation that he will now actually include Dem input

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    Andy Borowitz reports today that solid cross sample of American voters are encouraging donnie to go to Florida....Now
    donnie trump is just another Nixon.....well that is if Nixon had 8th grade literacy and was 100 lbs overweight
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    Willie,

    My understanding is McConnell wanted to conveniently push it past the 2018 election. Trump's deal with Democrats only pushes this to November thus his leverage to continue holding their feet to the fire.

    If Trump went with McConnell, he'd be giving this Do-Nothing Big Government RINO Congress a free pass to the 2018 elections and the weasels would simply ignore Trump's agenda, including the wall.

    I'll tell ya, these Do-Nothing RINO backstabbing weasels are something else. No Obamacare repeal, no tax reform, no wall funding...Ryan and McConnell can't deliver on anything except bullshit Russia investigations and probably amnesty when all is said and done. With a GOPe like this, who needs Democrats?

    Voters really need to clean house during the upcoming primaries!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff Joe View Post
    Willie,

    My understanding is McConnell wanted to conveniently push it past the 2018 election. Trump's deal with Democrats only pushes this to November thus his leverage to continue holding their feet to the fire.

    If Trump went with McConnell, he'd be giving this Do-Nothing Big Government RINO Congress a free pass to the 2018 elections and the weasels would simply ignore Trump's agenda, including the wall.

    I'll tell ya, these Do-Nothing RINO backstabbing weasels are something else. No Obamacare repeal, no tax reform, no wall funding...Ryan and McConnell can't deliver on anything except bullshit Russia investigations and probably amnesty when all is said and done. With a GOPe like this, who needs Democrats?

    Voters really need to clean house during the upcoming primaries!

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    Art of the deal! Trump agrees with the DEMOCRATS on how to keep the government running, raise the debt ceiling AND fund Harvey recovery - and hugs Chuck Schumer to celebrate

    Donald Trump and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer were seen embracing after a massive deal to avoid a government shut down and fund Hurricane Harvey recover.
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    Art of the deal! Trump agrees with the DEMOCRATS on how to keep the government running, raise the debt ceiling AND fund Harvey recovery - and hugs Chuck Schumer to celebrate

    • The House moved swiftly to pass President Donald Trump's request for a $7.9 billion first installment of relief for victims of Harvey
    • Top Democrats said their caucuses would vote for the Harvey relief - but only if the bill included a three-month extension of the debt ceiling
    • Asked about the debt ceiling proposal during a meeting with congressional leaders later this morning, though, all that Trump would say is, 'We'll see'
    • After the meeting Democrats said that Trump had met their terms, which means the House will have to take another vote
    • Total amount of money for hurricane relief has not been decided, Trump says
    • House Speaker Paul Ryan had blasted the proposal as 'unworkable' and 'ridiculous' in a morning press conference and accused Dems of 'playing politics'
    • But Trump said at a rally later that Ryan and other congressional leaders left the meeting 'happy'
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    Donald Trump sealed an audacious deal with the Democrats Wednesday - and celebrated with a public embrace of the party's most senior figure.
    Over the objections of House Speaker Paul Ryan, congressional leaders came to an agreement today to fund the government for another three months, raise the debt limit for the same amount of time and fulfill the president's hurricane relief request.
    After a group huddle with President Donald Trump at the White House, Democratic leaders announced in a joint statement that the president had ceded to their demand to couple a short-term extension of the debt ceiling with Harvey aid.
    The legislation will keep government lights until Dec. 15, as well, they said.
    Ryan had blasted the proposal as 'unworkable' and 'ridiculous' in a morning press conference. He accused Democrats of 'playing politics.'
    But Trump said at a rally later that Ryan and other congressional leaders left the meeting 'happy.'
    'Not too happy, because you can never be too happy, but they were happy enough,' he said, 'and it was nice to see that happen for a change.'
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    Deal us in: Chuck Schumer and the President embraced after their Oval Office deal-making - which was in the teeth of Paul Ryan's public opposition


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    After a group huddle with President Donald Trump at the White House, Democratic leaders announced in a joint statement that the president had ceded
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    The White House says Trump endorsed the opposing party's plan, despite Ryan's earlier complaints, because he wants to move on to other items with a short fuse on this legislative agenda, namely tax reform.
    Trump told reporters riding Air Force One that the compromise bill would include money for Florida to use in the wake of Hurricane Irma, too. The total pot of funds for disaster relief is not something that has been decided, the president said.
    'We had a very good meeting. We essentially came to a deal, and I think the deal will be very good. We had a very, very cordial and professional meeting,' he added.
    With federal disaster reserves running out, the House swiftly moved to pass Trump's request for a $7.9 billion first installment of relief for victims of Harvey this afternoon.
    The government's response to Harvey is draining existing disaster reserves, with Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster accounts hovering at $1 billion or less.
    FEMA is warning lawmakers that disaster funds will run out on Friday, even as a much more powerful hurricane, Irma, is bearing down on the eastern U.S.
    Far more money for disaster relief will be needed once more complete estimates are in this fall, and Harvey could end up exceeding the $110 billion government cost of Hurricane Katrina.

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    Ryan slapped down the proposed deal at a GOP leadership news conference that took place just before he was due to huddle with Schumer and Pelosi at the White House
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    The Harvey aid bill was the first major item on a packed fall agenda.
    A House measure passed today handles immediate emergency needs and replenishes reserves in advance of Irma. It does not say anything about the debt ceiling.
    The Trump administration had been looking to use the urgent Harvey aid bill to solve a far more vexing issue, however: Increasing the U.S. debt limit to permit the government to borrow freely again to cover its bills.
    Ryan had hoped that lawmakers will quickly take on the more challenging job of increasing the government's $19.9 trillion borrowing cap now that Harvey funding has passed.
    The administration wanted to pair the bill with the debt limit increase in the upper chamber, however.
    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Sunday that it is the administration's preference that Congress combine disaster relief funding for Texas and a debt ceiling increase.
    'Our first priority is to make sure that the state gets money. It is critical, and to do that, we need to make sure we raise the debt limit,' he said on Fox News.
    White House officials have been pushing the idea behind the scenes, Politico reported. Democrats were also playing let's make a deal.
    Democrats will make or break the Senate vote on Harvey aid, and they signaled this morning that they won't pass a bill that's decoupled from debt obligations.
    Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer and ranking House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said in a joint statement that their caucuses would vote for the Harvey relief - but only if the bill included a three-month extension of the debt ceiling.
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    In this Sept. 5, 2017, photo, a worker walks past a pile of debris outside a business damaged by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas. With federal disaster reserves running out, lawmakers are trying to move Donald Trump's request for a $7.9 billion first installment of relief for victims of Harvey
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    Ryan slapped down the proposed deal at a GOP leadership news conference that took place just before he was due to huddle with Schumer and Pelosi at the White House.
    The Republican congressman accused them of 'playing politics' with Harvey aid and the debt ceiling.
    'I think that's ridiculous and disgraceful,' he said of the proposed three-month extension that would allow Democrats to demand extractions at the end of the year when the issue came back around.
    Ryan said the offer is 'unworkable' and would put hurricane relief in 'jeopardy.'
    'I think that's a ridiculous idea. I hope they don't mean that,' he said.
    Asked about the debt ceiling proposal during the meeting with congressional leaders later in the morning, though, Trump told reporters, 'We'll see.'
    Pelosi's office returned fire on Ryan just as the House leaders were sitting down with Trump to hammer out the details of a potential deal.
    'It appears that Speaker Ryan is the one playing politics,' Pelosi's office said, noting that Ryan wouldn't oppose tying Harvey aid to the debt limit if the time frame was longer than three months.
    The statement went on to say, 'The American people expect and deserve a plan from Republicans to avert a catastrophic default and ensure the full faith and credit of the United States.'
    After the meeting Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement that a deal had been made.
    'In the meeting, the President and Congressional leadership agreed to pass aid for Harvey, an extension of the debt limit, and a continuing resolution both to December 15, all together. Both sides have every intention of avoiding default in December and look forward to working together on the many issues before us,' they said.
    'As Democratic leaders, we also made it clear that we strongly believe the DREAM Act must come to the floor and pass as soon as possible and we will not rest until we get this done.'

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    Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer and ranking House Democrat Nancy Pelosi, pictured, said in a joint statement that their caucuses would vote for the Harvey relief - but only if the bill included a three-month extension of the debt ceiling
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    A spokesman Schumer said Tuesday that the New Yorker is seeking assurances that minority party Democrats will be treated fairly as Congress advances through its lengthy to-do list, which includes extending a popular children's health program, federal flood insurance, and, perhaps, a small-bore budget outline that would ease tight budget 'caps' on both the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
    Schumer was a key force in winning aid of more than $50 billion to help New York and New Jersey recover from Superstorm Sandy five years ago. And he supported former President Barack Obama's successful efforts in recent years to block Republicans from using debt limit increases as blackmail to win other GOP priorities.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that increased Harvey costs show the importance of acting swiftly to increase the government's debt cap to make sure there's enough borrowed cash to pay out the surge in disaster aid.
    'In the case of the debt limit, we need to act quickly given the new uncertainty from the large costs of storm recovery,' McConnell said.

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    Asked about the debt ceiling proposal during the meeting with congressional leaders this morning Trump told reporters, 'We'll see.' He ultimately approved the Democratic plan

    Analysts at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank, say Harvey aid wouldn't cause a cash crunch for weeks.
    Conservatives inside and outside Congress are staunchly opposed to a debt ceiling increase in any case. Rather than raise the cap on borrowing, they believe in spending cuts.
    Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is one of the conservatives who may not give the measure his vote.
    'The Pelosi-Schumer-Trump deal is bad,' the Republican said.
    With Democrats lined up to support the compromise legislation that the White House and congressional leaders agreed on today, Ryan and McConnell don't need their votes, though.


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    Maybe he is sending a message to the Republican congress. Do something or fuck off
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    Next step

    Give amnesty to Dreamers and get wall funding and cut assistance to illegals and eliminate sanctuary cities.

    Everyone's happy.
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    Trump getting is done , we will so great down the road
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    Next step

    Give amnesty to Dreamers and get wall funding and cut assistance to illegals and eliminate sanctuary cities.

    Everyone's happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Lanquel View Post
    Andy Borowitz reports today that solid cross sample of American voters are encouraging donnie to go to Florida....Now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff Joe View Post
    Willie,

    My understanding is McConnell wanted to conveniently push it past the 2018 election. Trump's deal with Democrats only pushes this to November thus his leverage to continue holding their feet to the fire.

    If Trump went with McConnell, he'd be giving this Do-Nothing Big Government RINO Congress a free pass to the 2018 elections and the weasels would simply ignore Trump's agenda, including the wall.

    I'll tell ya, these Do-Nothing RINO backstabbing weasels are something else. No Obamacare repeal, no tax reform, no wall funding...Ryan and McConnell can't deliver on anything except bullshit Russia investigations and probably amnesty when all is said and done. With a GOPe like this, who needs Democrats?

    Voters really need to clean house during the upcoming primaries!

    Bravo
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