If you are paying attention (and we all know Scissorheads are the best and the brightest and mostest paying attentionist peeps ever), then you already know that the so-called continuing resolution (the current temporary spending bill) will expire on April 28 (which is Day 100 of the Fourth Reich) and there are five months more for this fiscal year that must be funded.
And if you are paying attention, you probably also know that Wingnuttia, the Party of Personal Responsibility, controls the Congress, the Senate, and the Preznintcy, so funding the government for the rest of the fiscal year should be a no-brainer, even for the brainless. Amiright?
I mean, it would certainly look like they don’t know what they are doing or know how to govern if they cannot agree on keeping the lights on.
From Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie:
START THE SHUTDOWN CLOCKS — The government shuts down one month from today, and there are just eight legislative days left to pass a spending bill. Our sources tell us that Congress plans to deal with avoiding a shutdown the week of April 24 — meaning they will push it off until the last minute, and give themselves five weekdays to avoid a shutdown. WHAT CAN GO WRONG?!
We’ll help you, TBotP: here’s a few things we see that could poison the well and make the Dims not want to play nice, so to speak, and all of them are in play:
- Funding building Trump’s Wall, while at the same time…
- Increasing Defense spending and making $30 Billion Ameros of domestic program cuts to pay for it…
- Defunding Planned Parenthood…
- And if the Republicans confirm Gorsuch over the Dim’s filibuster
So how much cooperation will zombie-eyed granny-starver Paul Ryan (Empty Suit — WI) and amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell get from Wingnuttia/Y’all Qaeda/New Confederacy, to pull that rabbit outta Trump’s ass?
Conclusion: We will bet 5 quatloos that the republicans cannot keep the lights on.