The government shutdown continues onward without any sign of it being revealed. And this is total fault of Congress. It is the duty of Congress to pass a budget, this has not been properly done since 2006. That’s more than 10 years ago.
Since the US Government hasn’t had a budget, it operates on continuing resolutions that only last a short period of time. This way both parties and the Administration can shutdown the government in order to promote a specific agenda. This is used by both the Republican party and Democratic party.
President Obama demanded the passage of Obamacare in order to fund the government and remove the shutdown that was imposed. And then Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, demanded that Obamacare needed to be passed in order to find out what was in it. That is and was absurd.
All President Trump is requesting is a small amount for border security. But again Nancy Pelosi isn’t going to have her Leftist Democratic host pass such a message. And she is confused since this is the first Republican President who isn’t bowing down before the Democratic tyranny machine.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs to do her job and pass the appropriate funding to reopen the government.
A government shutdown doesn’t save any money. Even the bureaucratic employees that get furloughed still get their back pay once the government is running again. Shutting down the government is only a political stunt used by both parties.
It happens because the government is not ran on a sound budget of any kind. So Congress must pass spending legislation every few month that pays for the operational costs of running the country. And if there is a conflict between the political parties in Congress or with the Administration. A shutdown happens. Usually because something is or is not included in the current spending bill.
These standoffs can last days or even weeks, but generally not longer than that. Essential government services aren’t closed while others give furloughs to employees and operate on limited staffing and hours. Any complete closures are done as a political stunt to influence public opinion on the shutdown. Generally casting blame on one party or the other.
For those that are on the government payroll there can be a delay in receiving funds. This includes those on government assistant programs. But all funds are backdated so they will be payed in full once the government is back in full operation. And for those who might be facing a hardship due to the delay can find ready assistance since they will eventually be paid.