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The Democrats caved to pressure and, at this moment, they are taking a vote on the Senate floor to end the embarrassing government shutdown. The Democrats refused to approve President Donald Trump's budget on Friday, leading to a government shutdown at midnight Friday.

A government shutdown costs taxpayers $6 billion a week.

On Monday, the Senate reached the 60 votes necessary to end the shutdown that was orchestrated by New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who tied Friday's vote to the DACA, aka Dreamer amnesty.

Schumer and the Democrats argued for special favors for illegal immigrants, and they didn't care if Americans went without Jobs or paychecks.

"Never before in American history has a major political party put the interests of lawbreaking foreign nationals ahead of the interests of law abiding Americans," writes Thehill.com.

The Democrats heard from their angry constituents who reminded them that they would speak at the polls during the midterm elections. Schumer was singled out for criticism for his anti-American stance.

"Democrats have shut down our government in the interests of their far left base. They don’t want to do it but are powerless!," President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday morning.

Trump added: "End the Democrats Obstruction!"

The president echoed Americans who are tired of Schumer and the Democrats throwing tantrums over their candidate losing the election in 2016.

Thehill.com writes:

"The Schumer shutdown shows us not only what the Democrats believe but what they are capable of doing.

And why they cannot be allowed to take control of Congress in November."

  • EMILY POST

    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), one of the leading Senate Democrats, called illegal immigration the “civil rights issue of our time.

    Can't make that ish up but just proves some of us have been saying for awhile.

  • Bonsai

    My sister was happy she got furloughed.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    How soon we forget. Republicans did the same thing when Obama was in office so don't act like this is isolated.

  • Trace da Ace

    soooo true!!! #neverforget

  • Phillybruh

    I'm kind of mad I didn't get a few days out of this...lol But in all honesty. This was all planned to keep that fool from going to celebrate in FLA this weekend. And the dems reminded them the hard way in the senate you need 60 votes.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Oh I definitely remember...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yeah, right. The Dems shut down the entire government to keep Trump from playing golf over the weekend? ?? You are priceless, bruh. You should've been a comedian. ?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    So it's funded for a few more weeks.... yay

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Isn't damn near whole house Republican ...? Sandra who you fooling those little 2 or 3 democrats hardly was the cause for anything .... Sick of the lies ... See the truth folks with these deflections these evil people are doing.... SMH ... Sick of the lies being told... Devil bye !

  • Indies beauty

    This was an alternative write up. I have a different perspective.

  • Rayne

    I just want my tax check. I worked hard all year and this was the thanks I get? I’m putting cases on the whole government .?

  • shun king

    seem like they shut it down to save some illegals Aliens

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Man listen when I worked for feds ... Chile this stressed me.. So glad I left fugg em .. These same people put people pay on hold like whatever and get to keep their salary .... And we were the ones actually working... Pushing the work... And I also remember park service workers still had to be there without pay... Well we did get retroactive pay... But some of Park service workers it took months to get their pay back.... Fugg these folks playing Russian Roulette with folks lively hood... SMH just mean chile and don't give a damn... Long as they have a salary to feed their lifestyle their fine.... Thieves in all faucets ... Sigh #Fedvent

  • what?why

    ... and Congress continued to collect their checks and the people didn't. Who do they work for now? Get it together people - they are all in it for themselves.

  • JRock

    I was just talking with my son and he made an excellent point. If the congress and the senate did not get paid during these gub-a-ment shutdowns there would never be any shutdowns.

    I've always known my democratic congress and senate members don't give a fk about anyone except themselves. Same with the greedy ass republicans. As Americans, I'm sure I'm not the only one who wanted to have hope and believe in the democracy in which they pledged to do their best for us and our country. I am so sick and tired of their bullshit that I have decided I will discontinue voting for them and I definitely will not be voting in the next presidential election in 2020. I'm done. I know this is not a solution because people will still vote, but I have had enough.

  • 5000BlinK

    Im so sick of this mess

  • 5000BlinK

    How is that when Civil Rights.... you know what... NEVAMIND!!!!!

  • Dr. P

    Chile I’m a GP, employee in Washington, D.C. I’m quite thrilled to be off. ?? I put in leave this week, so I’m not using any time lmao. this is only phase one, still has go through his greasy, tiny hands so the government is still shut down. I’d rather work for the Government any day, over the state or private sector. The pay is grossly different.

  • Calikush

    Bingo!

  • Phillybruh

    He didn't go to his little party and it was just shut down over a Saturday and Sunday wasn't it. And I and everyone else showed up for work today.

  • 5000BlinK

    They did care about the millons of American kids who dont have Health Coverage, they risked putting people pay on hold and increase debt..... Is this due to DACA... what about other Immigrant programs that dont carry the "DACA" name. What about making sure we have what we need. If we dont, how can you we stand along side them and try to help?

  • Phillybruh

    CHIP aint been paid for since September.

  • vicci

    Why is it they can't stop police brutality but willing to shut the govt down over illegal ppl who broke the law?

  • vicci

    They did. They betta hope illegals can vote for them bc I won't no more

  • Phillybruh

    Did you ever...lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    A 4 year old child brought here by his parent didn't "break the law". His parents did, but he didnt. The humanitarian thing to do would be to allow the child to have legal residency. It's not that hard.

    If these were white kids from, lets say, Norway, the Republicans would have no problem giving them legal status. But because they're brown people from Central America, it's an issue for them.

  • Vegas1989

    It's not over...It's only got extended until February 8th...We were told to report to work this morning. For us, were not effected by this because of the different pots of monies $$$$

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    You're totally taking him out of context. Nice spin-job though.

    Why dont you put the full quote here in context?

  • KLo

    stop with the lies SR

  • Readytochokemothernatureout
  • Renee26

    Alll of this! And these kids are now adults...it would be so stupid to send them back. It's all racist; there's plenty of white immigrants in the US

  • DroneRivers

    How do Republicans control the House, Senate and White House but the shutdown is still somehow the Deomcrats' fault? Cadet Bone Spurs himself said “Well, if you say who gets fired it always has to be the top,” Trump said. “I mean, problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top and the president's the leader. And he's got to get everybody in a room and he's got to lead.” From the mouth of Mr. Art of the Deal himself, the shutdown is his own fault!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Sandy-Mae.... this hyperbole is gonna get your dragged!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!

  • Elevated Soul

    The Democratic Party caved because anyone that knows how the process works know that they supported illegal aliens over American citizens.

    My Grand Pops called me and we talked for almost an hour and he said, " I don't recall Democrats ever fighting this hard for Black people". He also said they "got new nyygahs now"...The Democrats don't really want DACA. They want to string these illegal aliens along just like they do Black Democrats.

    Like Sandra said,they needed 60 votes.The Republican Senate only have 51 votes so even if all voted for it,they still needed 9 Democratic votes but they chose non citizens over the military and all govermental services.The problem is that most Democrats watch Fake News so the story they get from Fake News is distorted. Fake News know these fools won't do the research.

    The Democrats had to hurry up and correct their ways before these fools in their party would go off the deep end if those welfare checks was missing due to the shutdown.

    President Trump played chess and backed Schumer in a corner. I'm so glad he's a fighter!

  • Waya Hedia

    Because the Democrats gave the ultimatum and it takes 60 votes in the Senate to break a filibuster. Learn something.

  • Elevated Soul

    Lying Durbin most definitely said that.Black Democrats and those that identify with that mindset are so dumb to me.

    You'll hear these idiots support illegals but they don't even support Black people...Illegals don't give a d@mn about Black people. They fire bombed Blacks in Cali, to get them out of the neighborhood.

    Black Dems need to stop letting people manipulate them. Politics is not about "who you like",it's about policy. President Trump put Americans first. He does not favor any one group. His special interest is America. Democrats are use to people targeting certain sects in your party but for the life of me,I can't begin to overstand Black Democrats. Your party don't even respect you enough to talk about anything except racism. They want Blacks to stay stuck in that box.

  • Blue

    Great pic! I was hoping 45 would lean in a little more so he can fall out of my computer screen and I can swat him like a fly.

  • AriesSun

    It's isolated because Trump stood his ground and called their bluff.This is on the democrats.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    You know what... I just can't today.

  • Lady_Elle

    I agree with the part about putting the illegals ahead or others & never fighting this hard for blacks.
    There was another part of this...paying for the wall. 6 billion dollars. I am FURIOUS over that!

  • hottlanta

    This is on Dump plain and simple. Who does an political ad for government shutdown, That comment line was comical. Forget the shutdown so we can concentrate on the prostitute.

  • Lady_Elle

    This isn't just the child... it extends to the parents (parents, siblings, not sure if other relatives get the pass too.)
    that is a lot of people benefitting from our tax dollars.

  • Lady_Elle

    45 tied the 7 billion dollar wall / GOP added CHIP program the DEMS added DACA to this vote.
    This is a bunch of BS!!!

  • Lady_Elle

    I am too! I am pissed!!!
    I am angry we can't impeach the president & fire all others except the newest arrivals (they haven't been there long enough to count).

  • Lady_Elle

    No disrespect... That is a cop out. That is like throwing a tantrum nobody nows is being thrown. Is that what you would teach
    your children? If it is... oh well.

  • OP2

    ...because the if Democrats refuse to cast their votes on the issue (filibuster), then the other party cannot proceed with voting on the bill (or issues) because it is all bipartisan. Both sides has to submit their votes for it to be legitimate.

    The Democrats don't really want the illegals either. For the longest, they have gotten away with dragging them along to keep them in limbo for their votes and careers. -wherever there is a social need or issue created, good ole gov't careers can be established. Each one creating a new agency to appoint & hire folks from politicians/lawyers to secretaries to activists and propaganda pushers (marketers) to run them.

  • OP2

    They can stop police brutality via ultimatums & tougher laws with stronger accountability, if they really wanted to. The thing is that is not that important to them to risk their own security & protection in the process. -illegal ppl are the new Black voters.

    No need to pander to Black voters until near voting day. Most of programmed to mindlessly vote only one way, so no need to spend to much time there when a Black vote is a guaranteed liberal vote.

  • Vicki White

    Meanwhile shoot an unarmed blk person and they get vacation but govt won't shut down for that

  • OP2

    It's on the democrats because they refused to cast their votes. Finally, this morning, they gave their votes this morning on a part of the bill to get the gov't back running. -Dump doesn't have that power via an ad. That power comes from the 81 Senates on both sides who came to the table to negotiate and cast their votes.

  • OP2

    The dems are hoping to figure out how to keep more & more illegal immigrants (voters) flowing through the borders by voting against increase security & tougher borders via a wall with monitors & sensors to quickly guide officers and drones to where someone is trying climb, drill or dig their way.

  • hottlanta

    It is funny as all outdoors when Dump was playing armchair President as private citizen he blamed Obama for the shut government down. Now he is the real President he is not taking the blame for the shutdown. Can't have it both ways.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXkfDh__nuw

  • hottlanta

    That ad reminded me of the Willie Horton Bush days. We supposed to worry about illegals jumping the fence to harm us white mom/dad abused their 13 kids behind closed doors. He still hasn't sign the white man terrorist bill that has been on his desk for 3 months now. I am waiting on the ceremony.

  • Ryan

    I think this article was supposed to be satirical, which can be hard to pull off. Anyway hopefully this will hush up some people I know who work in government... get every holiday off PAID but don't even have enough savings to make it a week.

  • Elevated Soul

    True.....Democrats don't care about Black lives.

    Not saying Republicans do either but they don't "pretend to care". Please do understand that it doesn't matter the race of the politician either,they don't care.This is why I vote policy, not party....

  • Elevated Soul

    I get what you mean but I want that wall....There are so many drugs coming through the southern border along with these illegal aliens.

  • EMILY POST

    They need to get rid of anchor baby come up too. No its a issue because their breaking the rules and then acting like America owes them something.

  • EMILY POST

    Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, took to the chamber floor minutes before the Senate proceeded to reopen the government after shutting it down on Friday.

    “The issue of the Dreamers is the civil rights issue of the time,” said Mr. Durbin, speaking to his colleagues. “You stuck your necks out ,and said I’m willing to go on the record even if it’s hard to explain back home.”
    ***** Source Washington Times ...

    See the difference when you ask for context I can provide. When I ask for context all you guys do is argue with your opinion....
    I dont have to spin when I am conversing about the Democratic party.... LOL I cant make this stuff up.

  • EMILY POST

    Thank You! The Democrats use racism as a trigger just to get blacks stirred up its not like they care... They call the opposite party racist like they are any better trying to do a Jedi mind trick.

  • hottlanta

    Yep then they brag on them govment jobs as if they have the best jobs in town. Those jobs are worst than the private sector. I had to school one of my girlfriends because she got the job and bought into the lie that once you get a job with the government you couldn't be fired. She was calling me every week about someone leaving. She has gotten real quiet. I had an interview one time at a organization for pilots. When I walked in it was the smell of pure money.

  • Ryan

    As does every other person with an above-fourth grade educational level.

  • Ryan

    It is. They know it but it's too embarrassing to admit. Like stepping in dog sht while out on break and hoping nobody notices it when you get back in the office!

  • Lady_Elle

    45 was elected into office saying Mexico would pay.
    Now the tax payers have to pay for it... ALONG
    with illegals.?

    Our ancestors were brought over in chains... we as CITIZENS can be shot by Police for no reason. Neither party will shut down the government for that!

    I don't feel all of this sympathy for DACA. Sorry :-(

  • hottlanta

    A lot of people are leaving to go to the private sector to make more money. For example,a person who work for a major law firm will make more money than being a lawyer in DC. In the private sector people get stock options, profit sharing, 401(K) and pension/other goodies. Also if you work for companies such as Delta you can fly whenever you want to. With the government you don't get those perks. I have had a friend who hasn't had a raise in 8 years and she is doing the work of 3 people.

  • hottlanta

    Yep.

  • Elevated Soul

    Exactly....They have brainwashed the typical Black Democrat into believing that racists only exist outside the Democratic Party. Malcolm X was onto the White Liberals years ago but sadly Black Democratic politicians are no better because they aren't held accountable.Look at Malcolm X words from 1965!This is true TODAY!!!!

    {The white liberal differs from the white conservative only in one way. The liberal is more deceitful than the conservative. The liberal is more hypocritical than the conservative. Both want power, but the white liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as the Negro’s friend and benefactor, and by winning the friendship and support of the Negro, the white liberal is able to use the Negro as a pawn or tool in this political football game. Politically the American Negro is nothing but a football, and the white liberals control this mentally dead ball. Through tricks of tokenism and false promises, and they have the willing cooperation of Negro leaders.These leaders sell out our people for just a few crumbs of token recognition
    and token gains}----- MALCOLM X ( from his speech called, God’s Judgment of White America)

  • hottlanta

    Anyone see Meghan Kelly got her azz handed her today by Whoopee. She gave her the white woman look as if how dare you n-word yell at me like that. She even had the nerve to try to go after Ana as to how could she call herself a Republican when she complains about them all the time. We will see will Mitch keep his word. I don't trust him. He said it on the floor.

  • Elevated Soul

    This is what Malcolm X said about Conservatives....

    {The white conservatives aren’t friends of the Negro either, but at least they don’t try to hide it. They are like wolves, they show you their teeth in a snarl. That always keep the Negro aware of where he stands with them, but the white liberals are foxes who show their teeth to the Negro also, but they pretend they’re smiling. The White Liberal is more dangerous than the conservative. They lure the Negro, and as the Negro runs from the growling wolf. He flees into the open jaws of the smiling fox. The job of the Negro leaders is to make the Negro forget that the wolf and fox belong to the same canine family,and no matter which one of them the Negro puts his trust in. He always ends up in the dog house} ----MALCOLM X (from his speech called, God’s Judgment of White
    America)

  • Elevated Soul

    I have no sympathy for Illegal Aliens because i know they want to replace Black people by, "any means necessary"...They're following the doctrine of LaRaza.

    Many Blacks have been brainwashed to believe all racists are White, but these people who come in brown skin from various lands can't stand Black people.

  • Lady_Elle

    We are in TOTAL agreement!
    They SNEAK in looking down on Black people!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    They love to blame up there ... Who can you blame when the whole damn house is Republican ? that they stole their way in... Now you there and pointing fingers ...who is there to point to when you look up and you're pointing right and your comrades ... These folks can miss me ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well, you actually proved my point.

    For him to say "The issue of Dreamers is the civil rights issue of our time" is VERY different from saying "illegal immigration is the civil rights issue of our time", as you claimed he said. I'm assuming you're smart enough to understand that difference.
    Even people who don't support illegal immigration generally want to see the Dreamers taken care of and given legal status. Multiple polls have shown that.
    You totally misrepresented Dick Durbin's words and meaning.

  • EMILY POST

    No actually I didnt. If you believe Illegal Immigration is the civil rights issue of the time then you are voting for the right party.... LOL

  • hottlanta

    Shame on Mike Pence for going over there telling the Vets the Democrats was stopping their pay when McConnell stopped it. They have no shame.

  • EMILY POST

    The Dumbocrat supporting Black people talking about DACA and I am watching on television about schools in Baltimore that the roofs are leaking and the heat dont even come on..... American children just cold....
    Yet these Democratic idiots talking about illegal alien children... They are doing a crappy job of taking care of American kids in schools especially in impoverished neighborhoods...
    Yet they want to reward the law breakers... and their own kids freezing... WOW.

  • EMILY POST

    The only time they can stand black people is when they can stand on top of them... Some of us are not easily fooled.

  • Guest

    Who you telling. I still haven't gotten my W2's yet. But if it was the other way around and I owed, I'd be under the jail.

  • Rayne

    That’s the truth! ??

  • Jethro