Shutdown divides services into essent...

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

There are 41 comments on the The Chronicle-Journal story from Jan 21, 2018, titled Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential. In it, The Chronicle-Journal reports that:

Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away visitors in New York, due to what the National Park Service described as "a lapse in appropriations," a bureaucratic term for a lack of money.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 Jan 21, 2018
All this so left wing wacko Schumer can protect illegals, at the expense of taxpaying US citizens. Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown.

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Bladensburg, MD

#2 Jan 21, 2018
RustyS wrote:
All this so left wing wacko Schumer can protect illegals, at the expense of taxpaying US citizens. Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown.
You're babbling off like you're not a descendent of immigrants.

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Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Jan 21, 2018
Democrats holding America hostage to force their misguided insistence of "legalizing" something that was brought about by the unconstitutional actions of their former Leftist President is a mistake for themselves. Voters will remember them attempting putting a totally irrelevant issue in a spending authorization bill and the evil intent involved in causing this disruptive attempt at legitimizing the illegal behavior of Obama.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#4 Jan 21, 2018
Retribution wrote:
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You're babbling off like you're not a descendent of immigrants.
My ancestors came here legally and wanted to be Americans. They didn't demand America change for them.

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“Watching The Snowflakes Rant”

Since: Feb 17

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#5 Jan 21, 2018
This headline is just another farce. There is no division...........it's 85% still operating, 15% shut down.

“Watching The Snowflakes Rant”

Since: Feb 17

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#6 Jan 21, 2018
Retribution wrote:
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You're babbling off like you're not a descendent of immigrants.
You CNN clowns are dumber than a rock..........er Asteroid

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CNN: Shutdown Risks Undetected Asteroid Strike...
Red Crosse

Wilmington, IL

#7 Jan 21, 2018
We are doing so well without the non-essentials I don't think they should come back. Look at all the money we will save. Another win win for our side. Thank you Mr. Schumer.

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Libscorned

New York, NY

#8 Jan 21, 2018
If we have to slog thru another shutdown debate, can we at least define our terms? I.e. "Non-essential government employee"...is redundant.

A question that must be asked to Senator Schumer and Senate Democrats:

If it's your position that a government shutdown is so disastrous, why in the world did you vote against a simple CR + funding for child health insurance?#SchumerShutdown

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Bladensburg, MD

#11 Jan 21, 2018
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My ancestors came here legally and wanted to be Americans. They didn't demand America change for them.
Texax did just that. Demand changes in Northern Mexico to accommodate their interest......ROFL

They were IMMIGRANTS.

And you are a decendent of a people from somewhere else. Now you reside on lands that 200 years ago was the possession of the immigants you currently despise.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#13 Jan 21, 2018
Retribution wrote:
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Texax did just that. Demand changes in Northern Mexico to accommodate their interest......ROFL

They were IMMIGRANTS.

And you are a decendent of a people from somewhere else. Now you reside on lands that 200 years ago was the possession of the immigants you currently despise.
I harbor no ill feeling for Clovis man.
Red Crosse

Wilmington, IL

#14 Jan 21, 2018
I stand corrected. The military will not be paid during the shutdown. So the Schumer Shutdown jeopardizes the very security of this nation. All for illegal aliens. The Democrats really are evil. Remember that when you are in that polling place in November when you have to choose between a protector of illegal aliens, and a Republican for Congress, and in 23 states, the Senate.

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#15 Jan 21, 2018
Far to many branches of government created in years past and yet the funniest thing is not one of them when audited can say where the money went! WHAT! That's right! A shutdown was clearly needed to separate the wheat from the chaff, the wasters of tax payer's monies, the numerous departments watching and spying on one another, the government created programs that keep siphoning money out of US citizens pockets so the few who sit in high places can keep reeling it.
Time to clean house!
Facts Matter

Beverly, MA

#18 Jan 21, 2018
RustyS wrote:
All this so left wing wacko Schumer can protect illegals, at the expense of taxpaying US citizens. Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown.
DACA are people. And many work, pay taxes and serve in the military.

Yes, they are worth protecting.

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youll shoot your eye out

Bloomingdale, IN

#20 Jan 21, 2018
RustyS wrote:
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My ancestors came here legally and wanted to be Americans. They didn't demand America change for them.
Dang it! Truth, and legality have no place in Topix!
god save the queen

Cabot, AR

#21 Jan 21, 2018
Looks and sounds like America is going back to Britain, or wherever else it came from!

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#23 Jan 21, 2018
The war against President Trump by the radical liberal Democrat losers is moving to anarchist and unlawful effort by the criminal Elite Schumer to close down America by defunding the government and our military and US troops thus putting the American people in danger. Illegal Immigration of young people who jump over the border fence to get free food stamps, free education, free healthcare in return for voting for Democrats, should be the least important issue on the agenda of America first. President Trump will come the winner time and again against stupid America hating globalist liberal sold-out politicians led by Schumer and Pelosi. What a shameful bunch of sore liberal Jihadist losers who think that defunding the Trump will means his failure when it would only emboldened Trump to stick to his great agenda for America first. Clearly, losing elections in November 2016 when President Trump defeated Hillary has consequences and the minority led by the despicable idiotic liberal Elite Schumer cannot force their dangerous globalist open border on the president who was elected to closed the borders by the American people. Schumer and the corrupt liberal Democrats who seek new world globalist open border to Jihadist terrorists agenda think that if they cause shutdown they destroyed President Trump presidency successes but they are wrong. President Trump is still the president and his agenda will go on. Liberal Democrats will lose big time in the 2018 elections because their agenda of open borders to tens of millions of young illegals and their chain relatives which multiplies the tens of millions by factor of 4 means destruction of America.
Red Crosse

Wilmington, IL

#25 Jan 21, 2018
The only way the opposition party can win in November is to be dismantled, and bring in all new people. They are totally corrupt. When that memo comes out pointing out what they have done at the highest level of their people they will be destroyed, and they did it to themselves. They really thought Hillary would win in 2016, and they could continue their dirty deeds. They went all out to destroy President Trump. They couldn't because they didn't know how many votes to steal, and they weren't even in the right states.
Mama Said

United States

#26 Jan 21, 2018
Doe wrote:
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They are illegal aliens, they have no legal right to work, they work for cash and drive down wages, and do not pay taxes.

How do illegals get into our military, are they using fake social security cards?

They need to be deported, the taxpayers spend billions every year on these illegals, the wall and deportations will save us money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =WovYnLL9YowXX
Dazzle them with your skills and they will pay you what you are worth.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#28 Jan 21, 2018
Facts Matter wrote:
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DACA are people. And many work, pay taxes and serve in the military.

Yes, they are worth protecting.
CBS News: Pentagon says DACA recipients in military number fewer than 900.

NPR: US citizens serving in the military 2,266,883.

So evidently it is the 'progressive' estimate of "many".
Mama Said

United States

#29 Jan 21, 2018
RustyS wrote:
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CBS News: Pentagon says DACA recipients in military number fewer than 900.

NPR: US citizens serving in the military 2,266,883.

So evidently it is the 'progressive' estimate of "many".
In this day and age of self entitled snowflake, food allergy, attention deficit disordered, obese, safe space seeking losers, where are you going to get 900 more soldiers to replace these hard working DACA soldiers?

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