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White House tell agencies to prepare for shutdown as Rand Paul holds up key vote
CNN ^ | February 8, 2018

Posted on 02/08/2018 5:38:44 PM PST by SMGFan

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is preventing a two-year budget deal from passing, as the White House advised federal agencies to prepare for the government to start shutting down at midnight.

Congressional negotiators were scrambling earlier Thursday to lock in enough votes in the House, and that was before Paul, a Republican, made public his dissatisfaction with the deal, which would raise government spending, avert a government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling.

A senior administrative official said the White House is instructing agencies to begin shutdown preparations in the event that Congress fails to pass a budget before the midnight deadline.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: auditthehead; budget; kentucky; paul; randpaul; shutdown
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1 posted on 02/08/2018 5:38:44 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I like Rand Paul a lot, and I get his point here. But given all that is going on, his timing is off a hair. IMHO.


2 posted on 02/08/2018 5:41:08 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: SMGFan
Good forRand.

He should beat GOPer PRyno upside the head for not having ANY regular order on budgeting for a decade.

3 posted on 02/08/2018 5:41:13 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SMGFan

If the choice is 5ks deal or a shutdown, let her shut down. Rand Paul is right. I’m so sick of these hypocritical RINOs.


4 posted on 02/08/2018 5:42:30 PM PST by Nicojones
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To: SMGFan

Putting the screws to Paul.... Obviously Trump’s going to sign whatever comes across his desk. Sad this country is just going down the s*** hole with it’s spending. No one will ever take a stand short of Anarchy in the streets when people’s checks get cut off for sitting on her ass at home and self responsible Patriots take acception.


5 posted on 02/08/2018 5:44:00 PM PST by DAC21
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To: SMGFan

Rand is all about Rand. the senior senator from msnbc must be upset because his camera time took a hit while he was recuperating from the mugging.

his tv bookings needed a lift.


6 posted on 02/08/2018 5:44:33 PM PST by JohnBrowdie
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To: Nicojones

Rand Paul is right.

STOP THE SPENDING

SHUT IT DOWN


7 posted on 02/08/2018 5:44:35 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: DAC21

Another problem with the spending deal - http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/another-problem-with-the-spending-deal.php


8 posted on 02/08/2018 5:45:04 PM PST by Nicojones
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To: Nicojones
I agree.

ANYTHING that adds to debt is the stupidest thing a politician can do.

We are SO frikkin' close to being almost normalized, and the stupid Republicans do THIS !!??

WTF, ovah !

9 posted on 02/08/2018 5:45:42 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true)
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To: ladyjane
Cut out the welfare entitlements and foreign aid and bring our troops home.

We'll continue to operate with a surplus if we do that.

10 posted on 02/08/2018 5:47:26 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true)
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To: AndyJackson

His timing is seriously off. But like McCain, he hates Trump because he himself wanted to be Prez. Which would never happen.


11 posted on 02/08/2018 5:47:43 PM PST by livius
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To: knarf

The Senate hasn’t voted yet?


12 posted on 02/08/2018 5:48:04 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (A year in Arizona... and I haven't burst into flames yet.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

I am tired of the little attention whore Rand Paul. Try working with people to arrive at a compromise bill instead of bitching about what others have done. I get the feeling everyone up there who has to work with him are tired of his antics.


13 posted on 02/08/2018 5:49:48 PM PST by DOC44
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To: SMGFan

God Bless this national hero trying to save us from insane spending beyond what ever obama did. Adding 2 trillion in debt for our children not including the impending doom of rising interest rates on our 20 trillion in debt propelled in large measure by leftists republicrats. Mark carefully the rinos that vote for this and politically know they are history. If this passes and is signed— the republicans are finished, 20% of us walk away!!! PLEASE contact your RINO and tell them NO BUENO!! and where is out damned WALL?? We can win this and shut down this damned nonessential government if we fight!! How3 did this happen?


14 posted on 02/08/2018 5:50:56 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: JohnBrowdie

I can sympathize with Trump and rand here. But I don’t blame rand. A double digit increase in spending?


15 posted on 02/08/2018 5:52:23 PM PST by rb22982
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To: livius

He does not hate trump. He’s on very good terms with rand at this point


16 posted on 02/08/2018 5:53:05 PM PST by rb22982
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To: livius

Nah. He doesn’t hate Trump. He is a purist and a drainer of the swamp.

Whether this is the place to to take a stand is the issue.


17 posted on 02/08/2018 5:53:10 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: ladyjane

Wouldn’t it be better to remove the budget battle from the Dems talking points and attack this issue with an even stronger Republican house and Senate after the coming elections ?? Bad timing on Paul’s part.


18 posted on 02/08/2018 5:53:18 PM PST by refermech
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To: Paladin2

“””””He should beat GOPer PRyno upside the head for not having ANY regular order on budgeting for a decade. “”””””””

Seems like we haven’t had a real budget for years. Ever since Nancy “deemed” it to be passed.


19 posted on 02/08/2018 5:53:18 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: livius

Nah. He doesn’t hate Trump. He is a purist and a drainer of the swamp.

Whether this is the place to to take a stand is the issue.


20 posted on 02/08/2018 5:53:20 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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