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The Shutdown in the USA is fact

In the dispute over the financing of the intended border wall to Mexico, US President Donald Trump to a part of the work of his government have still to arrive. At 6 o'clock Swiss time a household entered the lock. The "Shutdown" of the administration is likely to paralyse important sectors of the government apparatus.

trump is the Republicans had failed on Friday, in the Senate the necessary votes from Democrats for the release of five billion dollars to get the President for the construction of the wall calls. The money should be included in a budget that also ensures the financing of various authorities.

As Trump the budget now, not by waving, the authorities of the money. Therefore, as of midnight (local time, East coast US) several government agencies will need to limit your work to the minimum. Three-quarters of the authorities may, however, continue to work, your financing is secured until the end of September.

The house of representatives broke off his session on the budget in the evening, and adjourned on Saturday. It wants to get together for lunch (18 PM Swiss time). The negotiations continued, meanwhile. A Team of U.S. President Donald Trump was on Friday evening on Capitol hill to broker a compromise. Representatives of the two parties were in talks with Vice President Pence, trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner as well as the designate of the President's chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, and it was said to be from the Senate districts.

Trump's hopes for swift end

Trump, the blame for the "government shutdown" Democrats. "There's nothing we can do because we have to rely on the votes of the demo maps" it was said in a Video message via Twitter. Trump added that he hoped that the government to a standstill will not last long. Previously, he had declared, should vote for the Democrats with a no, will there be a "Shutdown" that will last for a long time. Although the Republicans have in the Senate, a slim majority, for the intermediate budget, you are entirely dependent on the votes of Democrats. These are opposed to the wall.

Video Trump are Democrats to blame for the Shutdown Trump: "there's nothing We can do because we have to rely on the votes of the demo cards." (Video: AP)

How it goes now, is unclear. Republican Kevin McCarthy said the Deputy on Friday, you would be informed in advance of 24 hours prior to a vote. Over the weekend for more negotiations between trump's Team and the leaders of the Republicans and Democrats are to be expected. The house of representatives broke off his session on the budget in the evening, and adjourned on Saturday. It wants to get together for lunch (18 PM Swiss time).

Trump says travel

Trump its for Friday afternoon's planned departure, said in the Christmas vacation to Florida. His wife, Melania traveled with son Barron alone in the southern.

Trump is the wall of a high symbolic value. She was one of his Central promise in the election campaign of 2016. He had emphasized, the cost of the marginal plant will need to carry Mexico. The President argued with a wall, illegal immigration and drug smuggling could be combated effectively. For him, the implementation of the project is also with a view to a possible re-election in 2020 is important.

Several Republicans are upset about Trump. Senator Marco Rubio was recently declared Vice-President Mike Pence have a look, Trump will be with a compromise proposal in the budget agreement, a total of 1.6 billion dollars for Borders.

The house of representatives had approved the template, including the approval of funds for the border wall on Wednesday with the majority of Republicans. In the Senate, a majority, to put this template to the voting took place on Friday but then not again. Then, the other parliamentary chamber, the house of representatives adjourned.

reaction in the stock market

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said that there had been a way to reach an agreement with the Democrats and all the signs had suggested that Trump, too, might share this. Trump was then but five billion dollars.

The Democrats, Chuck Schumer, Trump will not get away with this. "He is the wall, neither today nor in the next week or 3. January when the Democrats take control of the house of representatives."

The threat of a government standstill on Friday the American stock exchanges. The Dow-Jones Index of the default values lost nearly two percent, the Nasdaq almost three percent. This includes Concerns about a slowdown in the world economy contributed but. The exchanges around the world for weeks under pressure.

Over 800'000 state employees

From a so-called "Shutdown" are affected perhaps more than 800'000 of employees affected, you have to expect a forced vacation or continuing to work without pay. The financing barrier meets about a quarter of the Federal authorities, including the ministries of foreign Affairs, homeland security, justice, and agriculture, the Federal tax authority, the IRS, the national Park administration and the space Agency Nasa.

Expected to be around 380'000 government employees will be sent because of the "Shutdown" starting on Saturday in an unpaid forced leave. 420'000 employees, whose work is considered to be indispensable, you need to do this without payment your Job. This concerns, among other things, security forces, personnel in the prison system and the aviation authorities.

in 2013 had led to a budget dispute between Republicans and Democrats, led by Ex-us President Barack Obama to a 16-day "Shutdown". Under Trump, it had come to lock at the beginning of 2018, two short Budget. (sda/afp)

Created: 22.12.2018, 01:22 PM

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