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22 days – AMERICA's longest shutdown is a fact

Late on Wednesday, december 19, sang senators carols, eased after unanimously have voted through a temporary budget proposal that would give congress a deadline to the 8th of February that the club of a final decision. Members went home to celebrate christmas, but several had to turn in the hall, and go back to Washington.

then had made a lappkast in his word that he would accept the senate's decision, this after he had received sharp criticism from some conservative opinion leaders. For example, the accused, influential voices like Laura Ingraham and Rush Limbaugh the president to be weak and give up on his promise to build a wall against Mexico.

the DN explains: It means the US ”shutdown”

the Result was the large-scale training which consists than in the day. At midnight of december 22, Washingtontid, closed parts of the state apparatus, and now 22 days later has no solution jam – the president of the republic will require $ 5.7 billion of his wall, and the Democrats who now have the majority in the house of representatives, says flatly no.

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Volunteers will clean parks, here in the national park Joshua Tree in California. Photo: Mario Tama/AFP

is affected by the situation, of which nearly half are until on are without work. In parks, at airports and in several other parts of society, has the staff shortage has been noticeable, and on Friday was also the first comprehensive personal financial consequence when the pay packets showed up with 0 dollars in the net.

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Since 1976, the united states has had a 20 ”government shutdowns”, but as a rule they will last for only one or a few days. Some pulling up the average to closer to 6.5 days, and the longest to date lasted 21 days during Bill Clinton's presidency the end of the year 1995-96 when the White house did not agree with the republican congress on the budget for the care, health, education and the environment.

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the Face of the current situation also expressed the Trump-loyal congressmen the hope that it would never go so far as to state apparatus would shut down even though Trump said that he is happy and would proudly do it if the Democrats did not budge on the issue of Mexikomuren. The question is of heavy prestigekaraktär for his faithful ushered a major period, although the election promise he gave, in fact, was that Mexico would pay the bill, not american taxpayers.

Trump has in the past week threatened to declare a national katastroftillstånd, but it would trigger loud protests to be an evoking of the politically motivated action and not target a real disaster. Even republican congressmen have expressed criticism of such a venture, among other things, because the money he would use, then, would be taken from biståndsfonder for real natural disasters and for the slippery slope it could mean as a precedent for future presidents.

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