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So often has the us government shut down

At midnight to 22 december 2018, was closed in parts of the united states's apparatus down in anticipation of a budgetöverenskommelse. 22 days later had the shutdown beat the previous record from the Clinton administration 20 years earlier.

Since the closure just before christmas last year has Donald Trump's support has decreased, reports the american opinionssajten Five Thirty Eight. They write that the president's confidence figures was down to 40.2 per cent, on Wednesday night, a drop of two percentage points since the day before the government shut down.

has been struck by 21 pieces of ”shutdowns” since 1976. Many of them have only lasted a few days and it is third time lucky for Donald Trump. In January 2018, shut the unit down two days under his leadership and later in February a day.

Government workers and activists demonstrating against the closure of the state apparatus outside of the Sacramento airport, 16 January. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP

the Cause of the first shutdown was a law which was introduced in 1976 which gave more power to the congress to approve new budgets. During the Jimmy Carter administration in 1977 was the government shut down 12 days in October, reports the New York Times. It because you could not agree on the state sjuvårdsprogrammet Medicaid would pay for abortions. Two additional closures resulted in a total of 28 days in 1977. The year after, it was 17 days of the ”shutdowns”.

the first one was that they employees were not affected in the same way as in the day. Many worked on as usual, as it was felt that the different departments would get their money eventually.

In 1980 and 1981, however, two legal opinions from the then minister of justice, who considered that it was illegal for the government to spend money without receiving approval from congress. After this, the closures of the government, the more that they see out in the day.

Ronald Reagan ordered in november 1981 around 241.000 employees to temporarily leave their jobs until congress approved the budget, writes the New York Times. When consisted the conflict in that Reagan wanted to cut down the budget of 8.5 billion dollars.

The next few years was followed by the short ”shutdowns” that only lasted a couple of days. But in 1995, the then president Bill Clinton to beat the previous record. From december 16, 1995 to shut down the government down for 21 days. Even many of the closures during Clinton's time was about the U.S. state sjuvårdsprogram Medicaid.

Trump's representatives at the presidency was democrat Barack Obama. Under his direction, shut the government down once again – a period that lasted 16 days, from October 1, 2013. Just as in many cases in the past, it was as if the financing of the sjukvårdsprogrammet.

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