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Maj John Bell
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1980, May 1 FTC shut down for 1 day. Congress failed to pass an appropriations bill for the agency. The Press blamed it on the Republicans in Congress

1981, November 23 241,99 Federal employees furloughed for one day. The Press blamed it on the Republican President

1984, October 4, 500,000 federal employees were furloughed for one afternoon. The Press blamed it on the Republican President

1986,October 17, 500,000 federal employees were furloughed for one afternoon. The Press blamed it on the Republican President

1990, October 6-8, The government was shutdown. Congress failed to pass an appropriations bill. The Press blamed it on the Republicans in Congress.

1995, November 14–19, The government was shutdown after President Clinton vetoed the spending bill. The Press blamed it on the Republicans in Congress.

1995, November 14–19, The government was shutdown after President Clinton vetoed the spending bill. The Press blamed it on the Republicans in Congress.

1995, December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996 The government was shutdown after President Clinton vetoed the the stop gap spending bill. The Press blamed it on the Republicans in Congress.

2013, October 1-16, The Democrat Majority and the Republican Majority House failed to pass the appropriations act, President Obama vowed to veto either plan unless language delaying the start of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was removed. The Press blamed it on the Republicans in Congress.

2018, January 20-23, On January 19, a bill failed to pass the Senate 50–49 with the majority of Democrats voting "no". Five Republicans voted "no" and five Democrats voted "yes" in the Republican majority senate (60 votes were required for passage). Senate Democrats insisted that the issue of immigration, specifically the funding of DACA, be addressed in the budget. Republicans refused to include the issue, saying that the deadline for DACA and immigration was not until mid-March. The Press blamed it on the Republicans in The Senate.

2018, The second funding gap of 2018 began at midnight EST on February 9. It was the second shutdown in a month. President Trump in the morning hours of February 9, signed the bill into law, stopping the second government shutdown. The Press blamed it on the Republican President

2018, The third shutdown of 2018 began at midnight EST on December 22 with a House-passed continuing resolution to fund the United States Government awaiting a full floor vote in the Senate.The point of contention is the inclusion of $5.7 billion dollars in funding for a border wall. The Press blamed it on the Republican President

2018, 3:15am Woke up to use the bathroom, the toilet backed up. Had to use the plunger, I don't know for sure, but I believe if the press does a story on it... The Press will blame it on the Republicans.
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MSgt Steve Sweeney
MSgt Steve Sweeney
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If the shoe fits....
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Capt Gregory Prickett
Capt Gregory Prickett
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John, Trump is blaming this on the President. He already said that this is his own shutdown.
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Maj John Bell
Maj John Bell
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Capt Gregory Prickett - I just want to know who backed up my toilet.
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General question for all who look in: What was the reality of its affect each of those times? "The sky is falling!" is always the mantra. Did the sky fall? Was it just an inconvenience? Did it cause some extreme financial issue in your lives? Has your branch ever messed up your pay, and was it any different? Lots of questions come to mind when putting the hysterics aside. I don't recall all the horror stories how people were ruined in Chicken Little fashion any time the government "shut down".
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Sgt John Steinmeier
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Just like Puff Puff Pass Obama did and those before him. Not the first Government shut down in history, and it will not be the last.
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SSgt Gary Andrews
SSgt Gary Andrews
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True....not the first and won't be the last. But when it happened on Obama's watch, Trump famously made the statement that if the President was a true leader, the shutdown wouldn't happen. He said a shutdown is a failure of presidential leadership. Now? He views a shutdown on his watch as a show of strength, and said he would be proud to make it happen and would take the responsibility. That was right up until it actually looked like it was going to happen, when it suddenly became the Democrat's fault. So he was against it, before he was for it, before he was against it........and now he's just trying to blame it on someone else (even though his party still controls everything at the present time). Leadership? Not much......
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It's going to get worse. The Republicans control the House, Senate, and White House and he can't get what he wants done. It will be even harder in January.
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