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Breaking…Democrats will NOT meet with Trump on possible budget ‘deal’….

The negotiating has begun…..

Trump’s tweet is followed by Democratic flexing in walking….

To fund the government?

Republicans MUST work an agreement with the Democrats….

Any deal will probably have to  be done withOUT Trump in the room….

11:30 a.m.

Top Democratic leaders in Congress have abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump after he attacked them on Twitter.

Trump tweeted early Tuesday that “I don’t see a deal!” with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

Schumer and Pelosi are shooting back with a statement asking for talks with top GOP leaders in Congress.

They said, “given that the president doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead.”

Congress faces a Dec. 8 deadline to pass stopgap legislation to keep the government open.

They added, “we don’t have any time to waste.”…..


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Sen Joe Manchin (D-WV) gets over in stop-gap Budget Bill…

Democrats work WITH Republicans to get support for their red state fellow party members…..

In this case ?

It’s about support for coal miners 

That’s IS even the lefties like it or not….

It’s what IS  what Democrats need in the long run to get majorities back in Congress…

Ahead of an expected House vote Wednesday, Republicans have bristled at the idea that Democrats outplayed them in negotiations over the spending resolution to fund the government through September. But on Tuesday, local media in West Virginia provided a clear example of how Democrats think they benefited from negotiations. Republicans signed off on language that would save health benefits for an estimated 22,000 miners whose insurance was running out; Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who had campaigned for the money and is up for reelection next year, got the credit.

Morgantown’s newspaper quoted Manchin before mentioning any of the Republican support, essentially handing him credit for the user fees that Manchin had wanted.

Charleston’s newspaper illustrated its report with a photo of the United Mine Workers of America’s president, but Manchin was the first lawmaker quoted and got a pullout interview to talk up the bill…..


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In the end?…Congress goes it’s own way on the budget

No surprise for this dog…..

Said that he was NOT gonna change many things in the end….

The American political system don’t work that way…..

(Trump and the Republicans made NO major cuts to just about ANY Obama era program…It will be even harder to do so as the calendar nears Midterm elections season)

The Washington Post highlights the ‘deals’ Trump promised….. but lost out on to Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnelll and Yea…Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi

Donald Trump REALLY has NO idea how Washington DC actually works……..

But he can hog the spotlight for his base and the media….

As in the campaign…..


Little substance….

On Sunday, the president acknowledged he has a lot to learn.“I think the rules in Congress and, in particular the rules in the Senate, are unbelievably archaic and slow moving and, in many cases, unfair,” Trump said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “In many cases, you’re forced to make deals that are not the deal you’d make. You’d make a much different kind of a deal. You’re forced into situations that you hate to be forced into.”

— You can read the 1,665-page bill here. The House Appropriations Committee posted a department-by-department breakdown here.

— Now that the language has posted, here are the eight most notable areas Trump caved in his first big spending negotiation:

Here are some of the highlights…..

1. There are explicit restrictions to block the border wall.

2. Non-defense domestic spending will go up, despite the Trump team’s insistence he wouldn’t let that happen.

3. Barack Obama’s cancer moonshot is generously funded.

4. Trump fought to cut the Environmental Protection Agency by a third. The final deal trims its budget by just 1 percent, with no staff cuts.

5. He didn’t defund Planned Parenthood. ….

For the details on the above and more policies that Congress went it’s owm way on….Here….

Some more (Including DOUBLING the number of immigrant Visa’s and banning the DOJ from spending more money go after states on medical marijuana…..Here…

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House and Senate Leaders reach deal on 2017 Budget…

Donald Trump gets little of what HE wanted….

(Congress writes the Budget and votes on it in the end..NOT the President)

No funding for a Wall….

No funding to Repeal the Affordable Healthcare Law….

It’s funding will will continue subject to more review….

Almost none of the hardright conservative wants got added to the final proposed  bill….

The legislation delivers wins to both parties, though the Republicans and Democrats also had to compromise on some key issues. The Trump administration had demanded that the bill include a down payment on a physical barrier along the Southern border, as well as a rider blocking sanctuary cities from getting new grant funding. The White House received neither though did garner significant new investments in border security. Trump insists now he will still get his wall built imminently and will seek money for the structure in the new spending bill this fall.

Democrats were seeking a permanent commitment to funding Obamacare’s subsidies for low-income Americans’ insurance as well as more money to fill Puerto Rico’s Medicaid coffers. Instead the Trump administration is only indefinitely funding the Obamacare subsidies, and Puerto Rico’s Medicaid solution mostly relies on redistributing existing accounts.

Democrats also fended off riders they view as anti-environmental and anti-abortion…..


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