Democrats don’t want Americans to know the truth so they’re spinning the government shutdown like it’s the Republican’s fault. Remember that it takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass the appropriations bill. The bottom line is that not one Democrat will vote with Republicans so this is on the Democrats all the way…Mick Mulvaney was ready for any spin from Democrats during the press conference at the White House today:
Jim Acosta snarked to Mulvaney: At the comments beginning this you said it was the Schumer shutdown. How could it be the Schumer Shutdown when Republicans control the White House, the House and the Senate?
Mick Mulvaney shot back: Come on. You know the answer to that as well as anybody. I have to laugh when people say that. ‘Oh we control the House, the Senate, the White House, why can’t you get this done?’ You know as well as anybody that it takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass an appropriations bill. Right? You know that?
MULVANEY IS QUICK AND SO SMART! CHECK OUT WHAT HE JUST DID TO SAVE MONEY FOR TAXPAYERS:
Every quarter, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau formally requests its operating funds from the Federal Reserve. Last quarter, former director Richard Cordray asked for $217.1 million. Cordray, an appointee of President Barack Obama, needed just $86.6 million the quarter before that. And Wednesday, President Donald Trump’s acting CFPB director, Mick Mulvaney, sent his first request to the Fed.
He requested zero.
In a letter to Fed Chair Janet Yellen obtained by POLITICO, Mulvaney wrote that the bureau has $177 million in the bank, enough to cover the $145 million the bureau has budgeted for its second quarter. Cordray had maintained a “reserve fund” in case of overruns or emergencies, but Mulvaney said he didn’t see any reason for it, since the Fed has always given the bureau the money it needs. Mulvaney, who is also Trump’s budget director, noted that instead of advancing the funds to the bureau, the Fed could return them to the Treasury and reduce the deficit.