I’d expect a government shutdown, and the Office Management and Budget (OMB) will as history indicates make the shutdown as painful to the populace as possible.
It’s pretty simple. If the US GDP bubble cannot be sustained without first and foremost promoting the sole superpower status is sole power status to maintain the US Dollar as the world’s reserve currency status, and the GDP bubble will burst at some point requiring either severe austerity or war and rationing.
Progressive Republicans favor war and rationing whereas Progressive Democrats favor severe austerity. Either benefits their governmental fiefdoms, public-private partnerships, and aspiring public-private mergers as Too Big To Fail banking institutions.
Aides to Republican and Democratic members involved in hammering out a funding bill have admitted that talks had been progressing well until last week, when the Trump administration demanded politically toxic measures be put into the measure.
Those include $3 billion for border security and the construction of a border wall, as well as $30 billion more for defense spending. The administration also said it wants to withhold funding for some subsidies in the Affordable Care Act that help low-income people afford health care.
Trump’s political capital outside Progressive Republicans and his ardent supporters took a major beating with Trump’s foreign policy shift celebrated among Progressive Democrats and Republicans, so Trump’s foreign policy shift demanding additional defense funding translates to increased aggressive behavior.
If the United States doesn’t step up under President Donald Trump, Paul Wolfowitz warns in a new interview for The Global POLITICO, our weekly podcast on world affairs in the Trump era, it would represent an “opportunity” blown, a missed chance that would result in “lost American influence” and a win for “hostile actors.”
The war and rationing path will require this to be passed and signed https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1509
Who better for its passage than a President Trump?
“The alternative is to let a very important, critical part of the world go to hell literally and lose American influence,” he says. “We may not like to talk about oil, but this is the engine of the world economy and if it’s dominated by the wrong people, the consequences here in the United States are very serious.”
Translation, the Eurozone and OPEC won’t be able to link, and this places extra pressure on repudiating the US Dollar as the world’s reserve currency status via China’s AIIB banking system as does a ‘stronger Dollar’.
With the party preparing to defend its congressional majorities in next year’s midterms, senior Republicans are expressing early concern about Trump’s lack of legislative accomplishments, his record-low approval ratings, and the overall dysfunction that’s gripped his administration.
Governmental Shutdown works in Progressive Democrats and Republicans favor as it enables Trump’s con to shift further towards Progressive center-moderate than previously. This means chances are Progressive Republicans win the 2018 midterms but lose House-Senate Majorities and Presidency in 2020.