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Sound Off: Who Wants Another Government Shutdown?

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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump gestures as delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. Less than a week ago, Trump stood before the nation and called for a new era of bipartisan cooperation. “Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve,” he said, extolling how the country had come together in recent times of tragedy. A week later, such talk is but a distant memory. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP, File) -- The Associated Press

Remember how Congress recently solved a government shutdown? If it seems that was only a couple of weeks ago, that's because it was only two weeks ago. And maybe "solved" is too strong a word because they only kicked the can down the road to February 8th, which is Thursday.

That's right, America. Time to panic about another government shutdown. Things are looking bleak (again) up in Washington.

At least one of our leaders thinks a shutdown could be a good thing. At a White House meeting on Tuesday, President Trump saw the bright side. If Democrats don't agree to changes in immigration policy that many believe allows MS-13 and other gang members into slip into the USA, the president is all for another shutdown.

“If we don’t change it, let’s have a shutdown,” Trump said. "It’s worth it for our country.” 

We all know that government shutdowns are a military morale killer. To be honest, constant threats of government shutdowns cause as much stress as the real thing.

Are you ready for the next shutdown? Is it okay to hold your paycheck hostage for changes in immigration policy? Sound off! 

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