What Happened to All the Shutdown Suffering?

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from Rush Limbaugh,

Rush: We had a government shutdown — and for the first three weeks, everything was fine, and the media got in gear and started focusing on the negatives, which people react to. And then what really caused this shutdown to end? What do you think? There’s no wrong answer. Just asking. What do you think was the straw that broke the camel’s back here that forced the president to have to end it?

But the answer to the question — maybe I should leave it open so those of you on the phones can take a stab at answering it. What was the straw that broke the camel’s back that convinced the — and I’m not talking about maybe he had some staffers in there ill advising him, I don’t doubt that was going on. Folks, look. Let me mention this as a caveat.

Now, when I asked the question, what was it? What was the straw that broke the camel’s back that caused the shutdown to end? Let me ask you some questions as I hint at you the answer. Have you noticed today, did you notice on Sunday, did you even notice on Saturday, there are no delays at the LaGuardia, there are no delays at JFK, there are no delays at Newark, there are no delays at Reagan National, there are no delays at LAX, there are no delays at Chicago O’Hare except maybe if everything’s frozen. No delays anywhere!

Have you noticed that the IRS has said it’s gonna take them, however, a year to rebound from this 30-day shutdown, and it may mean a longer delay in you getting your refund? And they said that before the shutdown. Yeah, they said, if this goes on it’s setting us back, and our time to recover from this is getting longer and longer. Now they’re saying it may take ’em a year. But at LaGuardia, Reagan National, JFK, Newark, why, everything’s on time. I mean, it’s normal.

Have you noticed that all of the soup lines for federal employees are shut down? I mean, free food’s free food. Why shut down the soup lines? Did you notice there were no stories of soup lines on Saturday, no stories of soup lines on Sunday, certainly no stories of soup lines today. We have had no stories of, “Even though the government has reopened, the president is remaining an obstacle here by refusing to sign…” Whatever they want to report the president not being cooperative with the federal government. You haven’t seen any of that, right?

Have you noticed that nobody needs a loan, no federal employee needs to call Wilbur Ross to borrow money? Have you noticed that all of the suffering, all of the misery, all of the disastrous results from 30 days of the government shutdown is gone? There are no lingering after effects of all of the suffering and all of the delays and all of the hunger. Those government checks sure must clear fast. He-he-he-he-he. Right?

The back pay of the missing check and then the second check. Why, they must have cleared on Saturday. You notice that the Coast Guard is back up patrolling the coast? Have you noticed how fast — except at the IRS, there seems to be a problem there. So, yes, yes, yes. That’s exactly what I am saying. A bunch of artificial, made-for-TV suffering and some legitimate, “I’m not going to work. I hate Trump.” Various employees gave the news media everything they needed.

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