Roll over the picture from this AP story about air traffic and the partial government shutdown. A caption appears. The 2nd sentence is “The partial government shutdown is starting to effect air travelers.” The correct word is ‘affect’.
That is my impression of Senator Schumer’s and Representative Pelosi’s chosen visual presentation. Page down here to find picture. Stern look as if to say “Junior you have gone far enough and it is time to talk sense.” I find it 100% consistent with the Democrats-as-the-adults-in-the-room thinking.
The weaknesses are (1) we citizens of the USA are not children to be guided in our daily lives (2) as such, when such a high-talking attitude as presented by Schumer and Pelosi is rejected, they have nowhere to go. I would have thought, as experienced politicians, that they would know better.
The tweet does not fit the preferred Democratic narrative. Quoting a federal employee (or so she says), “please don’t give into a wall”. OK! So President Trump can presumably ignore pleas to resume funding the government without a wall. He can point to Rep AOC for support. Not sure how this helps the federal workers in her district.
Extra expenses coming ‘over several years’, but the money will be there because it it will be ‘phased in’.
Cut-and-paste journalism, IMHO.
UPDATE: James Taranto shows me how it is done.
Mayor Bill DeBlasio: ‘Democratic’
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo and some Democrats in the majority”: easy to infer Democratic
“Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition”: none cited
“Bill Hammond, director of health policy for the Empire Center, a fiscally conservative think tank in Albany”: my emphasis
I wanted to start an online subscription to lohud.com, a newspaper associated with USA today. I found page “https://checkout.usatodaynetwork.com/lohud?marketCode=BH&PID=1828&gps-source=BEEN&utm_source=bounce-exchange&utm_medium=entranceoverlayap&utm_campaign=2019NEWYEAR&utm_content=&utm_term=”, or least this is what I could copy.
The offer is 99 cents/month for 3 months, then $6.99/month. “Save 90% for 3 months!”. Except it is an 86% savings, not 90%. Just the kind of sloppy writing that I expect to find in the newspaper . . . and I found it even before completing enrollment. Fake News now extended to Fake Calculations.