The partial government shut-down
The federal government is partially shut down, ostensibly over President Trump’s proposal to construct a wall along our southern border, and his request for $5.7 billion over 5 years to fund that construction.
Don’t be fooled.
The fight going on between the President and the Democrats (I prefer to call them Dummocrats) in the House and Senate has nothing to do with the proposed wall, or with its (relatively minor) cost.
Rather, this fight has everything to do with the attempt of the Dummocrats to thwart ANYTHING this president wants to accomplish. This fight is personal, and it’s stupid.
The Dummocrat Party, led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (I prefer to call her Nasty Pelosi) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (I prefer to call him Schmuck Schumer) has refused to create and submit to the president a budget (as law requires them to do), and have instead proposed another in a long string of Continuing Resolutions to fund the government for a couple of months – provided there is no money allocated for a wall on our southern border.
President Trump has indicated that he will veto such a bill, should it arrive on his desk, and the Dummocrats have withheld formally submitting such a bill. Without a signed Continuing Resolution, there is no money to fund certain functions of the federal government, deemed “non-essential”.
The president has asked the Dummocrats to negotiate, in good faith, a resolution to the impasse between them. The Dummocrats have refused. The Dummocrat position is: Fund the shut-down portions of the government for a few months first, and then we’ll talk about the sourthern border. In other words: Give us everything we want, and then we will talk to you about what you want.
The president has told the Dummocrats where to stick that suggestion.
So, we now have a “wall” between two branches of government. And we have a stand-off which might continue for longer than anyone imagines.