I never was a politics-type of person. I do keep up what’s going on with the world. I never understood how someone so ignorant and do not care about the American people can be this selfish and careless. This is literally a sequence of greed and a future economic crash.
The Trump administration asked for $1.6 billion for border security in the budget THEY PROPOSED to Congress. Since the Republicans were in control of both houses of Congress, both houses passed bills to fully funded that $1.6 billion request. After the bill passed both houses of Congress, An Coulter and Rush Limbaugh said some awful things about Donald Trump. Who hasn’t?
Trump suddenly thought $1.6 billion was not enough and demanded $5 billion more for his wall to keep the government open. He even bragged that he would shit down the government to get his wall. Notice he uses a lot of “me”, “I” and “my” when mentioning the wall.
Up to this point, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and did not spend one dollar on building the wall. At the time, Paul Ryan was still Speak of the House when the government shut down not Nancy Pelosi. The first thing Nancy Pelosi did when she became Speaker of the House was pass the same bill that fully funded the Trump’s administration’s $1.6 billion request for border security.
If Mitch McConnell would put that bill on the floor in the Senate today, the bill would pass easily and then Trump would have to veto it to keep the government shut down. A lot of people do not know that there is absolutely nothing stopping Congress and the Trump administration from opening the government while they negotiate funding for the border wall. Nothing. It can be done today but they chose not to.
Federal workers and contractors have already missed several paychecks and many of whom are still working without pay with no possibility of back payment.
The government have been broken for a long time. However, Trump and his administration is holding the American people hostage just because he wants a wall. People are getting evicted from their home and can’t pay their mortgages. People can not pay for their medications which is already expensive but can cause serious symptoms, hospitalizations and possibility of death. Trump calls his wall a crisis. No, holding the people hostage and making them work without pay is a crisis.