By: Brian Evans
“Pelosi will clean Trump’s Clock”, and defeat the “ridiculous wall”!
Democratic senators seem to be in agreement as they remained adamant that they would not fund the border wall, and would continue the government shutdown.
Democrats even went further and mocked it as a “4th-century strategy,” despite walls being used in Poland, Israel, and countless other countries to protect their citizens successfully! Sadly, many of those walls have been partially subsidized by the United States, despite Democrats being unwilling to do the same for the American people.
Democrats like Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said that they are willing to fund border security, so long as it doesn’t include a border wall along the southern border. He said…
“The American people want us to spend money in a smart way. $5 billion is a lot of money. That’s 650,000 children attending Head Start. It’s 2 million meals a day for a year … for seniors, and to spend it on a 4th-century strategy rather than on stuff that actually improves border security is something we’re just not going to do.”
However, Merkley fails to acknowledge the fact that illegal immigration on the southern border costs America more than $150 billion annually, so $5 billion on a down payment to irradicating illegal immigration is actually a smart investment, not a careless expense!
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) said…
“There is frankly no path toward his getting $5 billion in American taxpayer money to meet his campaign promise of a ‘big, beautiful wall’ with
Mexico. There is a path toward responsibly appropriating about $1.3 billion for border security. [The shutdown] ends when President Trump recognized that the bipartisan agreement we came to just last Wednesday, that the Senate voted unanimously on, is the agreement he’s going to have to accept.”
In other words, if the President abandons his promise to the American people, and simply allows yet another band-aid that has proven to be pointless, Democrats will continue to keep the government shut down!
As the Democrat Party has become unified in their ‘resistance’ to the Presidents attempt to secure our border and protect the American people, Senate Majority leader had adjourned the chamber until this coming Thursday. Still, it appears that the Democrats will be unwilling to compromise, as they claim the only compromise they will accept is a complete surrender to the will of the Elite!
As a result, although Nancy Pelosi spent her Christmas break in the lap of luxury, spending tens of thousands at a top-notch Hawaiian resort, and Democrats vacationed for the holidays, President Trump spent the holiday season working tirelessly to alleviate the pain of the partial government shutdown on the lives of those Americans whom it will affect.
In fact, although military personnel is not included in the shutdown that encompasses 25% of the government, the Department of Homeland Security is included, and that houses the Coast Guard. Therefore, President Trump personally intervened and instructed his Administration to find a way to to get the Coast Gaurd servicemen and women their pay, which totaled $75 million.
As a result of his firm instructions, the layers found that he could utilize unused funding to source their pay, so as a result, the Coast Gaurd will receive their end of December pay. Administration officials said…
“The president is trying to make the shutdown as painless as possible for workers, and this case proved it,” said an official.
Also, the Administration worked at record pace to write checks that will deliver a paycheck to furloughed federal employees for time that they worked up to the time of the December 22nd government shutdown.
Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Ray said…
“This is outstanding news for our military workforce.”
Unfortunately, the President’s hands are tied in future payments to the various agencies, as Congress holds the purse strings in government, and Democrats have vowed to block any funding for building a border wall. In all, Democrats want ‘open borders’, and apparently they are willing to sacrifice not only the well-being of the American people to achieve it, but the very safety, security, and freedoms that too many Americans have taken for granted for all too long.