In a televised meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office Trump promised to shutdown the government if he didn’t get his way and secure funding for his ridiculous and unnecessary wall. Paul Ryan’s last effort as the failed Speaker of the House managed to garner 217 votes and pass a House version which added a whopping 5.7 billion dollars to appease his fuhrer.
In the senate 60 out of 100 votes are needed to pass the same bill. Today your homophobic vice-president, Mike Pence, cast the deciding vote to bring it to the floor before midnight. If it passes, Trump will have kept his first promise in 23 months.
Polls show that most Americans do not want this “wall.” The truth is that it is a foolhardy idea and will waste more taxpayer dollars without creating the desired result. At least one-half of all illegal immigrants in the United States arrive in our nation on commercial flights. They come here after receiving a ‘visitor’s visa’ and simply never return to their nation of origin. They are referred to as “overstays.” Trump is too ignorant to be aware of this fact.
If the government is shutdown it is Trump’s responsibility. If hypocritical Republicans bow to him once again and approve the waste of nearly six-billion dollars they must pay for their crimes against the American people. Either way, we, real Americans, will win on November 3, 2020 if not before.
This is our country. It does not belong to white supremacists and the one-percent. As our economy begins to fail, uninformed Trump supporters will be forced to face the truth.
The Truth Lives Here
Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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