Ted Cruz, Steve King, Chuck Grassley, and other Republicans support funding Trump’s unnecessary wall. They are idiots, but I’m being redundant; we have known this for a long time.
Trump made a statement today claiming that the government would remain shutdown until $5.7 billion dollars is added to the budget to pay for what would be a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Ted Cruz claims that this enormous amount of money, which would be added to the national debt, would be used to construct just 215 miles of the ‘wall.’ The entire border is 1,954 miles long.
Last month Trump was presented with a bipartisan budget containing $1.6 billion in added border security; security which would be effective. Trump reneged on his promise to sign the bill and instead listened to right-wing extremists and shutdown the government.
Make no mistake; this shutdown belongs to Trump and Trump alone. Another of many poor decisions by the most unqualified man in politics. The agreement he failed to sign would have kept the government open until February 8th.
The truth is that Trump doesn’t give a damn. He and his party will continue to be paid, but more than 400,000 lower level employees will struggle to pay their bills.
Trump will continue to golf, party at his millionaires only clubs, and hold hate rallies; all with taxpayer money. This failed man must be removed from office in any way possible to save our nation.
November 3, 2020 is the day that the American people can take back their country. Republicans are the enemy, and this nation belongs to us, not them.
The Truth Lives Here
Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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