Congress came and went from Washington once again; the government remains shutdown. Trump promised to keep the government dark until his ridiculous ‘wall’ is fully funded. His latest remarks attempt to blame Democrats while he made another threat to close our southern border entirely until he gets his way.
What the hell did millions of ignorant voters do to us? For eight years the man in the White House displayed dignity, intelligence, the willingness to listen to others, and a deep concern for the future of his country; now there’s Trump.
Trump continues his attempts to spin the facts and blame the people’s party, Democrats, for his many mistakes.
“We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with,” the president tweeted. “Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!”
Just days ago, a bipartisan agreement was on Trump’s desk. He had promised to sign it and keep the government open through February 8th. Extremists on the right convinced him to fight for his 16th century wall. He reneged, and now 800,000 Americans are paying the price.
Trump is not serious about immigration reform or protecting our borders. The sole purpose for his demand is to keep part of a campaign promise; Mexico will not pay for it; you and I will.
Trump lacks compassion, but the benevolent U.S. Office of Personnel Management has offered federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown “a guide for negotiating with creditors, landlords and mortgage companies while their income is cut off.” Really; I can’t make this s**t up.
This government agency also suggested that they ‘barter for their rent’ by performing chores such as carpentry and painting.
Is everyone in Trump’s world completely stupid? Trump is ruining the lives of hundreds-of-thousands of Americans. If he wanted it to end, he could do so instantly by scratching his illegible signature on the bipartisan agreement already completed.
By the way, Democrats and Republicans both agreed to add $1.6 billion dollars to the budget for added border security; but not the wall.
If you believe that a wall will solve our immigration problem, you are as ignorant as the leader of your cult. If it was even slightly effective, it would have the opportunity of preventing only 50 percent of illegal immigrants from coming into our nation. The other 50 percent arrive legally with visitor’s visas from Asia, Africa, South America, Europe and other nations and never leave when their visas expire.
And what about the approximately 12 million men, women, and children who have contributed to our nation for years? Does Trump plan to deport all of them. He probably does; his mental competence is rated minimum.
Finally, Republicans continue to support Trump. Remember this on November 3, 2020. This is our country, not theirs.
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Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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