“He has said that he’s ready to receive a counteroffer from the Democrats,” Conway said on Fox News Sunday, declining to provide details on what Trump would or would not accept.
That was of course Trump’s paid liar Kellyanne Conway on the right-wing propaganda machine. The problem with expecting Democrats to change their position in any way is that there was a bipartisan deal in place to keep the government open until February 8th, and Trump refused to sign it. Included in the agreement, which Trump promised to sign, was an additional $1.6 billion for border security; but not for a silly wall.
This is “Trump’s Shutdown;” his alone. He was very vocal about the subject; whining like a spoiled child that if he didn’t get his way and his Lego wall was not under his Christmas tree, he would shut down the government. This is the first promise he has kept in 23 months and 10 days.
The real polls, not those owned by the extreme right, reveal that 79 percent of all Americans do not believe that a wall is necessary. Someone in the Republican Party must have the balls to tell Trump that this is the 21st century and there are far superior ways to guarantee border security than a 16th century wall.
This shutdown will last until Trump ends it. Meanwhile 800,000 government employees will begin a new year without a job. Most of these men and women will not be paid retroactively when it does end. Meanwhile, Trump and his failed party continue to be paid by taxpayers.
November 3, 2020 can be the day tyranny ends in Washington. This is our country, not theirs.
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Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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