With the exception of Trump’s basket of deplorables, his cowardly party, and the television “news,” everyone in America knows that Trump’s ‘wall’ is unnecessary and a waste of money. Other methods to secure our borders would be far more effective and less costly.
Trump’s political show last night was filled with lies and proves that he is desperate for a win. Today he held a meeting in the Oval Office with Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi to discuss the Trump Shutdown. When Nancy Pelosi adamantly said that the House would never vote for a bill which included his ‘wall,’ Trump slapped a table and left the room. What class and dignity by the illegitimate President of the United States! The bully didn’t get his way.
Stunned Democrats emerged from the White House meeting declaring that Mr. Trump had thrown a “temper tantrum.” The president’s allies accused Democrats of refusing to negotiate. Then he tweeted that the meeting was “a total waste of time;” according to the New York Times.
“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”
I’m sure that most of you have heard the basic facts about why the government remains shutdown. Trump is the only reason it continues; he is the one who refuses to negotiate honestly. He has said many times that it is ‘the wall or nothing.’
The question no one wants to talk about is what happens when government workers who are performing necessary tasks and remain unpaid decide that enough is enough. Already hundreds of TSA agents have called in sick. What if it becomes thousands? What will happen in federal prisons when the guards walk out? Who will fight forest fires in our national parks? And who will protect the orange man if the secret service refuses to work without pay?
As Artie Johnson used to say on “Laugh-in,” “very interesting.”
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Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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