In the political equivalent of a temper tantrum, congressional Democrats are threatening to shut down the government if they don’t get their way.
If by October 1, President Trump has not given up his quest to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, Democrats say many government services will grind to a halt.
Led by Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democrats are hoping to block any wall construction, so protecting the northward flow of government-dependent workers to Democratic-run cities, and also breaking Trump’s 2016 primary campaign promise.
To do this, Democrats intend to block a government spending plan that includes budgets for many government agencies.
Seeking to avoid a shut down, the Trump White House is said to be offering compromises to Schumer and his ilk.
The White House is pushing a deal on Capitol Hill to head off a government shutdown that would lift strict spending caps long opposed by Democrats in exchange for money for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, multiple sources said.
Does this strike any of you as being no different than giving in to a petulant child?
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve still got young children at home. And it is not uncommon for them to demand something, be told ‘NO’, and then respond by throwing a fit designed to get me to give in.
And the WORST thing I could do is actually give in.
(via: Conservative Post)