Do Democrats hate Americans? Sure seems like it when the lives of illegals immigrants, aka criminals, are deemed to be more important than those of American citizens. Democrats are threatening a government shut down if Dreamers are not allowed to stay. They say they will not approve the spending bill, to fund the government, unless protection for DACA is attached. Federal funding to run the government it approved through December 8th, and if Republicans drag their heals on this one, it likely will not get resolved until well into 2018.
Weasel Zippers explains why we are now in this position:
Republicans control the House and Senate. But historically, the GOP has failed on its own to provide the necessary votes to avert a government shutdown.
The party required a bailout from Democrats as recently as Sept. 2015 to help make up the vote deficit and pass those spending bills. Republicans sometimes balk for a variety of reasons. They don’t like stopgap appropriations packages. They’re disgusted by the process. They demand more for defense. What about entitlement spending? Where’s the plan to reduce the national debt?
A coalition of liberal Democrats is now flexing its muscles on the upcoming government spending bill. Many Democrats insist that congressional leaders attach the DREAM Act to the spending package, or else.
“If there’s no clean DREAM Act in the budget, we’re not voting for it,” threatened Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y.DACA is the abbreviation for an Obama administration-era program “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” Democrats and some Republicans often refer to undocumented persons who arrived in the U.S. as minors as DREAMers. That’s derived from the bipartisan DREAM Act, short for “The Development, Relief, Education for Minors” bill.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal recently challenged House Republicans to pass the spending bill on their own.
“But if … you need our votes, include a clean DREAM Act,” the Washington Democrat said.
When the federal government shuts down decent Americans pay the price. Just in time for Christmas thousands of “non-essential” federal workers are worrying whether they can expect pay checks this December. Democrats need to get their priorities straight here. Who should the government be more interested in protecting? Dreamers, who by all intents and purposes have no RIGHT to be here, or hard-working Americans who depend on the federal government to function?