So, here we are again, just like I said we would be after last month's "crisis" of a government shutdown. President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday, "I'd love to see a shutdown" if Democrats will not accept his immigration proposals.
Some of the proposals from Trump is to eliminate "chain migration" and alter immigration law to cut off the flow of MS-13 gang members into the US.
Additionally, part of a Trump deal is to get $18 billion in funding for a southern border wall, as well as more military funding.
"If they don't want to take care of our military then shut it down," Trump said.
"We need much better border mechanisms and much better border security. We need the wall. We're going to get the wall," the president added. "If we don't have the wall, we're never going to solve this problem."
Earlier Tuesday, Trump tweeted out a Daily Caller article which claimed a majority of Americans support a DACA compromise. The article also claims that it would fully strengthen the border and also include immigration laws changes.
"Polling shows nearly 7 in 10 Americans support an immigration reform package that includes DACA, fully secures the border, ends chain migration & cancels the visa lottery," tweeted Trump. "If D’s oppose this deal, they aren’t serious about DACA-they just want open borders."
Polling shows nearly 7 in 10 Americans support an immigration reform package that includes DACA, fully secures the border, ends chain migration & cancels the visa lottery. If D’s oppose this deal, they aren’t serious about DACA-they just want open borders. https://t.co/XDMcDOr9vM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2018
Oh, they are serious about DACA, and the caving on amnesty has already been shown.
Does anyone actually think we're going to see an actual government shutdown over this? I'm betting we don't. Sure, it's more political theater, and lots of us would actually love to see the DC government grind to a screeching halt, but the fact is that too many people are dependent upon government, including many conservatives.
The government checks will stop, whether they are Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, disability or whatever check one gets and people will be up in arms because they still haven't realized how all those little carrots have enslaved them to the almighty state.
Heres' the thing, I agree with Trump that if Democrats won't go along, they aren't serious about DACA, and frankly, I don't see why anyone should be when the law was clear in the first place. However, if there is no shut down in all of this because there is no funding for a wall, then obviously someone is not serious about that, right?
Meanwhile, a vote is scheduled for Tuesday to keep the government funded through March 23. Again, kicking the can down the road.
A meeting last night among House Republicans must've born fruit, because the caucus announced late last night that they would hold a vote late Tuesday on a bill to keep the federal government open through March 23. The vote would avert the second government shutdown this year.
The measure would fund most government agencies and contain a year of defense funding as well as two years of funding for community health centers, the Republican representatives told reporters. But without a concurrent deal on immigration that includes enshrining DACA protections in law, it's difficult to say whether the bill will muster the votes to clear the Senate, where it would require 60 votes to circumvent a Democratic filibuster, per Reuters.
As CNN explains, the full-year defense-spending plan - a long-sought objective of Mark Meadows and the rest of the House Freedom Caucus - is being added to the plan to give GOP leaders a chance to muscle the bill across the finish line with Republican-only votes - a necessity for defense hawks who have grown increasingly uneasy about the Pentagon relying on short-term resolutions.
"We have to break this logjam some way," said Rep. Greg Walden, the Oregon Republican who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, of the fifth short-term funding measure.
Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said he supports this strategy, and several GOP lawmakers said they expect it to pass the House with zero Democratic votes.
The bill also includes two years of funding for community health centers, a bipartisan priority.
Well, community health centers might be a priority for Republicans and Democrats, but where in the Constitution is such spending on those things authorized? Answer: Nowhere.
This is what we are being subjected to month after month, a constant government shutdown "crisis" where no one is actually sweating it because we all know they are going to just do what they do and make unconstitutional compromises. They did it last month. They did it the year before and the year before that and the year before that.... oh, you get the point, don't you?Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.