Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are meeting with Trump today about the spending bill as it relates to a DACA fix and Trump’s dumb, racist wall that Mexico is definitely NOT going to pay for; via The Post:
There is a chance of a government shutdown in the next several weeks over the wall and/or DACA.
Immigration is the biggest stumbling block in negotiations about keeping the lights on past Jan. 19, which is next Friday. Republicans say Democrats are holding spending talks hostage to secure a DACA fix, which they’d prefer to consider separately. As he meets with a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House later today, both Trump and Democratic leaders think they have the better hand — a recipe for trouble. The likeliest outcome is another short-term agreement.
It would be a mistake to throw the Trumpublicans another lifeline in the form of a short-term agreement, IMO. I think the Democrats should demand passage of a clean DACA bill (no wall, no other bullshit) before they agree to provide a single vote to avoid a shutdown.
Trump created the DACA crisis. The Trumpublicans control the government. They need Democrats because they can’t get their Freedom Caucus crazies to act like responsible adults and pay bills the country has already incurred.
I get that Democrats are the grownups. I understand there’s real pain involved in a shutdown, but there’s a cost to constantly propping these feral toddlers up too. It’s time to call their damn bluff. What do you think?