I truly believe the scummy Democrats in Congress, which is just about all of them, will not get it until We the People who put Donald Trump in the White House march on Washington in a massive force and demand they not stand in the way of President Trump carrying out the agenda we sent him there to carry out. If we don’t they are going to do all they can, legal or not, to prevent President Trump from fulfilling the people’s will.
From The Washington Times
Senate Democrats said Monday that they will block any spending bill that includes money for President Trump’s border wall, even if it leads to a government shutdown, saying it’s up to Republicans to resist touchy issues in the looming spending debate.
In a letter led by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, top Democrats also said they will insist that bills allow Planned Parenthood to collect taxpayer money.
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
But though Democrats are in the minority and would have to filibuster to block the bills, they insisted it’s Republicans who will be blamed for a government shutdown.
“If Republicans insist on inserting poison pill riders such as defunding Planned Parenthood, building a border wall, or starting a deportation force, they will be shutting down the government and delivering a severe blow to our economy,” the Democrats said in a letter to top Republicans.
This year, for the first time in a decade, Democrats do not control any part of the appropriations process. But they are counting on the GOP’s shutdown showdown fights of the last few years to scare Republicans into being timid about which fights they choose to pick.
The spending bills give Congress a major opportunity to reformat policies, since they are considered must-pass bills. Lawmakers regularly include “legislative riders” in spending bills constraining what the executive branch can do.
But Democrats said veterans, environmental policies, labor union issues and consumer protection policies must all be off-limits this year if any bills are going to pass.
While Republicans can pass whatever they like through the House based on their own numbers, the Senate Democratic Caucus has 48 members — more than enough to sustain a filibuster, should Mr. Schumer choose that route.