Even knowing it would end with egg on his face, Donald Trump has shut down the United States government.

The government has virtually ground to a halt since December 26th, 2018. Why? Because Donald Trump, our President, made it so. He is having a tantrum over not getting the funding for the border wall between us and Mexico.

It is very important to understand why we have found ourselves in this situation, hatred for non-white people. Trump had the funding for his wall, and reneged on the agreement reached between the House of Representatives and the Senate. Both of which are currently under Republican majority control.

Republicans have shown no aptitude for governing and Trump is a terrible negotiator. Funding for this wall is a mask to hide the real motivation for this shut down, Republicans want to kill immigration.

They have been screaming their agenda

In 2013, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation on Immigration, but then Speaker of the House, John Boehner, refused to even bring the bill to the floor for a vote. He stated, “They don’t tell us what to do.” This comment was directed at Democrats, who had the majority in the Senate at the time.

Earlier this year, Trump was offered $26 billion for his wall, but refused to sign the bill because it addressed the DACCA issue. Once again showing Republicans want those citizens deported rather than having a chance at freedom.

Immigration will be the reason Trump will have egg on his face over this shut down of the government. The shut down he took responsibility for on December 11, 2018. Yes Donald, you own the shut down. 

Why we are here

On December 20, 2018, the Republican led Senate passed a bill that would keep the government open and funded through February 8, 2019. This bill passed 100-0.

When this bill reached the House, Speaker Paul Ryan (R), refused to bring it to the floor for a vote. He met with Trump, brought the same bill passed in the Senate to the floor, which included the now $5 billion Trump wants for his wall.

Naturally, the Senate did not pass the bill form the House, and our government is shut down by republicans again. History has shown it is always Republicans responsible for government shutting down.

Waterloo

On January 3, 2019, Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives, with Nancy Pelosi (D) as the new Speaker of the House.

I predict that Speaker Pelosi will bring the bill to the floor passed unanimously in the Senate. The bill will pass the House and be sent to the Senate.

The senate will pass their own bill again with veto proof numbers. When Trump veto’s the bill, it will be over ridden by Congress and government will re-open.

Donald will have egg all over his face.

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Gene Smith

Gene Smith is a Chief Campaign Strategist living in Peoria, Arizona. He is a husband, father to three grown men, Air Force veteran, retired law enforcement officer, and law school graduate. He's currently canvassing for citizen ballot initiatives that involve education, campaign finance reform, and environmental issues. Smith serves as an elected Democratic Precinct Committee person, engaging in voter registration and recruitment.

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