The left and right are fighting over funding for the wall like two boys in a tug-of-war battle over a Stretch Armstrong. His rubbery arms reaching their breaking point. Well, the arguments seem to have reached the boiling point. As of last night, their inability to fund the wall led them to shuts it all down.
See for yourself:
Congress failed to avert a partial government shutdown on Friday and doesn’t appear to have a clear path forward as lawmakers continue to squabble over funding for President Trump’s border wall.
Senate negotiators from both parties agreed to keep talking in search of an elusive spending deal as the House and Senate adjourned Friday night without an agreement to avoid at least a partial shutdown starting at midnight.
White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney, who is also serving as Trump’s acting chief of staff, sent a memo to federal agencies instructing them to begin executing plans for a shutdown starting Saturday.
I love a good shutdown myself. My only problem is they never go far enough, but I guess anything leaving fewer things for the government to screw up is fine by me. Though, my fingers are certainly crossed for a more permanent government reduction.
On the other hand, if we are going to have an all-encompassing welfare state, a wall would be nice. It would give fence-hopping doucheburritos a much tougher time getting over here to suckle at the welfare teat.
In the grand scheme of things, six billion ducats for a glorious slab of concrete, preferably with spikes on top, isn’t an unreasonable request. Though, the left isn’t about to let Trump score a win. As such, the government shuts its doors and runs with a skeleton crew. It’s a win for some of us either way.