Dear Matzav Shmooze,
I am writing this letter in the hopes that a Democrat reader (if there are any) can explain to me why our government is in a shutdown.
In 2013 the Republicans refused to agree on a new budget because they wanted to end Obamacare. This year President Trump says the Democrats are holding up the budget bill because they don’t want the wall. He tweeted that it isn’t even about the wall, it’s the principle of the matter.
Is there a response to this? Are the Democrats such immature babies that they’ll shut down the whole government over the wall? It’s not even a lot of money Trump is asking for – $5 Billion is nothing in 4 trillion dollar budget.
Democrats have always had been pro security and everyone agrees we can’t have an open border. Even if you thing it isn’t necessary, $5 billion isn’t a good reason to push a shutdown.
Can any Democrat here explain it?