Reason behind U.S. gov’t shutdown

January 4, 2019

Trump’s decision to close the U.S. southern border with Mexico completely if devoting the sum of billions of dollars in federal spending for building a wall there is not accepted has raised unhappiness among his adversaries. This is the same president who repetitively promised the American people that Mexico would pay for the wall that he plans to construct. Now he’s trying to extract $5 billion from the American taxpayer. President Trump has taken hundreds of thousands of federal employees’ pay hostage in a last ditch effort to fulfill a campaign promise.  Last week, many government agencies in the U.S. were shut down in the United States. That was due to their funding being expired as a result of Trump’s decision. About 800,000 of federal workers who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay were most victimized by the political play-acting between the Trump White House and the Democratic Party over the U.S. President’s demand for a border wall. The conditions are stormy inside the country. The American Democrats left the table altogether because they’re averse to really do something to help protect borders. As the shutdown continues, agencies are using up saved funds, and more services are closing. If the shutdown lasts it will upset economic growth. The shutdown’s impact will be overblown when federal offices will normally be open and staffed with the approximately 380,000 employees who have been told to stay home while President Trump and Congress try to reach a spending consensus. Most federal employees are dispersed across the country, far from Capitol Hill. Some say they are irritated by the political gridlock that has left their finances uncertain. The big thing is, it’s already a very tough job. But when you know that you’ve got to go to work and you’re not going to be paid for it or it’s going to be late, it certainly brings you down. Actually, the border wall funding, immigration policy or any other issue is not the real reason of the stalemate between the White House and the Democrats, it started over the policy wars in Washington when Trump announced he was withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and cutting the troop presence in Afghanistan in half. This prompted Defense Secretary James Mattis, the retired Marine general and butcher of Fallujah, to resign in protest. It was only then that the Democratic leadership joined with the bulk of the media and military/intelligence establishment in anger against any reduction of the U.S. wars in the Middle East and dug in their heels on the border wall spending bill. While the anger of federal workers is mounting in the U.S., Trump appears gratified to own a shutdown over border wall funding.

 

American Democrats left the table altogether because they’re averse to really do something to help protect borders.

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