Give Trump His Wall, and Stop the Government Shutdown

January 10, 2019

I think it was unconscionable and very mean spirited that President Trump would purposely shut down the government just before the holidays because he insists on money for a border wall.

Not only does the shutdown affect 800,000 government workers, but it has a trickle-down effect for anyone who depends on government services.

The Democrats, just taking control of the House of Representatives, I understand do not want to appear weak and give in to President Trump, but there is a time to look at the bigger picture and show some heart for the government workers who are stuck in the middle of this tug of war and not getting a paycheck.

If it means the Democrats backing down this time and giving Trump what he wants, then please have the backbone to do the right thing and get government functioning again.

Karen Buckley


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