DEMS WANT TO SHUTDOWN GOVERNMENT, CANCEL INSURANCE FOR 9 MIL POOR KIDS
The American government is officially being held hostage by the leadership of the Democratic Party, which is demanding unconditional amnesty for 3.6 million foreign nationals living in America illegally. These illegals are both adults (who arrived here illegally as children) and children who live here illegally.
The Democrats believe pandering to foreign nationals will get them more votes in the long run than extending SCHIP health insurance for nine million American children. SCHIP stands for State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides health insurance for nine million poor American kids.
CONTINUING RESOLUTION PASSED IN HOUSE WITH BI-PARTISAN VOTE
Yesterday the House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution that would fund the government and prevent a shutdown. It was a bi-partisan vote: 285 to 144. The House adjourned this morning, and members left town. They told the Senate they have to pass the House’s CR if they want to keep the government open.
According to the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney the Feds are preparing for a government shutdown. “We don’t want this,” Mulvaney said. “We do not want a shutdown.”
This marks the fourth short-term spending bill Congress has had on its plate since September. Democrats, however, remain largely opposed to the Continuing Resolution to fund the government because they want it tied to a larger immigration deal over the DACA program* and continuing the lax border enforcement that created this problem in the first place.
Mulvaney said that there’s “no DACA bill to vote on” and “no emergency” in terms of the timing because Congress has until March 5 to work out a legislative solution on the issue. “There’s absolutely no reason to tie these things together right now,” he said.
MILITARY WILL NOT BE PAID, SENATORS WILL
The Senate Democrats, who are causing this shutdown, will continue to get paid but military service members will not be paid.
The continued failure of the Senate to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) funding the operations of the federal government will result in a shutdown of many government agencies at midnight. These government agencies serve important needs of the American people.
The leadership of the Democratic Party is placing the demands of illegal aliens ahead of the interests of the American people and their own constitutional obligations to fund the government.
SCHUMER IS A HYPOCRITE
This unconscionable government shutdown is being led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer who, in October 2013, declared that shutting down the government to achieve narrow political aims was itself unconscionable.
“We believe strongly in immigration reform. We could say, ‘we’re shutting down the government, we’re not gonna raise the debt ceiling, until you pass immigration reform.’ It would be governmental chaos,” Schumer said a little more than four years ago. Moreover, Schumer explicitly compared these sorts of strong-arm tactics to a hostage situation. “You cannot negotiate with a hostage situation like that. You cannot negotiate with a gun to your head,” he stated.
Chuck Schumer is now doing exactly what he said he abhorred just a few years ago and he is doing it on behalf of people who are not American citizens.
If they take the extraordinary step of shutting down the government, Democratic leadership will send a very clear message to the American people: Not only don’t the interests of poor American children come first, but Americans’ interests, needs, and security come dead last, behind the wants & needs of foreign nationals who are breaking our laws.
The deadline is midnight tonight, Eastern Standard Time. If the Senate does not vote to fund the Federal government by midnight, many, many government functions will shutdown.
Diane L. Gruber
*Nearly 800,000 adults currently benefit from DACA, which protects foreign nationals who were brought to the US illegally as children. DACA protects them from deportation and allows them to work, study and participate in their communities without fear. BUT only 25% of them have chosen to use their Green Card to obtain employment, and only about 900 are in the military.
Source: CSC MediaGroup USA