posted on Jan, 20 2018 @ 09:56 PM
a reply to: burntheships
Yes, I know that the CR is not a Republican agenda, and what it is. However it should not be denied that the Republican’s used it as a weapon
against the Democrats. The bills, the very specific issues, they knew were going to expire, and instead of bringing the bills to where they could be
refunded, or even put in the mechanism to keep it funded, they did not and let it pass. The question is why. Do we not think that the health of
children is important, should not the vets and military families get the best help as possible? Yet when it came to these bills, none of the
Republicans, and especially the leadership, who is in charge of both the House and the Senate saw fit to allow such bills to come to the floor for a
And Trump is in the middle of it all. The first is that one of the claims that Trump used while running is that he was a great negotiator. Now here
is where it gets a bit sticky, when many of these bills came forth, the leadership was asked about various bills, and those asking were told to ask
Trump. Trump was asked and he put forth that it was on the leadership in congress. And from what was initially seen, Trump was agreeable to a clean
bill, something that was bipartisan in nature, something both parties could get behind, however the leadership is not wanting or willing to bring it
to a vote.
Now the Republican leadership is playing dirty politics with the various groups, after all why wait, if you know a funding for say children is coming
up? Unless one intends to use it as a wedge, in an attempt to make the other guy look bad.