Trump Establishes Longest Government Shutdown And Government Employees Continue To Suffer

Trump Establishes Longest Government Shutdown And Government Employees Continue To Suffer

The wall probably won't be built.

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It has been over 20 days since the government shutdown, with no end in sight. There are thousands of people that are working without getting paid. I know if I had a job where I wasn't getting paid, I don't think that I would still come into work every day. I was traveling over winter break and all of the TSA people were at work, but they were not getting paid. They came to work because they know that people would not be able to travel if they were not there. So I want to thank all of the employees that are still coming to work every day despite not being paid.

But more importantly, this government shutdown needs to be stopped. Our president needs to grow up and realize that the decision about the wall being built is not something that is going to come easily. But that we do not need to be in a government shutdown until the decision is reached. This shutdown is affecting hundreds of thousands of people, with no money, no food, and no way to pay for where they are living. Now the president wants to call a national emergency all because of the wall not being built. It seems to me that this is his way of acting out because he is not getting his way. This is ridiculous, all because he is not getting his wall built.

I do not see an ending to this shutdown any time soon because neither side wants to give a little bit. Both sides need to compromise so this shutdown can end and the people can start getting paid again.

Our president has been in office for about 2 years, and this is his third government shutdown and this current shutdown will be the longest in history.

This shutdown is all because he is not getting his way with the wall, he is being a child and throwing a temper tantrum. This tantrum has gotten way out of hand and a government shutdown or a national emergency is not a way to handle the fact that he is not getting his way with the wall being built. This wall is something that not everyone agrees on and it is not fair for our country to be suffering because no one can agree.

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12 Things Young Republicans Are Tired Of Hearing

A dozen myths about conservatism and what the real deal is.

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As a college student, I know a lot of people my age consider themselves very liberal. It's a rare occasion when you meet another conservative on campus. Being a young Republican, there are several negative assumptions that come along with that.

Here is a list of 12 things we're all tired of hearing.

1. "You're only a Republican because your parents are."

Yes, my parents are both Republican and that's where my morals and beliefs were first taught, but I am my own person. I have done my own research and decided that my views side with the Republican Party. There are several things that even my parents and I disagree on. I wouldn't choose to be a Democrat just so I could be different.


2. "I bet you support Trump."

While many Republicans my age are supporting Trump, that doesn't mean we all are. We're entitled to our personal opinions and assuming we're all the same is incorrect. Just because you are a Republican doesn't mean you automatically support Trump.

3. "You're racist, sexist, etc."

This couldn't be farther from the truth. There are so many Republicans that come from unique racial and cultural backgrounds, both genders included. Take Marco Rubio, Condoleezza Rice, Ben Carson, and Bobby Jindal. These are just a few of the many, many examples.


4. "You're uneducated about the issues."

Just because someone has a different opinion than you doesn't mean they're wrong or uninformed.


5. "You're only a Republican because you're rich."

I am by no means rich. Did my parents have enough money to support their family? Yes, and I'm very blessed for that. However, they didn't pay for everything. As for college, I worked my butt off to get scholarships and opportunities to succeed. I was taught at a very young age that money requires work and things aren't just handed to you. That's exactly the reason why I strongly support capitalism.


6. "Why don't you want free college?"

NOTHING IS FREE. Would free college be awesome? Absolutely! However, I do not believe it's fair to tax working people to pay for it. If you want something, work for it.


7. "The GOP is a bunch of old, white men."

This is so untrue. I mean take a look at all the well-known conservatives in America. Lauren Conrad, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Carly Fiorina, Condoleezza Rice, Megyn Kelly, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, and so many more. Point proven.


8. "You're close-minded."

This is the most common and most annoying. Conservative does not equal close-minded. I love hearing about different ideas and opinions.


9. "You hate immigrants."

I personally feel like our immigration system is broken and needs to be changed so it's more accessible to become an American citizen. However, I don't believe those here illegally should receive taxpayer benefits. I'm all for immigration as long as it's done legally.


10. "You don't support women's rights."

Usually, this is brought up when talking about abortion. What about the rights of the unborn child? It's not just about one person's rights at that point.


11. "You should just #FeelTheBern."

#NO. I do not support socialism.


12. "You only hear the Fox News version."

Fox News is my favorite choice of news programs, but I also enjoy hearing the different views on CNN, NBC, Huffington Post, etc.


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There Are No More Government Shutdowns On The Horizon For Now, But The Future Is Unknown

Can the government shutdown occur again?

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A $333 billion spending bill has been made for President Trump to sign to prevent any further government shutdowns. The bill says little about the broader the president is demanding to build. Other border security ideas are mentioned and funding for some departments that have been neglected because of the shutdown.

As for the border, there are some provisions. Texas' Rio Grande Valley border has built a 55-mile "pedestrian fencing" which cost about $1,375 billion. Trump is willing to sign this deal but also making an executive order by declaring a national emergency to get the border wall he wants. He explained it by saying, "We're going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border and we're going to do it one way or the other." He says we have to take action fast in order to stop the smuggling of drugs and human trafficking, which he says Mexico is responsible for.

President Trump is making a total of $8 billion dollars, spending from the executive order, national emergency, and the congressional appropriations bill. Senates leaders have given their opinion on it. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have given their statement, "The President's unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for the security of our military and our nation."

This declaration of emergency is going to court, to make sure it is legal. Many leaders have opposed saying this is a fake emergency. Declaring an emergency lets the POTUS move around some money in the military-construction funds a total of $3.6 billion. That money will have to pull from other fundings to gain it. If Trump does not get his desired wall, we can expect another government shutdown.

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