End This Government Shut DownPosted: January 7, 2019
45 claims he need 5.9 Billion Dollars for national security to build a wall because terrorist come OVER the border. This claim is wrong and tiring. More reports show terrorists come into this country by air and the 9/11 ones came in by air.
Not paying TSA agents, or air traffic control agents is much more dangerous than not having the wall. Not paying IRS workers means cheating can happen on tax returns and possibly not be caught. Not having workers at national parks means things go wrong and people have already gotten hurt. Not picking up trash at national parks gives rats a chance to take hold and they spread disease. Not paying EPA workers or food safety inspectors means food and water can be unchecked for problems. Not funding food stamps means that people who are the most vulnerable will go hungry.
In last shut downs government workers got back pay for days they were shut so that meant we paid them not to work. But what about the sandwich shop next to a government agency that is shuttered? They don’t have people coming in to buy lunch because they are not at work. Those businesses will never make up that revenue.
This government shut down is the most childish was to legislate, as all government shut downs are. We don’t pay any politicians to act like children and take their ball and go home rather than legislate. We need to demand the reopening of the government and then let officials fight out the details of the wall.