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Schumer Caves, Shutdown Ends

The government shutdown of 2018 ended Monday after Chuck Schumer caves to popular pressure. Reports are that about 20 Senate Democrats were ready to bolt, fearing voter angst. Polls were showing that not only was the public very opposed to the shutdown, but were also against amnesty for DACA immigrants and supportive of the agenda of President Trump. About 54% want ′The Wall′ built and other issues like ending chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program ranged from the mid 60% range to low 70%. Around 71% even want the numbers reduced on legal immigration from current levels. In short, Schumer and the extreme Left miscalculated, both on who would get blamed for the shutdown and on the sentiments of the voters.



The deal Schumer agreed to by Mitch McConnell was actually the same offered by President Trump on Friday afternoon when they met at the White House. A 3-week continuing resolution was passed to fund the government through February 8. McConnell intends to allow a DACA vote, provided that a bill is ready for debate on the floors of the House and Senate. All through this mess, discussions had been continuing on DACA by many of those who had attended President Trump′s meeting 2 weeks ago. Other Democrat Senators, those who rebelled against Schumer, attended other meetings at Republican Senator Susan Collins′ office. One report indicates that some discussions got heated there as a ′talking stick′ got tossed and broke a large figurine of an elephant belonging to Collins.


So, we get 3 weeks before we go through this rigamarole again. There is still some discussing resolutions to amend the House federal budget bill they passed last September, which would fund the government fully for the next 2 years. Most Democrats and some Republicans in the Senate want to equalize the amount of increased spending for the military with extra domestic spending. Others want both slashed to refrain from adding too much to the National Debt. As for DACA, it is clear that President Trump and the immigration ′hardliners′ won this round. Even if a bill is submitted in the Senate, unless it has full funding for The Wall and eliminates both chain migration and the visa lottery, it will probably fail in the Senate and most certainly fail in the House.


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