Today, our president decided that his border wall trumped the paycheck of the federal employees by announcing that he would most certainly not sign a stopgap funding bill. Yesterday we learned that our troops would start exiting Syria, and at the beginning of the week, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was struck down as unconstitutional by a Texas federal judge. So yes, it’s been quite the week. And not quite the way I would have wanted it to be. But, whether or not we agree to every single decision our government makes is not really the point. We all know that some do and some don’t. But in the end let’s not forget that we are all Americans and that when we disagree, we should at least try to find common ground and meet the other side halfway. That, my friends, is real democracy.
Christmas is around the corner. Nobody wins if the government shuts down. If the president wants to sec funding for his wall, there is a supposed GoFundMe page that already fundraised 3. something million. Add to that the 1.5 million the government is willing to allot for the wall …. And vavavoom: problem solved.
AS for the pullout of troops in Syria, I am sure t both pro and contra reasoning exist. But we have not won the fight against ISIS. They may have retreated, but they are a cancer that is there to stay. And I find it difficult to believe our WIN part. Then again, what the h*&% do I know. What is closer to my heart is the fact that so many of our compadres do not seem to understand the dangers many face with the possible repeal of the ACA. Let it be known that it is not for today, n