The Wall debacle is a distraction. Trump and the GOP want the government to stay shutdown indefinitely, hasn’t that been their ideology for the past five decades after all? While the government is shut down –
Regulation agencies can’t properly do their job
The IRS can’t audit tax cheats like Trump and his donors
EPA enforcement is halted, allowing pollution to go unchecked
Food inspections have been diminished, allowing factory farms to pump out tainted foods unimpeded.
WIC and SNAP programs that provide assistance to the poor will run out of money effectively ending those programs
National parks and forestry staff have been furloughed allowing people to have a free run at our protected lands
Grants for art, science, and education programs go unfulfilled
The SEC can’t audit or investigate corporate crime
Shutting the government down permanently is the GOP agenda. This is the end game!