Of course, the 2013 shutdown was Republicans trying to defund the ACA, which had been fully passed into law by Congress and the president. This time, it’s to stop the deportation of dreamers, which was not a problem until Trump made it one by executive action.
This shutdown was manufactured by the Republicans months ago by holding important issues hostage to give Democrats a Sophie’s choice dilemma if they decided to vote against the budget. Republicans couldn’t care less about sick children. #TrumpShutdown
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The same conservative democrats that say “we can’t afford” free college, or “how will we pay” for universal healthcare always find money for the war profiteers.
A record spending bill overwhelmingly approved by the House on Tuesday authorizes $700 billion for the U.S. military.