Liberal reader Samson G complains that calling the looming budget crisis a Schumer-Shutdown is a misnomer if Republicans control the process, but he’s wrong.
Republicans are in power but a Senate budget deal needs 60 votes, and the GOP at 51 members is 9 short of that necessity, meaning Democrats must help in order to avert a shutdown…judging by Schumer’s insistence on inserting DACA, that ain’t happenin’.
Face it – if 60 is the magic Senate number, Republicans do NOT ‘control the process’.
Democrats raged against Republicans in 2013 when they tried to add O’care issues to the budget process, claiming it was wrong to add non-fiscal, non-financial issues.
The White House Budget Director was probably not the right person to call out on the issue of why Mick Mulvaney called the looming situation the ‘Schumer Shutdown’.
‘Cuz what Democrats are trying to do this time is what they condemned in 2013.
DACA is a ‘non-fiscal, non-financial’ issue. And, as Mick Mulvaney pointed out with pin-point, devastating accuracy today answering a CNN reporter, on top of that, the DACA program isn’t set to expire until March 05…it’s a non-critical issue, being politicized.
And, if memory serves, wasn’t it Democrats in the much-reported Trump meeting that spoke of a ‘clean’ DACA deal? (Clean, as in, not lumped in with other issues.) On so many levels, with so many contributing factors, Democrats OWN this shut-down.
So if Democrat Chuck Schumer makes DACA a deal-breaker, it’s HIS shutdown.
All hypocrisy aside, Chucky baby…it’s the SCHUMER SHUTDOWN.