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Governing by Blackmail

Pubs are pissed that Dems are holding the DACA vote hostages to a budget extension. Of course, Pubs are doing the same with the child health care bill, along with their demands to pass more tax cuts.

Both sides now have used their power to use the leverage of government funding to force policy changes. I think one of Obama's big retreats was that he caved to Republican blackmail tactics to sign debt extensions that had extensions he objected to. He finally did say no more. Debt extensions then finally were clean extensions.

So now what do we get - you get DACA only if we pay for Trump's wall. Nd if you say no to that offer, we will tie it to a debt extension, so we can blame you for shutting down the government. And by the way - the only way you get child care for kids is to agree to everything else we want in the debt extension.

It is enough to make you vomit. We are sending mothers back to Mexico who haven't been there for 20 years, and separating them from their young children. Even ignoring the fact that sending the mother to Mexico is a sentence to impoverishment (at the very best) since when did we decide that it is all ok to strip children away from their mother? I guess if you come from a shithole country, it's ok to send them back there.

Posted: 01/20/2018 at 08:53AM


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Governing by Blackmail -- cswilliam 01/20/2018 08:53AM
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