Trump Has No Interest In Preventing Another Shutdown
January 31, 2019
After holding workers’ paychecks hostage for 35 days, Trump made it clear that he has no interest in negotiating a bipartisan deal for effective border security and preventing another shutdown. Workers are already struggling to recover from the Trump Shutdown, the longest in our nation’s history, and now they have to worry that he is going to do it all over again.
Trump made it clear today that he has no interest in negotiating a bipartisan deal to prevent another government shutdown.
Trump: “Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee are wasting their time. Democrats, despite all of the evidence, proof and Caravans coming, are not going to give money to build the DESPERATELY needed WALL. I’ve got you covered. Wall is already being built, I don’t expect much help!”
It’s clear why workers, who are still struggling to recover from Trump’s 35 day shutdown, continue to stress over another Trump Shutdown.
“The thought of three weeks hanging over us. That’s when the stress builds up all over again.” – Federal worker
“I’m going to save every dollar I can until a permanent budget is passed.” – Federal worker
“I can’t rely on this for my family. I love what I do, but as long as this President feels that he can do this, I’m just fearful that will happen again for whatever reason he might come up with. Right now, it’s the wall. Next year, it may be something else he decides he wants money for.” – Federal contractor
“By the time we get our back pay and catch up on bills somewhat, we all may be back in the same boat. There won’t even be any time to save any emergency funds if we shut down on the fifteenth.” – Federal worker
“It feels like we are still hostages. I’m just so happy to be going back to work and to be able to get on with our lives because I need our health insurance to fill these prescriptions. But who knows if this will all happen again in three weeks.” – Federal contractor
“They’re throwing us a rope. They’ll throw us that rope, we’ll catch it, and in a few weeks, they’re just going to pull it from us again.” – Federal worker