The United States government has been shut down since midnight of Saturday the 22nd of December 2018. This has been the longest recorded time that the government has ever been shut down. The reason for this shutdown is due to a disagreement. Our president, Donald J. Trump and Democratic Congress have not decided on whether or not to fund the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The Democratic Party is a no go for the wall as opposed to Trump’s yes.
So far Trump has pinned the all the fault on the Democratic Party. Workers have been furloughed for over three weeks now. No matter who’s fault it is, we are definitely in the midst of a crisis. I could not imagine not being paid over such an infantile dispute.
People have literally missed rent payments as #ShutdownStories fills social media pages to prove so. I understand that Trump must fill his promises regarding his candidacy but that does not make him just in shutting down the government. That does not allow him to force federal workers to struggle in effort to pay rent or go into bank accounts with money saved up for emergencies when such an ordeal could be settled in a whole different manner.
Now I'm not too invested in the world of politics but I do know that the furloughing of federal workers could have been avoided if the funding of the wall had been passed. This would be the best way to go because the wall would not be finished by the end of Trump’s term.
As of right now after all Trump has gotten himself into, I do not believe that he will be re-elected. Thus, the funding can be cut by the next president and we lose money as opposed to having workers either not work or work without pay until we(democrats) agree to fund the wall. The repercussions for this were not properly weighed out on both sides of the argument. As for the shutdown, it occurred in a hasty decision as would be expected of President Donald J. Trump.
Reporter: Makai Walker