NEWS YOU DIDN'T HEAR: Dems Voted To NOT Pay Federal Workers
So it seems that things are pretty serious and that Democrats really want to reopen the government and get the federal workers their paychecks.
Except that's not really the case at all.
The first thing to note is that President Trump presented a very reasonable offer recently.
President Trump outlined a plan to reopen the government which included many ideas that the Democrats have been fighting for years over, while at the same time, ensuring funds to make sure our southern border is safe and secure and protecting Americans.
The Democrats rejected the offer before it was even presented.
Does this scream willing to negotiate to you?
It doesn't me. Which forces us to ask ourselves, what do they really want? Do you really want the government reopened and to reach a bipartisan agreement on immigration, or do they just want to keep using illegal immigrants to further their own agenda?
800,000 federal employees have already missed their paycheck and are about to miss another.
But here's the thing you haven't seen in the mainstream media...since the shutdown they have already voted on a bill that would pay the federal employees their paycheck even though the shutdown is still in effect...twice!
The first time, only 6 Democrats voted in favor of paying the employees. The second time there were 10 Democrats who supported the bill.
H.J. Res. 31 Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes
SEC. 2. (a) Amounts appropriated by operation of the
21 amendments made by section 1 for the salaries and ex22
penses of employees shall be available for payment of sala23
ries in accordance with section 1341(c) of title 31, United
24 States Code (as added by the Government Employee Fair
25 Treatment Act of 2019).
Representative Dan Crenshaw did the right thing by making it known on his Twitter feed when it happened,
Big deal that never got reported: Last week, House GOP voted to pay federal employees their 1st paycheck of 2019, despite shutdown. Only 6 Dems voted with us. It failed. Dem priority is not paying workers or opening gov't. It is opposing Trump. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll043.xml …
Big deal that never got reported:
Last week, House GOP voted to pay federal employees their 1st paycheck of 2019, despite shutdown. Only 6 Dems voted with us. It failed.
Dem priority is not paying workers or opening gov't. It is opposing Trump. https://t.co/i9TKGIjRnY
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 23, 2019
And again the second time,
Update: House GOP voted again to pay federal employees. This time just ten Democrats joined us: https://t.co/WkNAXfi4mj
Actions speak louder than words. https://t.co/aZwEzgIr8U
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 24, 2019
So again, you have to really ask yourself, what do the Democrats really want?
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