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A TIME FOR
Aft er listening to both President
Trump, Senator Schumer and House
Speaker Pelosi, the time has come
for a compromise from both sides to
end the government shutdown so that
thousands of workers will receive
paychecks and be able to return to
work. Enough of this political ballyhoo
One thing that both the president,
Republicans and Democrats do agree
on is that there is an enhanced need
to greatly improve border security.
The problem is that there continue to
be very sharp diff erences on just how
this will be accomplished.
President Trump should come
down in the amount he is demanding
in order to build the wall — if he
were to reduce the amount to $2.5
billion, from his demand of $5.6
billion, would that satisfy the Democrats?
They are offering $1.3 billion
for border security funding. Why
can’t they agree to pay $2.5 billion if
the president were to agree to that
The American people are tired of
the inability of Congress to accomplish
what needs to be done, as well
as the president being so hard-nosed
about the border wall funding. The
political infighting needs to end
Trump is threatening to declare a
national emergency to build the wall
he said Mexico would pay for.
Climate change is a national emergency.
Healthcare and education are a
national emergency. Children in cages
at the border is a national emergency.
TSA workers calling in sick is a national
emergency. The EPA, FDA and the
USDA not being funded is a national
The idea that ordinary workers
should miss one payday for the sake
of a political statement is disgraceful.
People are going to lose their homes!
People are going to go hungry! We
have a sitting president that is using
this wall to distract people from the
fact that he is a target of an counterintelligence
investigation by the FBI!
National emergency? It began the
day Trump was elected.
Robert LaRosa, Whitestone
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