THEN: WALL COST That’s the only line on Donald Trump’s ransom note to Congress. If lawmakers agree to turn over the $5 billion for his border-wall project, he’ll keep the government open. If they don’t, he’ll shut the government down – “for a very long time.”
NOW House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said yesterday, “We cannot have the president, every time he has an objection, say, ‘I’ll shut down the government until you come to my way of thinking..’ … If we hold the employees hostage now, they’re hostage forever.”
Just Get A Loan He emphasized that because the government guaranteed workers they would eventually get paid, banks and credit unions would make credit available to them. “So there really is not a good excuse why there really should be a liquidity crisis,” he said. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has become the latest wealthy member of Trump’s cabinet to express confusion over the concept of financial hardship. Wilbur Ross $700 million Net Worth
Effected by Shutdown Many of the 800,000 workers affected by the partial shutdown have turned to loans, credit card debt and even pawn shops to get by. Food banks helping federal workers sprung up around Washington, and federal unions on Wednesday flooded a Senate office building, leading to the arrest of a dozen people for staging a sit-in at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office.