On the 19th of January 2019, Jonathan Swan of Axios penned an exclusive report, detailing the Democratic Party leaders’ hard-line response before the republican President Donald Trumps had a chance to publicly deliver his 1/19/19 proposal to end the US 2019 longest running government shutdown in US history in exchange for $5.7 billion in funds for a border wall: Extend DACA protections for Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.
Its important to note that while key republicans have been working for a few days on this proposal, at no time were Democratic Party leaders consulted. This makes it seem that republicans are more interested in playing political games than at arriving at a serious deal.
I suspect that the republicans’ tactics/ proposals are designed to appeal to moderates and independents whereby the Democratic leaders can be portrayed as being unreasonable and obstructionists.
In short, those who were involved in the crafting this GOP proposal while playing political games, as many Americans are suffering because of this long lasting 2019 US shutdown, they are playing a losing hand.
Here are excerpts from Jonathan Swan’s report, “Democrats dismiss Trump shutdown offer:”
“Even before President Trump’s shutdown remarks on Saturday (1/19/19), Democrats and aides on the Hill were dismissing his planned shutdown compromise offer as inadequate.
As first reported by Axios, Trump was expected to make two offers to Democrats in exchange for $5.7 billion in funds for a border wall: Extend DACA protections for Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.”
“Half an hour before the speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement: “Unfortunately, initial reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives.”