Dems are probably right in how all of this will play out in the mainstream media   Prior government shutdowns, when Dems were in charge, were – of course – the fault of ‘obstructionist’ Republicans.   This time, if there is a shutdown, it will again be the fault of Republicans; because they want to defund Planned Parenthood, build a border wall, etc.  

Here’s a news flash to Democrats.   We voted for Trump to do all of those things.  We voted the GOP into power to do all of those things.   Dems need to back off!

The Washington Times reports – Congressional Democrats signaled Monday that they’re ready to block spending bills over President Trump’s planned border wall, raising the risks of a new government shutdown early in the new administration.

Adding more immigration agents to Homeland Security’s deportation agency, making Planned Parenthood ineligible for federal cash and changing former President Barack Obama’s policies on the environment, labor, veterans or consumer protections would also invite a shutdown, Senate Democrats said in a letter to GOP leaders.

Democrats are confident Republicans would shoulder the blame for a shutdown — though it’s a bigger risk for the minority party this year, when they have little control over the process other than the power of a filibuster in the Senate.

“If Republicans insist on inserting poison pill riders such as defunding Planned Parenthood, building a border wall, or starting a deportation force, they will be shutting down the government and delivering a severe blow to our economy,” the Democrats argued in their letter.

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