From samsloan@21:1/5 to All on Tue Aug 29 07:10:46 2017
If Congress passes a budget without $20 billion for the wall and Trump refuses to sign it, the nation will shut down because there will be no money to pay the bills as the debt ceiling will have been reached. This happened under Obama when the government
had to shut down for 18 days because Congress did not want to pay for Obamacare. Obama did things like shutting down the Washington Monument and Mount Rushmore just to embarrass the Republicans. (How can you shut down the Washington Monument?) Finally
the Republicans caved and that is how Obamacare got passed. Trump may think that “playing chicken” like this will work again, but I think he will be wrong. The hard core Republicans will never back down on this one, by paying $20 billion for a
useless wall. They will have another more effective remedy. Nobody wants to say it, but we know what it is.