The Left loves to tout themselves as the party that cares about the children and the less fortunate, but their actions tell an entirely different story. For instance, when it comes to the gun control argument, they parade young children on stage with heart-wrenching speeches that we need to protect our future, but meanwhile push abortion onto the masses. The left uses the same argument about welfare programs, education, and whatever else they can get the bleeding-heart liberals to believe. However, this seemed to change this past weekend when the Democrats shut down the government to protect illegal immigrants leaving millions of American children without medical healthcare.
At midnight eastern time on Friday night, the government was partially shut down until Democrats and Republicans could agree on a budget. The Senate was unable to pass a resolution that would have at least funded the government for a short time until something more permanent could be established.
The only reason that the CR failed was that Democrats were determined to come up with a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) which is set to expire in March. The immigration issue had nothing to do with the CR and could have been discussed at a later date since there was still time to debate the topic. But unfortunately, the Democrats are playing a dirty game, and the only people who are being hurt by their inaction is the American people and more specifically sick children who depend on CHIP which is low-cost insurance for families who cannot get on Medicaid since their income is too high.
According to CNS News, House Speaker Paul Ryan remarked on Thursday how “unconscionable” it was for Democrats to permanently hold CHIP funding for sick children hostage in favor of demanding amnesty for illegal immigrants.
“If Senate Democrats want to shut the government down; if the Senate Democrats want to deny funding for our troops; if the Senate Democrats want to stop CHIP funding for unrelated issues, that’s a choice they would make, and I don’t think it’s a good choice for them to make, but that would be their decision to make,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told a news conference on Thursday.
Not only are the Democrats showing their true colors by allowing millions of American children to suffer, but they are also making sure our military servicemen and women hurt as well.
The American Forces Network provides entertainment and news to troops stationed overseas. Thanks to the government shutdown, servicemen and women don’t have access to the network. And that’s not the worst part; they are also not being paid at this time.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted, “I received this from a young infantryman serving in Afghanistan this morning. Sad that the men and women who have sacrificed so much are deprived of even the most basic connection to home bc Democrats are playing political games. #SchumerShutdown”
I received this from a young infantryman serving in Afghanistan this morning. Sad that the men and women who have sacrificed so much are deprived of even the most basic connection to home bc Democrats are playing political games. #SchumerShutdown pic.twitter.com/jcUqU2crF1
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 20, 2018
Fortunately, there are a couple of Democrats who are fighting to get funding restarted for our military. Sen. Doug Jones co-sponsors bill to pay military during government shutdown along with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
According to Fox News:
Jones is joined by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who introduced the measure shortly after the U.S. Senate failed to reach an agreement to prevent the government shutdown.
“Around the world and here at home, our military and their families continue to serve during this shutdown,” Jones said in a statement, according to Al.com.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected to the measure on Sunday, urging the Congress to fund the entirety of the government rather than just the military.
He said a similar measure was passed during the prolonged shutdown in 2013 but expressed hope “that we can restore funding for the entire government before this becomes necessary.”
Both Jones and McCaskill, Democrats from a deep-red state carried by President Trump in the 2016 election, broke ranks with their party and voted in favor of the Republican plan to fund the federal government on Friday.
The majority of the Democratic party does not care about our military or the children and have proven that point by choosing to go forward with this government shutdown. Why should our military and innocent children be forced to suffer over illegal immigrants who have no right to be here in the first place?
Hopefully, these disgusting antics will wake more people up to the truth of who these liberals really are. It’s time to for everyone to realize where liberals allegiance truly lies and that is in their wallet and not the best interests of the American people. We will not forget this when the 2018 elections roll in. There will be no “Big Blue Wave” after their latest stunt, and the American people are waking up.