Is the Shutdown hurting poor people? Yes.

Should Democrats cave? No.


Because then Trump will shutdown the government every time he wants to circumvent the House, which was given a Democratic majority by guess who - the very poor people Trump is hurting right now.
Trump's problem isn't immigration. Trump's problem is that he no longer controls the House. His problem is that HE is no longer the final word on things. He has to negotiate. And guess what: "the world's best negotiator" doesn't want to negotiate because he SUCKS at it.
Trump's solution is simple: make the House irrelevant. Make no mistake. This is not about the Wall. If Trump WANTED the wall so badly, he had both the House and the Senate for whole years, full of boot-licking slugs and spineless amoebas. Did he ask Paul Ryan for the wall? Nope.
Trump could have pushed the wall issue earlier. He could have shutdown the government over it earlier. He didn't. He didn't *want* to shutdown the government over the wall earlier because Congress was basically a toilet he could shit on any time he wanted. Until now...
The House is now held by Democrats, which means Donald J. Trump can't just use it to flush whatever shit comes out of his mouth into our lives. He doesn't want to share power. He wants ALL of it. And since he can't have all of it now, then no one can have any of it until he can!
You give him the wall, next he'll come for SNAP. You give him SNAP, he comes for Pre-Existing Conditions. You give him Pre-Existing Conditions, he comes for Social Security. He will never stop until you stop him. He will never negotiate until he can't have it all his way.
The #Shutdown is all about power. Trump is holding millions of Americans hostage to force House to give him power to act unilaterally. If the House gives in now, then its irrelevant. Because then Trump has a new power: the power to circumvent Congress through hostage-taking.
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