Despite losing well over a thousand federal and state seats during the time of Obama, then losing the White House, Democrats are super enthused!
Their fear of languishing in the minority is turning into hope for a quick revival...
House Democrats are ready to flex their muscles, providing a list of demands Republicans must meet if they want Democratic votes to keep the government running beyond Friday. And they could be key players on tax reform and infrastructure in the coming months, if Trump ends up needing bipartisan buy-in.
What are they bullish about, in regards to the budget and demands?
Democratic leaders say they won’t accept a Republican proposal that funds Trump’s proposed border wall, pours federal dollars into a “deportation force” or blocks federal grants for so-called sanctuary cities, all top priorities for a White House looking for its first big legislative win.
Democrats also say Republicans must agree to maintain Obamacare subsidies for lower-income people in the spending bill, a program Trump has threatened to derail.
As to the first, the Democrats are demanding that the federal government ignore not only federal law, but the Constitutional provision that the federal government protect the country from foreign invasion. That the federal government excuse lower level government violating federal law.
That said, you do have to wonder how Congressional Republicans will surrender to the Democrats, like they do time and time again.
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