I like how everyone was crowing about "compromise" then when compromise hits everyone on both sides screams bloody murder.
I agree with Ibanez (and others) that conks should have got border funding done in the first 2 years, but conks never had 60 votes in the Senate so it probably never would have gotten passed anyways.
No doubt Trump caved in round 1, but he got the dems to cave on "no wall money" in round 2. The only thing significant that happened between rounds 1 and 2 was the SOTU. Interesting ain't it?Also Trump got some wall funding without budging an inch on DACA, which is a loss (or at a minimum a missed opportunity) for donks to appease Team Brown.
If conks were smart (they aren't) they would highlight this issue to the Brown vote next election cycle.
I don't think Trump will go the emergency route now that donks caved in round 2 on wall/fence/metal slats/barrier funding. I think he (should) uses wall/barrier/fence/metal slats funding as a sticking point during the CR negotiations.
Yeah, I was thinking Trump was gonna get 2.5-3 billion for the barrier, but was gonna have to cave on DACA and TPS.
I don't get how FY 2020 is going to go. The FY starts 10/1. As I understand it, normally it would be either:
1. A FY budget deal(s) are made by 9/30.
2. Or CR/kick the can down the road is passed by 9/30 (most common scenario) (in which case everything would be the same as FY 2019, including another 1.375 billion for the barrier).
3. Or a partial shutdown.
But for FY 2020 we have the return of these automatic sequestration cuts if a deal isn't made. So does that mean either:
1. A budget deal is made/sequestration caps lifted.
2. Or sequestration automatically kicks in & sets the budget with across the board cuts (which I think would be good).
With no chance at a CR or a shutdown?
Anyone know how this process is going to work?