A government shutdown has been averted. Cooler heads have prevailed and a budget deal has been reached. President Trump and the Republicans gained a considerable increase in spending on defense and border security. Democrats got, among other things, no money for the border wall and continued funding for Planned Parenthood. I commend President Trump and Congress for reaching an agreement.
Some members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are really upset. In their mind not getting 100% of what they want is a sellout. They make up about 10% of the House but seem to feel that they should get everything they want. A democracy doesn’t work that way. Of course there are those on the left who are equally inflexible.
The Freedom Caucus reveres the Constitution. They should realize that the only reason it came into being was that everyone was willing to compromise.
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