In Reply to: I'm confussed posted by AL CT on January 20, 2018 at 13:20:13:
It's because though republicans own 51 seats, they need 60 votes to be effective. That means they needed 9 Democrats to think and act correctly on this instead of siding with Feinstein and being stupid. Piggybacking the GD DACA crap to the budget is part of their agenda to upset Trump. He ain't gonna budge, and they'll probably get a temporary open for business vote this week, but by Feb 8 will need to agree on a plan. Dems shut down the gubment in 2013 too over Owebamacare. I don't think any senator or congressman is going to be hurt by missing paycheck, but, as usual, it is the lowly American grunt who will. Trump has ensured no military person will go without a paycheck and SS and Medicare recipients won't be penalized. The dems are also doing this on the 1 year anniversary of President Trumps tenure-just to spite him. This will most likely favor more Republican votes in 2018.