Here’s how you solve this border wall/shutdown thing.

Author: Frank L (32905 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 4:12 pm on Jan 10, 2019

Bipartisan congressional commission, two R’s ( let’s say Graham and Peter King), two D’s ( let’s say Chris Coons and Steny Hoyer). They pick the fifth with security expertise who is the neutral and not a member of Congress. Whatever they decide, both sides agree to fund for border security. Also both sides work out DACA to also be passed as a part of the deal. 90 day time limit. In the meantime, gubment reopens. Problem solved.

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I would be ok with that. But, here is the problem. The R's have the Prez and the Senate and are

Author: IrishMac (589 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:40 am on Jan 11, 2019

the ones who are having to give in once again. The Dems win in this scenario. When Obamacare was being shoved down our throats, there was no give by the Dems. It never goes both ways. Obamacare was not a popular law across the country... we couldn't even see it before it was voted on. Remember?

The second problem I have is that you essentially have an unelected official making the decision. We all know it is a 2-2 vote and neither side will move, especially the four you recommend above.

So, the gubment reopens now and we are back to this same craphole in 90 days because no one will stick to their word. They are politicians and every one of them lies.


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Nancy says no

Author: CC72 (13820 Posts - Joined: Sep 5, 2010)

Posted at 5:33 pm on Jan 10, 2019

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Of course, cause she’s a moron like Orange.

Author: Frank L (32905 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 6:11 pm on Jan 10, 2019

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Washington is moron central

Author: CC72 (13820 Posts - Joined: Sep 5, 2010)

Posted at 9:22 pm on Jan 10, 2019

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Yes indeed, selfish moron central (on a bipartisan basis). One of the reasons we have this Orange

Author: Frank L (32905 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 10:22 pm on Jan 10, 2019

abomination in the Oval.

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So like Simpson-Bowles?

Author: iairishcheeks (9503 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:11 pm on Jan 10, 2019

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In concept, yes. Of course, the result here would be binding.

Author: Frank L (32905 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 5:27 pm on Jan 10, 2019

Also like the former base closure commission. None of these profiles in courage wanted to vote to close an uneeded base in their state or district. So they delegated it to this commission and then voted up or down on the whole package.

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