The US President Donald Trump is no stranger to making business deals and using his authority to get what he wants when he wants it. According to the Associated Press, “President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk”.
This tone sounds all too familiar. It’s as if congress has become contestants in a boardroom on his famed reality show, The Apprentice.
After the government shut down in March, congress agreed that the way they agree on budget needs to be more inclusive and less divisive. Even with this meeting of the minds, only a measly few out of 12 spending bills will make it into law by the start of the budget new year (Oct.1 ).
Some presume the worst-case scenario will be a government shutdown just a month before Election Day, Nov. 6. Democrats and Republicans will be squabbling over control of the Senate and the House. Meanwhile, all Donald Trump seems to care about is getting his hands on the cash to build that “Great Wall” on the Border of Mexico.
Trump said in a rally in Michigan last month, “We need the wall. We’re going to have it all. And again, that wall has started. We got $1.6 billion. We come up again (in) September, If we don’t get border security, we’ll have no choice. We’ll close down the country because we need border security.”
The budget in question is ultimately to fund daily operations of government agencies. In March, President Trump signed a $1.3 billion spending bill that gave some financial leeway to military readiness. This put domestic agencies in a jam. Trump says he will not sign a bill of this caliber again.