In Reply to: Re: The Wall posted by John in MIch on February 05, 2019 at 20:55:32:
That is the simple answer, the excuse yada, yada, yada.
The truth is that congress exists not to serve the people but to perpetuate the good life of the members. When an organization is formed, the initial intent may be to do good for a segment of the population, but within a short time the focus shifts to preservation and enhancement of the organization.
If a number of dems had decided to fund the wall, it is highly likely a like number of repubs would have opposed it. Heck, all of the repubs could not even support Trump's pick for the SCOTUS.
Call me jaded, but it certainly seems like job security is way more important than the good of the country. If border security, health care, and you name whatever else is important to you, was taken care of it would be darn difficult to fault your opponent, claim you had or were the answer, and raise funds for an election to lifetime wealth, security and health care.