Talk about an unintended consequence.
Donald Trump said he would shut down the government over construction of The Wall along our southern border to increase border security.
So, part of the government shuts down. The U.S. Border Patrol continues to do its job, which is to secure the border. Except that the shutdown is depriving these valuable officers of their pay. It’s putting enormous stress on those officers.
Thus, it is — let’s see — oh, endangering national security. A stressed-out Border Patrol officer cannot do his or her job as well as someone who isn’t suffering from the pressure caused by a shutdown that deprives them of income.
How’s that security enhancement goal working out, Mr. President?
I’ve got the answer: Not worth a damn!