President Donald Trump and lawmakers have begun negotiations on a spending bill. If no deal is reached, the government would shut down this Saturday, which is also the President's 100th day in office. Reason Magazine’s Matt Welch joined Dana Loesch on "Dana" Monday to discuss the implications.
Welch believed any shut down would end in a matter of hours, stating "This is how Congress functions now." Both parties have created this situation so that all issues must be tackled together. Congress is supposed to pass 12 appropriations bills a year, but they have not done so for two decades.
Dana added that by jamming everything together, congresspersons "avoid having their name down for any specifics," side stepping the need to answer to constituents for any particular legislation. This is especially handy, Welch explained, on hot button issues like troops and foreign policy.
The focus and blame therefore land squarely on the President "because they're cowards," Welch concluded.