The shutdown will end soon. It has to.
Even if TSA employees can’t strike, they can quit their jobs, which they will do it this drags on for too long. They have bills to pay even if the government doesn’t want to pay their own bills. And good luck on recruiting replacements. “Job positions open! You’ll be working for free though. We don’t know when you’ll get paid.”
Mass ghosting will lead to longer airport lines and flight cancellations, which will lead to airline and private businesses losses and angry travelers.
And if anyone listens to business interests, it’s the Republicans.
Sooner or later....
Trump had a rough agreement with congress, but is apparently Rush, Anne and his base, so backed out.
At this point I don't see Pelosi caving... she's probably prepared to compromise, but I don't see her accepting this $5.7 billion number. IF she does accept this number (a number that the GOP Senate didn't like a month ago), then her career is over for all practical purposes.
If Trump caves, he is a lame duck president
... he's pretty much backed himself in a corner.
Trump could have been like Reagan and gone for a number closer to 1/2 or 3/4 what he wants and walked away a "winner", but now it will look like he was beaten by Pelosi.
If I were her, I would hold out for McConnell and publicly put the blame on him. Congress doesn't need the President, they can override his veto. if they work together.
Of course the witch hunt
might resolve the entire mss... but I doubt it.
I'm betting on 30 more days of shut down.
Though I will be happy to be wrong.