Potential Border Fencing Deal Would Offer Way Less Than The $5 Billion Requested

This highlights just how un-serious Democrats are on border protection

New border-security deal in Congress would likely offer Trump just a fraction of requested $5.7B for wall

Details of a likely bipartisan border-security deal in Congress are being worked out after the White House indicated it will accept an agreement giving President Trump just a fraction of the money he’s demanded for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Congressional negotiators said the money allocated to the border wall will be far below Trump’s requested figure of $5.7 billion, a demand that led to a showdown with congressional Democrats and the longest-ever federal government shutdown. The figure is likely to be somewhere around $1.6 billion.

The deal would not only partially fund the wall, it would also prevent another government shutdown next weekend. Trump threatened to go with the shutdown again, though congressional Republicans are unlikely to have the stamina for another shutdown for which they have been held responsible.

One White House aide indicated that Trump will accept whatever agreement comes out of the negotiations as he understands there isn’t enough willpower among Republicans to fight for the full border-wall funding.

On one hand, it’s a pittance of what was requested. On the other, Trump and Republicans forced Democrats to allocate some money for a border barrier, when they had been saying that the number would be zero, despite their talking points of “open the government and we’ll negotiate.” Trump is getting something. And then he can force more later. Plus, he has other options, such as invoking 10 United States Code § 284, which authorizes the U.S. military to build barriers at the southern border.

But even with a breakthrough in negotiations, Democrats are insisting that the money given to the border security shouldn’t be just for the physical barrier.

“Throughout the talks, Democrats have insisted that a border security compromise not be overly reliant on physical barriers,” Evan Hollander, a spokesman for Democrats who control the House Appropriations Committee, told the Associated Press. “We will not agree to $2 billion in funding for barriers.”

Democrats are demanding that measures that mostly do not stop illegals be implemented, like using more drones, so we can watch them cross illegally.

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15 Responses to “Potential Border Fencing Deal Would Offer Way Less Than The $5 Billion Requested”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    If only a border wall was “getting serious” about security…

    trump doesn’t care scheisse about border security, it’s just another tool for him to further mislead his radical base. He wants support, not results.

    Seems like a lot of American voters are feeling a bit betrayed as tax season rolls around, as they’re finding out the tax cuts WERE for trump’s billionaire buds (and trump).

    Winning! (For billionaires)

    • formwiz says:

      The wall is a lot more serious than the Demos will ever get. Another of their bait-and-switch schemes.

      And, no, Harvey, a lot of American voters AREN’T feeling a bit betrayed as tax season rolls around, as they’re finding out the tax cuts WEREN’t for trump’s billionaire buds, but benefit them, too.

      This is becoming my “Don’t make me come down there”.

      The Act lowers tax rates but keeps the seven income tax brackets.

      In 2018, only 4.8 percent of households pay more.

      Trump’s tax plan doubles the standard deduction. A single filer’s deduction increases from $6,350 to $12,000. The deduction for married and joint filers increases from $12,700 to $24,000.

      It keeps deductions for charitable contributions, retirement savings, and student loan interest.

      Taxpayers can deduct up to $10,000 in state and local taxes.

      The Act expanded the deduction for medical expenses for 2017 and 2018. It allows taxpayers to deduct medical expenses that are 7.5 percent or more of income.

      The Act doubles the estate tax exemption to $11.2 million for singles and $22.4 million for couples.

      The exemption reverts to pre-Act levels in 2026.

      The Act increases the Child Tax Credit from $1,000 to $2,000.

      It allows parents to use 529 savings plans for tuition at private and religious K-12 schools. They can also use the funds for expenses for home-schooled students.

      It allows a $500 credit for each non-child dependent. The credit helps families caring for elderly parents.

      The Act repeals the Obamacare tax on those without health insurance in 2019.

      The plan keeps the Alternative Minimum Tax. It increases the exemption from $54,300 to $70,300 for singles and from $84,500 to $109,400 for joint.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Most illegal drugs and terrorists do not gain entrance to the US through the desert or swimming a river. They come through ports of entry and/or overstaying a visa.

    Anyway, most of our terrorists these days are born in the US with names like Dylann, Bob, Jim, Randall and Bill.

    • formwiz says:

      Fiona is, of course, OK with that. As long as only some illegal drugs and terrorists gain entrance to the US through the desert or swimming a river, what’s the harm.

      As for domestic terrorists, they are 4 – 1 illegals, or doesn’t the Wascally Wabbit count murder, assault, rape, home invasion, and manslaughter as terrorism?

      (we know the answer, right?)

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach: highlights just how un-serious Democrats are on border protection

    trump made an ill-advised campaign promise to make Mexico build a yuuuuuge Wall separating Mexico from the US, made of concrete, and “no one can built a wall like I can, believe me”. “And who’s gonna pay for my beautiful Wall???” “Mexico!!”

    A Wall is not border security. A Wall will not make us safer. A Wall will not stop terrorists or drugs. Not building a Wall is not the same as “open borders”. It was a campaign promise, and a dumb one.

    If trump doesn’t sign the funding bill by next Friday we have another unnecessary shutdown.

    • formwiz says:

      I don’t hear a lot of Americans complaining.

      He’s given the Demos a chance to deal and they don’t want to.

      And, given the new trade deal he negotiated with Mexico, they really are paying for it.

      Bugs misses little details like that.

  4. StillAlive says:

    Elwood P. Dowd by any other name is still Jeffery/Zachriel/Jethro and how many other names hes trying to use to cover up his senior moment of revealing his true name. When ones total and absolute underlying foundation is to bash anything right of stalin you cannot hide who you are with the change of a digital name.

    That being said. Who gives a flip. The saying among the right is No one takes trump Literally. He said Mexico is going to pay for a wall and if the convoys keep forming and keep ending up in Mexico unable to get into the USA then its most likely Mexico itself will build a wall to stop the caravans.

    Additionally the renegotiation of Naafta has more than paid for the wall. The problem is not Trump. He cannot shit 25 billion dollars. It requires a GOP congress who are busy protecting their offshore bank accounts. It requires democrats who are so desperate for votes now as you have the blacks breaking for Trump and the Hispanic popularity of trump going to all time highs.

    the party of the working man are now in full blown communist/socialist mode with the working man being greased and bent over the fence rail with the democrats screaming hee haw and reeming them a new one.

    Democrats are angry everyones working. People have jobs. They are angry that the blacks are starting to wake up to the fact the only person to ever help them in the last 50 years in Trump and Bobby Kennedy and the Kennedys are turning over in their grave as they look at todays Democratic party.

    Democrats used to stand for individual freedoms and liberty. Now they stand for communism and Social Justice to the point the Democrats themselves are trying to figure out how to get rid of AOC either by eliminating her district or primarying her in 2020.

    The left is taken over by fringe loons like Jethro and Antifa and AOC and muslim women all screaming about killing jews, getting rid of Trump and ICE and opening the borders to a 100 million Muslim’s with a kindergarten education.

    I and every other real democrat and real conservative and real libertarian will fight that. Stand against that. That is not America. Every current citizen in this country would lose everything they have because of the absolute stupid policies in place by the democrats all because Donald Trump is the orange man Bad.

    The TDS of the left is astounding. Your TDS is astounding Jethro. Truly astounding.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    SA: The saying among the right is No one takes trump Literally.

    If you’re belatedly admitting that trump is a liar, that train long ago left the station.

    SA: Jeffery/Zachriel/Jethro

    Zachriel is a different commenter. As anyone can see, Zachriel is less volatile and wiser than I (and any of you).

    We understand that you’re afraid of losing your status as a white, Christian male but that doesn’t excuse your lying and hyperbole. There is no liberal plan to import 100 million Muslims or have open borders or killing Jews*, but we understand why you and trump make the outrageous false claim. trump is bad for America and needs to go. We’ve elected an amoral idiot and crook.

    *It was trump supporters chanting “Jews will not replace us!” and a white nationalist who murdered the Jewish worshipers in Pittsburgh.”

    • formwiz says:

      First, a lot of Trump supporters, by far the overwhelming majority, take him literally. Still was referring to the hyperbole of his rallies, I would say.

      Second, it’s the Demos whoi are increasingly anti-Semitic, even before Hell’s Harem was elected to the House. And, of course, there was a plan to import Moslems. Zippy and the Hildabeast ran it for 8 years.

      Importing new loafers, Central American or Moslem, is all they have left. Abortion is thinning out their white aristocracy and blacks and Hispanics are waking up.

      The funny part is the Lefties have been touting that line about white people being an endangered group for 40 years, but here we still are, Number 1.

      Know why?

      Conservative whites are the only ones making babies and raising them (another reason you guys will lose big time).

      *It was trump supporters chanting “Jews will not replace us!” and a white nationalist who murdered the Jewish worshipers in Pittsburgh.”

      And it’s Hell’s Harem that wants them wiped out.

      PS Care to cite that quote?

    • StillAlive says:

      *It was trump supporters chanting “Jews will not replace us!” and a white nationalist who murdered the Jewish worshipers in Pittsburgh.”

      It was on Gab where he found a like-minded community, reposting messages from Nazi supporters.

      Nice try. The right does not support, condone or legitimize Nazis in their party. Once again you show that your perfectly willing to murder all Conservative/Trump supporters by equating them to Nazis and all Nazis must die. Right Jethro?

      Your hubris compares every person who is right of Stalin as a Nazi and as a result in the world today Nazis are still being hunted down and put to death who had anything to do with WW2.

      On the other hand.

      Islamic Congresswoman Accuses Pro-Israel Lawmakers of Being Disloyal to US

      Tlaib, a Muslim congresswoman, went on Twitter to suggest that Jewish Republicans were only loyal to Israel — not the United States of America.

      PALESTINIAN U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN-TO-BE VOWS TO VOTE AGAINST ISRAEL AID

      Soros was born in Hungary to a Jewish family in 1930, but he is frequently slandered by conservative pundits and politicians for allegedly identifying Jews to the Gestapo and being a “Nazi collaborator.”

      Certainly Soros denies this but then their are not too many ROUNDED UP JEWS left to point a finger at him are there?

      While the right does in fact have their kooks. We disavow them and hope they get the death penalty when they do stuff like this. On the other hand. The democrats Elect their to congress and accept billions to defeat their political foes.

      Like I said the left has gone literally insane.

      • StillAlive says:

        You know it was in this post that the light suddenly flipped on for me about Jethro. He in fact is a tired old man whose life is consumed with political hatreds. So sad. I’m sorry for ya bro.

        I get it now. A broken man who seeks retribution by trolling the internet.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Islamic, Palestinian? What happened to Americans? Is Shroom tRump a Scottish Atheist? Is Ted Cruz a Cuban Snake-Handler? Brett Kavernah an Irish Rapist Papist?

        Wouldn’t you agree that Brett’s religious zealotry will drive many of his decisions?

        Why do you think most white nationalists, neoNazis and KKKers support tRump and the GOP?

        • formwiz says:

          Bugs notices it, too.

          The Demos import people who have no interest in being Americans, just want to sponge off them (much like our own gender-confused Wabbit), who hate the country (also much like our own gender-confused Wabbit), and want to destroy it (ditto).

          As for Justice Kavanaugh, you have still yet to prove anything. Nobody believes Crazy Chrissy Blase except you.

  6. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Nignorant and the kiddiez are nothing more than lying little posers seeking attention. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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