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originally posted by: ketsuko
It is relevant to the topic. You are not against spending when it suits your political aims.
In this case, my point is that the spending is NOT the issue - it's what the money would be spent for that is. A more appropriate topic for you would be to defend the illegals, but you wont' because you know how unpopular that would be.
originally posted by: phishfriar47
a reply to: ~Lucidity
So basically you are choosing one mans word over the other, even though one has a track record for making deals and even writing the book on the topic. I see your lack of logic there.......gotcha.
You do realize that of course Mexico doesnt WANT a wall, that doesnt benefit them at all. Then they have to deal with their own citizens, terrible economy (why are they all leaving to come here), persecutions, drug lords, and the drugs. Of course they dont want to see one built. That doesnt mean we dont need it, and it apparently is resonating strongly with the US citizens since it is remaining a large talking point, so where you see irrelevance just shows how out of touch you are on this situation.
According to ForeignAssistance.gov, Mexico received $265 million in foreign aid in 2013... But other websites argue that U.S. foreign aid totals are higher when military aid is counted. [Source]
I'm just laughing at the sudden about face. All of a sudden ... spending is once again "the devil" because a candidate you don't like is all for it in terms of an agenda you don't like.
Let's be plain and honest, it's not the spending - it's the idea of being anti-illegal that you guys don't like. Tackle that instead of trying to cry about spending. You have no leg to stand on there.
Trump’s plan does call for “mandatory return of all criminal aliens,” but that could mean both legal and illegal immigrants.
originally posted by: avgguy
Let's not forget that Obama spent over 787 Billion on the stimulus in 2009 and has blown over 800 Billion on Afghanistan.