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$434 million to eliminate a program to encourage community service among senior citizens
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
Oh you're paying for the wall alright. Sure sure, you'll supposedly get your money back from Mexico. I mean you'll get it back right?
Republicans don't seem eager to go to the mat to finance President Trump's border wall with Mexico, at least in the stopgap spending bill that must pass by April 28 to avoid a government shutdown. Still, on Tuesday, the White House sent Congress a request for an immediate cut of $18 billion from domestic programs to pay for the wall, The Associated Press reports, citing a Capitol Hill aide who described the unreleased documents.
The requested cuts reportedly include $1.2 billion from National Institutes of Health medical grants, $1.5 billion from community development grants, $500 million from a transportation grant program, $434 million to eliminate a program to encourage community service among senior citizens, and $372 million from heating subsidies for the poor.
Priorities I suppose. This is Trump's signature policy. It'll cost you though. I don't believe for a second that we're getting the money back from Mexico. I don't think even the Trump administration has a plan to get this money back. It's going to cost the American tax payer a fortune and it's going to hit the pockets of middle and lower class people in so many ways. All this for a wall that is highly unlikely to stretch the entire border, and with minimal effect on illegals crossing the border.
On the plus side it'll create jobs, right?
According to a report Opens a New Window. compiled by the non-profit group Open the Books, America's Ivy League colleges’ payments and entitlements cost taxpayers more than $41 billion over a six-year period from fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2015. This is equivalent to $120,000 per student in government aid or $6.93 billion per year.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: allsee4eye
So it did not work then considering it failed twice?
And that's just when it was breached, you do relies persistently minded people could pretty much scale the thing in darkness undetected and be on there way thus somewhat negate its effectiveness.
What happens when Americans traitors or otherwise decide to do the same and open the gates?
I just think you should construct something worthwhile but "que sera sera" i suppose.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: allsee4eye
You're really justify Trump's Wall because ancient Chinese built a wall that took over 200 years to build and only failed twice? So by your logic, Trump's Wall will not fail or at best, only fail twice because ancient China?
originally posted by: mOjOm
Well since the Rio Grand river is right where the boarder wall is supposed to go and we can't build it on our side or we'll be handing the river over to Mexico and they won't let us build it on their side and nobody's building a wall down the center of hundreds of miles of river, I'm surprised anyone is taking this wall seriously in the first place.
You'd of thought Trump might have checked out the location of his wall first before trying to build a wall on water.
Because you know, being a real estate guy and having such a good brain and all. LOLOL