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Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall funding

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posted on Aug, 23 2017 @ 10:07 PM
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considering that some of his secret service agents are owed money now that probably won't be paid to them anytime soon....
any shutdown should come with the stipulaton that his and his family's travel is shut down also!!!
edit on 23-8-2017 by dawnstar because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 23 2017 @ 10:25 PM
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the 'wall' will be a fence in fancy disguise, with a few Strategically reinforced segments and a sprinkle of a 'virtual wall' on top, outsourced to the highest bidder.

paid for by a miracle budget squeeze slowly propagating down to the tax payers (all of us...) ... followed by partisanship msm bickering followed by a solution from every ats user... and away we spin.



posted on Aug, 23 2017 @ 10:38 PM
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The Department of Homeland Security on Friday canceled a project to build a technology-based “virtual fence” across the Southwest border, saying that the effort — on which $1 billion has already been spent — was ineffective and too costly.

Janet Napolitano, the homeland security secretary, said she had decided to end the five-year-old project, known as SBI-Net, because it “does not meet current standards for viability and cost effectiveness.” In a statement, Ms. Napolitano said border agents would instead use less expensive technology that is already part of their surveillance equipment, tailoring it to the specific terrain where they will be scouting for illegal border crossers and drug traffickers. www.nytimes.com...



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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originally posted by: AMPTAH


I don't see why Trump doesn't simply fund the wall immediately out of his own pocket. He's a billionaire with more than enough wealth to construct the entire wall right now.

He can lobby the government for reimbursement afterwords.


President Trump, if you're listening, build the wall with your own funds.



What you have suggested here would be the most illegal thing he could possibly do. It would almost immediately end his Presidency. Come to think of it, great idea!



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Jefferton


Well, Trump campaigned on building the wall and on the fact that Mexico would pay for it. Trump claimed last night that he campaigned and won because Americans want the wall, (they were told Mexico would pay for). So, I guess Trump believes his constituents "bought it".

But ironically, now Trump is threatening to shut down the government if Congress doesn't make American tax payers pay for the wall, and he's blaming the Democrats for breaking his promise to the American people. And the Trumpsters are buying it, hook line and sinker!

You can't make this stuff up!


The Art of the Deal!



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: usernameconspiracy


Like his lofty expectations on health care, this is a deal he may not be able to close.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 12:32 PM
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If the government shuts down does that make it easier or harder for 'illegals' to enter the country?



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: silo13

Why doesn't he just get Mexico to write it into their budget. I mean it's what he promised.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Trump doesn't need the dems. He's got the majority
But he can't even pull complete support from his own party.
Don't blame the dems.



posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: DAVID64

Trump doesn't need the dems. He's got the majority
But he can't even pull complete support from his own party.
Don't blame the dems.


What majority is that pray tell ?





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