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It wasn't a gimmick it was a lie.
Tariffs are nothing but a tax and the tax is passed on to us. Just go to the grocery store and you can see how it has come back to us.
originally posted by: Vroomfondel
I just think its funny how pelosi just keeps saying, "Why not put it to a vote right now?" And Trump answers, "Why, if ten democrats won't vote for it in the senate - it won't pass so what's the point?" pelosi just doesn't get it. Why waste so much time and tax payer money if its going to amount to nothing? It never even enters her mind that these little shows she puts on solve nothing but cost money every time.
I still say put a 15% surcharge on all money transfers from the US to Mexico and use that money to pay for the wall. That way Mexico can pay for it. Win/win.
See, this is Trump not understanding the legislation process or how legislative negotiations work.
In fact, in the four decades since the current system for budgeting and spending tax dollars has been in effect, Congress has managed to pass all its required appropriations measures on time only four times: in fiscal 1977 (the first full fiscal year under the current system), 1989, 1995 and 1997.
But since 1997, Congress has never passed more than a third of its regular appropriations bills on time, and usually has done considerably less than that: For instance, for six straight years (fiscal 2011 through 2016), not a single spending bill was passed by Oct. 1.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: shooterbrody
This post has nothing to do with Trump's wall funding demands and his inability to negotiate.
do you really think the bill will get out of the senate?
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: Sookiechacha
If he didn't understand it how did he know he needs 10 votes in the senate?
Did he just guess?
Mitch McConnell told him, "We need 10 Democratic votes for this to pass." Instead of finding out what 10 Democrats need to vote yes, he threatens a shut down.
Again, threats are not negotiations. "My way or the high way" is not compromise.
originally posted by: Edumakated
I think this helps Trump. Shows how slimy Pelosi and Schmucky are...
Trump just wants to get the border done while the left plays politics... this is why Trump won. He has a spine.