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The Wall: 82 Miles Completed ~450 By 2020, Says Army Corps of Engineers

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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel


You and I pay taxes also so we too are paying.

But we receive the benefits of the roads, the government services, the social programs... so our taxes go to that. Since (again, the official story) illegal immigrants receive none of these benefits, they would be paying for the wall.


It's a stupid argument though. It was used to convince people to join a side. The money really isn't an issue.

Now we can actually agree. My previous response was as tongue-in-cheek as most of the "arguments" made against securing the border.

The way I see it, the issue of the wall comes down to two sides: those who want it and those who don't. While many will try to act ambivalent about the issue, I do not believe they are... that is a ploy that they think allows them to come in later on when an argument is made with guns blazing to show that even a supposedly disinterested party is against the argument made.

I doubt anyone changed sides when the remark about Mexico paying for the wall was made; those who support it seemed to understand that regardless of who wrote what check to whom, in the end the benefits of the wall to us would greatly exceed the costs, and the liabilities to Mexico would as well. What the remark did do was to show that Trump was in full agreement with his base (not the other way around) about the need for and advantages of a border wall.

TheRedneck




posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: Dfairlite

Good news. thank you

Seems the media is mum on this.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 11:07 AM
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They should have finished this wall twenty years ago when they were trying to get it done. I think every president has been trying to get it built, but the wars interfered with money flow to the wall or the economy turned downward or something. The Dems actually wanted this years ago, it was necessary to them at the time, but politics got in the way.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
They should have finished this wall twenty years ago when they were trying to get it done. I think every president has been trying to get it built, but the wars interfered with money flow to the wall or the economy turned downward or something. The Dems actually wanted this years ago, it was necessary to them at the time, but politics got in the way.


I think all the politicians want to have issues to talk about, but don’t want to fix said issues because then they wouldn’t have anything to campaign on to raise money. It’s the only thing that makes sense considering I grew up watching the same things be discussed over and over. Then once a president was elected, they would do a 180 on policy and get nothing done. Rinse and repeat and this has been happening on both sides of the aisle.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 11:17 AM
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Every single illegal coming here has one thing in common: all of them are coming here to cheat on their taxes.

They will take "low wage jobs Americans wont do," because Americans cannot afford those jobs after taxes are taken out. But 12 buck an hour is ok money if you never pay taxes on it.

Real Americans live in fear of the IRS coming to audit you and take all you have and put you in jail if you make a mistake on your taxes. No illegal is afraid of such things---they have security that honest Americans do not enjoy.

There's a tax on legal visits from Mexicans. So yeah, "Mexico" is paying for the wall, over time and from now on....



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: Dfairlite

Yet another liar democrat talking point debunked

"But, but but...the wall isn't under construction that's another hateful, bigoted, racist, sexist, misogynistic, xenophobic, islamophobic, lots more ists and bics Trumpian lie!"

Hope they know we're laughing endlessly at them, not with them

The wall, a monument to our rejection of illegal alien criminals and the garbage policies that have for years allowed them to exploit our system and come here against our will. No more!



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

We did. Better that money go to the wall than thrown away on countries that are stupid enough to go for socialism. They clearly don't know how to manage a country, and I don't hold out much hope for their citizens either. If they had half a clue, they'd have abolished their leftist governments and installed actual, functioning real governments in their place.

Mexico and other countries will be punished appropriately for failing to stop illegal criminal alien unauthorized entry.
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