by Countable | 12.19.18
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The White House is looking for other ways to fund its border (and/or boarder) wall.
Trump had demanded $5 billion in border wall funding in the year-end spending bill, but press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday that there are "other ways" the administration can get the funds, and that "at the end of the day we don’t want to shut down the government, we want to shut down the border.”
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Congress’ eight year ban on earmarks could come to an end when Democrats take control the House of Representatives in January.
Earmarks - also known as "pork barrel legislation" - refer to provisions in spending bills that are targeted to a specific state, locality, congressional district, or entity that allocate funding in a way other than a legal or administrative formula or a competitive award process.
It remains to be seen whether newly-empowered House Democrats restore earmarks in some form, but Senate Republicans seem unlikely to follow suit if earmarks are revived in the lower chamber.
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I don’t support the wall or space force. Both are equally comical and it is sad that it is even a topic of conversation.
Space force is laughable. So many better uses for taxpayer money. Lets start with infrastructure
There are many things that the wall and space force funding should be spent on instead of fulfilling a racist’s fascists dream of a white america. Clean water pipes for states with lead and other pollution problems, grants for parents to get quality day care, working on ways to cut our sick dependence on fossil fuels, healthcare for all, better fund the schools especially the lunch programs so they don’t have to shake down struggling students for money, fix the many many oil spills which also could be supplemented by fining the companies that have them, take the coal ash and compound it with cement to make cinder blocks instead of dumping it in lakes or rivers and killing wildlife. We don’t need the wall or a stupid space force and for god sakes please have some medical professional unbuyable and experienced check the friggen president for dementia!
I’m so tired of hearing about the border wall. Trump sounds like a little kid who wants his cookie. And I do not support a space force. We can’t even keep peace on earth, for crying out loud.
Any funding, public or private-Mexican or American, for a border wall is immoral because the wall should never be built. Instead build trust, build a strong alliance, build cooperative business agreements, and the like.
Absolutely not! The idea of spending millions or more on a border wall is ludicrous when so many social programs benefiting Americans, refugees, and the environment have lost funding.
No funding for Boarder Walls!!!! Let Donald Trump pay for his own wall. We have already Trillion Dollar budget. Where are you going to steal the money from???? He has already raped the air, earth and water from America!!! Striped the poor from benefits needed for healthcare!!!! Taking women’s rights away, defunding AIDS research & development. Our infrastructure is falling apart which bridge is going to collapse to build this wall? Or is Flint Michigan going to start drinking rust now? How about Puerto Rico, maybe you can steal more from them too? Figure a humanitarian way to protect our boarders!!! Stop playing his game of Charades with our lives
A wall is ridiculous ... Trump is a builder of things that he can put his name on! This is what he sees as accomplishments! Try working with Mexico to build a stronger drug smuggling alliance! Work with Mexico to eliminate these drug king pins and cartels! If you don’t eliminate the source of the drugs it will still find its way into the country! Once again, building a wall so Trump can put his name on it is not the answer!
We need to put the biggest threat to America behind four walls? Trump for prison! Make America Safe Again!!!
Expend your efforts toward improved immigration policy on reformed procedures for ensuring guest workers and students can come contribute to economic and social progress. Stop the fear-mongering and posturing. Placating this moron spoiled brat currently infesting the white house makes you all look ridiculous.
No Space Force, except for the one we already have! No border wall - ever!
No wall and no space force!
I don’t support the wall nor do I support a SpAce force. I do support additional personnel, lawyers and technology to speedily process folks arriving at our borders!
No wall. Wall is a money laundering scheme. No wall. No shutdown.
Why would we have a space force when we have a trillion dollar deficit? No wall and no space force!
This Illegitimate Squatter President can find more ways to spend Taxpayer money than Colonel Sanders has chicken. No to the ridiculous Border Wall. No to the unnecessary Space Force.
Not only no, but HELL NO!! The ideas for a border wall and a space force should be scrapped. The US government needs to put money into infrastructure. There are so many worthwhile projects that are more important and beneficial to the country and that’s where the money needs to go!
We have enough space between the GOP’s ears! There will never be a space force!
We have serious problems in our country. Thousands are homeless as the result of fires and floods over the past year. Bridges and roads are crumbling. Climate change is causing havoc. Trump want to spend billions on a problem that doesn’t exist. The wall will solve nothing. Quit trying to throw desperately needed funds down the drain. Use them where they’re really needed.
No boarder wall and No space force unless we can send trump and family permanently,