by Countable | Updated on 1.19.19
"His proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives."
Written by Countable
Take the wall out of the deal. Immigration from Mexico is already at a ten year low and the majority of illegal immigrants in this country overstayed their visas; a wall is hardly the answer. Give border patrol the manpower and technological resources it needs and expand the immigration courts to handle illegal immigrants and those who have overstayed their visas. Tell Senate to do their job and pass a bill with or without Trump; they hold the power now.
Why dont we try making more avenues for those wanting entrance to our country rather than spend billions on detention camps and walls. We now have more job openings than people to fill them. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone instead of killing 2 downtrodden immigrants with one wall. One way builds our economy while the other just builds hate. .
This gets both sides what they want his could Libs not like this? Oh wait they need an open boarder for more votes and don’t care if American citizens die from MS13 members. Shame on you Democrat’s
I say build the wall and don’t offer anything about dreamers! Send them all home and save all the money you spend on them and build the wall!
First, take the wall off the table. Come on Senate. The House legislation is out there. The ball is in your court. So for now, you own the shut down. Pass it off to Trump with enough votes to override.
End the gridlock and stop rejecting everything for political reasons. Negotiate and make a deal already. Country over party. Get our government open again now!
Shortly before President Trump spoke, Pelosi, the top U.S. Democrat, in a statement said the offer was "unacceptable" and did not "represent a good-faith effort to restore certainty to people's lives." She said the president's offer was unlikely to gain the votes needed to pass the House or Senate. President Trump could give them everything they want and they would still trun him down. Ask your self why? It is evident that Pelosi and the other Democrats don't really care about the layed off workers. If they did they would be meeting with the President and the Republicans.
I want to say No, but I now think that Trump and his hateful base would bankrupt 800k people to get their way, and take pride & joy in doing it - and I don’t feel so good about letting the federal employees and their families take this big a hit for the rest of us. I know it’s a bad idea to make Trump think that this is a viable negotiating tactic, but the cost of the shutdown is growing and may already exceed the $ Trump is demanding. At this point I’d support my reps in Congress, who I hope have more of a feel for how things are going than I do, voting their consciences.
Take the wall out of the deal. Make the DACA protections permanent. What he is offering is dependent on his whims. We have seen his promises that he renigs on. Stop holding our government employees hostage to this tyrant's whims. Enough is enough. To those saying take the deal it's the best we can get. Really, give into a child's temper tantrum will only encourage more of the same behavior. This bully needs to get used to the word no. To do the job of opening our government. He took an oath to do this when he accepted the position of president.
Don’t take the “deal”! The DACA protections , TPS and pilot program for children to apply for asylum in their home countries that was started under the Obama Administration were ALL eliminated by this current President! He created these crisis’! Come up with a PERMANENT solution for the Dreamers and TPS and open the Government.
If this is the “greatest negotiator” it is pathetic. As a taxpayer, there is no way I want the government to appropriate 2.7 BILLION dollars for the wall. Keeping Trump’s campaign promise would require MEXICO to pay for it. I do not support the wall, nor do I support a lying, criminal grifter, skip artist, treasonous President. But you all do. The question is why? Why would the majority of congressional GOP members continue their support. This has always seemed very fishy to me. I know Rubio (among others, including McConnell) received donations from entities owned by Len Blavatnik, friend of Deripaska, but I suspect there’s more to learn. Why would so many GOP support the end of sanctions on Deripaska? The attempted Russian destruction of our democracy may include many Congressional traitors. Maybe YOU all are the real Dark State? Hopefully all will be revealed...
Democrats should accept this profoundly magnanimous offer. I would never have been so generous. Not in a million years. That said, only one question remains. Does Nancy Pelosi hate President Trump more than she loves America and our Dreamers?
Nothing new was offered. He took away DACA and TPS. Same old rhetoric. Both sides need to sit down, negotiate and compromise to OPEN the government. djt must STOP holding the American people hostage for a wall. This weakens our country.
TYPICAL DEMOCRATIC OBSTRUCTIONIST MENTALITY ONCE AGAIN THEY ONLY WISH TO MAINTAIN “THEIR WAY OR NO WAY” ATTITUDE. President Donald Trump on offered in good an immigration deal to end the government shutdown, providing temporary protection for some undocumented immigrants along with other measures in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for his border barrier/wall. But the overture, made in an address from the White House, had ben, as expected, been rejected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats who said it largely was a repackaged a proposal that had failed earlier. SAD. SAD. SAD. SAD. SAD. SneakyPete..... 🙀👿👿👿🙀..... 1*19*19.....
Yes they should, but we know they will just throw it back in his face. Declare a national emergency and Build the wall. #MAGA #BuildTheWall
Take the deal.
I don’t want the border wall on my bill. I don’t feel that the tax payers should be made to pay for something that solves nothing.
“Three year’s legislative relief” isn’t a compromise, it’s a joke. A President is not a dictator. Good on the Democrats for doing their Constitutional function of checking his power; shame on the Republicans for failing to do so.
There is nothing that can offered that would make a wall acceptable. Conceding will set a VERY dangerous precedent that will not be forgotten by the voters.
Now #45 is making blatant threats to representatives who do not agree with him regarding the American taxpayers funding his useless Wall. Sen. Mitch McConnell, how two-faced of you to bring #45’s so-called proposal for a vote, but denying the Senate to vote on bills that have been passed in the House. A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS DO NOT WANT THE WALL. It is not the answer for border security. Representatives must do what they were elected to do: REPRESENT the wants of their constituents.
Liberals are children.