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house Bill H.R. 32

Should the Treasury Accept Private Donations to Build the Border Wall?

Argument in favor

Now that the Democrats control the House, it’s unlikely that federal funding for the border wall will materialize. Private donations to this key Trump administration priority will allow the wall’s construction without taxpayer dollars, saving the government money and securing the border.

John's Opinion
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01/13/2019
Being $22 Trillion in debt the Treasury should accept donations for nearly anything. Why would anyone be against this unless you are just a Trump hater and thus someone who hates this country!
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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01/13/2019
👍🏻 H.R. 32 AKA — the Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act 👍🏻 I’m in strong support of the House bill H.R. 32 AKA — the Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act — which would allow the Secretary of the Treasury to accept public donations to fund the construction of a barrier on the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Now that the Democrats control the House, it’s unlikely that federal funding for the border wall will materialize. Private donations to this key Trump administration priority will allow the wall’s construction without taxpayer dollars, saving the government money and securing the border. SneakyPete.......... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. 1*13*19..........
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Mark's Opinion
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01/13/2019
5 billion times yes! Accept private funds, time and action specific earmarked to physically secure our borders! Now that is Patriotism in Action!
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Argument opposed

The border wall is opposed by many Americans and negatively impacts the environment and endangered species along the U.S.-Mexico border. Crowdfunding for federal priorities is a bad idea because it opens the government to private influence and lets Congress accomplish goals outside the appropriations process.

Brian's Opinion
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01/13/2019
Not unless the federal government also accepts private donations for healthcare, education, and national disasters. This is a slippery slope that will likely increase corruption and special interest influence in our government. I don't think we should start.
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I.Got.an.Idea...'s Opinion
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01/13/2019
No, because then these private donors will think they are entitled to something. Also, the Wall is not required and is an environmental hazard.
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Thelma's Opinion
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01/13/2019
The Founders of this country designed a system of government to address how the people of this country wish to be governed. The people of this country do not want a wall, and we elected representatives in the last election to say so. We are not a corporate run country, as much as Newt Gingrich and Grover Norquist would prefer. Republicans only win because they cheat. No wall.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2019
    Being $22 Trillion in debt the Treasury should accept donations for nearly anything. Why would anyone be against this unless you are just a Trump hater and thus someone who hates this country!
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    Not unless the federal government also accepts private donations for healthcare, education, and national disasters. This is a slippery slope that will likely increase corruption and special interest influence in our government. I don't think we should start.
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    No, because then these private donors will think they are entitled to something. Also, the Wall is not required and is an environmental hazard.
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    We don’t need a wall
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    The Founders of this country designed a system of government to address how the people of this country wish to be governed. The people of this country do not want a wall, and we elected representatives in the last election to say so. We are not a corporate run country, as much as Newt Gingrich and Grover Norquist would prefer. Republicans only win because they cheat. No wall.
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    No because this sets a precedence of the government making more demands and holding us hostage to 45’s whim
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    No! This would set a dangerous precedent. If this was approved, it would be too easy for the wealthy to influence government. Do we really want the very rich to have more influence than they already have? This is typical of the GOP, extremely short sighted!
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    👍🏻 H.R. 32 AKA — the Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act 👍🏻 I’m in strong support of the House bill H.R. 32 AKA — the Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act — which would allow the Secretary of the Treasury to accept public donations to fund the construction of a barrier on the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Now that the Democrats control the House, it’s unlikely that federal funding for the border wall will materialize. Private donations to this key Trump administration priority will allow the wall’s construction without taxpayer dollars, saving the government money and securing the border. SneakyPete.......... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. 1*13*19..........
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    No, because then these private donors will think they are entitled to something. Also, the Wall is not required and is an environmental hazard.
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    5 billion times yes! Accept private funds, time and action specific earmarked to physically secure our borders! Now that is Patriotism in Action!
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    Why not feed the poor....cure diseases.....infrastructure.....the wall has ego all over it.
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    The "WALL" is nothing but a political piece of BS. Our citizens are not getting paid, many of which protect our airports/airplanes (air-traffic controllers & TSA agents), our overall safety (FBI), and everyone of the employees unable to pay bills/buy food/etc. This is a "national emergency" because of criminals/murders/rapists...what about Americans shooting up churches/concerts/movie theaters/nightclubs? Why isn't there a "national emergency" about that? What about the American rapists and pedophiles? Why isn't there a "national emergency" over that? I'm paralyzed because of crime by Americans...I think that is a "personal emergency", but no one gives a sh*t about that. Wake up people!
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    Absolutely not, we should be stopping big money and government, not encouraging it. There is enough corruption in government, we don’t need more.
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    This would start the option of millionaires and billionaires to circumvent our “We The People” representation in Congress. And America would become the land of only the rich.
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    If they were somehow taking donations for P-Parenthood you people would be all over it & saying it’s your right to do so, as long as it’s on the liberal agenda. Apparently building a wall to deter ILLEGAL immigration is immoral but killing fetuses, a lot of times just due to selfishness of not wanting a child, isn’t immoral. Right.
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    First and foremost: a wall is the dumbest idea this country has ever had - particularly when our bridges, tunnels, and roads are crumbling all around the country. Secondly, private funds for a project requiring eminent domain? Third of all, on the eminent domain topic, I could see there being major court fights that would drag on for years and cost millions in legal fees. This whole thing is so damn stupid and I wish someone in the GOP would grow a spine and put country above Putin.
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    I don’t like that this would set a precedent and that in essence would allow those with disposable income or only the rich to finance any project that suits their agenda.
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    NO WALL, not even for free, a wall does not solve our immigration issues, stop asking the same question in fifty different flavors, the answer is going to be the same, NO WALL
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    No. We are trying to get money out of politics. Smells too much like Citizens United. Nothing but corruption.
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    Sure why not! We need to protect our borders and obviously the dems care less about protecting us. They only care about obstructing because they hate the President. If the democrats won the presidential election two years ago they would be persecuting conservatives and putting Christians in jail. “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” ‭‭John‬ ‭3:19-21‬ ‭‬ “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭5:20‬ ‭ “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3:1, 3-4, 12-13, 15‬ ‭
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