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house Bill H.R. 546

Should the Treasury Issue ‘Border Bonds’ for Americans to Voluntarily Fund the Southern Border Wall?

Argument in favor

Issuing “border bonds” to allow Americans to help fund the border wall would let those who support this priority directly contribute to it despite Congress’ refusal to give President Trump the full $5 billion he’s sought for the wall.

Doug's Opinion
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03/21/2019
Yes, I wonder how the DNC would react if 1 million Russians crossed the border to vote for President Trump?
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JTJ's Opinion
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03/21/2019
Look at all the intolerant democrats in this forum telling us what we can and can’t do with our money.
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Kelly's Opinion
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03/21/2019
I would happily contribute to fund the border wall.
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Argument opposed

It’d be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to raise $5 billion via donations. This is also ultimately an end-run around Congress’ power to appropriate government funds.

Alan's Opinion
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03/21/2019
That’s not how this works. The federal government should not serve as a conduit for the ill-informed to fund any stupid unnecessary project that comes along. Congress should do its job, and if the President can’t get funding from Congress, he needs to figure out why, not go looking somewhere else for the funding that’s been denied.
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Jennifer's Opinion
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03/21/2019
If the government is going to create and issue “border bonds,” why not health-care bonds, education bonds, environment bonds, science, bonds, etc....?
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Melvin 's Opinion
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03/21/2019
How stupid is the idea of the public paying for the wall Mexico was going to. This president is a serious threat to democracy and his portrait of how he attacks a dead congressman that fought for this country is enough. I will need to be held by my nurse soon because I’ll be in Texarkana soon and yes as hot as it is there, I’m Fiery and Fierce because it’s on us to fight against that dumb wall. Catch me
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      house Committees
      Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJanuary 15th, 2019
    Yes, I wonder how the DNC would react if 1 million Russians crossed the border to vote for President Trump?
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    That’s not how this works. The federal government should not serve as a conduit for the ill-informed to fund any stupid unnecessary project that comes along. Congress should do its job, and if the President can’t get funding from Congress, he needs to figure out why, not go looking somewhere else for the funding that’s been denied.
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    If the government is going to create and issue “border bonds,” why not health-care bonds, education bonds, environment bonds, science, bonds, etc....?
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    How stupid is the idea of the public paying for the wall Mexico was going to. This president is a serious threat to democracy and his portrait of how he attacks a dead congressman that fought for this country is enough. I will need to be held by my nurse soon because I’ll be in Texarkana soon and yes as hot as it is there, I’m Fiery and Fierce because it’s on us to fight against that dumb wall. Catch me
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    Look at all the intolerant democrats in this forum telling us what we can and can’t do with our money.
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    Oh for foxs sake. Give it up. Congress doesn’t want to fund Trump’s wall. My friends don’t want to fund Trump’s wall. I don’t want to fund Trump’s wall. My relatives don’t want to fund Trump’s wall. My daughter’s dog doesn’t want to fund Trump’s wall. Soliciting donations or using bonds to fund a wall nobody wants will further divide this country. JUST STOP WITH THIS INSANITY! No wall period!
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    I would happily contribute to fund the border wall.
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    I'll keep saying it until I'm blue in the face: A border wall is an affront to the American way and should never be allowed. A government sanctioned monument to racism must not be funded by public OR private means.
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    No no no, People don’t realize that there is funding to maintain the wall we already have on the border, we need to start thinking about our own people. Flint needs water, Puerto Rico needs infrastructure, get over the wall idea. It’s not going to lessen the drugs being smuggled into our points of entry
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    The money isn’t even the issue with the wall. No matter where the money comes from the wall is still ABSOLUTELY NOT BEING DONE. Nothing makes the racist xenophobic vanity folly a better idea. ABSOLUTELY NO WALL.
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    No. There is no need for a wall what we need is better immigration law and make it easier for people to come into the U.S. legally. The current laws are outdated. Take a long time and a lot of money to make people a legal U.S. citizen.
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    We are the United States of America. What’s the point of being a Union if we can have bonds for separate projects. How about Bonds for Getting Trump out of Office? Bonds for Clean Air and Water? Bonds to Eliminate Fossil Fuels? Boy at this rate we could eliminate Congress completely.
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    Take the money we already pay in that’s being used to give housing, SNAP, SSI, TANF, Healthcare, and any other freebies to the lawbreaking border jumpers and BUILD THE WALL. Enough is Enough!!
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    Back in the 1980’s, #45 was as delusional as he is today about his name brand. He invaded Atlantic City (AC), NJ with the promise of jobs, tourism and money. #45 schemed to make sure the governing politicians wouldn’t allow other property investors, (who were responsible for the revitalization of Las Vegas), to build in AC. Instead #45’s vanity, ego and narcissism caused AC to begin to crumble with the first of four Chapter 11 Bankruptcies: 1991, 2004, 2009, 2014. At the time of the 2009 bankruptcy filing, #45’s company was indebted for $1.2 billion. Because of #45’s dereliction of payments and bankruptcy filings, contractors were forced to accept a small fraction of monies owed. As a result, #45 was directly responsible for the closing of at least 20 contracting businesses that were involved with #45’s AC property ventures. In the tri-state area of NJ, PA and DE, #45’s name in property building is synonymous with failure and irresponsibility. Instead of addressing the humongous issue of immigration, the Bozo-in-Chief’s plan is to cover it up with concretes and steel panels. Given #45 horrendous track record in construction, any fundraising to build The Wall, would be futile and bound to be mismanaged.
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    This is unconstitutional. The power to raise money for the government was granted to Congress alone. Trump has had 2 full years with full Republican control of both the House and Senate. He promised repeatedly Mexico would pay for it. He has failed. Again.
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    The answer is still no no no. Just because a narcissistic president demands money that should be spent wisely like on affordable health care doesn’t mean we the people are ignorant enough to grant this.
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    👍🏻 House Bill H.R. 546 AKA the “Border Bonds for America Act” 👍🏻 I’d recommend and support the passage of the House Bill H.R. 546 AKA the “Border Bonds for America Act of 2019” which would direct the Treasury Secretary to issue government bonds specifically for the construction of a physical barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border known as “Border Bonds.” These bonds could also be used to finance related technology and improved infrastructure. All U.S. citizens could buy Border Bonds, and the proceeds would go directly to a “Border Bonds Trust Fund,” which would be established in the Treasury Dept. Issuing “border bonds” to allow Americans to voluntarily help fund the border wall which would let those who support this priority directly contribute to it despite Congress’ refusal, to give President Trump the full $5 billion he’s sought for the wall. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻HR-546👍🏻. 3*21*19.....
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    Hilarious. So the government should steal over half of everyone’s money because the once in a lifetime genius known as AOC says the world is going to end in a decade, but they can’t accept money through bonds for something that people want to voluntarily help fund. The hypocrisy is astounding, the denial is just comical.
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    No. Where would it stop? We have lobby groups and a system for this. The next step of this would just be the worlds elite bypassing laws to use “bonds” to fund any agenda. What a shitshow that would be.
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    $185.7 billion! That's how much was raised by American citizens to fund WW2. (Didn't know that, did you?) No reason we can't do it again, even if it's to keep ignorant citizens safe. P. S. If you purchase a bond, it's an investment, not a gift. You will receive all your money, plus interest back when the bond is matured. (Didn't know that either, did you?) Treasury bonds used to be gifted to children and grandchildren. We'll buy 18 on the first day they're available!
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