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  1. George says:

    Trump is allowing the Dems to hang themselves with the rope he is giving them before he sidesteps and builds it anyway.

  2. 173rdHerd says:

    Those out of work Federal workers are not missed. Keep them on permanent furlough.

  3. Patriot1490 says:

    Take the Money, use it for the wall. Take any money from whereever you can get it and BUILD THE WALL: IMPEACH SCHUMER & PELOSI

  4. Kilr says:

    It makes sense to stop some of the ‘free’ stuff that we perpetually send to Puerto Rico. I know they are a U S territory, but WHAT HAVE THEY CONTRIBUTED TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? A few men join the armed forces…and they produce rum….what else? We would probably be better off if we just declared them an independent country and cut them loose on their own.

  5. Tom says:

    On one hand I am happy to such a small part of government going unfunded and on the other hand when OBummer and the GOP couldn’t agree on OBummer Care the pressure of having the whole government shut down made the GOP cave when if they held out another day or so the Democrats would have caved. The problem is the GOP in the end always cares more about the people getting hurt rather than the single issue.

  6. Ken says:

    The 4.4 Trillion Dollar is the budget for the US first of all, so 5 billion dollars represents 0.11% of that Budget, that’s point one % of the 4.4 Trillion Dollar Budget. So what is wrong with Pelosi and Schumer if they are really in favor of keeping out undesirable illegal aliens? A reminder;
    43% of ALL Food Stamps are Given to Illegals.
    95% of Warrants Issued for Murder in Los Angeles are illegals.
    Less than 2% of illegals are picking crops but 41% are on Welfare.
    More than 66% of all Births in California are to Illegals on Medi-Cal
    60% of all HUD occupied properties in the US are Illegals
    39% of all California Students are Illegals.
    75%of Los Angeles Most Wanted Criminals are Illegals.
    50% of All Gang Members are Illegals
    U.S. Taxpayers are Footing the Bill for All.

    1. poppDavid says:

      your numbers do not stand the truth test.

  7. ktuncia says:

    There are something like 32 currently on going “emergencies” that were declared by past presidents that are still receiving money via this type of funding even now. In this case the border wall constitutes at least a significant part of a fix on several possible “emergencies” Trump and any reasonable Administration would like to fix. A Wall would help with the immigration crisis, the resulting humanitarian crisis, the drug crisis, black market illegal firearms crisis, voting integrity crisis (Russian PR is nothing compared to illegals voting), the subversion of Congress through the US Census crisis (Ca. currently has 5 seats in the house due to a counting of illegals in the state) and more. There is no question this is as much or more of an “emergency” than most of the ones declared by past presidents. There is also no question that the Dems will enlist the help of a liberal judge in creating a Cease and Desist Order if they need to to stop the construction of a Wall. It will be bogus of course but that’s never stopped the Democrats in the past. They will hope to draw out the court battle long enough for a new more Establishment president to be elected who will kill the project. The question is likely to come down to whether more people want to give away the country or to save it come the 2020 elections.

  8. ManCave says:

    The best way to make Mexico pay for it is taxing remittances. Remittances to Mexico is a large part of their economy. 28.5 billion bucks in 2017 alone. Tax it at 30% and we get almost 10 billion a year, more than enough to pay for a wall over a few years and then to maintain it forever. And hire more border patrol agents.

  9. Carl says:

    Put a tariff payable at the border, on all goods (not food) coming into the country that equals the cost of supporting illegal aliens coming over that border including those in Sanctuary Cities. Mexico can pass the cost of non Mexicans to the trade coming in from the other countries and passing thru. Mexico will be happy to build the wall. They and America could even hire some of the able bodied who have not been throwing rocks.

  10. Richard says:

    Just build the damn thing. Once its up, doing what its supposed to do, the dems will take credit for it, smile and pretend they’re not hypocrites. Everyone will know the truth, so all will be well and good.

  11. Marc says:

    Do whatever needs to be done to build that wall…

  12. Krazeehors says:

    I have the PERFECT solution:

    STOP PAYING CONGRESS AND USE THEIR SALARIES TO BUILD THE DAMN WALL!!

    1. Marc says:

      Could build 3 walls with that money…

  13. David says:

    This is the issue: Do we believe in our capacity for self-government, or do we abandon the American Revolution and acknowledge that a few intellectual elites in a far distant capital can plan our lives for us better then we can ourselves? We are not ignorant citizen incapable of determining what is best for ourselves. Nor are we blind to the flagrant misuse by, and inappropriate conduct of our elected public leaders. All leaders must be held completely accountable for their actions that break the laws which we have established by our legislators and mandated by the will of the people. The moral and ethical corruption must not be allowed to continue and unchallenged and it must be punished to the fullest extent of our laws so that the world will see that the government of the United States is still responsible and answerable to, We the people!

    High crimes and misdemeanors Traders Of the United States The charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct peculiar to officials, such as perjury of oath, abuse of authority, bribery, intimidation, misuse of assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming, and refusal to obey a lawful order.

    1. Susan says:

      Democrats are putting demands of law-breaking ILLEGALS ahead of safety for Citizens. That’s TREASON! Holding American citizens hostage, that’s TYRANNY!

  14. David says:

    Actually, this plan is brilliant. The Puerto Ricans are overwhelmingly Democrat so it is not a place he expects to get many votes anyway. While there may be some court challenges it would be very hard to overcome a SCOTUS that is now fairly conservative and the legal precedent for this well established

    1. Susan says:

      YES< YES YES YES!!!! It's Brilliant & Necessary— Drugs, violent crimes, human trafficking; sexual predation on women & children by coyotes and drug cartels, this Crisis has been accelerating because Obama took no substantial action for 8 years. Hand wringing does not count. Trump's actions are real and tangible. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!!! And by God, every dollar of that $13.9 BILLION is money well invested in the safety of neighborhoods and communities across our country. It's extraordinary that Democrats are fighting against public safety!!!

      GO TRUMP!

  15. Teddy says:

    Republicans are the real problem about building the wall.Trump is taking advice from the same people he said made bad deals.

    1. Louis says:

      Teddy: Why are republicans the trouble? Is it because the republicans want the wall to protect the US citizens? What is your problem?

  16. MikeyParks says:

    “…taking money designated for Puerto Rico…” Those optics didn’t hurt Bill and Hillary a bit. And they flat out stole it.

  17. Don says:

    President Trump will still need to finance the wall construction. To do so, he’s been demanding $5.7 billion from congressional Democrats, who have opposed the plan all along.
    Um, no they haven’t. They only opposed the wall after Donald J. Trump was elected. Before that, you can find numerous videos of Democrat leaders demanding we secure the border and build a wall, if necessary.

    1. ManCave says:

      The hypocrisy is quite stunning. Its not about the safety and security of American citizens, its about opposing Trump, no matter what he does. Its actually sickening what the Dims are doing just out of spite.

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