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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 08:54 PM

GOP lawmaker suggests Trump use some of his own money to help pay for border wall

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) said that President Trump should considering tapping into his personal funds to help pay for a wall along the southern border.
"If Mexico isn't going to be made to pay for a wall, that means funds must be found internally," Walter said in a statement Friday.

"As a wealthy man, the president might consider pledging some of his own funds as well. Whatever it takes, just so long as we don't add to the debt that is bankrupting our great country."

Trump has called for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border since his campaign for president. He has demanded that a new spending bill in Congress include $5 billion for the structure, which Democrats oppose.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-lawmaker-suggests-trump-use-some-of-his-own-money-to-help-pay-for-border-wall/ar-BBREVHQ?li=BBnb7Kz

Trump probably isn't as wealthy as he claims. I'm sure that's part of the reason he hasn't released his tax returns.

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Reply GOP lawmaker suggests Trump use some of his own money to help pay for border wall (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 31 OP
Hav Dec 31 #1
gratuitous Jan 1 #12
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 31 #2
trev Dec 31 #3
fierywoman Dec 31 #5
Dave Starsky Jan 1 #13
keithbvadu2 Dec 31 #4
TSheehan Dec 31 #7
keithbvadu2 Dec 31 #8
TSheehan Dec 31 #6
In It to Win It Jan 1 #9
Cha Jan 1 #10
pecosbob Jan 1 #11
Vinca Jan 1 #14
malaise Jan 1 #15

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 08:57 PM

1. Trolling or stupidity?

I like it either way and hope a reporter asks Trump what he thinks about that proposal to build his beautiful wall.

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Response to Hav (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:58 AM

12. Totally trolling

Walter Jones was the nincompoop who first suggested freedom fries as a substitute for french fries. He seems to have learned a thing or two since then.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 08:58 PM

2. I'm betting Trump's net worth is less than zero

and the Russians hold most of his debt.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:00 PM

3. I agree with you.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 10:45 PM

5. Yup.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:55 AM

13. Absolutely. Of this, there is no doubt.

He could have instantly dispelled any question long ago by releasing his tax returns, like every candidate has for decades.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:30 PM

4. How to Build Trump's Wall - Privatize It

How to Build Trump's Wall - Privatize It

Republicans have often found a way to tax people surreptitiously by privatizing many public works projects to corporations rather than have govít pay for it. A fee/toll is a tax under another name.

The corporations/investors are granted a multi-year license with a guaranteed profit.

This could also be done with Trumpís Wall with Mexico.

Corporations/investors front the money to build it and they will be paid by Mexico.

It gives republicans a chance to save the govít money by investing in it and show their confidence in Trumpís word that Mexico will pay for it .

No govít backed bonds.

No cost to the govít,,, no need for taxes,,, profit for the patriotic investors who believe in Trump.

Win win all around.

Even Trump can show his patriotism and shrewd business savvy by investing in it.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:06 PM

7. "Even Trump can show his patriotism and shrewd business savvy"

 

Trump? Patriotism and shrewd business savvy?

Good one.

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Response to TSheehan (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:54 PM

8. Ya got me... a wee bit of sarcasm there.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:04 PM

6. Walter Jones is perhaps the one Republican in Congress for whom I have some respect.

 

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:27 AM

9. Awesome! 'Bout time somebody said it...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:31 AM

10. Whoa, Walter! Grreat idea!

And, this coming from a repub!

It doesn't matter how much freaking money trump doesn't have.. this is Booom!

Wonder if any of his constituents got mad at him for suggesting such a sacrilegious thing?!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:40 AM

11. Sometimes a wall is just a wall

Sometimes a wall is not really a wall at all, but simply a wedge. As to Agent Orange's paying for it...he wouldn't even validate your freaking parking if he interviewed you for a job.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 07:02 AM

14. I don't think Russia will lend him any more money.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 07:08 AM

15. He has no money

He's a fake

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