Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:32 AM
Miles Archer (5,813 posts)
Trump "wants a trillion dollars worth of work on the ground, were going to give it to him"
Mulvaney said the border wall was a top demand in an offer the White House delivered to negotiators Wednesday night. The Trump administration also forwarded a $30 billion request for the military and to grant the administration the power to deny federal grants to sanctuary cities.
In exchange, the White House may consider insurance subsidies for low-income Americans to keep the Affordable Care Act kicking, Mulvaney said, if the Democrats can swallow the wall.
Mulvaney’s plan rattled ongoing negotiations between the parties to pass a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown on April 28, when spending authorization ends. Talk of the wall hadn’t come up — until Mulvaney’s demand. Even Republicans had agreed that it should be addressed later, after the urgent stopgap spending issue, reported The Washington Post.
“We’re certainly going to spend some money,” Mulvaney said Thursday at the Institute of International Finance, Bloomberg reported. “The president wants a trillion dollars worth of work on the ground, and we’re going to give it to him.”
5 replies, 1641 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Trump "wants a trillion dollars worth of work on the ground, were going to give it to him" (Original post)
Response to pangaia (Reply #1)
Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:58 AM
Demsrule86 (10,830 posts)
2. It won't work...and will hurt the Republicans.
If the Dems gave in they would be expected to give in on everything...so let the GOP threaten the ACA and shut down the government.
Response to Miles Archer (Original post)
Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:08 AM
DK504 (1,948 posts)
3. They are going to spend more money
What happened to decreasing the deficit and trade ratios the debt..... oh yeah, he doesn't doesn't even know what that means.