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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 09:03 PM

Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for wall

Source: MSN/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to fund top priorities of President Donald Trump such as a down payment on a border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents.

Mulvaney told The Associated Press in an interview that "elections have consequences" and that "we want wall funding" as part of the catchall spending bill, which lawmakers hope to unveil next week.

The former GOP congressman from South Carolina also said that the administration is open, though undecided, about a key Democratic demand that the measure pay for cost-sharing payments to insurance companies that help low-income people afford health policies under the Affordable Care Act.

The $1 trillion-plus legislation is leftover business from last year's election-season gridlock and would cover the operating budgets of every Cabinet department except for Veterans Affairs.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-budget-chief-spending-bill-must-have-money-for-wall/ar-BBA5Uxe



Trump will tell his supporters that Mexico is paying for the wall. Meanwhile, Trump's budget chief insists that we have to pay for the wall.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/321744-mike-pence-mexico-will-pay-for-border-wall

Mike Pence: Mexico will pay for border wall

Vice President Pence stressed in an interview early Wednesday that Mexico will pay for President Trump's proposed border wall.

"One of the things people saw last night is that the candidate Donald Trump is the President Donald Trump, and he spoke about those priorities," Pence said during an interview with "Good Morning America" host George Stephanopoulos. "We're going to build a wall. We're going to enforce the laws of this country."

"Trump didn't say Mexico is going to pay for [the wall]," Stephanopoulos interjected.

"Well, they are," Pence said. As a presidential candidate, Trump insisted that he would make Mexico pay for the massive wall. But the country's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has firmly rejected that notion, saying it was "against our dignity as Mexicans."

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TomCADem Apr 2017 OP
Freethinker65 Apr 2017 #1
bucolic_frolic Apr 2017 #2
More_Cowbell Apr 2017 #3
keithbvadu2 Apr 2017 #4
mwooldri Apr 2017 #6
mwooldri Apr 2017 #5
Honeycombe8 Apr 2017 #7
BHDem53 Apr 2017 #10
SergeStorms Apr 2017 #8
mr_lebowski Apr 2017 #9

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 09:10 PM

1. Hmm? Healthcare for citizens or a tax cut for the wealthy AND a stupid wall? Decisions decisions....

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 09:13 PM

2. Somebody

should start a trust fund to tear it down someday

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 09:39 PM

3. Plenty of GOP members won't even vote for funding for the wall

The WH can "want wall funding," but I don't think it'll get it.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:16 PM

4. What is the % of votes needed to pass a budget? 51% , 60%, 2/3?

Republicans have a majority in both Houses of Congress.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:47 AM

6. I think Republicans can make the rules up as they go along.

Just as they did for Neil Gorsuch.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:46 AM

5. I support a wall...

... around Mar-A-Lago. 9 metres high.

A nice tight seal around the property. Put Donald Trump inside.

Did I mention this was a watertight wall?

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:53 AM

7. The neighbors would agree with you. He's not one of them.

They're old money and do lots of charities and fund raisers. Trump isn't big on charities, as we know, and he's not old money like the neighbors. And ostentatious and a narcissistic bloviator. They'll never accept him, is what I saw on some video.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:48 PM

10. Along with

Palin, pedophile nUgent and Skid rock.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:55 AM

8. I'd support the hiring and training of.......

more Border Patrol Agents, but Trump can stuff his stupid wall. Trump painted himself into a corner with his promise of a wall that Mexico paid for. I really don't think that wall, at least the wall he envisioned, will ever get built. How will the Tumptards handle that bit of news? They'll never hear about it. The alt-right "news" sources will all hail it as a great victory, and of course we know that they don't immerse themselves in actual, factual news. Reich-wing propaganda is all they want, and can handle.

The Border Agents? They can't find enough qualified people to fill the slots they have at present. Without lowering their standards they'll probably never fill all of the positions. Yet another Trump campaign promise failure. But his supporters will never hear of that, either.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 03:31 AM

9. "Trump didn't say Mexico is going to pay for ," Stephanopoulos interjected.

What the fuck, George?

Why are you trying to give him cover when you know damn well ... oh fuck it, nevermind.

We have basically nobody with any real integrity on our side in the media, I dunno why I even imagine that situation will change ... Rachel and Colbert will probably be next to say some stupid shit like this ... Even though it seems like they wouldn't ...

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