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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:17 PM

Trump touts Fox News report that border wall could pay for itself

Source: The Hill




BY JOHN BOWDEN - 03/13/18 12:03 PM EDT

President Trump on Tuesday touted a report from Fox News citing the Center for Immigration Studies that claimed his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexican border could "pay for itself" over a decade.

The report, first reported by The New York Post, claims that $18 billion in funding for a border wall system on the United States's southern border would pay for itself by curbing crime and the flow of undocumented immigrants over the border.

ďThe wall could pay for itself even if it only modestly reduced illegal crossings and drug smuggling,Ē CIS's research director Steven Camerota told the Post.






The report comes as Trump heads to California to look at prototypes of his long-talk about project. Trump is set to see prototypes of the border wall, which have been constructed near the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/378125-trump-touts-fox-news-report-that-border-wall-could-pay-for-itself

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:22 PM

1. Honest to God, Fox News has more power than the State Department and entire intelligence community

combined. This is a government by cable news. I'm serious.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:03 PM

11. yep. Murdoch apparently is the most influential man in America. -nt

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:31 PM

2. The only way that damn wall will pay for itself

Is if there's a free ATM every 15 feet, dispensing magically made cash.

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Response to Hayduke Bomgarte (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:02 PM

6. K&R, that's a good one.

Only problem would be that tRump's wall ATM would spit out rubles.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:34 PM

3. The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the Center for Immigration Studies

as an anti-immigrant hate group. Of course Fox News would cite their views against immigrants because they are a perfect match of bigotry and racism, Trump's major campaign themes.

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Response to procon (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:30 PM

9. Thanks for saving me the trouble of finding this. I had a feeling CIS was BS

Thank you for the link. I was just about to go search and find out who is behind the CIS. I correctly assumed that because they were on FAUX Noise and because of the convenient opinion they gave, they must be reich-wingers with a bias.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:58 PM

4. Just like the Iraq war made us $billions$!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:02 PM

5. CIS are white supremacists

ďCritics have accused the CIS of extremist nativist views and for ties to white supremacy groups ...Ē

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Immigration_Studies

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:06 PM

7. FOX News also said the Iraq War would pay for itself. Look how that turned out.

Yes I know that was Rumsfield saying so on Fox News, but Fox ran with that story over and over and over.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:09 PM

8. Reminds me of another Fux News program that provoked a dumpian tweet about 15 minutes later

If this wasn't so pathetic I'd say it was some university under-grad psych experiment that went wild.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:00 PM

10. I see the president is still making up BS on the fly.

Besides isn't Mexico paying for the wall? Or was that just an old lie..... that's being replaced with this new lie of fresh bull crap. Fox news a proven source of BS.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:44 PM

12. Ah yes, the old Tax Cut reasoning

"Tax cuts pay for themselves through increased economic activity."

Which is almost as credible as claiming the Trumperlin Wall will pay for itself by cutting down on arrests.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:53 PM

13. How to Build Trumps Wall - Privatize It

How to Build Trumpís 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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