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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:15 AM

Exclusive: In budget, Trump to ask Congress for $8.6 billion for border wall

Source: Reuters



POLITICS MARCH 10, 2019 / 7:16 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

Roberta Rampton
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday will ask the U.S. Congress for an additional $8.6 billion to help pay for the wall he promised to build on the southern border with Mexico to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking, officials familiar with his 2020 budget request told Reuters.

The demand is more than six times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years, and 6 percent more than Trump has corralled by invoking emergency powers this year.

Democrats, who oppose the wall as unnecessary and immoral, control the U.S. House of Representatives, making it unlikely the Republican presidentís request will win congressional passage. Republicans control the Senate.

The proposal comes on the heels of a bruising battle with Congress over wall funding that resulted in a five-week partial federal government shutdown that ended in January, and could touch off a sequel just ahead of a trifecta of ominous fiscal deadlines looming this fall.



Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-wall-exclusive-idUSKBN1QR0CW

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Reply Exclusive: In budget, Trump to ask Congress for $8.6 billion for border wall (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 10 OP
UpInArms Mar 10 #1
Ohiogal Mar 10 #3
UpInArms Mar 10 #4
TwilightZone Mar 10 #12
MBS Mar 10 #5
samnsara Mar 10 #2
getagrip_already Mar 10 #6
groundloop Mar 10 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 10 #8
dalton99a Mar 10 #9
FailureToCommunicate Mar 10 #11
lonestoner Mar 10 #10
Wolf Frankula Mar 10 #13
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 10 #14
BigmanPigman Mar 10 #15
EarthFirst Monday #20
Haggis for Breakfast Mar 10 #16
Bengus81 Mar 10 #17
Totally Tunsie Monday #18
Scarsdale Monday #19
Blue_Tires Monday #21
Scarsdale Monday #22

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:16 AM

1. I am sick of this crap

nt

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:18 AM

3. You and me both. Can't we move on from this?

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:22 AM

4. Obviously, not until it looks like this

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:09 PM

12. It's all he has at this point.

Almost literally. He's accomplished nothing, the investigations are closing in, and he's desperate for a "win".

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:26 AM

5. Me too. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:17 AM

2. shhhhhh he thinks we wont notice.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:26 AM

6. yawn....

Repeat after me: All spending bills begin in the house.

The potus doesn't, and never has, written a spending bill. The house does.

Now the gop can stomp their feet, hold their breath, and shut the govt down again. But they can't write spending bills at the moment. Nancy Pelosi does.

He can ask for whatever he wants. He can get exactly dick.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:56 AM

7. But but but..... isn't he getting his wall paid for through his emergency declaration ????




He obviously realized that the emergency declaration is going to fail. If Tiny had half a brain he'd simply let it go.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:30 AM

8. Democrats have no interest in taxpayer funded tRump campaign photo ops. Def not $8,600,000,000. . nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:37 AM

9. So the Russian steel guy raised the price in the quote

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:46 PM

11. Good catch.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:42 AM

10. He must keep his base engaged

and this is how he does it. We need to talk about other benefits for the American people like healthcare, jobs and environment..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:27 PM

13. He said Mexico would pay for the wall.

Shouldn't he be asking the Mexican Congress for the money?

Wolf

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:16 PM

14. Hey Trump

Want in one hand and shit in the other. See what fills up quicker.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 05:58 PM

15. Why, I thought he was getting $$$ from miltary pensions

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 07:41 AM

20. I'm not sure why that idea wouldn't have been wildly popular... nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 07:09 PM

16. What part of NO is unclear to this moron ??

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 07:22 PM

17. Shouldn't trump be asking the President of Mexico for $8.6 billion??

And,as he said to Sean "puffy" Hannity,they WILL send a check........

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:27 AM

18. Makes sense...He couldn't get the $5.7 Billion he wanted,

so let's get out there and ask for an additional $2.9 Billion.

Moron.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 07:38 AM

19. This request is a smokescreen.

It will be the main topic of discussion, while the $100 MILLION being granted to Ivanka will slide through. The treasury is their piggy bank, slush fund.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:11 AM

21. Exactly!!

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:40 AM

22. I wonder if one of those

overseas businesses could be the "Escort Services" Ivanka has obtained the patent on? Getting back to her roots. Her great grandpa was a pimp. He owned brothels in Alaska and Canada. So, it is in the tRump DNA, using and abusing women and girls.

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