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Republicans Looking To Cut Trump’s Wall Funding

In what is shaping up to be another embarrassing legislative retreat, the Republicans are expected to cut funding for Donald Trump’s promised southern border security wall from the budget.

At the end of March, Trump submitted a formal request for $1.4 billion for the first 62 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. To “Build The Wall,” of course, was a central promise of his campaign and one on which most Republican lawmakers seemed to support him. However, Paul Ryan has now made clear that the GOP will not take the first opportunity, a spending bill to be finalized this month, to include funding for the initial stages of the new security fence.

Like the Obamacare repeal and replace effort , Ryan promised that his party would eventually come to agreement and find a way to get Trump’s agenda passed. But a chorus of voices from both sides of the aisle are making such optimism look about as convincing as the former vow.

The biggest hurdle for the right is the sheer cost of the wall, which a February Department of Homeland Security report estimated could be as much as $21.6 billion. Other estimates have put the cost at nearly double that amount. Another concern raised by lawmakers is disruption of the lives of those living on the border, with the project expected to take nearly four years to complete, while others have complained that the wall will hurt relations with Mexico.

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source: http://www.dailywire.com/news/15268/republicans-looking-cut-trumps-wall-funding-budget-james-barrett#


  • Keith

    Democrats as well as Republicans are the blood enemy of Constitutional Conservatives that elected President Trump. They would benefit by remembering that. Term Limits, these Traitors need to go, one way or another.

    • Robert Lee

      I’m with ya, Keith. But regarding the Wall, unfortunately-and with no disrespect meant to the country of Mexico-it’s a waste of our time and money. In the end, there will be a problem, there always is when a wealthy country borders a sh** poor one (esp. one with mismanaged resources and a cult of Castillians running everything while the brunt of people are slaves to the peso)! Some day, there will be another civil war (of sorts) between races of people who came here and never blended in/never wanted to and various other tribes/races/groups with agendas. This time around, they might even win. But their victory would be empty. They enter with little education, in many cases bringing in long-ago-dispersed diseases, some are carrying drugs -for whatever reason-ultimately they are all bringing desperation-making them vulnerable to receiving jobs at minute wages-also driving down the job market and forcing an unbelievable amount of disaster throughout the economy. Is it their fault? Certainly not! The people who own the means of production-the creators are usually good people. But the smucks who end up leveraging and buying out said companies only care about one thing: paying off debt and lining their pockets with as much money-ill begotten or not-as they possibly can. They play every side and see life more as a roll of the dice than as human beings that are suffering. In the end, they will never take responsibility for their actions. And if pushed to the ‘wall’, they won’t care less about Pres. Trump’s efforts to protect work/workers in this country. They will move to whatever local gives them whatever they want. My personal thought towards this end is to force those people to move oversees; they don’t care about the U.S., then get out?. Let us do without their tax money-if they actually pay any to begin with. Far worse than any drug cartels, illegals, political opportunists and the like are those who are making a mint of money and simply hiding it overseas without paying their fair share. And they have convinced themselves they have such rights under a democracy. Appropriately, they are the first to expect our soldiers to come to their rescue should any other country try to steal their funds. …and loving it…

      • Chandler

        Nice post Robert, well stated.

        • Keith

          At least twice we were promised a wall, and there was funding but no wall. It got to the point we could not trust any Politician to do something about the Savages & Drugs flooding the Country, then Trump again made the Promise. THAT IS WHY we elected him. If there is no wall he will be contacted every day until there is a wall. How much money do they seize at this border? Add a 20% tax on Western Union transfers to Mexico. Then, start building the wall.

          • Chandler

            Agree with you there Keith, shame we can’t seam to get a break and have a politician to keep there word. Guess Trump became a politician when he ran for President, shame.

          • Keith

            It’s not over yet. Go to Trumps twitter page every day and ask him where the wall is? Then ask him to endorse and pass the Fairtax plan and anything else we need. I’m still betting the wall gets started this year.

          • Chandler

            Sorry Keith I don’t go on twitter never have never will. Guess I will have to check out what everyone else says is on his Twitter.

          • theseer

            WHERE IS THE FUNDING FORMERLY APPROVED???

          • Keith

            Obama spent it arming ISIS.

          • Chandler

            Probably it would not surprise anyone not even the Demo_rats !!

          • Keith

            I wish I was having a tall Black Beer with you guys right now….

          • Chandler

            Cold tall black beer !!!

          • Bush signed a bill giving 1.2 billion for a wall. Well, no wall, and where is the money??

          • Keith

            If the money went through Congress they spent 1.1 Billion on studies and wasted the rest.

          • Chandler

            Vacations,drink eats,travel,condo’s ?????

          • Chandler

            Think Septemberswhisper ;
            Instead of asking Keith ask your politicians, see what they have to say. Lie,Lie,Lie.

          • Really, I have a much better chance of getting a decent answer from Keith, than any politician I know of. Just saying. 🙂

          • JYuma

            Actually. The money that Bush got Congress to past was used to build a Fence from San Diego, Cal. To Yuma, Arizona. With a few miles in Arizona, and Texas.
            They just completed a Fence across the Southern end of New Mexico. All the is Left is about 300 miles in Arizona and what ever it will be in Texas.

          • Alan Correa

            it was spent by Obuma for his vacations

          • JYuma

            Only on part of them. The rest they actually Built a Fence form San Diego, Cal. To Yuma, Az.
            Then they Wasted the rest.

          • mudguy1

            “Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us”
            “fool us the third time and you will lose our vote”

          • JYuma

            Keith, There has been PARTS of the Fence BUILT.
            In California, it runs from the Pacific Ocean to Yuma, Arizona.
            In Arizona, there are small parts , built there.
            In New Mexico there has been one built across the State along the Border.
            There are sections Built in Texass.
            What needs to be built now is one along the Border from Yuma, to meet the one built in New Mexico.
            In Arizona there is only about 200 to 300 miles that need to be built.
            Texas is a Different question.

          • Keith

            Pissa, let’s have all the seized drug money, all of it and that 20% tax on Western Union Wire Transfers and get the rest of it built. RINOS be Damned, we don’t need them.

          • JYuma

            The Drug money is a Good idea.
            The Wire transfers. Isn’t. Arizona tried that. SCOTUS, rule that we could not do that.
            As for RINO”S? I am for using them as Target practice.
            The Feds, frown on using Drug smugglers for that purpose.

          • Keith

            SCOTUS, supposed to uphold the Constitution…. Where does it say we can be robbed blind?

          • JYuma

            Ask them. All I did was tell you what happen when Arizona, tried that.
            As for your question about Where we can be ROBBED Blinded.
            No , Where does it say that. That includes Tax’s.

      • Eileen Jones

        The Repubs. got another chance to prove to us that they do indeed WORK FOR US….If they don’t then WE need to let not only our voice be heard BUT our bodies need to be there to enforce that message….TIME FOR A PHYSICAL PRESENCE BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ! DO WE CARE ENOUGH TO MAKE THAT SACRIFICE ????

    • Chandler

      Agree 100% Keith !!

    • mudguy1

      Mcconnell and Ryan need to be the first to go.

  • 2010HDSTGLIDE

    Maybe they don’t understand why the democrats have been taking a beating at the polls and this can happen to them as well.

    • Chandler

      Should happen to them as well , Just saying !!

  • cae973

    Get rid of Ryan, and then McCain…they are rhinos who do not care about our country and the safety and well being of its citizens!

    • william couch

      Start with that P O S mccain

      • Barkingdeathsquirrel

        and his butt boy gramnesty.

        • william couch

          Agreed!!

    • metrogoldwyn

      amen!

    • Chandler

      TERM LIMITS is the only way we can control the out of control Politicians.

    • JYuma

      I understand that maccain and Graham, are thinking about changing Party’s.
      They may as well come clean an admit that they are Democrats. We have known it for years anyway!

      • Terry Butts

        Of course anyone who talks like, votes like, and pushes the same agenda like a democrat is one regardless of what they claim or the box they checked in some paperwork.

    • Chandler

      I do not understand why people keep putting Politicians back in office for there entire life.
      Our founding fathers said come into the government do the right thing by the country, and then get out and go back to your original jobs.
      They have made a job for life as the judges have this has got to stop now.

    • mudguy1

      Mcconnell and Graham to.

  • Dodie1990

    Who cares about our relations with Mexico? If they were any good, Mexico would keep all their citizens home, not encourage them to come to the U.S. Close the border, build the wall. No mater what the wall costs it will be far cheaper than 15 million illegals and”refugees” on permanent welfare and free medical for life.

    • RufusVonDufus

      Please don’t ever forget what they are doing to our schools. Dial 2 to get rid of all of these Hispanic invaders!

      • Dodie1990

        Right you are. I think the Republicans are more afraid of Trump than the Democrats. They are really disgusting.

        • Chandler

          They are using him and he should know this, as a successful businessman !!

        • JYuma

          The problem is, they ARE NOT AFRAID OF TRUMP.
          Maybe he should make them be!

    • metrogoldwyn

      that’s for damn sure. How many is enough to satisfy these asswipes ? 11 million(where did they come up with this B.S number?)
      is still more than any other country in the whole world would be willing to accept.

      • Chandler

        A hell of allot more than anyone should take in, I was never asked were you ???

      • theseer

        54 MILLION THE MOST CURRENT COUNT…
        IT WAS 48 MILLION LONG TIME AGO….

        • metrogoldwyn

          I figured as much.”11 million” is a figure that proponents of illegal immigration are always throwing out there when in fact,the number is much greater than that.Shit, wasn’t it “11 million” ten years ago when Bush was in office- and there has been no increase since?This is something that should have been nipped in the bud decades ago and never allowed to come to this.the United States is doomed

    • Chandler

      I don’t for they take and take and take, they never give back !!

      • metrogoldwyn

        and in the process also inflict their language and culture on the rest of us,too.Let ‘s not forget we have Ted Kennedy to thank for starting all this shit back in ’65 with his immigration reform act.At the time he stated it wouldn’t change the country or demographics.Liar,liar pant’s on fire!

    • theseer

      THE MORE ACCURATE COUNT OF ILLEGALS HERE IS 54 MILLION!!!!

      • JYuma

        A U.S. Navy destroyer stops four Mexicans in a row boat rowing towards California. The captain gets on the loud-hailer and shouts, “Ahoy, small craft. Where are you headed?”

        One of the Mexicans puts down his oar, stands up, and replies, “We are invading the United States of America to reclaim the territory taken by the USA during the 1800s.”

        The entire crew of the destroyer doubled-over in laughter. When the captain was finally able to catch his breath, he gets back on the loud-hailer and asks, “Just the four of you?”

        The same Mexican stands up again and shouts, “No, we’re the last four. The rest are already there!”

  • JYuma

    I was talking to my son last week[he’s a ryan fan] that ryan is, will never be, a friend to Trump.
    That he will hinder Tump in anyway, that he can.
    He, did it when he, wrote his booze healthcare bill 2.0.. Now he is doing it with the fence!
    It is Time to ,Call, write, go by and jump on your Congressman’s desk, grab, him/her by the Little end of their Tie’s, pull hard. Then “ASK” them to kick his Skinny butt out of the Speakers seat.

    • Chandler

      From you mouth to the politicians ears, may someone listen to our voices !!!

      • JYuma

        If they do not. Then we should turn out as we did when we elected Trump. This Time, not only getting rid of as many Democrats in the Senate, but the Establishment RINO”S Too.

        • Chandler

          You certainly have a good point, especially with the Demo-rats and the RINO.
          They one and all don’t care about our country or the legal Citizens only the illegals. That serve them and keep them in the Congress and it is all about the power and the money.
          I as sick to death of seeing Paul Ryan and the slimy gang of 8 smirking on what they are doing behind our backs.
          . But if the other Republicans keep up there crap maybe we should bring and person of non affiliation with either Party.
          I don’t think that they could do any worse of a job.

  • RufusVonDufus

    These moronic Republicans are currently doing everything in their power to make sure that they lose control of the House and Senate over the next two election cycles! As an Indy leaning Republican I can honestly say I think the Republicans are the most divisive bunch of nincompoops to have ever existed. I will not vote for any of my rep’s if they are in any way a part of this cabal!

    • Ursus_Indomitus

      I quit the Rs when I found about GWB, Martin and Fox trying to force the Trans Texas Corridor and trying to force an SPP/NAU.

    • Chandler

      Yes they are and they are the blame, they have not kept any of there promises that they gave !!
      Give us the House and we will save this country, then it was give us the senate and we will get the job done. They got both and Jack was not done, so they are just like the Democrats lie, lie ,lie.

    • Robert Lee

      I agree with you Rufus, but as a former republican, the fact that I am now a “declined to state” pretty much shows you how I view the alternates.

      And even with the few issues I truly lived to defend, I would vote for Ron Paul in a flash, though his Libertarian views don’t really mesh with running a country…in so many ways? For example, can you imagine we give people the right to do/buy whatever drugs they feel like, whenever they like? And then they show their pitiful as**s up in emergency care with not a dime to their name and expect full treatment to keep them alive? No Way. Let ’em die. they make their choices…”live by the sword, die by the sword” and therein lies my problem with letting people do whatever they want to do. And the same thing goes for guns. Either way interpreting the Constitution, the problem lies within each individual. For myself, I fear I would end up seeing someone of you in a situation being attacked and I would simply pull out my weapon and kill the offender. This sounds simple, but we all know how it ends up with the scheister lawyers and the loser families of the offenders…alas, no issue is just “B&W”, “Cut and Dried”, “sink or swim”…some smuck will always have an interpretation that makes trying to be good a crime and being a criminal a social issue we are all responsible for? And by the way, , this thinking remains the same regarding Hispanics here in L.A. (even as they are now over 50% of the population within the county). I fear the brunt of them dream of LA Raza and returning the West Coast to Azatlan…if only they would take a look at their former country/s and then judge themselves and what right they have to come here and try to make it like it was there?

  • theicecube

    It appears the Republicans in Washington DC are willing to make Trump a one term President even if it costs them their own elections to make it happen.

    • Ursus_Indomitus

      It’s been a de facto one party “government” for decades.

    • Chandler

      It sure does look that way to me also !!!

  • Ursus_Indomitus

    Neocons and RINOs must DIE.

  • Chandler

    You know what pisses me off is the Republicans have joined in with the Democrats about the border, and other matters.
    However in Donald Trump’s arrogance the Candidate stated that Mexico will pay for the wall.
    I do not see that Mexico will pay for anything, but Trump should not of said that.
    But Paul Ryan is no friend of Trumps either, and he had better wake up to that.
    Like James Comey has no love not even loyalty to President Trump, the sooner he gets rid of Comey the better off he will be.
    My look at life is Do as you say or don’t say anything at all.

  • onlymho

    support the constitutional convention of states – bypass the swamp

  • Robert Dimmock

    We have a majority of gutless backstabbing ,weak kneed republicans lead by Rino Paul Ryan, tjhat are afraid to take the step to secure our southern boarder. For once don’t listen to Ryan and do what is right for this country. BUILD THE WALL!

  • CBUJAN

    The rino’s are at it again. If they renege on the wall all hell will break loose. You Rino’s remember 2014? We the voters due.

  • slidenglide

    These yellow bellied cowardly RINOs make me ashamed I have to call myself a Republican. If there was anywhere else I could vote I would. I voted against Obama when I voted for McCain and Romney. I didn’t vote FOR either but they were my only other choice. Most of the establishment Republicans are as bad as their counter parts.

  • Look no further than John Mc Cain (AZ senator) and Martha Mc Sally (congresswoman from AZ).

    • JYuma

      Whats wrong with Martha McSally?

      • Mc Sally and Mc Cain want to defund the wall and are unwilling to pass any budget that contains money for the wall. And Congressman Raul Grijalva of Az is going to sue President Trump over the impact the wall will have on the environment, animals and the horrible impact it will have on the people. That ‘s Arizona for you, it’s the excessive heat here that fries our brains.

        • JYuma

          I had not heard that about McSally. I will look into it.
          As for that Fat Buted Little Commie, He can sue all he wants
          He can’t get out of his own way.
          Now, as for the environmental Bull.
          When Congress wrote the Bill to Fund and build the Fence, they wrote into it, that all, EPA, Environmental Laws did not Pertain to it. That they were nun and Void. They also wrote in it that as the Border belongs to the Government, that the Indian Tribe had no Say in the Building of it Either.
          Now as for us having Fried Brains. Just the New comes, let them get Fried.
          Mine , after 74 Years Are not Fried. Those of us do not.
          Nor do we understand this EXCESSIVE Heat thing you newsbe’s keep referring to.
          What is that anyway?

  • jdp

    jdp…Yes, Mexico will pay for the wall, raise the immigration fees on the suthern border, use the Money from drug busts, use the 20 pct import tax on sourthern border goods, use the money from defunded sanctuary cities, use the money from cancelled refugee handouts.Lots of money can be found.

    • JYuma

      What immigration fees?

  • jdp

    jdp…Trump should look hard at P Ryan, very hard and just tell him don’t fail me this time, the wall is a promise I’m keeping. The heck what others in congress think they did not make a promise on the wall, keep drugs and others non mexicans out like ISIS.

  • jdp

    JDP….TRUMP SHOULD VETO ANY LEGISLATION NOT CONTAINING FUNDING HIS WALL.

    • JYuma

      That is the Smartest thing anyone one this site has said tonight!!.

  • jdp

    jdp….Trump can go to the Dems and offer I’ll pass something for you if you support funding my Mex wall, reimbursement will follow later from fall out funding and higher immigration fees.

  • Freedomlover

    It is stupidly to say the wall will hurt relations with Mexico, or it’s political correctness, hypocrite. The wall definite helps both sides for a long time ahead – not hurt. If the GOP does not cooperate with the president they will lose a lot.

  • JaxMO

    We will replace them one at a time! They’re sorry! Goat smelling Rinos!

  • Alan Correa

    President Trump; forget the wall ,instead build several Military compounds or outpost along the border. This would create jobs for contractors, later jobs for civilians to support the military stationed at these posts . all the income from these posts would be advantages to the local economies.

    • JYuma

      What grounds would you have for declaring War with or on Mexico. So that we could build those Forts, Place the Military on the Border with Arresting powers?

      • Alan Correa

        who said anything about declaring war with Mexico? We have military installations all over this country and we haven’t declared war on any of the states that I know of.Arresting powers would work for the illegals trying to invade MY country without proper paper work. Have you ever tried to move to Mexico? .

        • JYuma

          No, No . I have never tried to move to Mexico. Nor will I EVER.
          We , even have a good many Military Installations near the Border. A dozen or so just a few miles away.
          Have you ever heard or Seen anything about or on the Law, or act.
          Refused to the ;

          Posse Comitatus Act |ˌpäsē ˌkämiˈtādəs ˌakt|

          nounLaw

          a federal statute prohibiting use of the military in civilian law enforcement.

          You should make yourself aware of it.
          Before you say repeal that Law, Act. Think. Think what the Government could do to us without it.
          Think what o’bozo, would have done, had he no had to contend with it?

          • Alan Correa

            Posse Comitatus Act – How much law enforcement background do you have? I only spent 18 yrs as an MP and an instructor for the MP School at Ft. Mac.AL.The military along the border would be acting as national security not civilian law enforcement

            Updated December 03, 2016

            On May 15, 2006, President Bush, in “Operation Jumpstart,” ordered up to 6,000 National Guard troops to the states along the Mexican border to support the Border Patrol in controlling illegal immigration and related criminal activities on U.S. soil. On July 19, 2010, President Obama ordered an additional 1,200 Guard troops to the southern border. While this buildup was substantial and controversial, it did not require Obama to suspend the Posse Comitatus Act.

            the Posse Comitatus Act limits the Guard troops to acting only in support of the U.S. Border Patrol, and state and local law enforcement officers.

            Posse Comitatus and Martial Law

            The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 prohibits the use of U.S. military forces to perform the tasks of civilian law enforcement such as arrest, apprehension, interrogation and detention unless explicitly authorized by Congress.

          • JYuma

            Thank you for your Service.
            When the 6,000 troops were one the Border. All they could do was report to the BP, that Illegals were passing by.
            All they could do is Watch.
            They were not given Arrest powers.
            o’bozo, when he sent the Troops did not give the m Arrest powers either.
            As for as I am concerned, both times of sending the Troops to sit in Camps, watching a few Illegals walk past, was , One BA Waste of money.
            Without the declaration of War, or the Suspension of the Posse Comitatus Act .people in the Borders of the United Staes.
            The Military IS NOT allowed to arrest people inside the Borders of the United States.
            They were not even give the right to detain them .
            I know this as I was down there when they were.
            I was interested in what was going on ,so I went. It is only a 80 mile drive down there for me.

          • Alan Correa

            you were one of the lucky ones to see it first hand as for me I would have gone from PA. to see it.

          • JYuma

            I did , I would stop by a CostCo, ever morning and take 20 cases, of Fuit drinks down to them. They had ice. The Fruit Drinks were better for them than the Sport drinks that they were given.
            Most of them had never seen a Desert like this. Latter they saw one just as bad. Only then , they were getting shot at.
            Yhey were a Great Bunch of men..

          • Alan Correa

            Let me say THANK you for your support to my brothers and sisters in arms

          • JYuma

            The Lest that I could do.
            There is a funny story about those trips down to them. I drove on a Old Wagon road, as I got about 200 yard I noticed that there were 20 or 30 Dusty Butts sitting in the shade of different Trees behind the Guard Unit. Just watching them.
            As I got even to where they were sitting they started to get up and leave. I, stopped, motioned for them to sit back down. Then I Ask them to way their noses at the Guard, when they came around to see them.
            They did. We all had a Good Laugh about it.

  • Terry Butts

    The fact is it is not just TRUMPS wall it was actually PASSED BY CONGRESS decades ago that it be built but then LIKE NOW they refuse to fund its construction yet they were more than happy to fund WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS the construction of an IDENTICAL WALL for the border of an “allied” nation apparently PROTECTING that “ALLY” is more important than protecting the citizens of this nation who are THE ONLY ONES THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CONCERNED about protecting if they follow their oaths of office and the constitution of this nation.

  • Eldon Lile

    I agree with president Trump on controlling, and protecting, our southern border. His massive wall proposal
    is outrageous the cost is way to high, it would remain as a monument to Trump, instead of his so called purpose. Chain link fence 10′ tall, with razor wire at the top is a better idea. plus ! Hire 100 more border agents in the next 30 days,and 100 more in the next 30 days, hire as many veterans as possible. 200 is not enough but 200 in 60 days, will get the illegal’s attention. Add more cameras. all this together will about stop the illegals,from crossing there. If Mexico does not like it, ” well tough”, this is still our country, and we have the right to protect our borders.All, and all, I think we need at least 300 new agents ASAP. While DC argues over the wall 1000’s of illegals are still pouring across out border.

  • Freedomlover

    Unbelievable! Who oppose the wall should be voted out!
    Why do they support the left????????????
    The wall help people both side and restore the healthy relationship. It is hypocrite, immoral political correctness – not to do it by any stupid reason.