Why the heck not?
President Trump originally asked for $26 billion and to date, I think he’s only received close to three billion and some change. It was not that easy with globalist Republicans in House and Senate.
I have argued that if President Trump had insisted on the wall/immigration BEFORE deregulation, he would have had some leverage on those globalist business interests, give me the wall and I give you all the deregulation of your dreams. Could have worked, but it was not easy for a newcomer to the government.
President Donald Trump on Monday will ask the U.S. Congress for an additional $8.6 billion to help pay for his promised wall on the U.S-Mexico border to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking, officials familiar with his 2020 budget request told Reuters.
The demand, which drew swift criticism from Democrats, 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 president’s 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.
Republicans kicked the can down the road and got what they wanted but they treated Trump like a stepchild or black sheep of the party. I know this also might not be popular but Trump should have cultivated some type of partnership with the Democrats and worked to get what he needed because of the failings of Republicans.
Nancy Pelosi won’t give it to him so I don’t know where this is going to end up. I know we wouldn’t be in this situation if Republicans had a spine and wanted to stop open borders.
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