During Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Sunday,” Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo called it “mind-boggling” that there is a $47 trillion budget but no money readily available to be spent on building the United States-Mexico border wall. “[I]t’s perfectly natural to think that OK, if it hasn’t been used, this money is sitting there maybe we can clawback $15 billion, and again, the president is saying that he is willing to go to bat even though it’s very close to the mid-term elections, by the way, to shut down this government until this funding is done,” Bartiromo said. “It is a little mind-boggling that you have a $47 trillion budget over 10 years and you can’t find $25 billion for the wall for that.”
Maria is exactly right! With all of the trillions and trillions of federal government waste of our hard earned tax dollars, and they can’t cough up enough (with GOP control of both chambers of Congress, no less) money for a wall to secure our border…which would help to stem the tide of illegal aliens and drugs and so on…which cost us billions and billions each year.. It’s beyond ridiculous. Thanks Maria!! 🙂
Building more border walls would help funnel drug smugglers over to where agents can catch or stop them, the chief of the Border Patrol agents’ labor union testified to Congress on Thursday, bolstering the case for President Trump’s call for a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico divide. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, also said a wall is better than fencing because it’s too easy to breach the fence with torches, cutting holes that smugglers can pass their loads through. “I have a brother who’s also a Border Patrol agent, who spent two years and all he did every day is patch holes in a fence,” Mr. Judd recounted in testimony to the House Oversight Committee. “A wall cannot be defeated the way a fence can be defeated.” U.S. Customs and Border Protection is aware of the problem. In its request for prototype walls, it asked for models that will be able to withstand breach attempts for up to four hours. Mr. Judd’s testimony came as debate over the wall heats up on Capitol Hill. While the president said he wouldn’t insist on funding in the spending bill Congress is rushing to pass right now, he will want money by the end of the year to begin construction.
Trump is taking a BIG gamble by allowing the Dems bully him into pushing this out. The wall is an absolute must. It was his top campaign promise…and if he doesn’t deliver, he’s done…as is the GOP majority in the House and Senate. NOW is the time to call your member of Congress and both U.S. Senators and tell them that you want them to BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!