Democrats presented a bill that would agree to build the wall – but there’s a catch. The Daily Caller reports:
Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas introduced legislation forbidding construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border — unless Mexico pays for it.
Lee introduced the Protect American Taxpayers and Secure Border Act into the House on Dec. 19, which would “prohibit taxpayer funds from being used to build a wall between Mexico and the United States,” and further require that any barrier constructed on the southern border “be paid for using funds provided by the Government of Mexico.”
She referred the bill to the House Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Homeland Security, and already has four cosponsors: Democratic Reps. Karen Bass of California, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Joaquin Castro of Texas and Yvette Clarke of New York.
The Texas congresswoman has remained largely silent on the proposed legislation, as have the bill’s other sponsors.
Even though this is a political stunt, it now boxes Democrats in, who will have to agree to a wall in principle.
1. So now we can Go Fund Me the wall?
2. So now we can use money sent to Mexico by illegals to pay for the wall?
3. So now we can used Drug money that would have been sent to Mexico to bribe government officials to fund the wall?
4. So now we can use any ballance of trade money that would have been sent to Mexico to fund the wall?
5. So now we can use the Aid to Mexico to build the wall?
6. This allows lots of other ways, not funded by Congress, to build the wall?
Sheila Jackson & her Democratic cohorts are nuts! They are not interested in protecting American CITIZENS from paying for anything! If they were they’d STOP supporting Amerixan citizens being forced by THEM, the democrats & socialists who steal from Americans to maNJe US CITIZENS pay for school age & colkege educations for those here illegally, stop making US citizens pay for illegal aliens’ medical care, legal defenses, social services, multiple cell phones for individuals & families, stip oaying for expenses the hypocritical “sanctuary cities” and stop burdening US citizens with directly paying salaries, benefits, travel expenses, and security, including settling sexual harassment lawsuits, for any and all the actions of senators, representatives and staff who whose treasonous behavior, including “resisting” to ensure government shutdown, is motivated by their desire for political gain in the firm of illegals voting for their unconstitutional policies and actions.
Jail them…but don’t vote for their self-serving agendas. Saving the money the Democrats are already FORCING citizens US Citizens to spend, over the entire last decade, while refusing to put the safety Of our country & American Citizens, law enforcement, border patrol and innocent Americans could have ALREADY paid for a US border wall!
We care about the plight of genuine “refugees” but those who pretend to solve the problem of illegal immigration by teaching illegal aliens that they have a “right” to act illegally to get whatever they want using illegal means, lying, playing games with the legal system, or acting with no regard for the rights of citizens and laws of the country they wish to benefit from is promoting the same narcissistic entitlement mentality and lack of morality that t b e “progressive” Democrats routinely display.
Protecting the United States borders and American citizens is a both/and proposition. The wall IS a necessity, and other securities will also be necessary, just as the Pelisi’s and Schumers of the world have numerous modes of protection: media & marketing,
walls, gates, electronic surveillance, drones, law enforcement, secure transportation, military, and more! Democrats need to STOP pretending that OUR President is saying that the wall is the total answer to security and STOP delaying progress until they are “feeling” in control.
Pelosi’s and Schumer’s historical legacy will be examples of how control-freaks ineffective, personal targeting of a President based on hate-motivated thinking and feelings were both self-destructive and destructive to the people of the country they have promised to represent. Whatever deals they make, they fail the tests of wisdom.