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The Border Wall

“Congress steels for the spending deadline to keep the government operating beyond April, the White House has signaled a risky battle that comes down to the controversial Mexican border wall.

“White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that he plans to do some horse-trading to keep the Democrats happy about perhaps funding a favorite project.

“White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney sees horse-trading ahead on the border wall. Mexico isn’t going to pay for it, despite Donald Trump’s pledge during his campaign, and the astronomical estimates are running as high as $15 billion.

“Mulvaney said the border wall was a top demand in an offer the White House delivered to negotiators Wednesday night. The Trump administration also forwarded a $30 billion request for the military and to grant the administration the power to deny federal grants to sanctuary cities.

“In exchange, the White House may consider insurance subsidies for low-income Americans to keep the Affordable Care Act kicking, Mulvaney said, if the Democrats can swallow the wall.”

Source: Front page of the Huffington Post, Politics. 04.21.2017

Budget Director Mulvaney wants to horse-trade to fund President Trump’s damn wall. OK. How about the President giving up his trips to Mar-a-Lago for two years. He would receive $15 billion from American taxpayers for his wall; nonetheless, we, the taxpayers, would get the short end of the stick.

Minnie E Miller

Writer, Essayist & Humanist

April 21, 2017