Sorry but you don’t solve a humanitarian crisis (people seeking asylum) by
building a wall (peach) built on white nationalist lies like Trump and
apperntly to many in the GOP want to do. Trump is right about one thing it is
Donald Trump's business career has been marred by failure and bankruptcy.
It was so bad that none of the banks in the US would lend him money, so he went
overseas, and we waiting for Bob Mueller to tell us what the collateral on those
loans were. So, please don't hoist up Trump's business acumen as a
reason to build the wall. He is almost consistently wrong on everything.
Your Potus’s Best guess is 5.7 billion to build his wall. On average
government overruns is 50-350 % per project. At the very best it will give him
234 miles. 95% of the Texas border is private land which will need to be
confiscated and paid for not counting court fights which will take years. This
doesn’t even take account for engineering. Current prototypes are grossly
inadequate according to experts. For 5.7 billion, every teacher could be given a
$1700 raise with 260 million left over. Every registered nurse could also get
$1700 with 90 million left over. You could triple substance abuse support
budgets. There has been no confirmed terrorists captured and most drugs come
through established border checkpoints, shipping containers air and even U..S.
Mail. If you want to deal with Immigration then stop the typical and address
issues with a comprehensive policy, not another incompetent band aid.
What’s next? A wall 7 miles off each coast?
To the best I can recall, the better part of Trumps civilian years were spent
building projects that went bankrupt and / or, shutdown for being scams (Trump
U), and stiffing contractors the whole way along!!A coast to coast wall
would waste billions of tax payer dollars, could be easily breached (as shown in
the recent test of various prototypes), and would be an ecological disaster in
areas that are wild and remote.The sooner we get an adult back in the
White House, the sooner we can collectively get back to ‘making America
@RedShirt;"You can pull news stories from most major news outlets
declaring a crisis on the southern border."You can ask the Mayor
of McAllen, TX, where the president just visited. She said that there is no
crisis and that her city is one of the safest in the US. You can ask the
Congresspeople from every border State (both Republican and Democrat) and they
will tell you that a wall won't work and that they don't support one.
There is NO crisis. The only crisis that we have is a President that is doing
the bidding of our enemies.
While strolling through any construction site in the nation, and you can hear
the noises of people at work, and the constant sound of Spanish being spoken.Most of the landscaping, drywall, roofing, and framing crews are more
likely to be saying "manos a la obra" than "let's get to
work".If conservatives were even remotely sincere about ending
illegal immigration, they would be going ofter the home builders, and
construction companies that hire undocumented workers.Don't
hold your breath!
Mike Pence, Lindsey Graham and other Republicans presented tha man with a
negotiated solution (without any partisan contribution) an he rejected it. He
has no real interest in solutions but in the diversion. The Great Wall of China
didn’t work, why would an engineer deficient border wall do? He’ll
have to steal hundreds of miles from private citizens, stop essential legal
immigration and not stop a single “terrorist”. Not to mention he
hasn’t applied even 10% of the money he has already been appropriated by
those Republicans he couldn’t convert the past 2 years.
One of the things that I can't figure out about liberals is how they make
these altruistic statements, but don't live up to what they claim. For
example, when it comes to banning guns liberals will say that banning guns is
worth it if it can save just a few lives. Well, how many lives would be saved if
we put up a wall that prevented illegals from entering the US, and discouraged
many more from even trying to come to the US.Don't you want to
save lives like you claimed when the problem was guns?To
"Impartial7" if the wall crisis was invented, lets see who invented it.
According to NBC "IMMIGRATION & THE BORDER: Border Crisis".
"Inside the border crisis: Photos from the front lines" CNN.You can pull news stories from most major news outlets declaring a crisis on
the southern border.So, if it is an invented crisis, then it was
invented by the liberal media.
During a speech on the white house lawn..."When during the
campaign I would say, 'Mexico's going to pay for it,' obviously I
never said this and I never meant they're going to write out a check."
"And they don't come in at the checkpoints, which they do
also.""I haven't done it yet. I may do it. If this
doesn't work out, probably I will do it ... I would almost say
definitely.""The buck stops with everybody.""I'm a professional at technology."..and people still
think this is a stable genius?This is barely english, and he even
contradicts himself in the same sentence in some of these.
Merlin - sort of agree with you. I see no issue in building parts of the wall.
Remember we currently have 654 miles of the 700 mile wall funded in 2006. But the bigger problem is the wall is just a bandaid. Its not a
solution. If we build a wall, and tighten entry port inspections, the drug
smugglers will just find yet another way over, under, or around the wall.
Israel has a wall that keeps Palestinians out, but it doesn't help with
Israel's drug problem. What is needed is a comprehensive
plan. A wall, but also a partnership with Mexico to deal with those coming to
our borders seeking asylum or just work. Built jointly funded resources to deal
with these people. Create staging areas where these people can come and plead
their case, be vetted, and a determination made before trying to enter
illegally. The wall is a simple minded solution to a complex
problem that will just force the issue to a new location or method. Build the
wall... but also fix the problem.
There is no reason to create ecological and eminent domain nightmares just to
make a guy, who is willing to take government workers hostage in order to not
fulfill his campaign chant anyway since Mexico isn't paying for it, feel
like that sort of thing is legitimate.
Why aren't people talking more about the environmental consequences of the
wall? Maybe it would help if DNews ran photos of the animals caught
in the concertina wire, and those critter that were starved to death by cutting
off access to their food, and water supplies?
If we let Trump build the wall and give him taxpayer money to do, it will only
serve as a constant reminder and signal to future generations and to the entire
world that we are a silly nation. The Great Wall of China is considered one of
the great wonders of the world. It was built over the course of the last 2500
years and can be seen from space. While I'm sure our president
imagines the wall that would separate the US from Mexico would someday hold the
same status as the Great Wall and that his administration would be considered as
great as the Ming Dynasty which built most of the wall, I fear that, instead,
the wall would simply be a symbol of our foolishness as a nation and a reminder
to other nations not to form alliances with such foolish people..
So Trump visited McAllen Texas yesterday to see his crisis. Yesterday the mayor
of McAllen Texas said..hey no crisis here. In fact we are the safest city in
Texas. The mayor plainly said no, don't build a wall, give us money for
legal port security that's what we need. The leader of a
conglomeration of Texas cities and counties who was present said publically..no
don't build a wall, it's a dumb idea. She said we need legal port
support. Gretschman, if you want to know who is here beef up
domestic enforcement (e-verify etc.) BTW Gretschman boarder agents
showed Trump stacks of drugs and weapons including a gold crusted machine gun
that had been confiscated....wait for it...oh year at legal ports, every single
piece. Your "boarder" crisis is faux and dangerous. Ask
the 800,000 federal workers today who didn't get a pay check today because
of this phony tantrum.
I'm all for letting Trump build his wall; as long as we also let him pay
for it out of his own pocket.
If building a wall really is as important to Donald as you say it is, why
doesn’t he build it himself with his own money?As for the
country, most here don’t support it and we won the House. Donald tried to
make the midterms all about immigrants. An the repubs got wiped out. Remember?
Elections have consequences.
The wall is a distraction from the Mueller investigation. That's not hard
to see.Some interesting facts.1. There were 6 people
stopped at the southern border that were on terrorist watch list2. There
were 91 people stopped at the norther border that were on the terrorist watch
list.3. There were 2170 people stopped at airports that were on the
terrorist watch list.Do we think Trump is manufacturing a fake
crisis? Of course. Facts matter. To this letter writter. TSA is
being affected by Trump's shutdown and tantrum. Airports are the entry
point for terrorists, not the southern border. So Trump's tantrum is
putting this country at a far great risk due to lack of security at airports
than the southern border.We can not give in to this man's rants
and distractions. Not fair to the vast majority of Americans that o not support
him or this wall. (59% do not support this wall according to Gallup Poll) So
do we fall for his daily crisis and diversions? No!
Drugs are more often flown in or trucked in (often via what would be considered
a legal means) than smuggled in by the people a wall is supposed to prevent
entry. Trump's DEA says so. His Justice department admits this. So do
border control officials. Simply put, vast quantities of illegal drugs
don't enter this country on the backs of assylum seekers or others
attempting entry into the US for work. Walls won't stop drugs entering the
country.Why do people repeat untruth in an effort to satisfy the ego
of this President?
Congress is at fault here. If republicans and democrats allow trump to declare a
national emergency then they have given up their power to the executive branch.
McConnell and Pelosi need to broker a deal that is veto proof and
get the government back open today.
Oh, it is happening. The American People are waking up. Border security is
important. Walls work, and we simply cannot afford to take a limitless supply of
people. It is even more challenging when you look at all the freebies being
promised to anyone with a pulse. We have to be able to know who is here.
No. Let's not. This idea is insane.
"Building something big is important to him."There are worse
arguments for a multi-billion dollar money pit that won't fulfill its
intended purpose.But not many.Placating the
president's vanity and need to build a monument in his name is absurd
national policy. He serves us, not the other way around. We don't throw
money at something just because it's important to him as a builder. I wouldn't reward a toddler throwing a tantrum for not getting his
way, and that's exactly what's happening here.
No. The wall "crisis" is invented to distract us from the tightening
Mueller investigation. Give him the wall, and next week he'll invent
another crisis. One that may get us into a war. He cares about no one but
himself. Always has been that way.