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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    OPENSECRETS NEWS WOW another SUCKER!

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    Since you didn't like my source, here you go!


    DNC raises $9 million in October in best monthly haul of the year | TheHill

    Trump campaign, RNC raised $125 million in the 3rd quarter - CNBC

    You can also check out the Official Federal Election Commission website.

    Your beloved CNN and most others won't report on something like this. That would make their Liberal/ DNC overlords look bad. You should know that!


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    Trump hasn't built a mile of border 'wall' in an area that didn't have it, but construction is underway


    Nearly three years into President Trump’s tenure, the administration has yet to finish a single mile of barrier on a previously unfenced part of the 2,000-mile southern border, though construction has begun, a Washington Examiner review of government data revealed.


    As of Nov. 15, 83 miles of barriers had been installed along the U.S.-Mexico border in the 34 months since Trump took office.


    But the barriers are "in place of dilapidated and outdated designs," according to a document written by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers. "Construction is currently underway in locations where no barriers currently exist, which will increase the total miles of primary barriers on the southwest border as construction progresses,” the agency wrote. CBP, a Department of Homeland Security agency, selects where to build, while the Pentagon handles construction.


    The lack of progress a year out from the 2020 election puts the Trump administration over budget and behind schedule on the president’s keystone campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The absence of fencing on new land is exactly the kind of thing he said would not happen if someone with his construction background was elected.


    The Washington Examiner first reported in July that the administration had not constructed a single new mile of fencing. Almost four months later, that remains true, though much work has started.


    Nearly 510 miles of new border barrier is under construction. CBP expects 450 miles to be finished by December 2020, according to the same document.


    About 285 miles of the 510 will replace older designs. A small amount of the replacement fence is for a duplicate fence that will go a few dozen feet north of the first. Duplicate fencing is used to prevent someone who crossed over the first fence from immediately fleeing the area. About 225 miles of the 510 total will go up in areas of the border that have never had fencing, but some of that is duplicate backup fencing, resulting in only 165 miles of brand-new barrier in never-before-secured areas.


    About 650 miles of the 2,000-mile southern border has some sort of barrier that prevents people or vehicles from crossing between official crossing points.


    On many occasions as a candidate in 2015 and 2016, Trump said he would build 1,000 miles of “wall” at a total cost of $4 billion. That campaign promise, which vastly understated what it would cost to build 1,000 miles of barrier, will not be met by December 2020.


    DHS and CBP officials told the Washington Examiner this week several causes were to blame for the lack of progress.


    “None of the DHS early Trump team educated the White House and took the lead to support early border security objectives that essentially have been agreed,” a former senior DHS official wrote in an email. That official also knocked Trump’s first DHS Secretary John Kelly and his then-chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen for not engaging lawmakers early on in planning what types of border security components to fund, such as technology and infrastructure.


    “There was an opportunity to add money to the [continuing resolution] right when Trump took office, as well as the first appropriations request by the administration — both severely missed opportunities made even worse by lack of even trying to present a clear and concise strategy to the Hill,” the same official said.


    Congress allocated $341 million for 40 miles of projects in Trump’s first year. The following year, the administration was able to get four times that amount for 80 miles. But there was a catch: Congress provided guidelines for how the administration could spend the money.


    “All of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds and much of the FY 2018 funds are restricted for use in areas where outdated and dilapidated barriers were previously built,” a CBP spokesman wrote in an email to the Washington Examiner Thursday.


    Lawmakers provided $1.375 billion in 2019, which CBP added to the $601 million Trump redirected from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund earlier this year, for a total of $1.976 billion. As part of Trump’s emergency declaration in February, $2.5 billion in counter-narcotics funding was diverted to fund 129 miles, and $3.6 billion in military construction funding was redirected for 175 miles of fence.


    Another leading cause of delay is the need to acquire private land. CBP said projects on federal land typically start construction quicker than those on private land.


    “One of the reasons they’re prioritizing the replacement of the barrier is there’s no issue with acquiring the land,” said Theresa Cardinal Brown, immigration and cross-border director for the Bipartisan Policy Center and a former senior official at both CBP and DHS.


    Although the Trump administration has waived environmental laws to get access to land, and the Bureau of Land Management recently transferred 70 miles of protected wilderness land to the Pentagon for barrier construction, the delays have added up. Cardinal Brown said the intense competitive bidding process likely took longer than Trump expected.


    Even if the administration achieved its timeline, it would only put 165 miles of fence in previously unsecured areas of the 2,000-mile border, far short of something Trump once described as "very easy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    Trump hasn't built a mile of border 'wall' in an area that didn't have it, but construction is underway




    Even if the administration achieved its timeline, it would only put 165 miles of fence in previously unsecured areas of the 2,000-mile border, far short of something Trump once described as "very easy."
    Beating a dead horse! Very liberal of you. When things aren't going your way, you go back to something completely unrelated. The fact of the matter is that new barriers are going up, and old "dilapidated and outdated designs" (as your article says), MUST be upgraded or have new wall built in place of it, otherwise that would be a point of vulnerability. As I've said before, Your statement/ story is WHACK!


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    Re: Just how Crazy is Donald Trump!

    Quote Originally Posted by FrohnB View Post
    Beating a dead horse! Very liberal of you. When things aren't going your way, you go back to something completely unrelated. The fact of the matter is that new barriers are going up, and old "dilapidated and outdated designs" (as your article says), MUST be upgraded or have new wall built in place of it, otherwise that would be a point of vulnerability. As I've said before, Your statement/ story is WHACK!


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    Guess you and the Three Stooges forgot the title of this thread JUST HOW CRAZY is Donald the TRUMP!
    Enjoy the TRUTH! It's Hilarious to watch your spin! Thanks for the entertainment

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    Re: Just how Crazy is Donald Trump!

    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    Trump hasn't built a mile of border 'wall' in an area that didn't have it, but construction is underway


    Nearly three years into President Trump’s tenure, the administration has yet to finish a single mile of barrier on a previously unfenced part of the 2,000-mile southern border, though construction has begun, a Washington Examiner review of government data revealed.


    As of Nov. 15, 83 miles of barriers had been installed along the U.S.-Mexico border in the 34 months since Trump took office.


    But the barriers are "in place of dilapidated and outdated designs," according to a document written by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers. "Construction is currently underway in locations where no barriers currently exist, which will increase the total miles of primary barriers on the southwest border as construction progresses,” the agency wrote. CBP, a Department of Homeland Security agency, selects where to build, while the Pentagon handles construction.





    Even if the administration achieved its timeline, it would only put 165 miles of fence in previously unsecured areas of the 2,000-mile border, far short of something Trump once described as "very easy."
    Smugglers cut a truck-sized hole to drive 16 through US-Mexico border wall, feds say

    Here is a story from 5 hours ago on MSN news that is the perfect counter to your story. Smugglers cutting through OLD and WORTHLESS border barrier. This is why they are replacing those areas first. Here's a quote from the article (it's towards the end, so I figured I'd put it here, since we know you don't read that far). "San Diego Sector Interim Chief Douglas Harrison said in a statement that the “breach of this old landing mat wall is illustrative of the need for more hardened infrastructure with greater impedance and denial capabilities to keep the area secure.”

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    If You Like Trump’s ‘Wall,’ Thank Obama And Bush. It’s Basically Just Their Fence

    The self-proclaimed branding genius has rebranded upgrades to the existing border fence as the start of the “Great Wall” he promised Mexico would pay for.
    WASHINGTON — Unable to get a single dollar to build the “great wall” he promised on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump has settled on a new strategy: repairing and upgrading the existing fence and calling that his “wall.”


    Trump has claimed repeatedly over the past nine months that he has already started construction. “And we have a lot of it built and it’s going up,” he said at a rally in Mississippi late last month after attendees began a favorite chant: “Build that wall!”

    In reality, not a single mile of new barrier has yet been built along the Mexican border. There were 654 miles of physical barrier on the day Trump was inaugurated president, and there are 654 miles today. Money for 33 miles of new fencing was included in the spending bill Trump signed this spring, but those projects have not started yet.


    The Department of Homeland Security, which under Trump started using the word “wall” on its website for the barrier it had for more than a decade described as a fence, disputed that it had not constructed any new barrier along the Mexican border.


    “We are committed to building wall and building wall quickly. We are not replacing short, outdated and ineffective wall with similar wall,” said department spokeswoman Katie Waldman. “Instead, under this president we are building a wall that is 30-feet high.”


    That barrier, consisting of steel poles spaced a short distance apart, had been called a “bollard fence” under previous presidents, but is now called “bollard wall” under Trump.


    In any case, with the House about to switch to Democratic control, Trump’s strategy of taking credit for a non-accomplishment may be the only option available to him for the foreseeable future.


    “I don’t think Trump gets what he wants,” said Stan Collender, a longtime former budget committee staffer on Capitol Hill. “I don’t think he ever gets money for his wall.”

    ‘He Got Played Repeatedly’
    Congress approved a short-term spending bill Thursday that pushes the deadline for Trump’s threatened government shutdown from midnight Friday to midnight on Dec. 21.


    The most likely outcome in two weeks: another short-term extension, lasting a month or two, setting up the next round of the wall fight for early next year, Collender said. He added that Trump may have missed his best chance of getting American tax dollars for his wall project when he failed on multiple occasions to veto Republican-drafted spending bills that did not contain money for his wall.


    Trump signed an appropriations package in May 2017 even though it did not contain any of the $33 billion he had asked Congress to include for his wall, and then a series of temporary stopgap measures that also had no wall money. In March of this year, Trump threatened to veto a $1.3 trillion spending bill after Fox News hosts criticized him for agreeing to sign it even though it had no wall money. He wound up signing it the following morning anyway because, he said, of all the money it contained for the military.


    In late September, Trump once again signed a spending measure for the Department of Homeland Security and a slew of other federal agencies — for temporary funding, this time, through Friday. House Speaker Paul Ryan (Wisc.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), both Republicans, talked him into avoiding the shutdown he had threatened to get his wall money by persuading him that he would have more leverage after the November midterm elections.


    The logic behind that, though, was never clear. Republicans were likely to lose seats in the House, decreasing Trump’s power in Congress. That, in fact, happened, as Democrats picked up 40 seats, giving them control of that chamber come January.


    “He got played repeatedly by Ryan and McConnell. They kept telling him: ‘We’ll do it, just not now,’” Collender said.


    On Thursday, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) made it clear that building a wall like Trump wants is not only not a priority for her, but she actively opposes the idea.


    “Most of us, speaking for myself, consider the wall immoral, ineffective, expensive,” she said, adding that she had no problem improving border security by fixing and upgrading the fencing that has been in place since the passage of the Secure Fence Act under President George W. Bush in 2006.


    Empty Campaign Promises
    If there is confusion as to what is Trumpian “wall” and what is merely “fence,” much of the blame might be attributed to Trump himself.


    Starting from his campaign announcement in the lobby of Trump Tower in June, 2015, then-candidate Trump promised he would build a “great wall” along the southern border and would force Mexico to pay for it.


    At the time, he was quite clear about the distinction between fence and wall. “Jeb Bush just talked about my border proposal to build a ‘fence.’ It’s not a fence, Jeb, it’s a WALL, and there’s a BIG difference!” he tweeted in August 2015.


    Over the course of the campaign, he promised many hundreds of times that Mexico would pay for the wall. He also detailed the construction specifications, saying it would be 30 feet tall, made of steel-reinforced concrete, and extend deep underground to prevent people from tunneling beneath it.


    “It’s going to be made of hardened concrete, and it’s going to be made out of rebar. That’s steel,” he told a rally audience in Manassas, Virginia, in December 2015.


    After Trump won the presidency, though, he immediately dropped the promise that Mexico would pay for his wall. In a phone call with then-Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto within days of taking office, Trump said he understood that Mexico would not pay for the wall, but asked Peña Nieto not to say that publicly to avoid creating political problems for Trump with his base.


    Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) returned to that promise on the Senate floor Thursday, pointing out that there is no reason American taxpayers should pay for a wall, given Trump’s campaign pledge.


    “When President Trump proposed this as a candidate he said, ‘Mark my words: I will have Mexico pay for that wall.’ The idea that the American taxpayer now has to foot the bill doesn’t make sense,” Schumer said.


    No Money For A Wall
    Trump has stopped bringing up Mexico at all when he talks about paying for the wall. But when asked about his campaign promise, both he and his White House respond that Mexico will pay “in some fashion” — and typically point to the revised trade agreement he signed with Mexico and Canada as the source for new revenue that can go toward the wall.


    But Jennifer Hillman, a trade law professor at Georgetown University’s law school, said the only provision in the revised North American Free Trade Agreement — which Trump has rebranded the United States Mexico Canada Agreement — that could significantly increase tax revenues is one requiring cars to have 75 percent North American content in order to be imported duty-free. That threshold is currently 62.5 percent.


    Importers of cars not meeting the new threshold would pay a 2.5-percent tariff. But Hillman said even by generously estimating that 30 percent of the current $84 billion in Mexican auto imports would wind up paying the tariff would not make much of a dent in paying for a $25 billion wall.


    “I don’t see any way that a 2.5 percent tariff on 30 percent of Mexican car imports raises even $1 billion, much less $25 billion,” she said.


    But budget expert Collender said there is really no need to worry about financing a wall because one is never going to get built. He added that not having a wall is actually better for Trump politically because it allows him to continue bashing Democrats and establishment Republicans over the next two years as well as serving as a useful diversion should special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation start getting too close to him.


    Which is why, he said, a partial government shutdown is far more likely next year than later this month. “The shutdown might be helpful for him at some point if he has to distract from the Mueller investigation,” Collender said. “But I don’t see how he ever gets a wall.”

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    If things are going well for you, why do you need trolls like jim jordan fabricating lies about a decorated US colonel?



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    George Soros and the unrest is the EU

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    George Soros is a complete cunt with his fingers in too many pies.
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    He's DONE! NOBODY wants a CROOK for President! TIME UNTIL TRUMP Circus LEAVES OFFICE 424 or less
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    If I had the choice between a crook and the Clintons who seem closer to Jeffrey Epstein than Trump ever was, I know who I would have voted for.
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