Politics Securing The Border With A Wall, Duh

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  1. MARIS61

    MARIS61 Real American

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    Dems can obstruct all they want, and be swept in 2020 because of it, but they stop Real Americans from finishing the Wall.

    Triple-amputee Air Force veteran on mission to raise $1B for US-Mexico border wall
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    Brian Kolfage, a disabled U.S. Air Force veteran, is raising money to help build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

    A triple amputee U.S. military veteran says he was inspired to raise money for President Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall after reading a New York Post article that questioned why no one had taken up the mantle.

    In just three days, Brian Kolfage’s
    GoFundMe campaign, “We The People Will Fund The Wall,” has racked up more than $2 million from more than 34,000 people, with a goal of raising $1 billion.

    "If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall," the page reads. "That equates to roughly 5Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that's half the wall. We can do this."


    — Brian Kolfage, triple amputee U.S. military veteran
    Kolfage wrote that the campaign has been in touch with the Trump administration “to secure a point of contact where all funds will go upon completion.”


    “As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today,” Kolfage’s page reads. “Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of the United States taxpayers with no means of ever contributing to our society.”

    He added: “Democrats are going to stall this project by every means possible and play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victory. They'd rather see President Trump fail than see America succeed. However, if we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians.”

    Kolfage is a retired U.S. Air Force member who served in Iraq. During his second deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004, Kolfage was injured in a rocket attack at Balad Air Base. According to Kolfage's website, a 107mm rocket shell exploded about three feet away from him. Kolfage lost both legs and his right hand and required 11 months of therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

    Kolfage continued to serve in the Air Force for several more years and was assigned to Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona as the base security manager. Kolfage is "the most severely wounded Airman to survive any war," his website states. He is now a motivational speaker and has appeared multiple times on FOX News.

    Kolfage graduated from the University of Arizona's School of Architecture in 2014 and is now married with children.

    The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. This week, the White House retracted its $5 billion figure to fund the border wall amid a looming government shutdown.

    “We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion that we’ll work with Congress,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told Fox News on Tuesday.

    BORDER WALL EFFORT GETTING BOOST FROM US SHERIFFS' CROWDFUNDING SITE

    Kolfage's campaign is not the first crowdfunding effort to raise money for the border wall. In September the National Sheriff's Association launched a website for donations. As of mid-December, the website has garnered nearly $160,000.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/veteran-launches-gofundme-campaign-to-help-fund-border-wall
     
  2. Further

    Further Pretty neat guy

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    It's going to cost a lot more than 5 billion if its done private because they will have to lease/purchase all the land to build the wall on. Not public land. Just a bunch of people throwing away their money. But to each his own.

    And with Trumps new shitty economy, I think it's best people save their money.

    The stock market is on pace for its worst December since the Great Depression
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    Further Pretty neat guy

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    Obama handed off a well oiled economy, healthy and having finally made it out of the Bush-era recession. 2 years in and Trump has fucked this economy to hell.
     
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    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Imagine how many more useful things a billion dollars could go towards. This is fucking sad.
     
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    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    Somebody in the Trump organization spends too much time on-line. They are trying to combine the "Nigerian Prince" spam with "penis enhancement" spam and call it a government policy.
     
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    This is a fucking great idea! All I have to do is change the name of the Blazers to the Trump Walls and I can use the billion dollars to buy the team.
     
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    bodyman5000 and 1 Lions, Tigers, Me, Bears

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    We all know that's why the Fed keeps raising interest rates....oh wait no it isn't.
     
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    Why build this ridiculous wall when our bridges need repair?
     
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    Trump foundation gets shut down for illegal use of donations and now these idiots are back to donating?
     
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    With the money spent to keep troops in Syria we could repair many roads and put more people to work. We spend billions there and for what?
     
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    Trump administration lies. Americans don't want the border wall funding. Majority rules.

    Poll: Americans Want Trump To Compromise On Border Wall To Avoid Possible Shutdown
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    More Americans would prefer that President Trump compromise on funding for his border wall rather than risk a government shutdown, a new poll finds.

    Rebecca Blackwell/AP
    As President Trump continues to threaten to potentially shut down the government over his border wall, Americans would prefer to see him compromise to prevent gridlock, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll.

    By a 21-point margin — 57 percent to 36 percent — Americans think the president should compromise on the wall to avoid a government shutdown, rather than stand firm. About two-thirds of Republicans say the opposite, and the president has been focused on maintaining his base.


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    Congress moved last week to fund the government temporarily until Dec. 21. A major sticking point in funding negotiations is the president's insistence on an additional $5 billion to help fund the building of a border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

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    "The wall is polarized in terms of partisanship," said Barbara Carvalho, director of the Marist Poll at the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted the survey. "It's an important issue for the president's base. It is something that is not a particular interest or priority for Democrats and independents in the country, but what they all agree on is they don't want to see gridlock, and they don't want to see a government shutdown."

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    FACT CHECK: What's Happening On The U.S.-Mexico Border?

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., urged the president to hold his ground during a Sunday show appearance.

    "If I were the president, I would dig in and not give in on additional wall funding," Graham said Sunday on Fox News. "I want the whole $5 billion because the caravan is a game-changer."

    But not only do most Americans oppose risking a government shutdown over a wall, but more than two-thirds (69 percent) do not believe building a wall should even be an immediate priority for Congress. That includes half who do not believe it should be a priority at all.

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    More than a quarter (28 percent) believe it should be an immediate priority, including 63 percent of Republicans.

    Immigration is a cultural touchstone issue that Trump used to fuel his campaign. It's an issue that has energized his supporters, highlighted a seemingly unbridgeable schism between the parties and helped move independents largely toward Democrats' positions on the subject.


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    To that point, the poll found that while 53 percent of Americans support President Trump broadly on his handling of protection of U.S. borders, they disagree with him when diving further into the details of immigration policy.

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    " 'If you don't have borders, you don't have a nation' — that has more resonance as an abstract goal," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist institute. "For the president, it seems to break down with the devil in the details."

    Just 44 percent approve of Trump's immigration policy overall, which mirrors his most recent Marist Poll overall job approval rating of 42 percent; 39 percent approve of his handling of the "migrant caravan," a group of Central Americans making their way toward the U.S.; and just 36 percent approve of his handling of immigrants already in the United States illegally and the reunification of immigrant children separated from their parents at the border.

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    On Trump's overall immigration policy, the caravan, immigrants in the U.S. illegally and separated families, about half or more of independents disapproved of the job Trump was doing.

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    The numbers show that how the parties talk about immigration is key to winning over a critical mass, but they also show the risk in the stridency of Trump's message heading into the 2020 presidential election.

    "There's a risk immigration could be something that becomes one of several very intense issues, which is very double-edged for the president," Miringoff said. "I don't think we have third rails in politics anymore, but we certainly have hot-button issues, and this is one that's fraught with danger for him."
     
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    barfo commie pinko... now with added syphilis! Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I think Trump has it almost right.

    Australia has it right.

    We need to secure our southern border with a big, beautiful wallaby.

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    What do you think, @PtldPlatypus ?

    barfo
     
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    well then you'd have to trade for the Wizards pt guard...
     
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    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    "They've raised 0.016%!" doesn't sound quite as good, does it?

    How about 1/6,250?
     

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