Friday, January 06, 2017

He Will Gladly Pay You Tuesday for a Boondoggle Today

Bilk Them All!
Bilk Them All!

From CNN:
Trump asking Congress, not Mexico, to pay for border wall

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that his preference is to fund the border wall through the appropriations process as soon as April, according to House Republican officials.

The move would break a key campaign promise when Trump repeatedly said he would force Mexico to pay for the construction of the wall along the border, though in October, Trump suggested for the first time that Mexico would reimburse the US for the cost of the wall.

Trump defended that proposal Friday morning in a tweet, saying the move to use congressional appropriations was because of speed.

"The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!" Trump tweeted Friday...

Obviously Il Douche and his Party think Americans are clueless halfwits who can be swindled out of their dollars and votes over and over again and never catch on.

Obviously he's about half right.


bowtiejack said...

So, let me get this straight. Net immigration is now negative? More people going back to Mexico than coming in?

So we're building this "wall" to keep them in?

Why, it's almost like Trump's info on this is 20 years out of date like that of his "crime ridden cities".

This is what happens with your first teenage president.

keith gargus said...

Why pay for it now? Like the ACA repeal, get the tax cuts for the plutocrats in place, pay for the ACA Reagan-style by deficit, and let the next chump clean up the mess. If this modern Caligula actually builds the wall, it will become a monument of shame for America.

dinthebeast said...

"Trump defended that proposal Friday morning in a tweet, saying the move to use congressional appropriations was because of speed."

Funny, I wouldn't have pegged Trump as a speed-freak. He seems more like a coke guy to me.

-Doug in Oakland

RUKidding said...

OTOH most citizens who live on the border - many of them ranchers - do not want a wall. Build a 50 wall, and the coyotes will build 52 foot ladders.

Great. So our roads & bridges & public buildings & spaces are falling to shit, but due to idiotic Trump voters we get to shovel billions into Trump's bank account to somehow build a senseless useless shameful law.


Pablo in the Gazebo said...

His plan to get Mexico to pay for it is perfect, but of course he's not telling us how it works because that would give away his leverage and muck up the deal, which is a great deal. I figured it out based on history, his history, which is cool - history is cool. Here is how it works: He gets appropriation to bankroll the wall and hires every Mexican contractor he can find to build it. Then, like he always does, he stiffs them for the payments. It's so simple, they pay for it in wages that they will never see!

dinthebeast said...

Trump may be stupid enough to play his little role in "starve the government!!" the old, old, hit Republican strategy game!
See, to get congressional Republicans to approve any money for his walldoggle, he'll have to agree to the! same! amount! of! cuts! cuts! cuts! (Did we mention cuts?)

-Doug in Oakland

Kevin Holsinger said...

Good morning, Mr. Glass.

I think you should do a post summing up Mr. Trump's broken promises before even taking office.

Mrs. Clinton isn't going to be put on trial...
The swamp-draining project has turned into terraforming DC to look like Dagobah...
We're paying for the wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for...


Be seeing you.

Kayrakaye said...

So we just get rid of the ACA related jobs and put all those people to work on the wall. Anyway illegal immigrants have already figured how to get under the walls.

Kayrakaye said...

I should've thought of that!

Cokburger said...

Nailed it!