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I know how Trump can get the wall built.

 

1. Get congress to add $5 billion more to the National Science Foundation (NSF) annual budget for a total of about $11 billion.  Explain to them that scientific and engineering research is worth it.

 

2.  Submit a research proposal to the NSF to study the effects of a wall along the US - Mexican border on the migratory habits of fauna.

 

3. Threaten to fire the director of the NSF, if the proposal isn't approved.

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@Tom5678 Yes, it certainly would, wouldn't it?  If they do not want to give to those who got completely left out of the last boom, lost jobs, or those who were forced into unemployment/retirement (that they can point fingers at and claim are just too **bleep** lazy, freeloaders) than they should be happy to give to those who serve and now are on the streets or **bleep** close?!

 

Oh, it's the season to be Merry, right?

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: Ted Cruz says Trump 'won't capitulate' over $5B demand, enough for 215 miles of border wall

 

Well we all know Trump never tells a lie.

 

So I guess we're in for a bumpy ride until these problems get settled.

 

Maybe Trump will be in a better position the negotiate with the House after January 3rd.

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$5 billion would buy a lot of housing for homeless Vets wouldn't it? No wall period!!!
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@CriticalThinking wrote:

The Republicans controlled the White House, Senate, and House for the past 2 years. And now they want to close down the government over a symbolic wall that would be a waste of taxpayer money.

 

Oh by the way, I thought Mexico was paying for the wall as opposed to the American taxpayer.


And now trump defines "we the People" as a very small minority donating on a go-fund-me page.


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The Republicans controlled the White House, Senate, and House for the past 2 years. And now they want to close down the government over a symbolic wall that would be a waste of taxpayer money.

 

Oh by the way, I thought Mexico was paying for the wall as opposed to the American taxpayer.

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@jimc91 wrote:

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Once again the Right erroneously compares rational minded people supporting fencing and border security as "voting yes" on a wall.  There will be no wall. Building walls goes along with tyranny, isolationism, and burning people in furnaces.


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FIVE BILLION is needed to make us an "isolationist"...at any costs to future generations, right?

 

Almost like the closed door security measures taken during the September 2001 crisis, has indeed made us all a very safer society some 17 years later?

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What is still open and running:

Air traffic control, the TSA and Amtrak

Air traffic control and officers with the Transportation Security Administration will keep working in order to keep air travel running. Amtrak trains will also continue to operate as usual.

 

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

 

People will continue to receive their Social Security checks, and Medicare and Medicaid will not be interrupted. However, new applicants to these programs might experience a delay before approval.

 

The military

 

U.S. military operations will continue around the world. The budget for the Department of Defense has already been approved.

 

Border security

 

Customs and border agents will continue working along the border and at ports of entry.

 

The Mueller investigation

 

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office, which is looking into Russia influence on the 2016 campaign, is "funded from a permanent indefinite appropriation and would be unaffected in the event of a shutdown ... The appropriation bills before Congress do not touch the (special counsel's office)," a spokesman for the special counsel's office told CNN.

 

U.S. Postal Service

 

Post offices will remain open, and deliveries will continue during the shutdown.

 

Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo

 

The Smithsonian Institution tweeted that it will continue operation of its museums, research centers and the National Zoo through Jan. 1.

NORAD Santa Tracker

 

The military says its famous Santa tracker won't be slowed down by the shutdown because it is run by volunteers and funded by the Department of Defense's budget that was approved earlier this year, according to The Associated Press.

 

What will be affected by the government shutdown:

 

National parks

Some national parks will remain open but may reduce staffing. Facilities such as restrooms may be closed.

"At Yellowstone, Yosemite and many other major parks, the park service announced it would keep the access to parklands open, but many services, including restrooms, trash removal, some visitors centers and snow removal, would cease," The Guardianreports.

Other parks and monuments, such as the Fort McHenry National Monument in Maryland and the Fort Pulaski National Monument in Georgia, will be closed.

 

Small-business owners

 

Small Business Administration guarantees to back loans will freeze for some business owners.

"Due to the lapse of government funding, SBA will remain inactive until further notice. We apologize for any inconveniences and we look forward to assisting you when we return," the agency posted on Facebook.

"Without workers there to process 7(a) loan applications, which help startups obtain financing, small business owners are forced to find capital elsewhere or wait until Congress and President Trump reach a budget agreement," USA Today reports.

 

State and local farm service centers

 

Those operated by the Agriculture Department will be closed, meaning that no staff will be able to assist farmers in signing up for programs under the farm bill recently approved by Congress, The Tennessean reports. The Farm Service Agency assists farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through delivering U.S. agricultural programs.

 

Housing programs

 

Enforcement of fair housing, issuance of new development grants and housing quality inspections will be delayed. Loans for new homebuyers could also stall.

 

Crime victims and violence against women

 

"After about one week of a shutdown, the state Department of Commerce would stop getting federal reimbursement for programs that include helping crime victims, stopping sexual violence against women and preventing sexual assault," The Seattle Times reports.

 

Funding for the Violence Against Women Act has also stopped with the government shutdown.

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/23/679652640/how-the-partial-government-shutdown-could-impact-you

 

What the American People Want:

 

Safety for themselves and family

 

A fair tax system

 

A safe enviornment

 

A functional Congress

 

A balanced budget for the country

 

A civil society

 

For fellow citizens to stop the nit picking

 

A check on Political Correctness

 

A grassroots movement has sprouted by people that are willing to put their own money where their mouth is.  They are calling for the government to provide the funding for border security and they are raising cash money to donate toward that very purpose.  I donated to this Go Fund Me Project.

 

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