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House Democrats to offer Trump higher border security spending — but no wall

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"House Democrats to offer Trump higher border security spending — but no wall"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powe...39e0b0-1f21-11e9-9145-3f74070bbdb9_story.html
House Democrats are prepared to support new levels of border security funding, but not a wall, if President Trump agrees to reopen the government first, lawmakers and aides said Wednesday.

The proposal, which Democrats plan to put into a formal letter to Trump, will include border security improvements such as retrofitting ports of entry, new sensors and drones, more immigration judges and border patrol agents, and additional technology, among other measures.

The letter was not final and the exact figure Democrats will suggest was not yet determined, but aides said it would be higher than the levels Democrats have supported in the past, which have ranged from $1.3 billion to $1.6 billion.

Some Democrats suggested they would even be willing to meet Trump’s request for $5.7 billion — as long as it goes for technology and other improvements, not the physical wall the president is seeking.

I would think Trump would go along with this as so long as "other improvements" would not exclude steel slats, double/triple enforced fencing along key parts of the border?
 

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"House Democrats to offer Trump higher border security spending — but no wall"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powe...39e0b0-1f21-11e9-9145-3f74070bbdb9_story.html


I would think Trump would go along with this as so long as "other improvements" would not exclude steel slats, double/triple enforced fencing along key parts of the border?

The thing is, ANY deal the president agrees to sign that opens the government at this point is a win for him. Of course the hardcore pundits, the Limbaughs and Coulters will whine, but even though most Americans blame him for the shutdown, at this point everyoe is so upset about the shutdown, the length of it and the damage it's doing, he could really make this an undeserved win by agreeing to open the government.

What has to happen is this kind of crap has to not be an option. Trump, nor future dems or republicans should be using this as a tool to get their way. Veto bills or overcome the veto, but closing government for this BS has to be put to a stop IMO.
 

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The thing is, ANY deal the president agrees to sign that opens the government at this point is a win for him. Of course the hardcore pundits, the Limbaughs and Coulters will whine, but even though most Americans blame him for the shutdown, at this point everyoe is so upset about the shutdown, the length of it and the damage it's doing, he could really make this an undeserved win by agreeing to open the government.

What has to happen is this kind of crap has to not be an option. Trump, nor future dems or republicans should be using this as a tool to get their way. Veto bills or overcome the veto, but closing government for this BS has to be put to a stop IMO.

The problem is that a government "shutdown" isn't really a shutdown. The only people it has really affected are the government employees who aren't getting paid. Not to make light of families going without a paycheck or anything, but that's an extremely small number of people relative to the rest of the population. In other words, a "government shutdown" is really just a tool used by the political class to fool the masses into believing that there is some real crises that can be blamed on one side while the other side takes credit for "solving it".

Seriously, how many people out there who are not government employees can honestly say that this "government shutdown" has had any affect on them at all? If it wasn't in the news every day I would not even know it was happening. If "government shutdown" actually meant what it implies I can promise you that the "government shutdown" option would NEVER get exercised.
 
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