Politically Speaking – December 31, 2018
On December 19, I wrote, “The big question today is will there be a government shutdown as President Trump threatened if he doesn’t get funding for the southern border wall? In my opinion, the answer is no. At the last minute there will be a compromise.”
Boy, was I wrong, as I continue to recognize how damn deep the swamp is in Washington. And as I’ve listened and watched the arrogance of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Adam (Shifty) Schiff, I continue to be amazed. Yes, amazed and disgusted as they and others in both parties have put their own power-hungry agenda before the American people.
I watched Schumer give his speech (threat) on the way it’s going to be on the wall regardless of what our / his president says. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to spot the contempt for Donald J. Trump from this deranged group.
To support this kind of behavior from anyone in either party is un-American, and I would say the same if it were Barack Obama. The President is the President is the President. And sadly, this President has dealt with this attitude since day one, and still under this pressure he has accomplished more than the last three Presidents put together.
So with all that said, the fact is building the wall will save our country more money than most realize, taking into consideration the amount of time and money spent on illegal immigration. We spend more money on illegals than we do helping Americans.
But in my opinion, the main factor that should be taken into consideration is the majority of Americans want this wall built!
Trump said on Christmas Day that the government shutdown won’t end until $5 billion is allocated for a wall on the U.S. / Mexico border. Keep in mind that on June 26, 2018, Paul Gosar (who has served as a U.S. House Representative from Arizona since 2011) said the cost of illegal immigration to the U.S. was more than $100 billion a year, while others have estimated more. In my opinion, this is a no brainer.
Trump has said he won’t back down. He has said the federal government shutdown will last until Congress sends him legislation that includes the money for the wall.
The craziness goes on and on, because last week the House passed a funding bill that included money for the wall, but the Senate version omitted any border funding.
In conclusion, the estimated cost of the wall will be approximately $20 billion. The way I see it, that’s a one time investment. Add it up. That’s a huge savings in money. Enough is enough.
Until next week.