Edition: Global  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

Who's Paying For Trump's Wall? Not The Taxpayer

One News Page Staff Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Who's Paying For Trump's Wall? Not The Taxpayerby

A border wall separating Mexico from the US was one of the main facets of Donald Trump’s Presidential election campaign – and it’s one that has remained a benchmark of his policies and indeed the confidence he showed ahead of being elected in November 2016. However, things have not gone as swimmingly as the businessman may have expected, following comments last week that he assumed he would find the role easier – and following a defeat on changes to Obamacare put to Congress. But what of the border wall? Following discussions over the weekend regarding a spending plan in Congress, it appears that funding for the proposed border is yet to appear in financial plans – so how will it be accounted for?

The $1 trillion plan is currently facing Congressional negotiators and it appears that despite Trump having initially asserted that the projections include funding for the wall, the measure has been discounted entirely from the brief. This, it is stated, is thought to be due to Trump dropping the matter ahead of discussions – and that any budget spent on wall-building can only technically be applied with regard to repairs and investments in technology. The lack of an appearance from the wall in the budget is something of a victory for Democratic congresspeople, particularly those keen to avoid having US taxpayers fund the structure from their own pockets. The budget, however, does take into account additional military spending and border control – meaning that US protection is at least covered to some degree.

So how will Trump’s proposed wall get funded? The President famously stated during the campaign trail that Mexico would be paying for it – however, with tensions high between the two countries arguably due in part to the President’s rhetoric during campaigning, a deal remains unlikely at this time – and it continues to be a very sensitive time for the US’ top team, with several contentious issues and diplomatic affairs all firing in tandem.

Trump’s team are still under investigation for alleged ties to Vladimir Putin’s Russia, while many are still reeling from prompt bombings authorized by Trump upon Syria and Afghanistan in the past month. In addition to this, there has been continued tension between the US and North Korea in recent days, with no clear end in sight – could we be in for an additional 100 days more interesting than the first?

22
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 
Source: Newsy Studio - < > Embed

News video: Trump, Democrats Clash Over Border Funding in Spending Bill

Trump, Democrats Clash Over Border Funding in Spending Bill 01:11

Democrats say they blocked funding for Trump's border wall. The White House says the $1.5 billion in new border security funds is just as good.

You Might Like


Recent related news

BBC: Beyond NAFTA & Corona, what a super-fast antelope and American cheetah mean for Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico

U.S. President Donald Trump’s promised border wall with Mexico aims to cut into drug trafficking and illegal immigration and could hurt trade and tourism...
bizjournals - Business

Trump Floats Plans To Install Solar Panels On Mexico Border Wall, Uninstall Welfare For New Immigrants

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com President Trump drew applause at a Wednesday rally in Cedar Rapids, Ohio, when he publicly revealed plans to...
Zero Hedge - MarketsAlso reported by •Seattle TimesCJMEIndiaTimesWorldNews

Trump's solar wall and barefaced lies

Trump is now talking about building a solar wall between the USA and Mexico and about paying for his version of the Berlin Wall by installing solar panels as...
PRAVDA - WorldAlso reported by •IndiaTimesUSATODAY.comSeattle Times

Donald Trump thanks students whose yearbooks were altered

WALL, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing in on a New Jersey high school that had yearbooks altered to remove three students’ references to him....
Seattle Times - Front Page

President Trump accepted PM Modi's invitation to visit India, confirms MEA

Washington D.C. (USA), June 27 (ANI): Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Monday informed that the United States President Donald Trump has accepted Prime...
ANI News - World

Trump using Trump hotel to hold Trump re-election fundraiser

Trump using Trump hotel to hold Trump re-election fundraiser
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President. Candidate. Businessman. Three of President Donald Trump's roles converge next week as he holds his first re-election fundraiser at...
WorldNews - Front Page

Has The Donald's UK Trip Been Cancelled?

Has The Donald's UK Trip Been Cancelled?
by Graham Pierrepoint - It’s been a point of contention for many UK citizens planning to protest – and, this week, it appears that such an event may...
One News Page Staff - World


Other recent news in World

WHITE HOUSE says Assad regime is preparing another chemical weapons attack‘Unprecedented’ Cyberattack Spreads Across Ukraine, RUSSIA, and Europe
Eliminating terrorism is among topmost priorities for India, U.S.: PM MODI at White HouseDONALD TRUMP awkwardly hugs Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
EUROPE Edition: Donald Trump, Theresa May, Angela Merkel: Your Tuesday BriefingGOOGLE hit with record EU fine over Shopping service
CBO: Senate GOP healthcare bill would leave 22 MILLION more people uninsured by 2026PHILIPPINES to make enthusiastic singing of national anthem mandatory
SREBRENICA: Dutch state partly responsible for 350 deathsAppeals court: Dutch partially liable for some 300 victims of SREBRENICA MASSACRE

Twitter

pic

Primo in Laguna RT @HarleyRouda: Dana Rohrabacher: Rich immigrants can pay for Trump's wall. What?I thought Mexico was paying for it? https://t.co/EHOFhJi9… 56 minutes ago

pic

Political Pirates You're paying for the Wall - https://t.co/A0E4XNMOkk #budget #taxes #wallstreet #nyc #nasa https://t.co/wCtfiTyEId 1 hour ago

pic

Surviving the End @MaraJade_2017 @MattAsherS I'm Canadian so I'm totally in favor of this wall idea between us and trump. But***no… https://t.co/2DiX0ihcnu 3 hours ago

pic

Occupy Your Freedom RT @jll229jll: Saudis paying directly; Trump Hotel Received $270,000 From Lobbying Campaign Into Trumps pocket Wall Street Journal https://… 5 hours ago

pic

Joanne L. #DemForce Saudis paying directly; Trump Hotel Received $270,000 From Lobbying Campaign Into Trumps pocket Wall Street Journal https://t.co/kxE3qfiKOb 6 hours ago

pic

Josh Stano @terrymendozer @realDonaldTrump that wall Trump wants to build, who do u think is paying for that? taxpayers GOP and Dems u and me 6 hours ago

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+