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Trump to request $8.6 billion more for wall, cuts to domestic spending

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Can we just dose Donald Trump with acid, buy a laser pen, and watch him chase the little red dot around the Oval Office for the next two years? Our country would get a lot more accomplished. And think of the money we’d save.

Are you still exhausted from the last wall battle? Well, here we go again. Trump is reportedly requesting another $8.6 billion for the wall nobody wanted until he decided to start viciously slandering immigrants, and this latest petulant request will no doubt lead to even more skirmishes with Congress.

The Washington Post:

In Trump’s annual budget request to Congress, he will request $5 billion in funding for the Department of Homeland Security to continue building sections of a wall along the Mexico border, three people briefed on the request said. He will request another $3.6 billion for the Department of Defense’s military construction budget to erect more sections of a wall.

The people describing the request spoke on the condition of anonymity because the budget had not been made public yet, but a top White House official acknowledged the request in an interview on Fox News Sunday. Reuters first reported the $8.6 billion figure.

Asked if Trump’s new border funding request signals that a new budget fight is coming, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow responded, “I suppose there will be. I would just say that the whole issue of the wall, of border security, is of paramount importance. We have a crisis down there. I think the president has made that case very effectively.”

If Larry Kudlow were my doctor and said I could look forward to another 40 years of uninterrupted good health, I’d immediately start making funeral plans. The guy is basically always wrong. No, Larry, he hasn’t made the case very effectively. He hasn’t made it at all. We have a lot of desperate, hardworking families wanting to experience — and contribute to — the American dream. And one asshole who, if he could get away with it, would hand out a Pantone color swatch to all his ICE agents so they could turn back anyone darker than light walnut.

And then there’s this. What did these fools really expect when they decided to elect another Republican?

The request will come as part of a broader proposal that would call for major spending cuts across a range of domestic government programs while seeking a large increase for the Pentagon.

Uh huh.

So there’s that. Enjoy your Sunday.


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