Quiz Time! Wall Funding: Who Will Blink, Democrats or Trump?

Trump seeks $5B, down from $15B to fund the wall. He says he will shut down the government unless Congress approves.

On Tuesday Trump Threatened to Shut Down Gov't in Oval Office Feud with Pelosi, Schumer if Congress did not fund his wall.

Despite asking for wall funding, Trump still insists"Mexico will pay for it."

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer responded:

"Well, Mr. President, if you say Mexico is going to pay for the wall through NAFTA, which it certainly won't, I guess we don't have to. Let's fund the government."

Schumer added, "If the president really believes what he tweeted this morning that his new NAFTA would pay for the wall, he wouldn't be threatening to shut down the government unless American taxpayers pay for the wall. He can't have it both ways."

Former House Speaker and House Speaker elect Nancy Pelosi responded the "American people are still paying the price" if benefits from the trade deal go to the wall.

Who Will Blink?

Addendum

I redid the poll. I left off a compromise choice: One that satisfies no one or delays the decision.

If you voted before there was a 4th choice, please do so again.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (23)
No. 1-11
2banana
2banana

Well, if obama can fly billions to Iran by his own personal agreement, I am sure congress can cough up a few billion for a wall to keep out criminal illegal invaders.

If not - DJT should just make up some immigration laws. Call it DACAII - Detain, Arrest, Cage and Arrange (for deportation). Oh wait - THAT IS ALREADY THE LAW.

JL1
JL1

Mish your comment system is disappearing comments when calling politicians b-l-i-t-h-e-r-i-n-g and i-d-i-o-t-s.

Please fix.

Mike Mish Shedlock
Mike Mish Shedlock

Editor

Jl1 - Your comment is cryptic. I do not know what you mean. Email me or explain better.

shamrock
shamrock

The shutdown could go on a very very long time. Trump has nothing to lose really. I think the compromise should be that the dreamers pay for the wall in exchange for permanent resident visas. $2k a pop should do it, and most of them are in fact Mexicans.

Realist
Realist

Building a wall on ONE border is a waste of money. How effective will it be when all the other points of entry are still wide open. Trump needs a wall around the ENTIRE country, or better yet, a dome that covers the entire country. I’m pretty sure the rest of the world would pay for it.

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

I love when the government gets shut down, but I hate when they pay the bureaucrats anyway for the time off. US taxpayers basically paid for the Wall that Israel built with the billions we give them, and the dummycrats had no problem with that. An Israeli mayor was on Fox the other day and he said their wall did everything it was intended to do. The dummycrats talk double-speak when they say they want border security but no wall. I didn't vote in the poll; I have no idea how it will end up.

KidHorn
KidHorn

It is possible the new trade agreement will pay for the wall through higher tax collections, but it still has to be funded by the gov't. So the democratic response makes no sense. The funding cost is less than a week of interest on the national debt. It will make absolutely no difference to the US budget if it's funded. It will not take any money away from anything else. We will just borrow an extra $5b of treasuries over several auctions. No one will notice any difference.

ReadyKilowatt
ReadyKilowatt

Looking forward to the Washington Monument Syndrome stories showing the closed gates of Yellowstone, the tearful retirees on their 2nd honeymoon RV tour no longer able to live out their dream of watching Old Faithful (followed by an ad for Cialis, making for a funny double entendre)...

RonJ
RonJ

"Well, Mr. President, if you say Mexico is going to pay for the wall through NAFTA, which it certainly won't, I guess we don't have to. Let's fund the government."

If it won't, then we have to fund the wall. Let's fund the wall as part of funding the government.

her_hpr
her_hpr

Great walls in history:

  • Great wall of china
  • Theodosian walls (Constantinople)
  • Atlantic wall
  • Aurelian walls (Rome)
  • Walls of Jerusalem
  • Walls of Troy
  • Walls of Jericho
  • Walls of Carthage
  • Walls of Athens

hmmm . . . . there seems to be a common theme in addition to the 'walls'

Brother
Brother

70% of government is funded though the end of 2019 so this shutdown talk is the liars and thief's at work. The wall or partial wall is a solution but the liars and thief's don't want anything to work, the game is rigged and they want Trump out.