We were promised a wall.

Now republicans are removing its funding from next year’s budget so as not to irritate the democrats.

Federal funding for one of President Donald Trump’s premier policy proposals may be excluded from the House GOP’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

House Democrats, along with a few House Republicans, are working around-the-clock to make sure funding for the estimated $12 billion border wall is not factored into the GOP budget, according to a report by The Hill.

“With Democrats united against new wall funding, it’s unlikely the Republicans have the votes to get it through and prevent a government shutdown,” The Hill report stated.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, in a statement to The Hill, seemed to concede that border wall funding would not be included in the GOP budget, saying the funds would come at a later date.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) are the two Republican lawmakers teaming with Democrats to stop the funding of the border wall, despite both representing districts that share a border with Mexico.

“We recognize the need for robust border security and infrastructure to ensure public safety and increase cross border commerce,” Hurd and McSally wrote to the Trump administration in a letter, according to The Hill. “We also have an obligation to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.”

Establishment Republicans in the Senate, like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), are also teaming with Democrats to stop the border wall, with McCain worrying more about the sentiment that Mexicans have towards America.

“There is a lot of anti-American sentiment in Mexico,” McCain said during a Senate hearing with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly. “If the election were tomorrow in Mexico, you’d probably have a left-wing, anti-American president in Mexico. That can’t be good for America.”

The tone is a shift from his 2010 re-election rhetoric.

Kelly, at the time, agreed with McCain, responding “It would not be good for America, or for Mexico.”

Leading immigration groups like the Federation for American Immigration (FAIR) say Trump’s border wall is a “necessity” in the fight against illegal immigration, which has poured into the U.S. for decades, as Breitbart Texas reported.

“A physical barrier on the southern border is a necessity if our government wishes to meet its obligation to protect the sovereignty and security of the United States of America,” FAIR wrote in a report. “Besides helping stem the tide of illegal immigration, it also limits the ability of drug cartels, human traffickers, terrorists and other national security threats to access the United States from Mexico and the rest of Central and South America. Furthermore, a secure border sends the message that prospective immigrants are expected to follow the rule of law.”

House Republicans like Rep. Mike Rodgers (R-AL) have been vocal in their support for Trump’s border wall, proposing legislation with other GOP lawmakers to pay for the wall by taxing illegal immigrants, as Breitbart Texas reported.

Rogers said his legislation is “simple,” saying in a statement that “anyone who sends their money to countries that benefit from our porous borders and illegal immigration should be responsible for providing some of the funds needed to complete the wall.”

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  1. bogsidebunny says:

    Republican politicians worry more about getting welfare abusing Democrat votes so they can continue their roles as overpaid public parasites than they care about improving the country.

    We’re DOOMED!

  2. BobF says:

    I didn’t vote for republicans to compromise with Democrats. I voted for them to crush Democrats and if they won’t do it, then they won’t get my vote.

  3. Eskyman says:

    For over 50 years I was a Republican; then in George W. Bush the Loser’s second term, I had had enough. Enough of playing patty-cake with the Demoncrats, enough of toadying to the Saudis, enough faux Republicanism. So I left the party and became Independent.

    Then along came Donald J. Trump; so I rejoined the party, just. to. support. him.

    The ONLY reason I’m still in the Republican party at this point is to support President Trump. I don’t send any money to Republican fundraisers, I don’t help any of them get elected or re-elected (especially not re-elected!) My membership in the Republican Party is quite tenuous, and depends entirely on whether they support my President. So far they aren’t doing very well (though I was delighted that Turtle McConnell actually found his balls enough to “go nuclear” and get Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court!)

    I’d just love to see Lyin’ Ryan out on his ear; then things may begin to take off. I still expect the Wall to be built; President Trump is an opponent none of these panty-waists in Congress has ever encountered before. I’m pretty sure he knows lots of ways to skin a cat, now he’s just got to realize that skunks are skinned in the same way, but you got to be careful of the stench!

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