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Old Yesterday, 01:41 PM
 
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Can you explain why this threat to make "American people pay tariffs" worked so well, and why Mexico started enforcing the law after they were .... well, "not threatened"?
Sure. Tariffs are paid by the consumer, obviously they make goods from the exporting country less attractive to the us consumer, therefore Mexico would not want tariffs because they make their products less competitive. Still not paying the tariffs.
Mexico new government is populist with nativist tendencies, it also remains to be seen the real impact as temperatures drop we shall see.
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Old Yesterday, 02:19 PM
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are moving on two fronts to block President Donald Trump from using special emergency powers to transfer money from military base construction projects like new schools to pay for new fences along the U.S.-Mexico border.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...ver/ar-AAH5ij9

Traitorous Democrats are at it again.
Actually if you are ok with trump raiding the military budget to get funding for his pointless wall then its America that will have a weaker military as a result.
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Old Yesterday, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Actually if you are ok with trump raiding the military budget to get funding for his pointless wall then its America that will have a weaker military as a result.
how will you be able to tell besides what CNN will tell you. Our defense budget is 700 billion, what's 5 billion of that for border security? Liberals have been railing about we spend too much on defense for decades, now 5B out of 700B is unacceptable.....LMAO

you guys kill me lol

lacking intelligent thought
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Old Yesterday, 02:54 PM
 
Location: AZ
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how will you be able to tell? Besides what CNN will tell you.
Because it’s basic math that even a first-grader could understand.
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Old Yesterday, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Yes, really. We're talking about future wall contracts not past contracts you've reviewed. And I didn't say Trump would write them but rather have them written.
CBP has to write them in accordance to established FAR policies, none of which the executive branch can ‘wave a magical wand’ in order to bend.
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Old Yesterday, 03:24 PM
 
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If this administration wants to build a wall, they should be pushing for wall funds to be included in the budget, not stealing emergency funds for a non-emergency. Regardless of whether you think the wall is a good idea, this sets an awful precedent.
We’ll worry about the US and you worry about the UK, mmkay?
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Old Yesterday, 03:28 PM
 
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Trump padded the military budget because he knew he could use the funds later if the Demwits blocked money for the wall
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Old Yesterday, 03:54 PM
 
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Trump padded the military budget because he knew he could use the funds later if the Demwits blocked money for the wall
You give him far too much credit.

Trump 'padded' the military budget for the votes from places like Alabama, Kentucky and Texas. Stephen Miller probably thought up this recent maneuver of stealing money from services for military families (and other aberrations) later. They are turning over every rock to fund Trump's boondoggle.

But I am glad to see we can both agree that the military budget is too large.
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Old Yesterday, 03:56 PM
 
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We’ll worry about the US and you worry about the UK, mmkay?
Why would I worry about the U.K.? What an odd comment, and one that betrays your utter inability to debate me and instead deflect to a false suggestion that I’m not American. An attack that, incidentally, appears to be coordinated with other posters... as if you were tasked with doing so by someone because I refute propaganda with facts.
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Old Yesterday, 04:04 PM
 
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Why would I worry about the U.K.? What an odd comment, and one that betrays your utter inability to debate me and instead deflect to a false suggestion that I’m not American. An attack that, incidentally, appears to be coordinated with other posters... as if you were tasked with doing so by someone because I refute propaganda with facts.
We work with the facts and live with the Truth.

Some of these people are not very sophisticated. I have been called a Mexican and also told to go back to Ethiopia recently

Not that I care, but they can be very stupid at times. We tell them the equivalent of their intellectual fly is open, and they get angry. But hey, it's their fly that's open ...
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