Friday, January 27, 2017

Senate Democrats may block Trump's plan to fund border wall

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/politics/border-wall-funding-senate-democrats/index.html

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Summary: Trumps decision to build a wall between the US and Mexico is being blocked by senate democrats. Trump has disguised that the overall cost could be upwards of 15 billion and that he is expecting mexico to pay for the wall. But many republicans and democrats are skeptical that Mexico will pay for the wall as the country has insisted that it would not foot the bill. And it's unclear how Trump's funding package will be paid for or if it would be offset by new spending cuts. With the tension between US and Mexico it is unlikely that Mexico will ultimately reimburse the United States for the project. Along with the wall, Trump also was considering a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports, but later said it was just one option under consideration. Trump also proposed the idea to have the American middle-class pay for the wall. The costs for everything from groceries, to cars, to office supplies would go up by 20% causing many Americans to struggle buying basic supplies.

Connection: This controversy over building a wall or not and the details of the funding is a very prevalent issue witch impacts our daily life. This also exemplifies how opinionated people are on the decisions that the president is making.

Question: Do you agree or disagree with Trumps decision to make a wall? Do you think this will harm our relationship with mexico? Do you think this will hurt our image of a nation that is accepting of all races?

      23 comments:

      1. I disagree with Trump's decision to build the wall, and this is likely to hurt American - Mexico relations. This wall goes against the basic principles for why this nation was founded. Everyone who lives in America now (aside from Native Americans) came from another country. America was supposed to the the land of opportunity for everyone, and now this wall is just throwing those ideals in the trash.

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      2. I strongly agree with Leyla, I also disagree with Trump's decision to build a wall. This will most definitely harm our country's relationship with Mexico. America was supposed to be a hope for anyone who wanted to build a new life and be successful. Our image, which has slowly been deteriorating, I fear will turn into one of intolerance and injustice, which is the opposite of what this country was supposed to be.

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      3. I disagree with trump's decision of building a wall because this will definitely hurt our relationship with Mexico. America is supposed to be the land of the free, but building a wall will go against that.

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      4. I don't think he should build the wall. I also don't want to be paying 20% more for lots of things. There's no point in building the wall because it's going to take too much money and time for something that most people don't even want. I don't understand why he'd want to waste this much money when people are still going to be able to cross it one way or another.

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      5. I disagree with making the wall because not only will that hurt our relation with Mexico but, the cost of it will be immense. I mean 15 billion dollar to build a wall is ridiculous and expecting Mexico to pay for it is even more.

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      6. I disagree with making the wall because there is no point in making it, it's just like a fence they'll still be able to climb over it. Also I do think it will harm our relationship with mexico because they will take it as disrespect.

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      8. I do not agree with Trump wanting to build a wall because it is an unnecessary addition to the border and will only cause conflict and waste of money. The wall whole completely destroy a good relationship with Mexico because it is like a symbol of isolation which could be seen as a negative way to look down on another country. It most definitely is hypocritical in the sense that, if America is suppose to be a country of the unified and we build a wall which represents division, it is a complete opposition to bringing people together.

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      9. I disagree with the idea of the wall. It will hurt our relationship with Mexico and will cause the US to lose a lot of trade abilities. It will also hurt the Mexican people as there economy will become worse. This will also hurt our image with the rest of the world.

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      10. I disagree with the wall because it is going to make us more segregated from Mexico and it is excluding them as well, which isn't right. I think this will harm our relationship with Mexico because they will feel excluded and separated from us. I think this will change everyone's views of us because people of all races come to the US for equality and freedom; excluding Mexico will make it look like we are not allowing them to have the same equality we give everyone else.

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      11. Building this wall is a disastrous idea. Trump's presidency is already extremely controversial. He's caused a multitude of relationships between many countries and the United States to deteriorate. There is no need to further damage the relationship between the United States and Mexico, for they are a bordering country. Our priority should be to help the Mexican economy, not destroy it. Thus, I do not agree with Trump's decision to build the wall.

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      12. Building the wall is a terrible plan. We need to focus on helping people in our country. Getting Flint clean water, get public healthcare, and many more things need doing in this country. If this wall goes up, not only will it be a waste of spending, but it makes a statement that this administration is not going to help its citizens, but hurt outsiders.

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      13. I believe that Trump has gone over an extreme. Building the wall will honestly just affect the US. I strongly disagree with his thoughts on building the wall. It would harm the relationship with mexico because a big portion of people in Mexico really dislike Trump.

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      14. I don't agree that the wall would solve any of Trump's intentions. Mexico would never pay for this, either. Trump's idea to add 20% taxes is insane and would lead to many crashes in the economy. All in all, the senate is right about letting trump pass the bill to build a wall.

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      15. Building this wall is a terrible plan. It won't stop anything, theres ways around it. All it does is spend money when w should be focusing on helping people in the country. Putting the wall is only spending more and putting a message but there is a lot of underground tunnels. It will kill our relationship with Mexico and outsiders

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      16. I think that when Trump builds this wall, it will not prevent anyone from getting in or out, it is just one small obstacle that anyone can get around. It wastes money and they money that is going to be used on the wall should be used to improve current US problems. Trump will lead most of these people into economic crisis.

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      17. I do not agree at all with Trump's plan to build a wall. It will not only hurt the relations that we have with Mexico, but it will also affect how people see America as a whole. Trump's ideas about closing off America to immigrants - not just Mexicans - is completely discriminatory also hurtful in many ways.

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      18. I think this is a very dumb idea Trump has because it is not really going to change anything in our country.

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      19. I feel like the idea of this "plan" is just a waste of time and effort. There's no reason to do so and him wanting to do just shows how bad his leadership skills are.

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      20. I feel like this is going to negatively harm the relationship that is surrounding whether or not the wall would be a good idea because the money to pay for it has to come out of somewhere. I believe that his proposition on stating that Mexico is in charge of paying for the wall is irrelevant because he is trying to dodge the price tag for the wall itself. I believe that his tax on middle-class Americans is definitely going against what he proposed in his earlier months during his campaign.

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      21. I think that there is no purpose of building a wall. It will waste money and time. This will harm our relationship with not only Mexico but with other countries. This will make people think that we do not except anyone from other countries

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      22. I disagree with Trump's decision to build a wall. It is ridiculous to think that Americans or Mexicans would be willing to pay for this expensive wall. Especially if America, which is supposed to be a free country, is building a wall to keep out immigrants.

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      23. I disagree with Trump's choice to build a wall. I don't think it's smart to separate Mexico and US like that especially if it involves taxing middle class workers to pay for the wall. Mexico most defiantly will not be paying for the wall because why would they pay for something that separates them from the US.

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