Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

No Wall, Move On

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

No Wall, Move On

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A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump defeated the invasion of Latino baby carriages by sending 5,000 armed troops to the Southern border, and it worked. Illegal immigration has declined.

Now, the president is calling our Southern border a "national crisis," and if Congress does not provide money for the wall, he may use part of the military budget to pay for it. Mexico has refused to pay.

The question is: How will the president replenish the military budget? Obviously the money will come from the U.S., the American taxpayers. (Noteworthy is the fact that Mr. Trump avoided the draft and has not disclosed his income tax returns).

The president is going to bypass the "congressional power of the purse" by laundering the military budget. …

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