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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:12 PM

Republicans push new $25 billion bill to fund Trump's wall - by tightening access to programs like f

Source: Raw Story

DAVID BADASH, THE NEW CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
06 DEC 2018 AT 12:42 ET

Four Republican Senators, including Ted Cruz of Texas and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, are introducing the WALL Act, a new bill that would authorize $25 billion to fully-fund President Trump’s border wall.

There are no direct offsets – known as “PAYGO” – in the legislation to pay for a wall many consider both unnecessary and racist. But the bill would attempt to squeeze $25 billion from immigrant and low-income parents and workers, including those who receive federal benefits like food stamps.

Instead of taking the funds directly from elsewhere in the federal budget, according to a statement from Senator Cruz, the wall would be funded by tightening requirements of government programs for low-income workers.

Among them, the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Other federal programs, like food stamps, would require recipients to prove citizenship.

Those who cannot prove they meet the new standards, namely, that they are U.S. citizens or legally permitted to receive benefits, would be kicked out of the programs. Others who are eligible but fearful of the new regulations may also neglect to collect them. And some may not learn they need to produce proof.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/republicans-push-new-25-billion-bill-fund-trumps-wall-tightening-access-programs-like-food-stamps/



Six more years of his shit.......and the other assholes...........................

If they get this passed they will come after others that are on food assistance help......................

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Reply Republicans push new $25 billion bill to fund Trump's wall - by tightening access to programs like f (Original post)
turbinetree Thursday OP
C Moon Thursday #1
George II Thursday #2
underpants Thursday #3
Maxheader Thursday #4
CrispyQ Thursday #5
safeinOhio Thursday #6
iluvtennis Thursday #7
RVN VET71 Thursday #8
sinkingfeeling Thursday #9
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Eric J in MN Thursday #10
bluestarone Thursday #11
lark Thursday #13
iluvtennis Thursday #16
The Liberal Lion Thursday #14
Dave Starsky Thursday #15
jmowreader Thursday #17
keithbvadu2 Thursday #18
noneof_theabove Thursday #19

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:14 PM

1. They're still standing behind that freak?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:16 PM

2. And if there's no companion bill in the House it's dead?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:18 PM

3. Verdict Is In: Food Stamps Put Poor Kids on Path to Success

Article from last yesterday

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=11516948


Verdict Is In: Food Stamps Put Poor Kids on Path to Success [View all]

By Peter R. Orszag

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-12-04/verdict-is-in-food-stamps-put-poor-kids-on-path-to-success

"SNIP......



In particular, food stamp access as a child was associated with much lower risk of metabolic syndrome as an adult and, especially for women, higher levels of educational attainment and income along with lower participation on means-tested benefit programs. For example, food stamp access during childhood is linked to a 5 percentage point reduction in heart disease and an 18 percentage point increase in high school completion rates, compared to those who lacked access.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:22 PM

4. During lame duck the bastards will try to get away


with reducing aid to all in the poverty class..

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:24 PM

5. And they dare call themselves Christian? Who votes for these hypocrites?

Other hypocrites.

I have three cousins who voted for trump & the religious one is the worst. The stuff he supports—SMH.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:25 PM

6. Can a Democratic Senator introduce a counter bill

requiring all funds to build wall come from Mexico, as promised?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:29 PM

7. Of course, defund the programs for ppl in need. Hay there's that 25% corporate tax cut that could

be reduced.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:35 PM

8. Reducing the corporate tax cut would not hurt poor people

That's why Republicans would never stand for it.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:39 PM

9. I was told, repeatedly, that Mexico would pay for this.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:37 PM

12. Oh, yes. It was a repeated, crystal clear campaign promise.

No weasel words. No qualifications. "Mexico's paying for it." End of story.

Not one brick until the pesos are in the bank. Every last one of them.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:57 PM

10. The Senate still has a filibuster for legislation.

Hopefully, this will be filibustered.

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Response to Eric J in MN (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:18 PM

11. THIS!!!

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Response to Eric J in MN (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:40 PM

13. I will be really pissed if Dems don't filibuster the deal out of existence.

The country can't afford new pipes for Flint, but can afford this - BS!!

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Response to Eric J in MN (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:27 PM

16. Great news... want the Dems to do this

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:05 PM

14. Let's just say they could get this thru

Let's just say Americans would stand for this. Well what we are looking at is MORE stupid ass, right wing "Hope-and-prayerconomics". Just like evaporating tax rates on the rich will somehow magically equal more tax revenues this is just more of right wing fairy tale thinking. They will NEVER find enough savings in starving people to EVER fund that wall.

But what the fuck? Isn't Mexico suppose to be paying for this? Why aren't democrats screaming this LOUDLY? Why aren't WE forcing them to scream it?

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Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:06 PM

15. We really need a Democratic champion in the Senate or House...

To scream it out loud. Constantly.

"Mexico's paying for this. Not one brick will be laid until their money is in the bank. You promised it, Trump, so you deliver it. This should be easy for you, Mr. Art Of The Deal."

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:32 PM

17. I know one way to solve the problem, but it's probably impermissible

Can a clause be added to legislation that forces the resignation of anyone who votes "Aye" on or signs this thing if the entire wall isn't completed for $25 billion?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:22 PM

18. They still have time to repeal ACA... Donald says there is no more Obamacare.

They still have time to repeal ACA... Donald says there is no more Obamacare.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:51 PM

19. This is how they do it....


You can not control a population* that is:

1) Well Educated — they will call your bluff, vote you out, etc

2) Well Funded — takes resources to educated, resist, fight, vote you out, etc

3) Well Fed — can’t fight, get funds, get educated, make a clear decision to vote you out, etc

4) Healthy — if your sick in bed you can’t resist, fight, or go vote you out, etc

Remove any 1 of the 4 and you control that population

* can by any number such as a civic organization, class room, city, county, state

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