$$$$ BUDGET for the WALL $$$$

Discussion -Update

The budget expires Sept 30, 2018. Why is this on the back burner again? We have been hoodwinked by illicit affairs, immigration and Russian collusion while we are not even paying attention to what is under our noses.

The amounts of the budget deficit are staggering.

In Fiscal Year 2019, the federal budget will be $4.407 trillion. The U.S. government estimates it will receive $3.422 trillion in revenue. That creates a $985 billion deficit for October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. 

Spending is in three categories: Mandatory, which is at $2.739 trillion; Discretionary at $1.305 trillion; and Interest on the National Debt, $363 billion.  BY KIMBERLY AMADEO Updated July 19, 2018 https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-federal-budget-breakdown-3305789

Trumps proposed budget FEB 2018

March 23 2018  Trump signed The giant spending bill, though, expires Sept. 30, and another funding measure will be needed. To boost the party-in-power's ability to muscle its agenda through Congress, he called for an overhaul of Senate rules to allow for simple-majority votes on all bills and appealed to Congress for line-item veto power to kill specific spending items he disagrees with. The Supreme Court ruled in 1998 that a congressionally passed line-item veto was unconstitutional.

2017 With the Senate reconvening on Monday and the House of Representatives on Tuesday after a two-week recess, lawmakers will have only four days to pass a spending package to keep the government open beyond April 28, when funding expires for numerous federal programs.

Democratic support depends on what provisions Republicans demand in the bill. Democrats have signaled they would not cooperate if it contains money for one of Trump's top priorities, a southwestern border wall intended to combat illegal immigration, or if it ends federal subsidies to help low-income people buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, which Republicans want to repeal.

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said the Trump administration was willing to talk to Democrats about funding for Obamacare subsidies in exchange for their agreement to include some Trump priorities such as the wall, the defense hike and more money for immigration enforcement.

Congress has passed no major legislation since Trump took office in January, and he has ambitious hopes for major tax-cut legislation, infrastructure spending and other bills.

A federal closure would shutter National Park Service destinations like the Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. Government medical research would be suspended. Thousands of federal workers would be furloughed with thousands more working without pay until the shutdown ends, including homeland security personnel. Some veterans benefits could be suspended. Reference

Budgeted Wall Cost

Excerpt from Appropriations request 3/16/2017  To see complete document Click here

​• $286 million for CBP Operations and Support, including $95 million to support border surge operations, $65 million to build hiring capacity to recruit and onboard 5,000 Border Patrol agents, $18 million for project management, oversight, and support for the border wall, $43 million to enhance situational awareness at the border, and $64 million for other technology, equipment, and infrastructure investments that directly contribute to the effectiveness of border security operations. • $1.4 billion for CBP Procurement, Construction, and Improvements, including $999 million for planning, design, and construction of the first installment of the border wall, $179 million for access roads, gates, and other tactical infrastructure projects, and $200 million for border security technology deployments.

Totals here $ 2.35 billion and we know that is just the beginning. There will be cost over-run and the remainder of the wall to be financed.

Other Documentation

America First a Blueprint to Make America Great Again - Office of Management and Budget

What can you do?? Call your members of Congress. 

​Sample Script; Hello my name is {name}. I am constituent in {town or zip} and I'm calling to ask {member of Congress} not to approve any budget that has appropriations for a border wall. 

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