No fund­ing for the wall, no mat­ter what

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - NEWS -

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s pro­posed wall is a hor­ri­ble sym­bol of hate, a ridicu­lous waste of money, and will do next to noth­ing to stop il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion (which all num­bers in­di­cate has al­ready dropped dra­mat­i­cally).But, whether Se­na­tors Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Rep. Eli­jah Cum­mings sup­port the wall or not, the Amer­i­can tax­payer should not un­der any cir­cum­stance be asked to pay, ad­vance, guar­an­tee, con­trib­ute or lend a dime to the con­struc­tion of Pres­i­dent Trump’s pro­posed bor­der wall. Mr. Trump’s idea for an im­port tax to pay for the wall on the U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der would ac­tu­ally hurt Amer­i­can con­sumers and work­ers — not Mex­ico. His even more re­cent idea to shut down the gov­ern­ment over this wall is an even worse idea. The idea that we are wast­ing money send­ing the Na­tional Guard or mil­i­tary to the bor­der is his dumbest idea yet. The Amer­i­can peo­ple do not sup­port fund­ing Trump’s bor­der wall on the backs of the Amer­i­can tax­payer, and I urge all mem­bers of Congress to vote against any mea­sure, bill or re­quest to ap­pro­pri­ate funds for that purpose.

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