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Feds spend more in food stamps in ONE month than POTUS wants for entire YEAR of wall funding

Now that Democrats have allowed part of the government to be shut down because they refuse to protect our country and give POTUS Donald Trump his $5 billion border wall budget request, it’s time to put some things in perspective.

Like the amount of money at play here. And Democrats’ true motivations.

First the money. Democrats and Leftist talking heads have complained that the $5 billion POTUS Donald Trump wants in fiscal year 2019 funding for his promised border wall is excessively expensive, but a new analysis finds that this argument to be, well, asinine.

The federal government spends more on the food stamp program in a single month than the president’s entire FY ’19 border wall budget request, CNS News‘ Craig Bannister noted on Friday.

“In October, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement, the federal government spent $5,892,000,000 on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is also known as the food stamp program,” Bannister writes.

“In November, according to the statement for that month, the federal government spent another $5,428,000,000 on the food stamp program, bringing the total so far for fiscal 2019 (after only two months) to $11,320,000,000—or an average of $5,660,000,000 per month,” he added.


Throughout FY ’18, the federal government spent more than $68.4 billion.

In stumping against the border wall on the floor of the Senate Wednesday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said, “[T]he president held out for $5 billion for his wall, at the exorbitant cost of $31 million per mile, straight from the American taxpayer’s pocket.”

Exorbitant? How about the amount of money Americans spent paying for illegal immigrants and illegal immigration every year, Sen. Schumer? That figure is exorbitant.

NewsTarget notes:

…[A]ccording to a 2017 cost analysis by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers $155 billion annually. If the U.S. built a stronger border wall and enforced immigration laws, then the wall would pay for itself almost immediately and begin saving the country tens of billion of dollars each year.

FAIR’s cost analysis found that the total expenditures for illegal immigration is $45,870,474,332 at the federal level and $88,992,981,032 at the state and local level. The amount that illegal immigrants pay into the system at the federal level is a meager $15,447,897,700 and $3,520,960,000 at the state and local level. After doing the math, illegal immigration imposes a net fiscal burden of (115,894,597,664)USD.

One of the Left’s main arguments for allowing people to remain in the U.S. illegally to work is that they “pay taxes too.” Yes, that’s true — to an extent. Sales taxes and other point-of-sale levies are paid by anyone who buys something. But income taxes, payroll taxes, and Social Security taxes are not ordinarily paid by illegal aliens because they’re working in the shadows, so to speak, as FAIR’s cost analysis notes.

The fact is Americans pay tens of billions more in net costs than the country receives in net benefits due to illegal immigration. The numbers bear that out.

Now the motivation.

Democrats whining about a measly $5 billion out of $4 trillion in annual spending by the federal government just proves they’re not interested in border security in any meaningful way. They just want to keep the migrant spigot at all costs because doing so empowers them. Illegal immigrants, therefore, are more important to them than protecting American citizens.

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1 Comment on Feds spend more in food stamps in ONE month than POTUS wants for entire YEAR of wall funding

  1. Well that may be so, but the fact is POTUS ought to want more and he had better start thinking about getting more, a lot more.

    To hell with $5 billion accompanied by some face saving compromise with representatives from the planet Jupiter and all other manner of blow hard, I might hasten to add.

    Build the God damned wall and don’t stop until it’s complete. Let the impeachment proceedings commence and right up against your growing base and, believe me. You build; it grows. Use the military and own it. Get down there with a hard hat and a set of plans rolled up in your hand. Use them to point at the sky. The people are all present to wittiness the proceedings. We are beating our swords against our shields. Let the media blow its bugles. We rush to the field. Please do try to keep up Mr. President. You’re suppose to be Caesar.

    Drain the swamp, well so far I haven’t any sign of any of that! What I see, is a President up to his hips in alligators. So here, a courier just arrived, hot, straight to the President. It’s a dear Don letter and, it’s from the people. You came down the escalator. Now you’re suppose to flush the toilet. If you want to drain the swamp Mr.President, make some arrests and as long as you’re up, fire that Jerome Powell fellow and announce you will not sign any provision for back pay for government employees once the government does reopen, if in fact it should reopen. Now you’re really building base, sir building base and kicking azz and the people are seeing that too.

    Tell them straight out and straight up. If it goes on they might as well begin looking for new jobs. The good news is that there are plenty of jobs in the private sector. If pressed, or given opportunity explain. It’s about time to start paring down the government anyway. Now you’re growing base, no really, growing your base and that”s the thing that scares them the most, a populist with a growing base.

    If that happens, they’re done and they know it. Come on Don, stratagem man, stratagem as in check mate. Say it man, say it. Am I telling you how to negotiate a deal, always on a faint and a bob, parry right,parry left? What can, what does any one need to tell you, Mr. President? Now you have your war consiglieres all around you, after two years your sea legs under you. Press your advantage before they realize it is not weakness. Don’t hang up. I have never known you to choke. Be there. It’s show time Mr. President

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