The US economy continues expanding. Such growth was nonexistent throughout the entire eight years of the Oabma admenstruation.

Growth is good!  It means more people get employed; and less become the burden of the taxpayers (aka welfare).  So, since more revenue is rolling in - lets celebrate!  How about we start rolling back our DEFICIT; and start paying down the DEBT?!  Nope. The deficit for 2019 will continue to rise.  Surprised? I'm sure as hell not!

Excerpts from the Heritage Foundation [1]:

> "The CBO projects that, by 2020, the deficit will grow to more than $1 trillion annually, an increase of $233 billion from the latest projection. By 2028, annual deficits could reach more than $1.5 trillion annually, with no sign of slowing down. The 10-year cumulative deficit is projected to be $12.4 trillion, over $2 trillion higher than last year’s CBO estimates."

> "How Washington handles America’s fiscal problems will, indeed, define the future of the United States as a superpower and as a country. If Americans remain unwilling to control the national debt level, Washington will lose its ability to shape the international system —a situation that would ultimately threaten America’s viability as a nation"

The President continues to call for funding for "the wall" to be included in the 2019 spending bill (I refuse io call it a "budget!).  Lets be totally honest here. What good will that "wall" do if states REFUSE to abide by federal laws w/ their sanctuary policies; and where they refuse to incarcerate, and even protect, criminals - because they are illegal aliens?  And what about the FACT that the US continues to take in the so called "refugees" from the Middle East? (45,000 in 2018 so far) 

A growing economy alone IS NEVER ENOUGH!  NO ONE is resolving a damned thing!  So, bottom line is - the nation is still very much in peril. 

Luis,

[1]  https://www.heritage.org/budget-and-spending/commentary/the-plan-sa...

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The Wall, is being built, like it or not.

Trump dumps on NAFTA, a new deal with Mexico, which included Mexico putting in money to build The Wall.

If the Government wants to Balance The Budget,National Debt, Dump The Federal Reserve.

"Budget"? What budget?! Lets be for real. The Fed isn't going anywhere.

Lets address my points, Hank! The OVERspending. And how about the 45,000!

Wait. Let me guess. If it's under Trump's watch - then it's AOK, right?!

 If I was you I would not pick a fight out of Hank, he is more intelligent then he acts. And besides, the Federal Reserve and the Banks connected to it are going somewhere. By the hand of Trump, or by some other means, you do not know all that is taking place.

 And by the way, I did do a check on the National Debit, its much worse then what your pea brain can wrap around.

LOL Tif

(eyeroll)

Behaviorally speaking, quite a few of you here at TPCC are no different than the fanatics on the left.

 If you are so smart,Luis, share the numbers, for the US National Debit.

 Don't show him,Hank, if luis✩USA, is so smart let him figure it out, and those numbers above are not even close...........

What ever Tif, this luis✩USA, write and talks like a girl, but who knows?

(eyeroll) is a girls way, not a man.

BUDGET not in DC vocab

glad it is in ours.  it is up to us the people to vote in or out whom we want.  

the mid terms are coming  and i say do not sit home the Dems surely are not going to

the nation depends on it

the pres and  the country are under attack and we are at war   the economy is doing great and the wall yep coming along.   he cannot do it all CONGRESS has to.  

" the country are under attack and we are at war "

And the Debt fuse continues burning down, Bonnie! But, hey. At least "we" have all 3 branches in our "control", huh. jeez

We have exactly nothing in our control.

You are absolutely right, J9.  And no "one" person can ever change that. But, then again, the Constitution is designed so that no one person could have any authoritarian / dictatorial power. We are a Representative Republic. Many, many, many moving parts.

When last years atrocious spending bill was signed into law by the potus, he said "it's not ganno happen again".  In a few days we'll find out, won't we?  I foresee no changes in the OVERspending at all. There'll be no SocSec reform. The taxpayers $$$$ will be wasted on subsidies that "tea party" used to holler against! The Deficit / Debt will continue soaring. Even if we do gain more seats - we will not be in control. But that comes to no surprise to me.

I see no changes in the plundering of WE the People. 

He could have

vetoed that last atrocity, saying, 

"We will follow the constitution, specifically Article I. We will fund those things. That's it. I promised we would defund pP. And I mean it. Do not ever send me this type of unconstitutional monstrosity again. Congress. Read the Constitution And send me a true budget that defunds unconstitutional agencies and their rules. "

A brief tell off would do the trick. 

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

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The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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