Authored By Mark Swanson | Friday, 03 Feb 2017 12:42 PM
URL of the original posting site: http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/donald-trump-border-wall-mexico/2017/02/03/id/771869/
President Donald Trump is now facing resistance from his own party on his number one campaign pledge — erection of a border wall along Mexico, CNN reported.
When it comes down to the brass tacks, CNN reports congressional Republicans have one major problem with Trump’s wall – dollars and cents.
How, exactly, is Trump planning to pay for the estimated $12 billion to $15 billion it’ll take to build the wall?
“If you’re going to spend that kind of money, you’re going to have to show me where you’re going to get that money,” Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski told CNN. “I don’t see how you can get a bill like that through [Congress] without offsets. I don’t see how that’s possible.”
Trump has pledged that Mexico will pay for the wall one way or another, after the fact if not before. While Mexico has repeatedly said it will not, House Republicans aren’t buying it either.
So unless Trump’s plan carries with it spending cuts to offset the cost of the wall, Trump’s own party remains skeptical, not only on cost but effectiveness of keeping out bad hombres, too.
“I don’t want to see any spending, additional spending on anything done that is not paid for,” Sen. Bob Corker, a Trump ally and a one-time potential Cabinet nominee, told CNN.
“We have got a huge fiscal problem right now — $20.355 trillion in debt projected to add $9.7 trillion over the next 10 years. ”