Translation: "Nice health care program you have there Liberals. Be a shame if something happened to it."ObamaCare is in serious trouble. The Dems need big money to keep it going - otherwise it dies far sooner than anyone would have thought.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017
By the way Obamacare is NOT in "serious trouble," but that does not mean Trump can't manipulate things until it actually is in serious trouble.
Trump then ties the possible loss of this "big money" to his pet project.
I think the message here is pretty clear as well, "Give me money for this ridiculous wall I promised to build or I will allow possibly thousands of people to die without access to adequate health care."The Democrats don't want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017
In his next tweet Trump suggests that he has a plan to make the Mexicans ultimately pay for the wall.
So to sum up Trump will take health care away from potentially millions of people in order to force the Democrats to give him money to start a project, that ultimately he plans to make the Mexican government pay for.Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017
Well that is where old Beauregard Sessions come in.
Courtesy of Politico:
Speaking on ABC’s "This Week," Sessions weighed in on the fight over funding for the wall, which is becoming part of the high-stakes negotiations between the White House and Congress over keeping the government funded after Friday.
“We're going to get paid for it one way or the other,” Sessions said of the wall. “I know there's $4 billion a year in excess payments, according to the Department of the Treasury's own inspector general several years ago, that are going to payments to people — tax credits that they shouldn't get. Now, these are mostly Mexicans. And those kind of things add up — $4 billion a year for 10 years is $40 billion.
"There are a lot of ways we can find money to help pay for this.”
Okay so first the IRS would have to determine who is not authorized to work in the United States, and then somehow get them to give back 4 billion in undeserved tax credits?
And THAT seems like a workable plan?
Sessions also claimed to have a plan for getting the Mexican government to reimburse the US for that down payment:
"We're going to get it paid for one way or the other," Sessions said on ABC's "This Week" when asked if there is any evidence Mexico will pay for the wall.
He said he doesn't expect the Mexican government to "appropriate money" for the wall, but added there are ways "we can deal with our trade situation to create the revenue to pay for it."
Yeah that's almost as well thought out as that tax refund plan.
Here's what is actually going to happen.
The Democrats will NOT be bullied into approving a budget that pays for Trump's wall, and the Mexican government will NOT be bullied into paying for Trump's wall, and the undocumented workers in his country will NOT be bullied into paying for Trump's wall.
In short nobody is paying for Trump's wall.
But hey, he's supposed to be rich. Maybe he can simply pay for it himself?