…No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time…
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
(1/2) The president’s emergency declaration today is needed to protect our border from the flow of deadly drugs into our communities. His emergency powers give him the authority to redirect funding to protect the American people, 11:53 AM – 15 Feb 2019 from Washington, DC
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
(2/2) and I believe there are non-defense areas of the government where it is appropriate to do so. I stand by him on this issue, and I will continue to monitor this solution to ensure it champions national security as well as border security. 11:54 AM – 15 Feb 2019 from Washington, DC
Some of the comments:
It is appalling to know you support this dictatorial use of power. If you truly believe what you say, why can’t he declare a state of emergency to arrest those of us oppose his declaration to protect the American people?
Can’t BELIEVE you condone this fake emergency & the precedent it sets for future Presidents. This should be deamed unconstitutionally. Do you understand what could be done with $8 BILLION in education? In healthcare? In infrastructure? No. Because you hide from constituents.
Can’t wait to see how this ages when there’s a Democrat President. But then, you’re no longer concerned about the ballooning deficit either.
If there’s an election in 2020.
Most of them drugs come through legal ports of entry according to the DEA and CBP , but why bother about facts when you can be a cheerleader for @potus and his colossal ego-political game?
Shame. This is actually called cowardice and irresponsible.
Tell yourself that, Vicky! No one wants to hear your lies. If this is the hill you choose to end your career on, sobeit!
Where’s. The. Data. To. Support. Your. Claim.
The national emergency is that we have an inept, narcissistic, lying nincompoop for a President. He denies and dismisses facts and makes shit up and I have zero respect for any member of Congress who encourages, supports or endorses that.
When you look in the mirror tonight, sound of silence will begin playing in your head
You are violating your oath of office. Resign.
This is fabricated BS, there is no national emergency .. everybody knows that. You are disgrace to the people of #MO4
You are a hypocrite of the highest order.
You’re corrupt and a disgrace.
You are on the wrong side of Constitutional Law and if you have half a brain you know it. You should be ashamed. You are violating your oath of office and we will come for you.
Show me whatever data you have to justify your position. Prove your statements.
you’re an embarrassment to the separation of powers and should be ashamed of yourself
Lies @RepHartzler , you are just regurgitating Trump’s lies. Disgusting
I’m not in favor of an imperial President, but if that is the direction the GOP chooses to go in, I look forward to a future president addressing climate change and gun violence with a sincere sense of morality.
It is not an emergency if Congress has time to act and chose not to. It is a policy disagreement. Your flawed reasoning would allow a president to enact single payer health care in response to a crisis such as 40 million Americans not having health insurance. This is terrible.
“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
If it was an emergency it would have been an emergency long before now. Quit it already.
What a hill to fly your trite and tattered flag from. Missourians deserve better. #VoteThemOut
Shocking, I say…
God, you are just the worst.
Trump also said it was not an emergency in his whacked out press briefing. Do you endorse attacking the press and lying? Do you think @potus demonstrates the character and level of integrity
suitable for the office of the Presidency? #FAKENationalEmergency
Wow. The only emergency at our border is the one the president caused by separating families and locking up babies, and you damn well know it. Most drugs come in through legal points of entry, and you know that too. Shame on you.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
We need to #BuildTheWall! I’ve visited the border & seen the danger. Cartels are bringing billions of $ of drugs across our open border which come to our communities & kill our kids. This must stop! #SafetyFirst #FundTheWall 4:31 AM – 19 Dec 2018
Much hilarity ensued. Some of the responses:
So many untruths in this tweet, I don’t know where to begin. I will just say #LiesMatter!
Sending you thoughts and prayers, Vicky. I love how you can so adamantly support a border wall because of “kids,” but you haven’t supported efforts to reduce gun violence where children are victims.
I was told Mexico was going to pay for it. Maybe we should ask the Chinese, they’re already paying for our Agriculture Stimulus.
I’m pretty relieved I don’t live in your district anymore. This is just a bad faith tweet.
Use taxpayer funds judiciously by improving border security not by wasting $ on a wall.
So, by visiting there you are an expert?? Do you have drug cartel $ figures from a legitimate reliable source? (We remember your marijuana study claims). Walls are outdated, check Into stepping up border security by investing in technology options such as car scanning machines
A wall isn’t going to actually stop the cartels. This isn’t the 1600’s (and walls didn’t really work all that well then either). But hey, since we have so much extra money just sitting around doing nothing, why not. #FiscalConservativeNOT
YOU are part of the problem. Why do you swallow and promote this crapola? All reasonable people are for border security. None believe that a physical wall is the answer.
And isn’t Mexico supposed to pay for this wall or as Sarah Sanders said POTUS will find money from other agencies that is not taxpayer funded. Which ones are those by the way. When was the last time Trump visited the border?
Best way to stop the cartels is stopping your support for them through the drug war.
#decriminalize #legalize #freedom
Fearmonger. You should be ashamed.
Stop the fear mongering- u know this is not true.
The drugs will continue coming as long as Americans are buying. No wall will prevent that. Please don’t waste our tax dollars. We have looked at the problem and it is US!
Is it worth shutting down the government?
If only you gave a shit about the 40,000 gun deaths and daily mass shootings.</blockquote
Trump is backing down from building a wall now he wants an artistically steel slats fence. Is Vicky going to pay for the fence or is Mexico. A $25 ladder will solve your $25 billion dollar wall/ artistically steel slat fence. Vicky loves spending taxpayers money.
Are we gone build a wall around the drug dealering corporations manufacturing and distributing opiates to our kids? Or is that just for the nonwhite drug dealers?
What’s it like being pure evil?
you are on the wrong side of history
Oh please. You’re insane.
We’re not buying what you and Trump are selling. Our nation has a record debt, and the last thing we need is an ineffective, 5 billion-dollar border wall!
If this is all about illegal drugs, there is not a physical wall of any length or height to stop providers world-wide (not just south of the US border) from supplying the apparently insatiable demand. Stopping/limiting demand is the only defense/cure.
I LIVE on the border and can tell you that you’re full of fear-mongering sh*t.
Seems to me the threat of thousands of your constituents losing their healthcare (especially those with pre-existing conditions) is a bigger threat than this, yet “crickets” on healthcare. FYI lack of healthcare kills our kids too.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
The Democrats and President Obama gave Iran 150 Billion Dollars and got nothing, but they can’t give 5 Billion Dollars for National Security and a Wall? 6:50 AM – 12 Dec 2018
Wait, wasn’t he supposed to have Mexico pay for the wall?
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Donald Trump recently told reporters that Mexico would reimburse American taxpayers for the cost of building and maintaining his proposed border wall “later.” This course of action would be in direct contradiction to his campaign promise that Mexico would pay to build a southern border wall at no cost to American citizens.
Instead of placing the economic burden on American families (estimated at $25 Billion, without including yearly maintenance costs), we ask that Donald Trump use his vast economic resources to finance the construction of the wall, and arrange for Mexico to pay him back directly.
This would avoid placing an undue economic burden on the American taxpayer, while maintaining one of his key campaign promises.
Budget & Taxes, Homeland Security & Defense, Immigration
Needs 96,107 signatures by February 5, 2017 to get a response from the White House
The first mistake anyone made was in believing any of his campaign promises.
It’s speculation on my part, but the probability that the coming occupation of the White House will continue this petition process approaches zero. That’s sad, because it’s an easily accessible and harmless way for people to vent. And troll.
The coming occupant of the White House and his minions are quite sensitive to trolling. There are other and more effective ways to do so.
You think we in the U.S. have suffered from the influx of immigrants after NAFTA? As if. In Missouri, there are only about 65,000 undocumented workers, mostly working at those chicken and hog processing plants owned by Tyson, MoArk and Smithfield.
No, you want to talk about pain after NAFTA, says Marilyn Lorenz (at left in picture) of the Interfaith Committee on Latin America, try being Mexican.
Lorenz, who spoke last week at West County Dems, pointed out that NAFTA required Mexico not only to change its constitution but also to eliminate farm subsidies. But you better believe we kept our farm subsidies. You’d hear the squeal from here to China and back if big ag lost its subsidies.
As for the Mexican Constitution, it used to guarantee that poor farmers could not lose their land. In that agrarian society, being able, no matter how poor you are, to keep your land, meant you could feed your family. That would be one of the most valued provisions in the Constitution. No more.
After NAFTA, the U.S. subsidized its farmers to the tune of $10.1 billion a year. Companies like Archer Daniels Midlands shipped their cheap, subsidized corn to Mexico and drove down the price that Mexican corn farmers could get by 50-70 percent.
In 2003, these low corn and coffee prices plunged 70 percent of the farmers in Southern Mexico into extreme poverty. People who couldn’t make a living farming sold their land to U.S. companies and went looking for work in the cities and in the maquiladoras along the border.
Meanwhile, the U.S. companies that bought up whole villages used it for industrial farms, since it was cheaper to farm down there than here. And once U.S. companies controlled the agricultural market in Mexico, they could charge what they wanted. Food prices shot up 247 percent.
Those who sold their land to U.S. companies sometimes ended up in the maquiladoras, but those factories generally employed only young women. A fifteen or sixteen year old woman is more easily bullied than a man. The women work, usually, for maybe two dollars a day, working from six until six with one half hour break a day to eat and use the bathroom.
And the men, unable to find work, often figure they may as well use the money from selling their land to pay a coyote, say, $7000 to get them into the United States. Of course, once they’re here, they cannot go back because they wouldn’t be able to return. So families are permanently torn apart.
After CAFTA, workers in Central America and the Dominican Republic found themselves working half a day to earn enough money to buy half a gallon of milk. That same worker, if he can get a low paying job in Kansas City, could earn enough to buy a half gallon of milk in twenty minutes.
They’d prefer to live in their own country with their families, but desperation makes these decisions for them.
And ADM, Land O’ Lakes and Cargill aren’t sorry to see the Central American workers driven to this country. Big ag wins coming and going while the little guys have been royally screwed.