The America First policies voters endorsed at the polls in November seem to be fading out of site. President Trump was not elected to make deals with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. And where is the much lower corporate tax rate the people were promised? There may be a bill in two weeks? It should have already been finished. Americans demand action, now. Why isn’t a bill in the House today? Congress has had years to formulate a tax plan and is now dragging its heels.
Pat Buchanan writes in The American Conservative that Trump has made a deal with Pelosi putting the border wall on the back burner, and allowing illegal immigrants to become citizens. Among Trump backers Pat says, there is “disbelief, disillusionment, and wonderment” at the President’s actions.
“Having cut a deal with Democrats for help with the debt ceiling, will Trump seek a deal with Democrats on amnesty for the ‘Dreamers’ in return for funding for border security?”
The answer to that question, raised in my column a week ago, is in. Last night, President Donald Trump cut a deal with “Chuck and Nancy” for amnesty for 800,000 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who came here illegally as youngsters, in return for Democratic votes for more money for border security.
According to preening Minority Leader Pelosi, the agreement contains not a dime for Trump’s Wall, and the “Dreamers” are to be put on a long glide “path to U.S. citizenship.”
Trump denies this is amnesty, and says the Wall comes later.
Fallout? Among the most enthusiastic of Trump backers, disbelief, disillusionment and wonderment at where we go from here.
Secure the border. Halt the invasion of low-wage workers, here legally and illegally, from the Third World. Tighten the labor market to force employers to raise wages in our full-employment economy. Provide tax incentives to companies who site factories in the USA. Impose border taxes on the products of companies who move plants abroad.
Put America and American workers first.
Will any amnesty of undocumented workers do that?
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