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Conservatives Want A 'No Excuses Budget' From The GOP Congress

“The president’s having a tough time with Congress – a Republican Congress,” stated conservative talk radio star Mark Levin on a recent show. “I want you to listen to me. There’s no excuse for this. There’s no excuse for it whatsoever. There’s no excuse for what Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are doing or not doing. There’s no Trump border wallexcuse for the fact that the president doesn’t yank them into the oval office and read them the riot act.”

Levin went on to argue:

“We have a president who was elected to fund border security. It was always preposterous when he said that Mexico was going to do it, and I told you that. And I don’t care about that.

“Build the d--- wall!

“You got the House; you got the Senate; you got the presidency; you got the bureaucracy. The art of the deal? Screw the art of the deal. It should be the art of victory – the art of victory.”

Levin is right, of course.

However, the problem is not that the “art of victory” is something that is unknown to Speaker Ryan and the House Republican “leadership,” the problem is that they are on the other side.

Back on August 11, 2012 this is what congressional candidate Paul Ryan had to say about building a border wall, “Operational control of our borders should be among the highest priorities of Congress. Every nation has the right to control entry and exit across its border. Porous borders leave us susceptible to the illegal crossing of terrorists, drug lords, and gang members, placing our homeland security in serious jeopardy. I have been a vocal proponent in calling upon Congress to make border fence construction a top priority, and will continue working toward enforcement of our nation's borders.”

And way back in 2006 then-obscure Congressman Paul Ryan voted in favor of the Secure Fence Act; Bill H R 6061. (Roll Call number 2006-446 on Sep 14, 2006)

The problem is that, even when Republicans controlled Congress, the Secure Fence Act has never been fully funded; not when President George W. Bush was President, and especially not when Barack Obama was President.

As with so many other things the Boehner – Ryan Congresses have done since 2006, the Secure Fence Act was for all intents and purposes a “show vote” with no funding and no plans for implementation.

As our friend Cheryl Chumley of WND reported back in 2015, soon after Ryan was elected Speaker a border wall, complete with a security patrol, went up around his private home in Wisconsin, but funding for the 2006 Secure Fence Act, which would have put a double-layer fence along a 700-mile stretch of U.S. border property, was dropped from the Omnibus spending bill Ryan rammed through the House.

As President Trump’s 100-day mark approaches for once the judgements of the establishment media and his supporters will be in alignment – without funding for the Border Wall and his other priorities, and with the continued funding of the many Obama – Clinton policies he campaigned against – the President’s first 100 days will be judged a failure.

We urge our conservative friends and readers to call their Representatives and Senators (the Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to demand funding of the border wall in the soon-to-be-passed continuing resolution. Tell them no excuses; no border wall funding – means a no vote.

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