Trump Asks That $8 Billion Harvey “Down Payment” Be Added To Debt-Ceiling Bill

Saturday, September 2, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Sep 2, 2017

Shortly after President Trump backed away from his demand that $1.6 billion in funding for his border wall be included in a continuing-resolution bill to avert a government shutdown, the White House late Friday sent a request for $8 billion in emergency funding for the Hurricane Harvey cleanup effort, and asked that the money be tied to a bill to raise the US debt-ceiling limit. Trump’s request that the two legislative priorities be combined in one bill likely won’t go over well among Congressional Republicans, according to Bloomberg.

Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the leader of the House Freedom Caucus and perhaps Trump’s most intransigent political adversary, urged lawmakers on Thursday not to bundle the two legislative priorities. In a tweet, Meadows said it’d be “inappropriate” and “would send the wrong message” to use Harvey funds as leverage to force conservatives to vote for a debt-ceiling increase.

The aid money will be needed to shore up the nearly bankrupt FEMA’s finances before some 450,000 Texans file requests for aid. The rising toll of flood-related property damage is expected to quickly deplete the $10 billion left in the coffers of the National Flood Insurance Program.

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One Response to “Trump Asks That $8 Billion Harvey “Down Payment” Be Added To Debt-Ceiling Bill”

  1. H.T.

    Speaking of “debt” –

    The Federal Reserve is not a US Government agency – it is a private corporation and illegally, by coercion collecting money from the wages of the American People –



    WHEREAS, in April 2000, People from all 50 of the several states gathered in Washington, DC and served a Remonstrance upon the U.S. President and the leaders of both Houses of the Congress, seeking Redress (remedy) of Grievances regarding the unconstitutional origin, operation and enforcement of the federal income tax system – specifically, the direct, un-apportioned tax upon the labor of ordinary Americans, and

    WHEREAS, such Petition for Redress was subsequently ignored…

    The IRS is a Corporation registered in Puerto Rico and even Forces U.S. Citizens To Pay A Percentage Of Their Taxes To The Queen Of England –

    Most people living in the USA have no clue that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a foreign agency. To be more accurate, the IRS is a foreign private corporation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is the private “army” of the Federal Reserve (Fed). Its main goal is to make sure the American people pay their tax and be good little slaves.

    Evidence showing that the IRS isn’t part of the United States government…

    Like the Federal Reserve (Fed), the IRS isn’t part of the United States government. Instead, it is a collection agency of the privately owned Fed. –

    Also – Property Tax Is Illegal –

    The people of the World have been COMPLETELY Lied to and Stolen from – We Owe NOTHING – ‘they’ OWE for their CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.


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