6 thoughts on “Who pays? We do. Like always.

    • Same principle that goes on with sports stadiums in municipalities around the country right now. What the artist is pointing out is similar to what’s going on with the new South Loop Basketball Stadium that will primarily be used by De Paul. And that idea wasn’t Trump’s – it was Rahm’s.

  1. The US certainly needs to spend this kind of money on a looney wall. How about the failing infrastructure, education, health care, pollution control, workmen’s compensation, green jobs, etc. This is complete nonsense. The lack of jobs is a complex matter. Keeping Mexicans out will not bring back jobs.
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    Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that Congress will pay $12 billion to $15 billion for a border wall upfront, dodging questions about whether they will offset the cost with spending cuts. The estimate comes one day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for the construction of a wall along the approximately 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico. It remains unclear what the wall would actually look like, or if it would simply expand upon fencing that is already on the southwestern border. ‘We intend to address the wall issue ourselves, and the president can deal with his relations with other countries,’ McConnell told reporters at the GOP’s annual retreat. Journalists asked the Republican leaders three times if Congress would offset the cost of the wall, but they would not provide a direct answer.” [HuffPost]

  2. Hi Fred,
    Thanks for your sanity saving blog. Here’s a little tidbit for you. In this week’s New Yorker (Jan. 30, 2017), Robert A Johnson, the head of a financial think tank, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, was quoted as saying ‘Twenty-five hedge-fund managers make more money than all of the kindergarten teachers in America combined….’ Interestingly, the quote appeared in an article entitled: Survival of the Richest, in which paranoid American 1%ers are snapping up real estate in New Zealand to distance themselves from the coming social and economic apocalypse…..poor Kiwis. I’ll take my chances with the kindergarten teachers.

  3. I can’t wait for the next big phase that comes after the wall is built. That phase will be the selling of portions of the wall to corporate sponsors.

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