Even though Democrats have never been frugal when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars, they are now claiming that the U.S. just cant afford to approve $5.7 billion to improve border security and build the wall.
That’s a lie, plain and simple.
In fact, Democrats have voted to spend billions of dollars on programs that many Americans will surely consider wasteful. America can afford the wall, even if it means cutting some fat.
Here are 5 things Democrats voted to fund that are more expensive than the wall.
1. The U.N.
In 2016 alone, the U.S. gave $10 billion to the United Nations, which continues to be fervently anti-Israel and act in opposition to America’s own self-interests.
2. Amtrak subsidies
“Eliminating the federal subsidies for Amtrak could save $9.7 billion over five years. Amtrak could be turned over to the private sector, as it currently is dependent upon federal subsidies to survive,” the Daily Wire reported.
3. Foreign aid
America spends roughly $50 billion each year on foreign aid, including to nations that hate America in the Middle East. A 10 percent cut would fund the entire wall Trump is demanding, according to Grabien founder Tom Elliott.
4. Government waste
Every year, the U.S. government spends $137 billion on “payment errors to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Imagine if the government actually fixed the problem. Trump could build the wall of his dreams.
5. Sugar subsidies
Approximately $6 billion could be saved over 5 years if the government ended expensive sugar subsidies, according to Citizens Against Government Waste.
"Considering members of the Left keep trying to tax sodas and other sugary drinks, it’s odd they continue to provide subsidies to the production of those drinks," the Daily Wire points out.