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How is that supposed to work?

Let's assume the draft budget passes unchanged. From what source will the 13k surplus employees be paid?
Nowhere. They won't be recruited. It's just grandstanding to please those who voted for him.
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How is that supposed to work?

Let's assume the draft budget passes unchanged. From what source will the 13k surplus employees be paid?
The 13k surplus employees will not be paid (so not offered employment) assuming the Border Patrol is not able to make such savings elsewhere and anyway might not be allowed to divert such funding planned for other purposes.

This is a big dysfunction between the President and Congress.
The President can write whatever Executive Orders he wishes but Congress hold the purse strings so can block anything that requires additional funding; incidentally they can also block any savings the President plans by simply not reducing the relevant budget. For example, the big reduction Trump wants to make in the State department budget.

That was a big issue for Obama in his second term; the Republican majority Congress simply ignored anything he wanted to do that involved any budget changes.
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If you are talking about an amnesty then fair enough.
There is no legal process that will deal with 11 million people; there are just not enough people to enforce.
Despite Trump authorising a big increase in numbers of enforcers the reality is they have been unable to recruit enough people to even meet the pre-Trump allowed headcount.

There are already sanctions in place with a maximum penalty of $21,563 for hiring illegal immigrants.
Exactly. (Somewhere it was mentioned there were 1700 open positions, can't find it anymore).
So the whole discussion about financing more positions seems futile to me.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Buzz Aldrin's facial expressions as Trump talks about space

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Old 13.07.2017, 22:59
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

If Trump was the sort of warm hearted character that one could have sympathy for then now would be the time.

His healthcare bill that Republicans have been promising for over 7 years to replace Obamacare is still stuck in a swamp of Republican faction fighting with no light visible at the end of the tunnel.

His budget bill is also stuck not helped by a press conference yesterday where U.S. House Freedom Caucus announced they also want a firm tax reform plan before agreeing any budget deal.
The tax reform Bill is also stuck due to Congress having insufficient time to discuss it while they are spending too much time on the above two items. Anyway there is the usual Republican faction fighting to fix.

Meanwhile the independent Congress Budget Office (CBO) has announced the figures in the Trump budget proposal do not add up. The White House response was to distribute a video claiming the CBO are not competent

As for Trump's campaign promise to fix the opioid epedemic; Trump signed his executive order on opioids in March demanding his new Opioid Commission to release their interim report on June 27. The Commission missed this date and announced a new date of July 17.
Now they announced they will also miss this date, no new date announced; best guess is some time in August.

Trump has signed many executive orders; many of them require reports by specific dates.
24 executive orders require reports by today or earlier; so far ten have delivered on time, seven have definitely missed their due dates; status of the other seven is not publicly known!
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The U.S. State Department will require all nations to provide extensive data to help it vet visa applicants and determine whether a traveller poses a terrorist threat, according to a cable obtained by Reuters.
Countries that fail to comply with the new protocols or take steps to do so within 50 days could face travel sanctions.

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Maybe Disney will not be so attractive when you have to supply additional info for your whole family before you can fly?
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The U.S. State Department will require all nations to provide extensive data to help it vet visa applicants and determine whether a traveller poses a terrorist threat, according to a cable obtained by Reuters.
Countries that fail to comply with the new protocols or take steps to do so within 50 days could face travel sanctions.

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Maybe Disney will not be so attractive when you have to supply additional info for your whole family before you can fly?
Well, it's become one huge Disney, eih?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Did you see him today, looking at Madame Macron with big eyes, as if he was oggling some bird in a strip-club - and saying to Macron 'wow she is in good shape' (as in 'for her age') - just disgusting and so embarrassing
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Did you see him today, looking at Madame Macron with big eyes, as if he was oggling some bird in a strip-club - and saying to Macron 'wow she is in good shape' (as in 'for her age') - just disgusting and so embarrassing
Maybe the Trumps and Macrons should do a wife-swap episode, at least the respective ages would be more appropriate.
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Maybe the Trumps and Macrons should do a wife-swap episode, at least the respective ages would be more appropriate.


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Appropriate that Macron's wife turned up adorned in the French flag too.

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Maybe the Trumps and Macrons should do a wife-swap episode, at least the respective ages would be more appropriate.
Poor end of the deal for Mrs. Macron.

Trump's ex doctor claimed last year that the treatment that makes his hair long and abundant has a detrimental effect on another part!
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Poor end of the deal for Mrs. Macron.

Trump's ex doctor claimed last year that the treatment that makes his hair long and abundant has a detrimental effect on another part!
It would be her long overdue punishment for having an inappropriate relationship with a 15 year-old schoolboy .
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Seems Trump found an appropriate lawyer

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The personal attorney for President Donald Trump apologized on Thursday after a thread of emails was released showing threats he wrote to a stranger on Wednesday night.

The emails are profanity-laced and threatening,
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Your link had already moved on to another story. Better here:
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/13/po...ogy/index.html
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Exactly. (Somewhere it was mentioned there were 1700 open positions, can't find it anymore).
So the whole discussion about financing more positions seems futile to me.
Seems to be slightly more than 1,700 now

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Two out of three applicants to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, fail its polygraph test!
It's a big reason approximately 2,000 jobs are empty, recently slipping below 20,000 agents for the first time since 2009.
The hiring difficulties have become so acute they recently took the unusual step of asking Congress to use money earmarked for 300 jobs for other purposes.

That raises doubts about President Donald Trump's pledge to add 5,000 agents.
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Article is from January but still accurate I assume.

More recent article here, pretty much the same story!
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Did you see him today, looking at Madame Macron with big eyes, as if he was oggling some bird in a strip-club - and saying to Macron 'wow she is in good shape' (as in 'for her age') - just disgusting and so embarrassing
I didn't see that. Have just watched it on this link.

'You're in such good shape': Trump criticised for 'creepy' comment to Brigitte Macron

He calls her beautiful too. Probably considers himself a connoisseur of women after all his Miss World experience and that Macron (perhaps the comments are more for him than her?) would appreciate the compliment.
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I didn't see that. Have just watched it on this link.

'You're in such good shape': Trump criticised for 'creepy' comment to Brigitte Macron

He calls her beautiful too. Probably considers himself a connoisseur of women after all his Miss World experience and that Macron (perhaps the comments are more for him than her?) would appreciate the compliment.
Too bad the compliment could not be reciprocated.

He would say the same to the queen of England I suppose? I'm sure she'd have a witty answer
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Exactly. (Somewhere it was mentioned there were 1700 open positions, can't find it anymore).
So the whole discussion about financing more positions seems futile to me.
We would need more background information to interpret this properly.

The company I work has a sizeable number of open positions right now. And it's not because there aren't suitable candidates out there but because we are emerging from a hiring freeze that has only recently been softened, and HR don't appear to have enough people to handle the requests, approval chains are unnecessarily complex, etc..

If the shortage bit a little harder, I'm sure somebody in senior managment could pull the necessary strings to mke things move more quickly.
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I didn't see that. Have just watched it on this link.

'You're in such good shape': Trump criticised for 'creepy' comment to Brigitte Macron

He calls her beautiful too. Probably considers himself a connoisseur of women after all his Miss World experience and that Macron (perhaps the comments are more for him than her?) would appreciate the compliment.
I'm surprised the other leaders aren't queuing up to invite him for a state visit. If your own popularity is flagging, invite the orange clown over to press (yank?) the flesh and act like a berk. You can't fail to look the very model of a head of state next to that.
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