Paul Ryan scrambles to find money for Trump’s yuuuge wall
Mister deficit hawk seems very eager to waste your taxpayer dollars on an unwanted and ineffective solution to an overhyped problem.
“First off, we’re going to pay for it and front the money,” Ryan said. He didn’t elaborate, but according to CNN, during the Republican lawmakers’ retreat in Philadelphia this week, Ryan said they could push through a special spending bill dedicated to the wall in the next few months.
“[Ryan] talked about the supplemental budget coming this spring to push that along. The president said he’s going to get reimbursed one way or the other and we accept that,” said Representative Chris Collins. “Meanwhile, we do have to pay our bills.”
It’s unclear where the funding for that measure would come from, but of course, that’s only a temporary concern. Ryan assured Van Susteren that they’d figure out how to make Mexico pay, someday. “There are a lot of different ways of getting Mexico to contribute to doing this,” he said. “There are different ways of defining how exactly they pay for it.”