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Democrats Agree to a Budget Deal

Jan 6, 2020

The Democrats made a deal with Republicans in Congress and Donald Trump on a federal budget for 2020.

The deal provides money for some of Trump’s pet projects. The Democrats agreed to provide 1.4 billion dollars for the construction of the border wall Trump promised to build and make Mexico pay for. The agreement also allows the military to continue to shift up to 9.5 billion dollars in defense funding for building the wall.

The budget deal also includes an increase of 22 billion dollars in military spending, raising the total to 738 billion dollars. That also includes more than a billion dollars in funds for Trump’s “Space Force.”

While the Democrats portray themselves as mortal enemies of Trump and the Republicans, through their attempt at impeachment and their campaign speeches, in actual fact they manage to find money for some of Trump’s most reactionary requests.