WASHINGTON POST Suddenly Concerned About TAXPAYERS Over Border Wall Funding
December 11, 2018, 05:36 PM
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In its article about the confrontation between President Trump and putative House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a headline and teaser on the front page of the Washington Post put it this way:

Pelosi, Schumer, Trump clash in Oval Office over border security, shutdown: President Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer argued over Trump’s demand that taxpayers must pay for a wall along the Mexico border or he will shut down part of the government [emphasis added].

Taxpayers?

Since when did the Post start using taxpayers that way in stories about government spending?

Had the showdown been about welfare, my guess is it would have said this: "Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with the president to request a modest increase in help for the needy from the government, but a furious Trump demanded budget cuts and threatened to shut down part of the government if he didn't get them.

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