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Triple Amputee Air Force Vet Starts a GoFundMe Campaign for Trump’s Border Wall
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Quote:Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee Air Force veteran who hails from Florida, has decided to set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

In just three days, Kolfage has raised more than $2,000,000. Kolfage created the campaign on Sunday, which is titled, “We the People Will Fund the Wall.”

The crowdfunding goal is $1 billion to help fund President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall — one of the president’s original campaign tent poles and a point of contention on both sides of the aisle.

Kolfage page states that “[i]t’s up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling.”

“If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall,” Kolfage continues. “That equates to roughly $5 billion, even if we get half, that’s half the wall. We can do this.”

Kolfage adds that as a triple-amputee veteran with a family of his own, he says it’s important to “ensure future generations have everything [U.S. citizens] have today.”

“As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today,” he writes. “Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of the United States taxpayers with no means of ever contributing to our society.”

Kolfage says that Democrats will stall the U.S-Mexico border wall “by every means possible” and will “play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victory.

“They’d rather see President Trump fail than see America succeed,” he adds, calling the wall “our duty as citizens,” and compares it to the World War II generation raising war bonds.

“[If] we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians.”

The crowdfunding page has been shared on Facebook over 500,000 times at the time of this writing, and has been receiving regular donations by the minute.

At the time of this writing, the highest single donation has been $5,000.
12-20-2018 09:25 AM
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time to go donate!
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is now at $3.6 mil...
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Should have made the goal $10 million or $100 million in order to give it a chance to actually succeed. Not a chance in hell it will ever reach $1 billion, and when it doesn't, it just gives an opportunity to the alt-left to dunk on it for being a bad idea.
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We need the administration to come out and say they have a way to actually accept and use the money.

I'm not sure that exists.
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(12-20-2018 09:53 AM)Claw Wrote:  We need the administration to come out and say they have a way to actually accept and use the money.

I'm not sure that exists.

Interesting question. Can you just give the government money?
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(12-20-2018 10:41 AM)bobdizole Wrote:  
(12-20-2018 09:53 AM)Claw Wrote:  We need the administration to come out and say they have a way to actually accept and use the money.

I'm not sure that exists.

Interesting question. Can you just give the government money?

Yes, but you can't tell them how to allocate it. That is up to Congress.

Yet another reason why this is a bad idea.
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(12-20-2018 10:42 AM)Kronke Wrote:  
(12-20-2018 10:41 AM)bobdizole Wrote:  
(12-20-2018 09:53 AM)Claw Wrote:  We need the administration to come out and say they have a way to actually accept and use the money.

I'm not sure that exists.

Interesting question. Can you just give the government money?

Yes, but you can't tell them how to allocate it. That is up to Congress.

Yet another reason why this is a bad idea.

That's my first thoughts as well. If I thought they could do it I'd write a check.
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(12-20-2018 10:42 AM)Kronke Wrote:  
(12-20-2018 10:41 AM)bobdizole Wrote:  
(12-20-2018 09:53 AM)Claw Wrote:  We need the administration to come out and say they have a way to actually accept and use the money.

I'm not sure that exists.

Interesting question. Can you just give the government money?

Yes, but you can't tell them how to allocate it. That is up to Congress.

Yet another reason why this is a bad idea.

some quotes from the page...

Quote:The government has accepted large private donations before, most recently a billionaire donated $7.5 Million to fund half of the Washington Monument repairs in 2012; this is no different.

Quote:• How will we get the funds to the right place? We have contacted the Trump Administration to secure a point of contact where all the funds will go upon completion. When we get this information secured we will update. We have many very high level contacts already helping.

• Republican Representative Steven Palazzo of Mississippi is introducing legislation to direct the Treasury Department to issue government savings bonds which would allow us to fund the wall with this method. This is just one option, there are others on the table being discussed.

• 100% of your donations will go to the Trump Wall.

• We are working with a law firm on a legal document that will bind the government to using the funds for the border wall itself, nothing else.

• We will hold all funds and not release a single penny until we have all legal aspects covered to ensure our money goes only to the wall.

• If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny. We are working on a time frame to achieve.
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(12-20-2018 10:52 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  • If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny. We are working on a time frame to achieve.

Might as well get a jump on this. The fact that he boxed himself in where in the very slim chance that he raises even 1/10th of the goal ($100 million), it will all be refunded.. is yet another mistake.

Successful crowdfunding campaigns have very short lifespans, where the vast majority of the money raised is within the first few days of going viral. I'd say this thing is close to petering out, and he raised three-tenths of 1 percent of the goal. Yikes.
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(12-20-2018 11:13 AM)Kronke Wrote:  
(12-20-2018 10:52 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  • If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny. We are working on a time frame to achieve.

Might as well get a jump on this. The fact that he boxed himself in where in the very slim chance that he raises even 1/10th of the goal ($100 million), it will all be refunded.. is yet another mistake.

Successful crowdfunding campaigns have very short lifespans, where the vast majority of the money raised is within the first few days of going viral. I'd say this thing is close to petering out, and he raised three-tenths of 1 percent of the goal. Yikes.

Unless Trump says something, it dies. But...
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63,000,000 voted for Trump. A billion is only about $15 per voter.
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Vote for Republican Senators and Representatives who will actually do something. They've had 2 years.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articl...38971.html

Its hard to believe the Democrats are suddenly opposing it for anything but political advantage.
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This is stupid.
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"A fool and his money are soon parted."
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(12-20-2018 10:41 AM)bobdizole Wrote:  
(12-20-2018 09:53 AM)Claw Wrote:  We need the administration to come out and say they have a way to actually accept and use the money.

I'm not sure that exists.

Interesting question. Can you just give the government money?

Yes, you can.

In fact, often times when libs gripe about the GOP cutting taxes or when they cry about the need to raise taxes I point them here: pay.gov

Gifts to the U.S. Government


If you're really adamant about giving more money to the fed, then LEAD BY EXAMPLE!

Until then, SHUT UP!!!


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(12-20-2018 12:25 PM)tigergreen Wrote:  "A fool and his money are soon parted."

That's what I think when I hear, "Taxes are patriotic."

Or, when I heard healthcare costs would decrease.



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Its over 5.1 million now.
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Now over 5.3 million.
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