Trump planning to divert additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funds for border wall
January 14, 2020 at 9:48 AM - Views: 24 #250392
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Nick Miroff 7 hrs ago
President Trump is preparing to divert an additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding for border wall construction this year, five times what Congress authorized him to spend on the project in the 2020 budget, according to internal planning figures obtained by The Washington Post.
The Pentagon funds would be extracted, for the second year in a row, from military construction projects and counternarcotics funding. According to the plans, the funding would give the government enough money to complete about 885 miles of new fencing by spring 2022, far more than the 509 miles the administration has slated for the U.S. border with Mexico.
Trump took $2.5 billion from military counterdrug programs for border barrier construction in 2019, but this year his administration is planning to take significantly more — $3.5 billion. Trump administration officials also are planning to take $3.7 billion in military construction funding, slightly more than the $3.6 billion diverted in 2019.
The move would bring the total amount of federal funds allocated to border fencing to $18.4 billion under Trump, who made the border barrier a priority during his campaign for the presidency in 2016. He also pledged to make Mexico pay for the barrier, delighting crowds at his rallies.
January 14, 2020 at 2:31 PM #250471
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How many more billions of $$$ will it take to remove this unworkable, embarrassing, environmentally damaging monstrosity, if and when sanity returns to our government?
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
January 14, 2020 at 4:48 PM #250527
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“Your wall is a metaphor for your penis. . Nobody wants to see it and you can’t get it up.”
From a twitter response to Trump.
Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites
January 14, 2020 at 7:39 PM #250640
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China gets high speed rail… we get a wall.
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