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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 03:48 PM

Pentagon plans to shift $3.8 billion in military funding to build border wall

Source: NBC News

Feb. 13, 2020, 3:11 PM EST

By Courtney Kube

The Pentagon plans to divert $3.8 billion in military funding to pay for the construction of hundreds of more miles of the southern border wall, according to a notice sent to Congress on Thursday.

The Department of Defense "reprogramming" notice says it plans to pull $2.2 billion from an account that funds counterdrug activities and another $1.6 billion from a war account known as the Overseas Contingency Operations fund.

The transfer of funds would have an impact on the purchase of new aircraft, vehicles and weapons including Navy V-22 Osprey aircraft and parts for an Air Force reaper drone and F-35 planes, the notice says.

"DHS has identified areas along the southern border of the United States that are being used by individuals, groups, and transnational criminal organizations as drug smuggling corridors, and determined that the construction of additional physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the United States border is necessary in order to impede and deny drug smuggling activities," the notice says.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/pentagon-plans-shift-3-8-billion-military-funding-build-border-n1136636



WTAF... *sigh*

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Reply Pentagon plans to shift $3.8 billion in military funding to build border wall (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Thursday OP
Dennis Donovan Thursday #1
dustyscamp Thursday #2
C_U_L8R Thursday #3
dhill926 Thursday #4
BigmanPigman Thursday #5
denvine Thursday #13
rockfordfile Thursday #6
keithbvadu2 Thursday #7
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Evolve Dammit Thursday #9
DeminPennswoods Thursday #10
MissMillie Thursday #11
bucolic_frolic Thursday #12
cstanleytech Friday #14

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 03:51 PM

1. Sen Murphy: "The shortsightedness of this administration is dumbfounding."



Chris Murphy ✔@ChrisMurphyCT

The shortsightedness of this administration is dumbfounding. The President is stealing money from programs that keep us safe during real national emergencies to fund his stupid border wall.

Lara Seligman ✔@laraseligman

Scoop: Trump is preparing to divert $3.8B in total from programs across DOD, including a controversial war account used to fund emergency requirements, as well as the procurement of ships, aircraft and Army vehicles, to build the wall. My latest https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/02/13/trump-national-guard-funding-border-wall-mexico/



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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 03:51 PM

2. How much money has Trump put into the border wall already?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:15 PM

3. Defund it all.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:32 PM

4. Well then...

maybe the military doesn't need all that money to begin with...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:57 PM

5. Good point!

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 10:20 PM

13. Exactly what I was thinking.

That money could be put to better use since the military doesn't need it.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:01 PM

6. Stealing

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:15 PM

7. More walls to fall down

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:12 PM

8. Guess the check from Mexico got lost in the mail.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:25 PM

9. But the Mexican rapists and drug dealers and terrorists will pay for it! Believe me! They will!

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Please clap for 45. He's struggling here

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:39 PM

10. DoD obviously has way more money than it knows how to

spend, so the House Ways and Means committee is fully justified in giving DoD's budget request not just a haircut, but a buzz cut.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:53 PM

11. Yeah, never mind those soldiers w/ TBI

building a wall most security experts say is ridiculous.... well, that's more important.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:15 PM

12. Obama would never have gotten away with this

or anything similar

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:55 AM

14. I think I have a way to kill the wall idea dead. The Democrats need to pass a bill authorizing it

in the House however to pay for it the wealthy and corporations will see a significant increase in taxes.
The Republicans and Trump will then be trapped as if they really want the wall then they will have to support it and raise the taxes but if they do not want the wall they will have to say no.
Either way its a win for us.

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