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The Pentagon finds another $1.5 billion for border wall

May 11, 2019

  When the Congress only agreed to give Donald Trump $1.3 billion of the $5 billion he requested to build a border wall the President declared a national emergency and ordered the Pentagon to come up with the additional money by reallocating funds which have already been awarded for national defense.

  In late April it was reported that the Pentagon had found and authorized the transfer of roughly $1 billion for the border wall and it was also reported there would be more on the way. Now it is being reported the Pentagon is set to transfer another $1.5 billion for border wall construction. Here is more:

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles (130 km)of barriers on the border with Mexico, U.S. officials said on Friday, including taking about $600 million from an account meant for Afghan security forces.

“The funds were drawn from a variety of sources, including cost savings, programmatic changes and revised requirements, and therefore will have minimal impact on force readiness,” Shanahan said in a statement.

  It goes without saying that the Democrats oppose this move but there is nothing they can do about it at this point other than to complain, and they are going to do that anyway. Slowly but surely Donald Trump is making good on another campaign promise.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2019 8:07 am

    In spite of everything, the guy keeps on trying, More than I could do at this point if I were him.

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