Pentagon announces it will pull funding from 127 Defense Department projects to pay for border wall.

By |2019-09-05T06:39:47-08:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

So much for Mexico paying for the wall.

Courtesy of NBC News

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would pull funding from 127 Defense Department projects, including schools and daycare centers for military families, as it diverts $3.6 billion to fund President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Schools for the children of U.S. military members from Kentucky to Germany to Japan will be affected. A daycare center at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland – the home of Air Force One – will also have its funds diverted, the Pentagon said.

Trump declared a national emergency earlier this year to access the funds from the military construction budget. In March, the Pentagon sent to Congress a broad list of projects that could be affected.

A Pentagon official said in a briefing that the department was given a “lawful order” by Trump to divert the funds. She said the Pentagon is working closely with Congress and its allies abroad to find funding to replace money diverted for the wall, but that there are not any guarantees that those funds will come.

On Tuesday, the Pentagon said the first $1.8 billion would come from projects outside the United States, followed by projects inside the country.

So I guess Trump just got Mexico mixed up with the American taxpayers. 

Simple mistake. 

So to pay for a completely unnecessary border wall the Trump Administration is willing to rob the military of funds they need for programs that benefit the children of our servicemen and women.

Well hey at least they aren’t locking them in cages, right? 

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13 Comments

  1. Anonymously September 5, 2019 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Not yet, anyway

  2. Anonymously September 5, 2019 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Donald Trump Has Never Explained a Mysterious $50 Million Loan. Is It Evidence of Tax Fraud?

    A Mother Jones investigation has uncovered new information about a puzzling Trump deal.

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    • Anon September 5, 2019 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      “he owes hundreds of millions of dollars—are the subject of continuous congressional and journalistic scrutiny. But for years, one Trump loan has been particularly mystifying: a debt of more than $50 million that Trump claims he owes to one of his own companies. According to tax and financial experts, the loan, which Trump has never fully explained, might be part of a controversial tax avoidance scheme known as
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  3. Anonymously September 5, 2019 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    ‘We will open fire on these thugs’: Texas AG received months of emails threatening to kill Hispanics — and did nothing

    According to the San Antonio Express-News, an armed man in San Antonio has spent a year and a half sending racist, violent messages to the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, totaling around 100 pages worth of threats to shoot undocumented immigrants — and no one did anything to stop him.

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  4. Anonymously September 5, 2019 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    New level of insanity

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    • Anonymous September 5, 2019 at 6:54 pm - Reply

      oops, someone in the WH admitted to the Washington Post that it was trump that altered the map, meanwhile trump is still coming up with excuses, too bad he doesn’t have a dog, he could blame the dog.

      Hope he has a nervous breakdown over this, then maybe we will be rid of this mental case.

  5. ANÓNIMA September 6, 2019 at 8:22 am - Reply

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  6. Anonymous September 6, 2019 at 8:46 am - Reply

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    “Much of the new furniture is earmarked for the department’s new Washington, D.C. headquarters, dubbed “the most ambitious federal building project since the Pentagon.””
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  7. Anon September 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-longer-children-are-in-detention-the-more-their-health-deteriorates-says-dhhs

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  8. Anonymous September 7, 2019 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Including $63 million in Moscow Mitch’s state.

    Democrats have vowed not to backfill. They’ve already allocated the money once. They specifically did not allocate money for Trump’s vanity boondoggle. But Moscow Mitch still blames them. If they had given Trump his money he wouldn’t have taken it from McConnell’s vote generating pork.

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