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Washington Post: Donald Trump Will Transfer $7.2 Billion for Border Wall9,476 TIJUANA, MEXICO - JANUARY 28: Construction of the U.S. border wall is halted after a car rolled down an embankment and landed against the wall on the Mexican side of the border on January 28, 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico. The U.S. government had been partially shut down as President Donald … File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

 

BY:  Neal Munroe

 

President Donald Trump will transfer another $7.2 billion from Pentagon accounts in 2020 to build the promised border wall, according to the Washington Post.

 

The paper reported January 13 that the president would use his national emergency powers 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 [a total of] approximately 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.

The pending transfer, if not blocked by Congress or the courts, would bump up his border wall spending to $18.4 billion.

 

So far, Trump’s deputies have built a little over 100 miles of upgraded “wall system” and are in the process of planning and building another 350 miles.

 

Chad Wolf, the acting chief of the Department of Homeland Security, admitted last week that the agency will not meet the president’s target of 450 miles by election day. “I can tell you right now that we remain confident that we are on track to [reach] 400, 450 miles that are either completed or under construction by the end of 2020,” Wolf told attendees at a January 10 press conference in Yuma, Arizona.

 

Pro-migration groups, including advocates for cheap labor, are funding lawsuits to block Trump’s border policies. But a federal appeals court released $3.6 billion in border wall funding on January 8 that had been blocked by a lawsuit. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans lifted the curbs while the Department of Justice prepares to appeal a lower judge’s decision to block the spending because of the lawsuit.

 

Officials say the border wall helps agents reduce illegal migration and shrink the transfer of drugs into Americans’ communities and young people.

 

The drug problem is especially bad in the towns that were damaged by the federal government’s support for free trade and the cheap labor stimulus for Wall Street. Breitbart News reported December 30:

 

The study by acclaimed researchers, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, notes that American communities that experienced an auto plant closure within the last five years saw a much greater rate of opioid deaths than communities whose auto plants have remained open — confirming that towns and small cities that have been hit by job-killing free trade have suffered more in the opioid crisis.

 

The researchers note:

 

“US manufacturing counties that experienced an automotive assembly plant closure were compared with counties in which automotive plants remained open from 1999 to 2016. Automotive assembly plant closures were associated with a statistically significant increase in county-level opioid overdose mortality rates among adults aged 18 to 65 years.” [Emphasis added]

Trump has also used diplomacy to build a series of legal agreements with Mexico and Central American countries that may allow border officials to return nearly all migrants to Central America, without allowing them to file for asylum, even if they traveled from African or India. The legal agreements will help bump up wages for blue-collar Americans — but will do little to raise white-collar salaries.

 

 

 


This is about the 15th time you have posted the same thing on this subject each time with your thoughts. The US is paying off the countries you talk about to keep the people in their countries, and that is why they do it. In some cases Trump breaks US law but he does that everyday on everything. The wages of American workers will not be effected at all and that is FACT. If you want to increase the wages increase the minimum wage. FACT.  Now why is this more important than Trump telling lies about why he killed the Iranian. Trump said 4 embassies were going to be attacked right away, but Sec. of Defence says that he did not hear about that. How about the 176 people Trump killed is that ok?

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The money for this fiasco was transferred from Pentagon projects such as updating military housing and schools for military families.. Trump Cult members don't care because they have only one focus in life, protecting and worshipping their Supreme Leader in the White House.

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Washington Post: Donald Trump Will Transfer $7.2 Billion for Border Wall9,476 TIJUANA, MEXICO - JANUARY 28: Construction of the U.S. border wall is halted after a car rolled down an embankment and landed against the wall on the Mexican side of the border on January 28, 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico. The U.S. government had been partially shut down as President Donald … File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

 

BY:  Neal Munroe

 

President Donald Trump will transfer another $7.2 billion from Pentagon accounts in 2020 to build the promised border wall, according to the Washington Post.

 

The paper reported January 13 that the president would use his national emergency powers 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 [a total of] approximately 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.

The pending transfer, if not blocked by Congress or the courts, would bump up his border wall spending to $18.4 billion.

 

So far, Trump’s deputies have built a little over 100 miles of upgraded “wall system” and are in the process of planning and building another 350 miles.

 

Chad Wolf, the acting chief of the Department of Homeland Security, admitted last week that the agency will not meet the president’s target of 450 miles by election day. “I can tell you right now that we remain confident that we are on track to [reach] 400, 450 miles that are either completed or under construction by the end of 2020,” Wolf told attendees at a January 10 press conference in Yuma, Arizona.

 

Pro-migration groups, including advocates for cheap labor, are funding lawsuits to block Trump’s border policies. But a federal appeals court released $3.6 billion in border wall funding on January 8 that had been blocked by a lawsuit. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans lifted the curbs while the Department of Justice prepares to appeal a lower judge’s decision to block the spending because of the lawsuit.

 

Officials say the border wall helps agents reduce illegal migration and shrink the transfer of drugs into Americans’ communities and young people.

 

The drug problem is especially bad in the towns that were damaged by the federal government’s support for free trade and the cheap labor stimulus for Wall Street. Breitbart News reported December 30:

 

The study by acclaimed researchers, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, notes that American communities that experienced an auto plant closure within the last five years saw a much greater rate of opioid deaths than communities whose auto plants have remained open — confirming that towns and small cities that have been hit by job-killing free trade have suffered more in the opioid crisis.

 

The researchers note:

 

“US manufacturing counties that experienced an automotive assembly plant closure were compared with counties in which automotive plants remained open from 1999 to 2016. Automotive assembly plant closures were associated with a statistically significant increase in county-level opioid overdose mortality rates among adults aged 18 to 65 years.” [Emphasis added]

Trump has also used diplomacy to build a series of legal agreements with Mexico and Central American countries that may allow border officials to return nearly all migrants to Central America, without allowing them to file for asylum, even if they traveled from African or India. The legal agreements will help bump up wages for blue-collar Americans — but will do little to raise white-collar salaries.

 

 

 

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This is a win?  Stealing money from military construction like new roads and schools and counter-narcotics programs because Mexico told the impotent IMPOTUS to go jump in the Rio Grande?

 

I guess he figures he hit the jackpot then, since he plans on stealing another $7.2 billion from the Pentagon this year.

 

What a guy.  😒



    

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The Republicans had Apoplexy over Bill Clintons affair with Monica Wolinsky to the  point of impeac hment. Trumps phone call was "PERFECT" to the Ukranine in his asking political favors according to them.   Two faced sore losers who have an unmarkable President running for re election. Time to change cabins or cabinets on the sinking Titianic!

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I can't figure this out. Conservatives call this a win by Trump, but are they so short sighted that they don't understand that the next president will be able to get away with the same theft of designated funds for any pet project he/she desires? Something tells me they will have apoplexy when a Democrat does it.

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The really sad thing is we are seeing the USA being turned into a Dictatorship by Trump. Congress is loosing more and more of its power everyday from money matters to starting wars, to  making laws as rules from the Dictator take over. Congress right now is close to being useless, as is the Justice Dept., military, and most other fed. depts. They just carry out Trumps orders. What  is even sader is to see people tell us how great Trump is and how they support him. I have said for years now the US under Trump is on the same path as Germany was in the 1920 & 1930 when Hitler took power as Dictator and that becomes clearer every day.

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Well, the 5th circuit will have to deal with the Supremes on this one. Its Federal Money Tump is diverting, Not New Orleans money, nor Texas money. Trump has no problem sending appeals to the Supreme Court over his personal tax issues, this is a lot bigger, the judicial knife cuts both ways.

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Let them appeal to John Roberts and the Supremes. Thats what Trump did about his income taxes that would reveal his financial **bleep**gotry.  If you dont have the power, delay, delay......

 


Yep, delay, delay, delay. Suits me if it all comes down on him at once, in or after June, close to the election he will lose. (if all of this doesn't remove him)


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Let them appeal to John Roberts and the Supremes. Thats what Trump did about his income taxes that would reveal his financial **bleep**gotry.  If you dont have the power, delay, delay......

 

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