DOD has returned over 27 billion the last 6 years Trump could use towards building the wall

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  1. Gator Fever

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    DOD IG Reveals The Pentagon Let $27.7 Billion ‘Expire’ As Trump Seeks $5.7 Billion In Border Wall Funding

    The Pentagon reported an “expired unobligated balance” of $27.7 billion in its most recent financial report, a figure that represents the amount of unused funds the Pentagon returned to the Department of the Treasury during the five-year period between fiscal years 2013 and 2018.

    Funds from the federal government “expire” if they aren’t obligated on a contract anywhere between one to three years after their date of appropriation, according to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group.

    The $27.7 billion the Pentagon returned to the Treasury between FYs 2013 and 2018 represents “approximately 1 percent of our overall budget,” Pentagon spokesperson Chris Sherwood told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “It’s not as big as it may seem.”

    A border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border could cost up to $21.6 billion, the Department of Homeland Security reported in 2017.
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    Non lefty lawyers say it would be legal for Trump to declare an emergency and use these funds to start on the wall.

    I am sure they will Judge shop to get it halted but I think the SC may be getting tired of these activist rulings and slap them down pretty quick this time.

    I think Trump will take this route by the beginning of February if the Dems refuse to give him any funding.
     
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    I don't care what he has to do really within the law. I want the wall built. I want, for ONCE, to see a republican administration to show some balls and velvet hammer the left right upside the head and get a campaign promise fulfilled and do some good for the country.
     
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      The administration still has $1B left over from the $1.6B they were granted for border security last year.
       
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      I still say land mines are cheaper.
       

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