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

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Gator Fever, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Gator Fever

    Gator Fever Senior Member

    Jun 13, 2014
    +7,796 / -190
    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.

    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.
  2. diehardg8r

    diehardg8r Junior Member

    Sep 14, 2014
    +3,032 / -69
    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.
    • shabadoo25

      shabadoo25 Active Member

      Jan 7, 2019
      +37 / -356
      The administration still has $1B left over from the $1.6B they were granted for border security last year.
    • Gator515151

      Gator515151 Well-Known Member
      2018 Pick 'Em Champ

      Aug 16, 2018
      +2,466 / -24
      I still say land mines are cheaper.

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