conner + borders   79

President Trump wants a border wall. He wants it black. And he wants it by Election Day. - The Washington Post
"President Trump is so eager to complete hundreds of miles of border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election that he has directed aides to fast-track billions of dollars’ worth of construction contracts, aggressively seize private land and disregard environmental rules, according to current and former officials involved with the project.

He also has told worried subordinates that he will pardon them of any potential wrongdoing should they have to break laws to get the barriers built quickly, those officials said.

Trump has repeatedly promised to complete 500 miles of fencing by the time voters go to the polls in November 2020, stirring chants of “Finish the Wall!” at his political rallies as he pushes for tighter border controls. But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed just about 60 miles of “replacement” barrier during the first 2½ years of Trump’s presidency, all of it in areas that previously had border infrastructure."
crime  xenophobia  assholes  propaganda  GOP  elections  borders  CBP 
august 2019 by conner
Unspent military retirement funds will be tapped to help build border wall
In total, according to the Journal, $6.1 billion in military funds will be diverted for the border wall. The other sources include:

$604 million that was supposed to support Afghan security forces.
$251 million in Pentagon funds for destroying chemical weapons.
$343 million “in spending from Air Force weapons programs where officials have negotiated reductions or canceled systems,” The Journal said.
Some other military construction funding for military bases may also be used to fund the border wall.
Funding initially slated for construction projects for military bases across the world could also go toward the border wall.
borders  GOP  military  budget  assholes 
august 2019 by conner

related tags

abuse  america  apartheid  arctic  areyoufuckingkiddingme  arizona  assholes  bolivia  boondoggle  borders  brazil  britain  budget  bullshit  canada  CBP  children  chile  china  colombia  congress  corruption  crime  DHS  diplomacy  disease  DNA  DOD  DRC  economics  eire  elections  eu  europe  FBI  florida  gaza  georgia  gop  government  guatemala  guns  hate  history  honduras  horrible  ICE  idiots  immigration  india  iraq  ireland  ISIS  islamophobia  israel  japan  jerusalem  jordan  journalism  justice  kashmir  kazakhstan  kenya  law  LGBT  libya  lies  lobbying  macedonia  maps  mexico  military  militia  murder  myanmar  natives  newmexico  occupation  oppression  pakistan  palestine  police  policy  politics  prison  privacy  propaganda  race  racism  rape  refugees  rights  rivers  russia  rwanda  salvador  slavery  somalia  statistics  surveillance  syria  taxes  texas  torture  tunisia  turkey  ugh  uk  UN  venezuela  vigilante  violence  wwii  xenophobia 

Copy this bookmark: