Skip to comments.Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids
Posted on 03/20/2019 11:49:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trumps much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers.
The Pentagon gave Congress a list on Monday that included $12.8 billion of construction projects for which it said funds could be redirected.
Around 10 percent of the list relates to educational establishments and includes school buildings for the children of service members in places like Germany, Japan, Kentucky and Puerto Rico.
The move comes as a surprise given the Trump administrations oft-touted support for the sacrifices made by military families and suggests the White Houses desire to build a wall on the border with Mexico outstrips nearly all other issues.
However, of the $1.2 billion in projects related to education, approximately $800 million worth are far in the future, and those funds could readily be used for wall construction and replaced later.
The Pentagon told Congress that just because a project was listed, it does not mean that the project will, in fact, be used as a funding source to build sections of the border wall.
Trump earlier in March asked for $8.6 billion in his 2020 budget request to help pay for his promised wall on the U.S-Mexico border to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking. It drew swift criticism from Democrats.
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Must be an echo. Lol
The kiddies will be just fine, they have schools and childcare centers now and they will have them in the future.
If we don’t build the wall, they might not have a country.
Fake News. Scare Tactics.
Is there no low level a scum bag gerbalist won’t stoop to?
These are funds that were allocated, but were not used, for building projects. This is just another troll writing another anti-Trump article.
It’s always a hoot how the leftists turn off their contempt for the military if it can somehow hurt Trump
Hemereuters is a pain in the a$$.
You had to know this was coming!
So it hurts the kids, eh? FU Reuters—seditious bastards.
Oh service members, you must stop your support of Trump and instead support the illegals... Nevermind that every illegal kid that’s blocked from entering the country is a good $160k in school funding freed up for American children. It’s for the illegal children, dontcha know.
Or, it may not!
“Trump Hates Children,” film at 11.
Yes Reuters, we know. Trump hates children.
LOL! How about we take away money from illegal alien kids who should not be here!? and when exactly did a libtard MSM mouthpiece care about anything US military?
I'm in the military and my kids go to the same public schools that the rest of the kids in the neighborhood go to.
Keep children away from Rueter employees...
The DoD sent the White House a spreadsheet with a long list of programmed money in out-year budgets. The idea is that for projects intended to have funding begin two or greater years from now, we can move that money to the wall today, and those items can be funded in next year’s (etc.) appropriations.
By the way... military housing has been taken off the list/table.
Reuters is once again simply manufacturing false news.
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