Skip to comments.Large chunk of border wall funding diverted from tiny Guam
Posted on 09/28/2019 11:17:54 AM PDT by bgill
President Donald Trump is raising a large chunk of the money for his border wall with Mexico by deferring several military construction projects slated for Guam, a strategic hub for U.S. forces in the Pacific.
This may disrupt plans to move Marines to Guam from Japan and to modernize munitions storage for the Air Force.
About 7% of the funds for the $3.6 billion wall are being diverted from eight projects in the U.S. territory, a key spot in the U.S. militarys efforts to deter North Korea and counter Chinas growing military.
The administration has vowed its only delaying the spending, not canceling it. But Democrats in Congress, outraged over Trumps use of an emergency order for the wall, have promised they wont approve money to revive the projects.
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Let’s get started with the tip over jokes!
GOOD, WE NEED THE DAMN WALL...
Make Guam Big Again?
Why does Guam need a wall? Sure reads like that in the header. We didn’t need one in 1947 when my dad got stationed there.
how much of the diverted funds were merely the usual Congressional pork??
Will Guam tip over without the funding?
Brown snakes, women, and children most affected...
If they vow not to refund it, then it must not be that important.
Besides Guam doesn’t need a wall. /s
Just put a giant outboard motor on one side of any island and drive it like a boat anywhere you want to go.
But, but think of all those Japanese soldiers hiding in the jungles! I still remember the warning signs about going into the jungle back in 1968!
I hope they dont divert any funding from regular size Guam.
Democraps should be happy, especially Hank Johnson.
No worries of tipping over now.
Guam gets constant construction projects because Pacific Typhoons continually sweep over it and damage everything.
So, the funds are needed there.
On the other hand diverting money away just doesn’t build something that would have to be rebuilt yet again in three or four of five or ten years anyway.
It’s a cost of maintaining bases in the north Pacific.
And this is bad because?
And this is bad because?
We lived in quonset huts with active japs still in the mountains and we survived a couple typhoons. And that was before they started naming them and well ahead of CLIMAGEDDON! :-)
IIRC, DiFi’s tuna company dose well below minimum wage canning on Guam...
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