Military to “Build that Wall” if Congress does not fund it.

| September 8, 2018

President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s considering using military resources to finish construction of his long-promised border wall instead of relying on Congress to fund the project through the Homeland Security Department’s budget.

He also wouldn’t eliminate the possibility of a government shutdown if Democrats continue to confound his efforts to appropriate money for the project on the U.S.-Mexico border.

‘We have two options,’ he told DailyMail.com aboard Air Force One as he flew from Billings, Montana to Fargo, North Dakota. ‘We have military, we have homeland security.’

He was asked specifically about using the Army Corps of Engineers as a taxpayer-funded construction crew.

The man has been fairly consistent about building this wall.

“I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me –and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”  –  President Trump

You know, I think the guy just might be serious.  Scuttlebutt is HERE. 

 

 

Category: Congress sucks, Government Incompetence, Politics

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  1. 26Limabeans says:

    There will be a new award for “wall duty”.
    National Defense Wall Service Ribbon.
    Red, white, blue and green.
    Eligible for V device.
    And there will be phonies.

    “Ever been outside the wire?”
    “No, but I once humped a pig behind the wall”.

    • HMC Ret says:

      I’ve got an idea on recognizing those who build the wall and those who guard the wall. We could have four awards.

      SWC ….. Southern Wall Construction
      SWG ….. Southern Wall Guard

      NWC ….. Northern Wall Construction (Canada)
      NWG ….. Northern Wall Guard

      Though of different colors, the construction awards would show someone shoveling dirt. The Guard wall award would show a military member manning a machine gun or planting Claymores.

      We might consider creation of a Western Wall, you know, to wall off those whackos in California from crossing the border. They would be allowed entry INTO California but not from California. I think it’s inevitable such action will be necessary so now is the time to think of medals for recognition. /S

      Hey, a guy can dream, can’t he? Within a few months the interwebzz would be inundated with posers claiming the awards. The real ballzy ones would claim all four awards.

  2. Comm Center Rat says:

    “Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it?”

    “You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.”

    Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, USMC (A Few Good Men)

  3. Green Thumb says:

    “If you build it, they will come”.

  4. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    President Trump isn’t waffling on building a Border Wall like his past three predecessors did!

    • timactual says:

      Waffle;
      “noun: waffle
      1.
      US
      a failure to make up one’s mind.
      “his waffle on abortion”
      2.
      British
      lengthy but trivial or useless talk or writing.
      synonyms: waver, vacillate, equivocate, sit on the fence ”

      Trump’s predecessors were not waffling; they had no intention of ever building a wall. Their minds were made up, they were(are) just lying.

  5. Alberich says:

    You still have to get MILCON funds from Congress…

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Top it with solar panels and they will all get on board.

      • Mason says:

        Maybe Elon Musk can “invent” a wall. They like to give him government money like it’s water and he’s on fire.

      • Alberich says:

        Top it with solar panels and they will all get on board.

        And then Obama could say, “See? My ‘Green Jobs’ platform paid off!”

        (The serious point remains: there is no way to do construction on that scale if Congress doesn’t fund it. Trump, like Obama, has a pen and a phone, and isn’t afraid to use them–but there are limits to what he can do.)

  6. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “[N]othing in this paragraph shall require the Secretary of Homeland Security to install fencing, physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors in a particular location along an international border of the United States, if the Secretary determines that the use or placement of such resources is not the most appropriate means to achieve and maintain operational control over the international border at such location.” That long line, known as the Hutchinson amendment (Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson D-TX), was inserted into DHS budget bill in 2008. It was designed to effectively allow the DHS secretary to bypass the wall authorization that was passed by Congress in 2006. Games, games, and more games. Build the f’n wall. Use Mexicans or a new wave of coolies. I don’t care.

  7. AW1Ed says:

    Sic the Army Corps of Engineers on it, throw in a handful or two of Seabees, and watch that sucker grow.

  8. SGT Fon says:

    I am all for it, my 6 years in the USMC 8th Engineer Spt Bn, 2nd FSSG) the only thing we ever got to “Build” was a Mcrest building(sp?) that was prefabricated and panel swung out, bolted in final position then craned in to place. any real building was always done by civilians on base which never made sense to me. if we ever needed to build bases like in WWII we would have been SOL. same thing happened with the medics when i went Army. moving boxes from conex a to conex b in the AM and back the other way in the PM as opposed to rotating through the hospital and actually learning something that might be of use in the field.

    watching what ever engineer unit was stationed in camp victory try to build a BN and CO HQ was funny as hell, i dont think there was a straight line on either building and its not unusual to look inside and see a 2 inch block on top of a stud where the troop didn’t know how to read a tape.

    get the HE guys in there with their D7 dozers, crains, scrapers and Dump trucks, get the engineers troops to learn how to work with the heavy equipment and build these these walls so when they get tasked to fortify a FOB or Fire base they can actually put the dam things up before we get pulled out of the base and give them some real world experience to put on a resume… we don’t get paid by the hour like contractors do so from a fiscal perspective alone it should save oodles of $$$!

    • O-4E says:

      Actually civilian contractors constructed most of the bases in WW2. In many cases the unit to occupy the new buildings put them up themselves after civilians laid the foundations and ran utilities.

      My Uncle was a WW2 Artilleryman drafted into a National Guard unit that was mobilizing at Fort Leonard Wood. They got there and the barracks foundations had been laid and the unit was in tents initially.

      One day trucks arrived and dropped of palletized barracks kits.

      The First Sergeant asked who in the unit had any construction management experience.

      One Private raised his hand who had years as a construction manager.

      The First Sergeant handed him the assembly plans for the barracks and put him in charge of supervising their construction.

      They spent the next few weeks putting up and moving into their own barracks.

      Same thing happened at every post in the country.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        We had to build our own hooches in Viet of the Nam.
        Plywood and two by fours.
        We even built walls around them.
        55 gallon drums filled with dirt and stacked two high.

  9. 5th/77thFA says:

    Bringing every one home from Afshitstan ect.ect., cutting out “foreign aid” to countries that hate us, taking away gubmint $ from illegals and scamming POSERs, welfare queens, deadbeats, SJW et al, will generate enough funds to pay for a very nice wall. Wilted Willy’s brother’s yearly take alone would probably build a few feet. Not sure about y’all but I pay an ass load of local, state, and federal taxes every two weeks. Sick of it. Start using some of that $ for the overall good of the country.

  10. Mason says:

    Once again, we now are playing by the rules of the game set by prior administrations. Trump knows that in accordance with the Obama Doctrine that you can just executive order something when you get fed up with inaction from Congress. So far the courts have found that even though such action is probably unconstitutional, it needs to be upheld. 🙄

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      And let’s not forget how libtard moonbats cheered when that jug-eared skidmark of a narcissist that preceded President Trump said “I have a pen and a phone…”

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    Oh, quit quibbling about it. Just send the Army CofE and Navy CBs down there and get busy with it. And stop using civilian contractors for military construction. They cost too much.

  12. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    How about putting to work all the peeps that are out of work like they did during the depression up until WW2 building national parks.

    • HMC Ret says:

      Sorry, Jeff, the no load contingent of that group have ‘rights’ and they are entitled to free shit for life. It’s easier to sit on the sofa eating chicken and watching soaps and badmouthing racist cops than it is to get some self respect and do for oneself. Requiring that people get off their ass and be productive parts of society is unacceptable. Some will gladly accept the offer to work; others will scream discrimination and go back to their sofa. Oprah comes on in a few minutes.

  13. O-4E says:

    Actually civilian contractors constructed most of the bases in WW2. In many cases the unit to occupy the new buildings put them up themselves after civilians laid the foundations and ran utilities.

    My Uncle was a WW2 Artilleryman drafted into a National Guard unit that was mobilizing at Fort Leonard Wood. They got there and the barracks foundations had been laid and the unit was in tents initially.

    One day trucks arrived and dropped of palletized barracks kits.

    The First Sergeant asked who in the unit had any construction management experience.

    One Private raised his hand who had years as a construction manager.

    The First Sergeant handed him the assembly plans for the barracks and put him in charge of supervising their construction.

    They spent the next few weeks putting up and moving into their own barracks.

    Same thing happened at every post in the country.

  14. Roh-Dog says:

    Where do I send the check to have my name on one, how much for a 100 foot length?
    If I’m going to tap the retirement account, I should make it count!

  15. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    If any construction is going to start by using wood planks for the concrete forms, I hope the workers wear gloves because if they don’t and a sliver of wood goes into their hands, they could be arrested by the FBI for being in a “Splinter Group”.

  16. RCAF-CHAIRBORNE says:

    Perhaps they will found The ‘Watch’ to patrol the Southern Wall to counter the dreaded Beanwalkers

  17. Doc (FMF) says:

    We wouldn’t need a fucking wall if we turned our border over to those who have already been trained to defend the nation from foreign enemies.