Trump’s Plan To Send US Troops To Border Not Only Stupid, But Also Hugely Expensive Says Pentagon.
The president’s 2018 tax cuts have produced a deficit so large, next year’s Pentagon budget has been slashed by 33 billion dollars. The question Americans are now asking is: “Will America’s military be prepared in the event of an actual emergency or attack on the homeland, unlike the benign caravan making its way north from Mexico.”
The price of President Trump’s military deployment to the US border with Mexico, including the cost of National Guard forces that have been there since April, could climb well above $200 million by the end of 2018.
Even worse, that 200 million could grow significantly if the deployments continue into next year, according to analyst estimates and Pentagon figures.
The deployment of as many as 15,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border — is on a par with the number of U.S. troop in Afghanistan.
As a result of America’s richest 1% getting a historic tax break in early 2018, the nation now faces the largest increase in the federal deficit in six years. One of Trump’s cost cutting measures? He recently ordered the Pentagon to slash next year’s budget for the military by about $33 billion dollars.