The Pentagon recently informed members of Congress that a significant portion of the funds they would otherwise use to pay for Trump's fantasy border wall will not be available because the funds have already been spent.
To that end, the Associated Press reported yesterday morning that the Pentagon is now considering moving money from military pay and pensions to pay for Trump's wall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pension accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall, a top Senate Democrat said Thursday.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told The Associated Press, “It’s coming out of military pay and pensions. $1 billion. That’s the plan.” [...]
Durbin said, “Imagine the Democrats making that proposal — that for whatever our project is, we’re going to cut military pay and pensions.”
To be fair, this money is apparently available because the military missed its recruiting goals for the year, but I don't think that makes this okay.
The money wasn't appropriated for a wall and, if the military can't meet their goals, perhaps they should consider using this $1 billion to offer a larger bonus to new recruits.
Whatever the case may be, Senator Durbin is correct that the Right would have a conniption if a Democratic administration made this proposal.