This is SO smart from Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and something Democrats can address throughout the presidential campaign. She makes the point -- and clearly.-- that Trump's cash grab to divert mandated budget funds from the Department of Defense in order to pay for small portions of his "Wall" will, in fact, take money from states, including and most importantly in the election, swing states, like Wisconsin. Over $100 million budgeted for a defense company based in Wisconsin (Oshkosh Defense) will have all the money diverted away. . In addition, a $650 million ship-building project would have its mandated funds diverted, and some of that work was to be done in Wisconsin. Hence the slogan -- and this is oddly the most important part since slogans are easy to remember and make their point so clearly: "Mexico isn't paying for the wall, Wisconsin is."
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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