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- There is no money to train soldiers, but Obama finds endless money for housing, education and lawyers for illegal alien law breakers.
Tens of thousands of Army National Guard members from New Hampshire to Hawaii have been idled because of a $101 million gap that has led to drills being postponed and travel being suspended, National Guard spokesman Capt. John Fesler said.
Meanwhile, there are efforts underway in Congress to get funding reallocated so drills can be held later this month and so Guard members will get the pay they were counting on reports the Portland Press Herald.
Decisions to postpone or cancel drills were being made by state Guard leaders. Among states that announced they put off training exercises are Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Utah. Some, including Alaska, New Jersey, Oregon and Vermont, planned to go ahead as scheduled.
Texas authorities said Guard members already on border missions won’t be affected by the delay.
The Ohio National Guard’s adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, announced postponement in a video last week. She said drills were being rescheduled for the end of the month in hopes that funding will be available by then.
“We’re very much aware that this action will be at best an inconvenience for all of you and will have varying degrees of economic impact across the force,” Ashenhurst said. “We’re taking this action as a last resort.”