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Trump's border wall plans reduced
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Posted By: Ribicon, 4/28/2020 12:17:11 PM

President Trump’s wall is the most aggressive border construction project in U.S. history — but it just got 22 miles shorter. The latest calculations for how much wall can be built with the $15 billion Mr. Trump has won from Congress or siphoned from other Pentagon accounts works out to 731 miles, which would be more border fence than every previous president combined has built. But it’s also 22 miles shorter than the Department of Homeland Security and the Army Corps of Engineers were projecting at the beginning of April. Officials said a certain pot of Defense Department money can’t stretch as far as they originally thought.


Finally, one government program where cost is a consideration.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MISteve 4/28/2020 12:39:45 PM (No. 394351)
A three percent change. The original estimate was not that bad! The WT acts like this is a huge failure or something. No plan survives contact with the enemy (reality, in this case).
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 4/28/2020 12:48:54 PM (No. 394357)
731 miles ? I'll take it. Get building. Reminds me of the scene in Grizzly Adams where the old mountain guy gets chased into the cabin with a bear in hot pursuit. Jumps out the windo and yells "Skin that one Griz … I'll go fetch you another. Build the 731 and we'll fetch you 731 more.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: worried 4/28/2020 1:06:20 PM (No. 394384)
22 miles of land mines probably would suffice for the time being. Until we can find some new funding for that area. Oh, yeah. Include a few warning signs in that 22 miles.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared 4/28/2020 1:07:30 PM (No. 394386)
From a post yesterday: More than 200 public companies were granted $854million in small business relief Not all 'small' businesses either. How many miles would that build to 'save just one life'?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 4/28/2020 2:50:30 PM (No. 394501)
Very close to original. Find some more money in the trillions being wasted in DC now.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: red1066 4/28/2020 5:35:03 PM (No. 394656)
Every government project ends up costing more then projected. It's done that way so that funding for said project gets the green light. Once started, few government projects get canceled because of cost overruns.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone 4/28/2020 5:51:49 PM (No. 394675)
The wall will start getting a lot longer once the American public are told that illegal aliens carrying the COVID-19 virus are unlawfully crossing the borderline heading for their cities and towns.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: swarfer 4/28/2020 6:03:46 PM (No. 394689)
We need a contiguous double wall with adjacent immigration courts every 50 miles operating 24/7.
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