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Old 12-21-2007, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Has anyone stopped and thought about who is getting all these billions?
I for one have. I have come to the following conclusion:

Whatever it takes to secure our borders!
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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In truth, the Democratically controlled Congress approved budgeting for an additional 700 miles of fence.

Congress approved $1.2 billion to begin construction of the 700 new miles of fencing, and much more money will be needed.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates that the two-layered fence could cost $1.2 million to $1.3 million per mile to build, not including land acquisition and maintenance.

When maintenance was figured in, the cost estimate jumped to $16.4 million to $70 million per mile over the next 25 years, the report said.

Using the lowest estimate, that means the additional 700 miles of fence will cost at least 11.5 billion dollars.


11.5 billion dollars is quite a bit of money.

What do we need still, a couple of thousand miles more of fencing?

That only puts the cost up around, what, at the lowest estimate given, oh, at least about 35 billion dollars.

And if you use the mid range estimate, the cost will be only 120 billion or so.

Of course if it ends up costing what the higher estimates say, the cost will be only 1.4 trillion dollars.

And the 1.4 trillion dollars doesn't include buying the land under the fence.

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Seeing as illegal immigration cost's us $338 BILLION a year I would say the fence would be a hell of a bargain!
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:18 PM
 
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Excellent point, Cribster!

The fact that the fence is working confirms what I always suspected: People who are against the fence don't want it because they know it will work.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Excellent point, Cribster!

The fact that the fence is working confirms what I always suspected: People who are against the fence don't want it because they know it will work.
Methinks that thou are correct
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