angry is no way to go through life.Rocko, how dense is your skull? Is your brain solid concrete? If there was an iq test for shaggy posters I am just as confident that you would be in the bottom percentile as I am that the wall will not be built. We have 600 miles of fence already, and that cost approx. $1M/mile. A huge sum that has been tacked onto our deficit. The wall would be more even more expensive. Some have estimated it will cost $12B. What happened to your small government? What happened to your cutting spending? Empty promises. Hope and change and all that. If you like your small government, you can keep your small government.
In addition, the $600M we've spent on the fence has done nothing to reduce drug use in America. nothing to reduce the wealth of the drug dealers or cartel violence. so a smart man would at least consider what you are getting for the money. secondly, we have more border patrol agents now than we did before the fence. no savings in building it. will the Donald be able to lay off agents to help offset this wall of his? no. no reduced payroll, no smaller government. thirdly, it is ugly and nobody wants it. landowners don't want it on their land and don't want to sell to the feds. many landowners down there know migrants are coming across their land and even leave water out for them. they don't call ins when they see migrants on their land. fourthly, it's beautiful land (if you think deserts can be beautiful, which I do), and the wall, besides being unsightly, will hinder animal migrations. Fifth and foremost, the drugs are not coming across the land. the drugs, and migrants, are driving right across the bridge. driving right past the noses of border patrol agents every day. homeland security estimates that they intercept 10% of the loads. so if we capture $300K worth of drugs, or US dollars heading south, $3M is getting through. if you want to increase spending, spend more on bridges, dogs, and agents. you know, like a jobs program. lets not rely on instinct to determine if we should scan this car or that. lets scan every car.
trump sold the wall to the gullible morons in the Midwest, old people that think terrorists are swimming the river and walking across the desert. its a stupid and expensive and will help in no way, and I believe congress will be smart enough to see this. just like they are learning to realize they cant repeal Obamacare without a similar, and likely just as costly, a health plan. we'll just call it trumpcare instead, but make no mistake, it's really still Obamacare.