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Wed Mar 1, 2017, 10:56 PM

Only $20m in existing funds found to pay for Mexico wall, document says

Source: Reuters


Construction for Donald Trump’s proposed border wall hit a financial roadblock over low ‘existing funds and resources’ in the homeland security department

Reuters
Wednesday 1 March 2017 18.55 EST


Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock, according to a document seen by Reuters.

The rapid start of construction, promised throughout Trump’s campaign and in an executive order issued in January on border security, was to be financed, according to the White House, with “existing funds and resources” of the Department of Homeland Security.

But so far, the DHS has identified only $20m that can be redirected to the multibillion-dollar project, according to a document prepared by the agency and distributed to congressional budget staff last week.

The document said the funds would be enough to cover a handful of contracts for wall prototypes, but not enough to begin construction of an actual barrier. This means that for the wall to move forward, the White House will need to convince Congress to appropriate funds.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/01/mexico-border-wall-funds-trump-administration

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Reply Only $20m in existing funds found to pay for Mexico wall, document says (Original post)
Judi Lynn Mar 2017 OP
dchill Mar 2017 #1
Cryptoad Mar 2017 #6
Massacure Mar 2017 #9
BumRushDaShow Mar 2017 #10
MrScorpio Mar 2017 #13
BumRushDaShow Mar 2017 #14
DK504 Mar 2017 #20
BumRushDaShow Mar 2017 #21
Ahpook Mar 2017 #2
bucolic_frolic Mar 2017 #3
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #4
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #7
Xipe Totec Mar 2017 #5
joet67 Mar 2017 #8
riversedge Mar 2017 #11
luvMIdog Mar 2017 #12
BumRushDaShow Mar 2017 #15
luvMIdog Mar 2017 #17
greymattermom Mar 2017 #18
dalton99a Mar 2017 #16
ToxMarz Mar 2017 #19
Bengus81 Mar 2017 #22
miyazaki Mar 2017 #23

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:08 PM

1. That's probably not enough money...

for 1900 miles of police tape!

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:59 PM

6. +1000

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 12:19 AM

9. Actually -

https://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Crime-Scene-Tape-1000/dp/B004CQ8NNE

1900 miles is 10,032,000 feet. A roll of police tape is 1000 feet long, so we would need 10,032 rolls. At $10.95 a roll, it would cost $109,850.40 to purchase 1900 miles of police tape. And because the order is over $35, Trump could even brag that he negotiated free shipping.

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Response to Massacure (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 06:53 AM

10. But then you need something to tie the tape to

So you need fence posts! And if you place a pole every 10 ft, that comes out to a need for 1,003,200 poles. If you use the 7ft type - https://www.amazon.com/Origin-Point-Brands-100007-7-Feet/dp/B000HM8A6C @ $20.22 each, the cost would be $20,284,704.00 just for poles to tie the police tape!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:17 AM

13. Or as Cheetolini would say...

"Who knew that building this wall would be so HAAARRRD?"


FDT

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:27 AM

14. That whine will be coming shortly!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:45 AM

20. He'll just hire undocumented worker then stiff them for their wages.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:51 AM

21. Yup. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:24 PM

2. It was always bravado

To gin up the serfs.

Fuck this clown! I am sick of this shit already

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:32 PM

3. Make Trump pay for that wall, it's his delusion

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:41 PM

4. Dear Mr. Trump

You may not use any of our hard-earned tax dollars to pay for your fucking idiotic wall.
You want a wall, you pay for it with your own untaxed dollars.
Thank you,
Citizens of USA

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 12:03 AM

7. Alternative campaign promises

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:59 PM

5. Trump must have shit a brick when he heard. He can use that. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 12:13 AM

8. That wall is going nowhere, as this administration isn't even going to get off the ground. nt

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Response to joet67 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 08:47 AM

11. Ah--a few back sales -and off it goes!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:08 AM

12. He just wants a wall named after him that can be seen from space for his fat ego

I'm surprised he isn't organizing the immigrants to build a pyramid for him

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:30 AM

15. He actually does have a wall



although his name is in the middle of it!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:52 AM

17. hahahaha

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:28 AM

18. He should just buy

Luxor and be done.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:34 AM

16. Good start. That should cover hookers and blow for Trump's contractors.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:31 AM

19. So most likely Eric, Ivanka and Donald Jr will each submit a prototype

and each be paid $6.67 million. That will then be the last we will hear about The Wall since all available money will already have been stolen.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:58 AM

22. Why would we need even a dollar,Mexico is paying for the ENTIRE wall. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 01:34 PM

23. Ya that would'nt even cover the sun screen.

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