Let's do the math...
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:40pm

"Earlier this year, Trump asked Congress for $18 billion, which the administration said was enough for about 700 miles of barrier.

Some maybe most would replace 654 miles of aging fence built under a 2006 law.

The border is nearly 2,000 miles long. The Rio Grande comprises much of that. Trump's latest demands suggest that even if he gets everything he wants, the majority of the border would remain unfenced.

That's a far cry from his oft-repeated campaign promise of a vast wall that Mexico would pay for. There is no proposal from the administration for Mexico to provide any funding, and Mexican officials have emphatically rejected the idea."

So, if much of the existing fence needs to be repaired or replaced, costing around $20 billion, and another 600 miles or so of new barrier fencing is needed, costing around another $20 billion dollars... not to mention the extra guards and technology that will be needed to make sure no one breaches the barrier... well, we're probably talking about $100 billion, at least. And you will still have 80 to 90 percent of the "illegals" and drugs coming in through the ports of entry. Yep, that makes a lot of sense to Trumpies like you.

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