Skip to comments.Senate Votes to Build 370-Mile Triple-Layered Fence on Mexican Border
Posted on 05/17/2006 12:05:20 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
Drudge just headline so far...
Watch them appropriate it, then not fund it (/sarcasm)
Yeah and you know this will be a govt. booondogle that is about worthless.
How much overbudget will it be?
How effective will it be?
But we had high tech cameras monitoring it and a small blimp. But no border agents or military.
They are trying everything they can to sweeten the bitter pill of amnesty they are hell bent on us taking. Sort of like Jack Bauer:
You probably don't think that I can force this towel down your throat. But trust me, I can. All the way.
They'll force the Amnesty towel down our collective throats if they must, but they are seeing if we will take it willingly, with enough half-baked, half-hearted gestures.
Who could pass up such a deal?
How the heck did they come up with amount of 350 miles? Who was the idiot who thought that only 350 miles of fence will stop illegals from coming.
You read my mind.
What about the other 1630 miles of the border. How are we going to protect that? I want a fence along the whole border.
Anyone wants to venture a guess on what type of fencing this will be? Chain link? Razor wire? Decorative? (HeeHee)
I wonder if Halliburton will be hired in a no-bid contract to construct it.
Pretty sure that is a fence across Arizona....good for them...they get 6500 invaders A DAY
Claymore mines are cheaper.
I think it was the big fat swimmer?
The 370 mi includes fence already constructed. so the final number of miles could be much less.
Don't worry, it's a Government project. It will be completed under budget and on time just like the Big Dig! /sarcasm
The Big Dig is the unofficial name of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (CA/T), a massive undertaking to reroute the Central Artery (Interstate 93), the chief controlled-access highway through the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, into a 3.5 mile (5.6km) tunnel under the city, replacing a previous elevated roadway. The project also included the construction of the Ted Williams Tunnel (extending Interstate 90 to Logan International Airport) and the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge over the Charles River.
The Big Dig is the single most expensive highway project in American history. Although the project was estimated at $2.5 billion in 1985, when the last major highway section opened in December 2003, over $14.6 billion had been spent in federal and state tax dollars in the over 20 years since the project's conception. However, according to a former state official, "they just picked $2.5 billion to get it rolling -- everyone knew that was a lie."  The project was replete with delays, arrests, escalating costs, leaks, poor execution and use of substandard materials. The Massachusetts Attorney General is demanding contractors refund taxpayers $108 million for "shoddy work."
What is the total including this 370 mile proposal ... I cannot answer.
Maybe an inviting little white picket fence! ;)
If it was up to me we'd have this:
That's easy. They are going to do build it in 370 individual one-mile stretches separated by six miles. Problem solved.
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