Tweety’s Wall

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport, NY.

Hadrian’s Wall

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…–Robert Frost

Build a wall, and make Mexico pay for it–DJT

Time for a Blast from the Past!

TFG was bragging about his border wall the other day, reminiscing about how it has stopped border incursions, stopped illegal immigration, stopped drug trafficking etc….the usual lies and wishful thinking.

When he first touted his plan to build a “beautiful” wall all along the southern border, he said it would cost $8 billion — $12 billion tops — and that Mexico would pay for it.

The nation’s self-anointed “best builder” bragged in 2017 that his construction know-how and savvy would bring the price of his border wall “WAY DOWN!” once he got involved in the process.

The Department of Homeland Security’s internal estimate in early 2017, shortly after Txxxp took office, was that his proposed border wall would cost $21.6 billion and take 3.5 years.

5 years later….only 458 miles were built. Mexico laughed when told they would pay for it, so the American taxpayer got the bill.

An example of the cost..an 11.4-mile stretch from just west of Granjeno downriver to the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge—runs to about $27 million a mile. Extrapolating (27M x 458 miles) = $12,366,000,000.00. At that rate, the 2000 mile proposal, if complete, would have cost over $54 BILLION DOLLARS

What did we get for this puny stretch costing more than the TFG’s original estimate for THE ENTIRE WALL?

The WALL is easily defeated by ancient technology: THE LADDER

And….the CBP reports that the wall has been breached more than 3000 times by people using hand tools purchased from hardware stores.

To summarize, the wall built by TFG is:

  • only 20% of the promised length
  • Cost more than 5 times the estimate
  • Is easily defeated
  • AND costs a LOT OF MONEY TO MAINTAIN.

TFG, as was so often the case, overpromised and under delivered. This is so hilarious that I’d be laughing hysterically if it wasn’t my money that was wasted.

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4 Responses to Tweety’s Wall

  1. josephurban says:

    Your data is not correct. Trump did not build 458 miles of wall. Most of that was already built and he simply reinforced it. The actual NEW wall that was built was only 80 miles. Of that only 47 was brand new wall, the other was secondary reinforcement. An average of 12 miles a year. And you can be sure it cost the taxpayers a whole lot more than we think. Graft. Fraud. Corruption.

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  2. Arthur Ahrens says:

    Joseph Urban
    You are right on all counts.

    Very difficult to get good information about this monstrous debacle.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Although I am amazed that TFG is citing this incredibly expensive failure as proof of his bonafides and further and how his mindless cult accepts it, I can’t say I’m surprised. Sad.

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  3. josephurban says:

    Arthur. Are you REALLY amazed that Trump is trying to pretend a massive failure is actually a glorious success? REALLY????? LOL

    Like

  4. arthur Ahrens says:

    Yeah

    I’m going to have to reevaluate my medications. 😉

    Like

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