Earlier I posted an article on Afghanistan and how since the war began, we’ve poured $2 trillion into the effort with little results and less accountability. Yet we can’t come up with a paltry $25 billion for a Southern border wall which, when completed, will present full accountability and save trillions over time. Instead, the few real patriots left in government have to concoct elaborate plans to raise the funds.
from the Washington Free Beacon:
Inhofe Rolls Out Plan to Pay for Wall
Senator Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) announced Thursday a proposal to fully fund a border wall along the southwestern border, offsetting the cost by reducing illegal immigrants’ access to federal welfare.
“We need to build the wall along the southern border—President Trump has called for the wall and I agree,” Inhofe said in a press release. “As a former builder and developer in south Texas I know border security is national security and we need to do more to deter the growing numbers of unauthorized immigrants coming across our borders.”
The WALL Act would appropriate the $25 billion that a wall along the Mexican border is generally estimated to cost. Inhofe’s bill is not the first congressional attempt at funding. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) introduced his own bill last month, and President Donald Trump has multiple times considered pushing for a shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide funding.