Obama is asking for $450 billion in new stimulus spending. Why not use a small portion of that stimulus to build a REAL border fence? I’m sure the Tea Party would support this kind of infrastructure spending. To make the left happy, union labor could used for the construction. It would be a win-win for everyone.
A border fence could create thousands of new jobs, while at the same time, helping to secure the border. Once the border is secure, we can enter into a discussion as to how to handle the 20 million undocumented aliens that are currently in the United States, which would be welcome news for Hispanics who would like to see immigration reform.
The fence must be built to exacting standards. The virtual fence was a 3 billion dollar boondoggle. A less than adequate fence, or a so called virtual fence, would not secure the border. The proof that the current fence is woefully inadequate is demonstrated in the following video.
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How much would it cost to build a high quality border fence? Well, at a high estimate of $10 million dollars a mile, over a 2000 mile border, it would cost approximately $20 billion dollars. That’s only a small portion of the massive $450 billion dollars Obama recently proposed in the American Jobs Act. Even doubling the amount to $40 billion, doesn’t even make a dent in Obama’s new infrastructure stimulus plan.
Obama, and his allies on the left, are demanding infrastructure spending and I say; let’s give to to them. I can’t think of a better use for stimulus money than to build a top notch border fence. If Obama and the Democrats are serious about stimulus spending, they will certainly support this measure. Let’s put them to the test.