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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:50 PM
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$6.5B to maintain border wall for 20 yrs, plus $2.4 spent now, & NO data on effectiveness
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http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jVdix...

Gov't: Border fence to cost $6.5B over 20 years


By EILEEN SULLIVAN (AP) 4 hours ago

WASHINGTON Government investigators say it will cost taxpayers $6.5 billion over the next 20 years to maintain the southwest border fence.

And the Government Accountability Office says that as the Obama administration begins to understand the long-term costs of the border fence, it doesn't have a way to evaluate whether this investment has helped control the flow of undocumented immigrants into the country.

The $6.5 billion price tag is in addition to the $2.4 billion that's already been spent to build fence segments along the U.S.-Mexico border. The fence is a Bush administration initiative that has faced several delays and cost increases. The GAO says the technology portion of the government's plan to secure the border continues to be delayed.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:51 PM
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1. $6.5 billion that could go to many other needs
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kilo729 Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:02 PM
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2. A fraction...
Of the cost for the Bailout or the current health care plan from Mr. Baucus...
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:18 PM
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3. THERE is some money for the single payer health care
if I ever saw some!! Better to maintain people's health then maintain a wall.
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