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January 21, 2020

NPR: $11 Billion And Counting: Trump’s Border Wall Would Be The World’s Most Costly

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 19:50

$11 Billion And Counting: Trump’s Border Wall Would Be The World’s Most Costly
The costs keep piling up for Trump’s border wall which has a current pricetag of $11 billion — nearly $20 million per mile. It’s more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world.

Read in NPR: https://apple.news/A065X1eM9RXKyQiAF0GWpgg

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  1. I wonder , when there is a change at the helm – as there surely will be – could the new Pres. ask congress to pass a law to tear it down?
    How does that work in the states, Scottie?

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    Comment by Arkenaten — January 22, 2020 @ 05:58

    • Hello Ark. Yes but that would create large problems, and once the structure is in place the GOP will fight tooth and nail to defend it so they do not lose their base supporters who really want those people prevented from entering the country. I found that report from NPR surprising because NPR has gone to the right rather noticeably. If the new president did try to tear it down they would be accused of wasting money, not tRump. The best places that it could be removed is places that are bad for the environment and for wildlife which is being devastated by this wall project. Another point, once the government takes these peoples lands, it will be very hard if not impossible for them to get it back and it will be ruined by then. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — January 22, 2020 @ 06:07

      • Scottie, I don’t watch the local NPR station all that much, but what I have seen doesn’t give me the impression that they’re leaning right. What program(s) are you referring to?

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        Comment by Nan — January 22, 2020 @ 12:29

        • Hello Nan. I listen to their morning news podcasts. They have shifted over the last 8 years. I also sometimes read their written news articles and I am surprised that often I find them slanted to the Republican talking points that I can check against other news sources and find the interpretation to be incorrect. Especially when it comes to tRump and administration polices, they either down play a negative about tRump or they make sure to frame it as “reported” or “claimed”. When it comes to overseas news they are spot on, but here with this administration they have shown they are afraid of tRump or the hosts of different programs support the republicans. I had to delete one NPR morning news show because the hosts were so slanted they reported stuff that was not only from the right, but in error. When I first started listening to NPR it was like the BBC in the old days, the facts and just the facts. Not now. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — January 22, 2020 @ 12:54

  2. And who cares? Certainly not him. It’s not out of his pocketbook. And the Repukes want to keep their leader happy so let’s just all spend-spend-spend and keep those nasty brown people away from us gracious and pure white (rich) people.

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    Comment by Nan — January 22, 2020 @ 12:26

    • Hello Nan. Plus it gives the Repthugs an excuse to cut social services to the lower income poor people. A win win for them. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — January 22, 2020 @ 12:43


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