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@VofReason Those services are costing us an order of magnitude less than what I was originally responding to. However, I didn't mean to imply that I'm ok with spending any of that as a reward for illegally immigrating. The math just seemed funny to me.
If we really wanted to invest we should talk about strategically shrinking the border via annexation. AZ could use a beach.5 months ago
@Juggernaut8000 you realize that's 310,622 military personnel working 8 hour shifts?
We spend about 1.2 million per soldier per year in Afghanistan (a large chunk of that is in fuel costs and infrastructure).
Since much of the Mexico-US border is remote desert, there will be some similar costs, but probably not as much.
Still even if we went conservative on the pricing, it would be cost prohibitive to use that many people. The money would probably be better appropriated into technologies that would aide in securing the border5 months ago
His Olivia Cortez scheme backfiring probably was a bad idea as well. And I doubt the insulting last minute robocalls helped out either.Nov 8, 2011
They'll need to spray it down occasionally. Homeless used to use it for a bathroom years ago when there wasn't a fence.Oct 10, 2011