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5 billion dollars? WTF did 5 billion dollars come from?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: January 09, 2019 03:17PM
it's gonna cost 5 Billion Dollars.

Where did this figure come from
Can we have a simple breakdown...Concrete, Steel, Labor, Time, Technology (cameras, sensors, LASERS!)

Lawyers?

5 billion aint even gonna come close to building this frickin wall once all the lawsuits arrive at the doorstep of the various departments..

I think Trump actually DOES realize how stupid the Repub/Trump base is:
"let's just tell them it's gonna be 5 billion..not too much, not too little..cuz it's 'billions, right??"

What a crock.
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Re: 5 billion dollars? WTF did 5 billion dollars come from?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: January 09, 2019 03:24PM
That's just the down payment.
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Re: 5 billion dollars? WTF did 5 billion dollars come from?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 09, 2019 03:29PM
It's how much Donnie owes Vlad. He's got a no bid contract set up to launder the money. Probably the same guys that did the Puerto Rico thing.

Or, inflation, because Dr. Evil only said on Billion dollars and its been a few years.
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Re: 5 billion dollars? WTF did 5 billion dollars come from?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: January 09, 2019 03:48PM
It went to 5.6 billion and now seems to be 5.7 billion.
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Re: 5 billion dollars? WTF did 5 billion dollars come from?
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 09, 2019 03:52PM
It might build a little over 200 miles of barrier, if costs didn’t increase.

That’s about 1/10th of the overall length of the US Mexico border.

The BS is layered like a cake in this one.
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Re: 5 billion dollars? WTF did 5 billion dollars come from?
Posted by: hal
Date: January 09, 2019 04:03PM
The whole point of the 5.6B is to get the wall going - not to complete it, but the real ploy of the wall is that another fight for CONTINUED building costs would have to happen every few months. PERFECT for Trumps needs.
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Re: 5 billion dollars? WTF did 5 billion dollars come from?
Posted by: Pam
Date: January 09, 2019 04:05PM
It's just a number. Toddler in chief will stop his tantrums even if the money is eventually used for something else.
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Re: 5 billion dollars? WTF did 5 billion dollars come from?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 09, 2019 04:36PM
{big number} x {number of fingers}



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Re: 5 billion dollars? WTF did 5 billion dollars come from?
Posted by: michaelb
Date: January 09, 2019 05:07PM
I think the estimate is $24.5 million per mile; so the estimate miles of wall from the 5 billion is based on that.
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Re: 5 billion dollars? WTF did 5 billion dollars come from?
Posted by: numbered
Date: January 09, 2019 05:19PM
A quick google look, picking Cato as neither pro nor anti Trump, comes up with a figure of $36B...

The Cost of the Border Wall Keeps Climbing and It’s Becoming Less of a Wall
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Re: 5 billion dollars? WTF did 5 billion dollars come from?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 10, 2019 01:47AM
Which is why they should just "give it to him." Since he's never gonna get it anyway. It will never happen, and the other side could get some of what they want, because the Repubs have come out in favor of whatever bs 45 lays out (hey, they said as much, with the turtle right there).



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