Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve all heard various Democrats say that America cannot afford to spend $5.7 billion on a border wall.
For one thing, America spends far more than that on Middle East countries who hate us and want nothing more than to destroy America and Israel.
In the past decade, Congress has spent many millions of dollars on things like studying snail sex, duck penises, how lesbians use social media, pancake breakfasts and more.
Cutting out many of the pet projects could probably pay for a border wall.
However, I suspect it’s not the money at all
GrabieNews – THINGS DEMOCRATS HAVE FUNDED THAT COST MORE THAN THE BORDER WALL – After President Trump requested $5.7 billion to fund the border wall he campaigned on in 2016, Democrats have dug in, refusing to appropriate the funds that the administration says are needed to better manage the flow of immigration across the southern border.
Democrats are not traditionally known for their fiscal rectitude but are particularly parsimonious over what ultimately amounts to a very small percentage of the federal budget. (In 2018, the feds spent $4.173 trillion overall, meaning the border wall would amount to just 1/10th of 1 percent of current annual federal spending.)
Indeed, these lawmakers have happily funded various projects over the years that cost far more than the border wall — and many of which had very questionable value. Below are some examples of wasteful federal spending projects that individually cost more than the proposed border wall (data courtesy of Citizens Against Government Waste):
- “Rural Utility Service.” This program costs taxpayers $8.2 billion/year and has no actual purpose after its original intent — bringing electricity to rural communities — was long ago achieved. It’s now being used to bring broadband access to small communities (usually with populations of less than 20,000). However there’s no indication the “beneficiaries” of this expensive government agency actually appreciate the program, and the majority of its projects are not completed on time or within budget.
- Sugar Subsidies. America, as Democrats frequently intone, faces a health crisis…
It wasn’t until the wee hours of Wednesday, November 9, 2016 that it was announced that Donald Trump had garnered enough Electoral College vote to win the presidency.
Before the sun set on the same day, Democrats banded together to declare that they would work hard to prevent Trump from carrying out any of Make America Great Again agenda.
It didn’t make any difference of how good any of Trump’s plans were, they were determine to undermine and destroy Trump’s presidency, even if it meant destroying America in the process.
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