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Congress watchdog: Border wall may cost more, take longer

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By ELLIOTT SPAGAT

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To be blunt, this Administration has no clue what it is doing and must be held accountable."

That's the glass-half-full perspective. The half-empty is it knows what it's doing, which is destroying American democracy.

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"I will build a great wall -- and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me --and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."

--Donald J. Trump

What a truth-teller, visionary, winner, and, like, smart person.

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Too bad a rational conversation regarding this issue is impossible. Some places on the border need intensive fencing; some should have none at all (wildlife). Can we please just be rational?

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National Border Patrol Council president says the border wall is the only humane and permanent solution to the crisis at the border:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_YZO1waHro

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Better off building a wall around the White House to keep him away from America.

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Democrats and Republicans already agreed to let the GOP decide on border security in previous bipartisan immigration bills. The GOP hardliners rejected the deal, largely on the issue of a path to citizenship. The GOP had made that too toxic to accept and it effectively killed compromise.

I think most people would support some kind of increase in security in areas with a lot of traffic, then scale down the resource allocation in more remote areas. The wall idea overall is just kind of dumb and emotional.

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"The Wall" is just one more bigoted, campaign trail lie used to whip up the base, most of who live nowhere near the border, and who couldn't do the work that immigrant laborers do for more than 30 minutes without keeling over. The only thing true that has been said about it is that it will be built when Mexico pays for it...

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Don’t cut off the Dems supply of illegal aliens. How else they going to get support for socialism once the next Dem president grants them citizenship via executive fiat? Oh, and big business need their cheap labor.

"The Wall" is just one more bigoted, campaign trail lie used to whip up the base

So how do you explain former president Obama’s wall around the White House while he was in office? He even built a wall around his new multi-million dollar home after leaving the presidency. Guess that settles it - Obama is a proven bigot.

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