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Dean    Posted 02-10-2017 at 21:03:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Money Well Spent
  • Folks, I'm all for cutting government spending, but I'll gladly pay for this, even if these estimates are true, which I believe are not.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-13-2017 at 08:17:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hard to believe any estimate that comes from a federal bureaucracy. How about we take bids on it, with the RFP stating financial penalties for missing deadlines and bonuses for finishing early and on-budget.

    Here's a thought - nuke the Dept. of Energy which has never succeeded in its mission and is yet another federal bureaucracy being sustained on its intentions vs. its accomplishments, and spent almost $28 BILLION in 2015, and redirect the funds towards building this wall?

    Long-range strategy for the wall? Start planing on building it around the Republik of Kalifornia in case they do secede and become another neighboring country.

    steveVa    Posted 02-14-2017 at 12:08:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Here is a Thought!
    Make it a national park bike trail. Make all the bicyclists that ride by my country road every day blocking traffic, ride down there and pay a license fee to do it...!!!

    Dean    Posted 02-13-2017 at 12:43:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sounds good, Ed.

    Dean

    steveVa    Posted 02-13-2017 at 12:02:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A few well placed test blasts and Kalifornika will fall off anyway...

    steveVa    Posted 02-10-2017 at 22:05:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Where do they come up with these numbers???!!!
    Simple math. 15000000 divided by 5280 equals 2840 per foot...
    Yes that is $2,800 per foot. So what are they building it with??? Gold bricks...
    Concrete block cost 2$ per block, laying and filling with concrete another $2 per block. 24 block high would be 16 feet. 24X4 is $96 per foot. Double that for footing and some steel reinf.,Gives us $200 per foot. So that leaves us $2600 per foot for profit. I will take that deal in a minute!
    Where do they get these numbers?????

    J52J    Posted 02-11-2017 at 13:16:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When the government will pay $900.(being sarcastic) for a hammer or other such tool.. Just think what they would have to pay for a dozer. And if they bought 1 dozer, they would probable need 100 of them. So they could just leave them behind like they do the hummers and tanks.

    Security would be an issue. So they would probably pay (millions or even billions) to the Mexican Government to NOT have snipers picking off the construction workers. Little things like that would add up pretty quickly.

    I'm sure the wall will be expensive but you would think, Trump would have his best negotiators getting the best deal so the contractors could have Bragging rights.

    So much for what I know
    Have a Great Day
    J52J/Jess

    Vito    Posted 02-11-2017 at 09:12:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I don't think they intend to use blocks. Poured concrete with rebar is more likely.

    Vito

    steveVa    Posted 02-11-2017 at 13:31:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You are right it will most likely be formed concrete, which should cost about the same as filled and reinforced block. That is why I price things that way. I don't know if they need to buy the land or not. I guess that could be the biggest expense. We should just go ahead and invade mexico just to get the back for the alamoif nothing else. The we could save on buying a wall.

    Gaspump    Posted 02-11-2017 at 08:41:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Steve, ya forgot the costs of environmental studies, permits as well as all other gubermint regulatory fees. Also the tens of thousands of paper shufflers to do all of this.

    poderac    Posted 02-10-2017 at 21:55:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Someone please correct my math. I'm coming up with 16.8 million dollars per mile.

    If that's correct, I think I need to go into the wall construction business.

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