Budget director Mick Mulvaney made a startling announcement about the new bipartisan spending bill that prevented a government shutdown, at least until September. One of the most contentious and highly debated budgetary spending points was the construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
No one can agree exactly how much this border wall will cost and no one who supports the construction of the wall can answer questions about how exactly it will be effective when erected over bodies of water and impossible terrain, but Mulvaney announced that building the wall has already begun.
‘There are several hundreds of millions of dollars in the bill for us…we are building this now…this stuff is going up now.’
Several hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent to build an ineffective border wall while the healthcare bill, a bill that actually has an enormous effect on American citizens’ lives, languishes.
Welcome to the Trump era.
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