(Liberty Bell) – President Joe Biden wasted absolutely no time in coming after former President Donald Trump’s legacy, much of which centered on his plan to help end illegal immigration and secure the border to our country by building a wall to help keep folks from coming in without legal permission.
In fact, some of the first of Biden’s orders written on his first day in office were to toss out these immigration policies, which then left the United States open and vulnerable to miscreants and criminals who are hiding in large groups of migrants flooding across the border.
What’s more aggravating is that, according to Breitbart, the pause in the construction of the wall is now costing taxpayers somewhere around $6 million per day as the construction sites sit completely idle. This information came from a trusted senior source working within the Department of Homeland Security.
The 60-day pause ended on March 21. The pause lasted 60 days. We the people just watched an obscene amount of our hard earned money get flushed down the toilet.
The source also stated that expenditures are required for materials orders that were placed before the pause and expenses for the cost of the equipment sitting there and not being used. When any sort of issuance comes forth to pause a work in progress and causes that contractor to leave their machines idle, that individual is still entitled to be paid for rental expenses or costs of ownership.
“Early in the pause, a spokesperson for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) informed Breitbart Texas that contractors would be informed of a final decision sometime after the 60-day pause concludes. The time was to be used for evaluating each contract to reach a decision to terminate-for-cause or continue,” Breitbart’s report said.
“The Biden administration has not indicated which direction they will take regarding the end of the pause. Little information concerning the immigration crisis on the border has come from the leadership team within DHS and U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” it continued.
“Senior officials within DHS reported being instructed not to speak to national media on the issues facing DHS at the border. Information from other agencies within the new administration is equally elusive. USACE did not respond to a request for information concerning the end of the pause and the border wall contracts currently being evaluated,” the report said.
Even as the deadline for a decision approached, the equipment was still sitting idle. This is costing us a fortune, which we could never really afford before COVID, but now it’s really hurting our economy. We can’t just flush money down the toilet like this.
Our government is so inept.
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