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Re­gard­less of squawk­ing from Trump crit­ics, the bor­der bar­rier it­self ap­pears to be a go.

“We are ab­so­lutely dead se­ri­ous about the wall,” Of­fice of Man­age­ment and Bud­get Di­rec­tor Mick Mul­vaney re­cently ad­vised a group of White House re­porters.

“Pres­i­dent Trump’s re­quest that Congress in­clude $1.4 bil­lion to fund the be­gin­ning of his pro­posed wall on the U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der equals ap­prox­i­mately 0.035 per­cent of what the fed­eral gov­ern­ment will spend in to­tal this year, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est es­ti­mate of fis­cal year 2017 fed­eral spend­ing made by the Con­gres­sional Bud­get Of­fice,” Ter­ence P. Jef­frey wrote re­cently af­ter re­view­ing the White House bud­get pro­posal.

“It also equals less than the De­part­ment of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices spends in just twelve hours and less than the Trea­sury col­lects in taxes in four hours,” adds Mr. Jef­frey, editor in chief of

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