NOT WALLED IN
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 CNSNews.com.