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Actually, Trump Asked for Only 1.6 billion for the Wall in this Budget - but in Reality - the Republican Controlled Congress Did Not Even Give Him That

 

  • President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he "Got $1.6 Billion to start Wall on Southern Border."
  • In reality, he didn't.
  • The new omnibus funding bill includes no money for Trump's proposed wall.
  • It does contain funding to build 47 miles of fencing similar to what exists now.
  • Additionally, the bill would replace 45 miles of existing fencing.

 

Source - https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-wall-funding-for-mexico-border-in-spending-bill-2018-3

 

 

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@n566192l wrote:

Mickstuder,

Some News Stations where reporting that the 5.7 billion, Trump wants doesn't cover the cost of construction. The actual cost of the wall is around 50 billion. I am not sure here. Can you please explain.   Nancy


Megaprojects: Over Budget, Over Time, Over and Over

 

Performance data for megaprojects speak their own language. Nine out of ten such projects have cost overruns.

 

Overruns of up to 50 percent in real terms are common, over 50 percent not uncommon.

 

Cost overrun for the Channel Tunnel, the longest underwater rail tunnel in Europe, connecting the UK and France, was 80 percent in real terms. For Boston’s Big Dig, 220 percent. The Sydney Opera House, 1,400 percent.

 

Similarly, benefit shortfalls of up to 50 percent are also common, and above 50 percent not uncommon.

 

Add in Graft & Corruption

 

Megaprojects are large-scale, complex ventures that typically cost a billion dollars or more, take many years to develop and build, involve multiple public and private stakeholders, are transformational, and impact millions of people.

 

Examples of megaprojects are high-speed rail lines, airports, seaports, motorways, hospitals, national health or pension information and communications technology (ICT) systems, national broadband, the Olympics, largescale signature architecture, dams, wind farms, offshore oil and gas extraction, aluminum smelters, the development of new aircrafts, the largest container and cruise ships, high-energy particle accelerators, and the logistics systems used to run large supply-chain-based companies like Amazon and Maersk.

 

For the largest of this type of project, costs of $50-100 billion are now common, as for the California and UK high-speed rail projects, and costs above $100 billion are not uncommon, as for the International Space Station and the Joint Strike Fighter.

 

 When projects of this size go wrong, whole companies and national economies suffer.

 

1. Megaprojects are inherently risky due to long planning horizons and complex interfaces.

 

2. Often projects are led by planners and managers without deep domain experience who keep changing throughout the long project cycles that apply to megaprojects, leaving leadership weak.

 

3. Decision making, planning, and management are typically multi-actor processes involving multiple stakeholders, public and private, with conflicting interests.

 

4. Technology and designs are often nonstandard, leading to “uniqueness bias” among planners and managers, who tend to see their projects as singular, which impedes learning from other projects.

 

5. Frequently there is overcommitment to a certain project concept at an early stage, resulting in “lock-in” or “capture,” leaving alternative analysis weak or absent, and leading to escalated commitment in later stages.

 

6.Due to the large sums of money involved, principal-agent problems and rent-seeking behavior are common, as is optimism bias.

 

7. The project scope or ambition level will typically change significantly over time.

 

8. Delivery is a high-risk, unpredictable activity, with overexposure to so-called “black swans,” that is, extreme events with massively negative outcomes. Managers tend to ignore this, treating projects as if they exist largely in a deterministic Newtonian world of cause, effect, and control.

 

9. Statistical evidence shows that such complexity and unplanned events are often unaccounted for, leaving budget and time contingencies inadequate.

 

10. As a consequence, misinformation about costs, schedules, benefits, and risks is the norm throughout project development and decision making. The result is cost overruns, delays, and benefit shortfalls that undermine project viability during project implementation and operations.

 

 

Source - https://www.cato.org/policy-report/januaryfebruary-2017/megaprojects-over-budget-over-time-over-over

 

 

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Thats Correct - the Greatest Financial Genius of our time asked for 1.6 Billion in his FY 2019 Budget Request to Congress to pay for a wall

 

Democrats gave Trump almost twice  that in December, at first Trump agreed to it, then he rejected it, then Trump and Republicans shut down the government.

 

If six Republican Senators grow a back bone and tell Mitch McConnell to end the shut down or we drop party and you lose the Senate, then McConnell would work with Democrats overnight. Not because he wanted to, but because he had to.

 

Time for Republicans to take back control of their party.

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Mickstuder,

Some News Stations where reporting that the 5.7 billion, Trump wants doesn't cover the cost of construction. The actual cost of the wall is around 50 billion. I am not sure here. Can you please explain.   Nancy

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Each year The President of the USA Consults With His Cabinet Leadership & Prioritizes Their Requests for the use of American Tax Payers Funds for the coming year & submits it to The Congress Which has the Constitutional Responsiblity to Appropriate Funds to either - meet - reduce or exceed the President Budget Requests

 

Trump Already submitted his Budget Requests for FY 2019

 

Guess How Much The Greatest President of All Time - Who is preparing to Declare a State of Emergency Because of a Manufactured Crisis at the Border - asked in his Budget for the Wall?

 

1.6 Billion - 1.6 Billion - 1.6 billion

 

Thats Correct - the Greatest Financial Genius of our time asked for 1.6 Billion in his FY 2019 Budget Request to Congress to pay for a wall

 

Now Miraculously - Trump Has Shut Down the Government because the Congress won't authorize 5.7 Billion

 

Lets do the Math - Requested 1.6 Billion in the FY 2019 Budget - The First Month of 2019 he wants 4.1 BILLION MORE THAN HE REQUESTED IN HIS OWN BUDGET!

 

I call your attention to Page 58 Below of Trumps Budget for FY 2019

 

 

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 For those so inclined the last pages in this .pdf contain the Summaries for each expenditure

 

 

Source - https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/budget-fy2019.pdf

 

TOTAL INCOMPETENT BUFFOON

 

 

 

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