I don’t know what the purpose of these border wall prototypes are supposed to be when the GOP Congress is only proposing to build a 316 mile fence over 10 years:
“I wholeheartedly agree with Donald Trump from back in 2015. There is a BIG difference between a wall and a fence. But the proposals released by the U.S. government this week are in stark contrast with POTUS’s promises. This is the nullification project at work.
The Trump administration will request $18 billion over a 10-year period for 316 miles of fencing, and for a reinforcement of 407 miles where barriers are already in place. This is less than half the U.S. border, and less than half of the strength of a real brick and mortar wall — as Mick Mulvaney was touting earlier this year.
The administration was warned by supportive voices as far back as May that this wouldn’t do, but it appears that at least through 2027, this is their idea for a wall. …
In American parlance, The Deplorables are “getting rolled”.
They don’t even expect this DACA deal to go anywhere. Senate Democrats aren’t going to vote for even this pathetic fence. Senate Republicans aren’t going to fund it either. They will have a big public fight over it for their respective bases. It will be more time-tested kabuki theater. Then each side will blame the other for the failure and use it as a talking point in the 2018 midterms.