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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snafus Prompt Reassessment of Border Wall

“An ambitious, $6.7 billion government project to secure nearly the entire Mexican border with a virtual fence’ of cameras, ground sensors and radar is in jeopardy after a string of technical glitches and delays. Having spent $672 million so far with little to show for it, Washington has ordered a reassessment of the whole idea. The outlook became gloomier this week when President Barack Obama proposed cutting $189 million from the venture.” (MSNBC, Thursday)

Thank goodness for government ineptitude.

FEE Timely Classic
“Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall!” by Becky Akers

  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.