Government Asks For Bids For Wall That Most Don't WantPosted on the 20 March 2017 by Jobsanger
Several recent polls have shown that the American people don't want a wall built between the United States and Mexico, especially since taxpayers will have to pay for that wall (estimated to cost upwards of $20 billion). The most recent polls are from Public Policy Polling and YouGov Polling.
The Public Policy Polling survey was done between March 10th and 12th of a random national sample of 808 registered voters, and has a margin of error of 3.4 points.
The Economist / YouGov Poll was done on March 13th and 14th of a random national sample of 1,500 adults (including 1,320 registered voters), and has a margin of error of 3.3 points.
But the Trump administration doesn't care what the public wants. Trump promised his right-wing supporters a wall, and he's determined to build it regardless of what the American public thinks. At the behest of the Trump administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has asked for bids to design and build the wall -- in spite of the fact that, so far, no money has been passed in Congress to pay for the wall.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
“The documents say the government will consider proposals for two separate designs for the barrier: a solid concrete wall, and a wall made of alternative material. Both requests call for the wall along the southwestern border—from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas—to be a minimum of 18 feet high. The requests add that the government’s ‘nominal concept is for a 30-foot high wall.'” “The requests say the structure should include anti-climbing fixtures to make it impossible to scale, and be sturdy enough to at least temporarily withstand a variety of tools—such as chisels, battery-powered devices and torches—that could be used to breach it.”
These articles might interest you :
Meal plansGet lots of weekly low-carb meal plans, complete with shopping lists and everything, with our premium meal planner tool (free trial).... Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Dietdoctor
DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
Granted one of the books I am looking at is fictional and the other is non-fiction, but both of them deal with that topic and especially the theme of effective... Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Jamesswezey
Well last week’s post was very successful, a number of sales took place and it brought about members engaging with one another to get some deals done below the... Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Worldwide
The Writes of Spring tour brought Hawksley Workman, Amelia Curran, Donovan Woods and Tim Baker to Canada’s National Arts centre for their The post Writes of... Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Hendrik Pape
ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA, MUSIC
Officially, the dates of the Art By Cedar Spring Sale are May 8-14, but the sale will be going live in the afternoon this Sunday, May 7th, to allow... Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Artbycedar
ART & DESIGN, CREATIVITY, CULTURE, SELF EXPRESSION
Becky was talking just off Brick Lane last nightAfter yesterday’s blog with Chris Dangerfield was posted, Becky Fury – winner of at least one genuine Malcolm... Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Thejohnfleming
Jake: ‘after a lengthy flirtation and courtship, the relationship is finally consummated.’ Pete Sixsmith today witnessed his ninth relegation. Read moreThe 29 April 2017 by Colin Randall
MOST POPULAR FROM POLITICS
- Independent Bookstore Day by Steveawiggins
- NBC Shows Trump's First 100 Days "By The Numbers" by Jobsanger
- Most Don't Think Congress Can Do A Fair Investigation by Jobsanger
- Most People Think It's Too easy To Buy A Gun In U.S. by Jobsanger
MOST RECOMMENDED IN POLITICS
- Strengthening the Capacity of an Albanian Business Coalition in Policy Advocacy by Center For International Private Enterprise
- Thinking About A #BlackLivesMatter Mother’s Day Worship Service by Eastofmidnight
- Updated April 26: Sexually-Motivated Double Homicide in Delphi, Indiana, February 13, 2017: Liberty German and Abigail Williams by Calvinthedog
- The Hagar-Sarah Conundrum (Yet Another Question for the UUA Presidential Candidates) by Eastofmidnight