Biden administration officials have wasted $2 billion of Pentagon (taxpayer) funds to avoid building the border wall, rather than continuing to build it, a GOP report said.
“It is absolutely absurd that Americans are paying contractors to guard [purchased] metal gates that President Biden refuses to install because he wants to ‘study’ the wall,” the report’s main author Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) said.
The report, “President Biden is Wasting Billions by Not Building the Border Wall,” also said, “DOD [the Department of Defense] will spend – at a minimum – $1.837 to $2.087 billion to suspend and terminate border wall contracts. During the Trump Administration, DOD had obligated roughly $10 billion toward border wall construction projects. This means that the Biden Administration will have likely wasted 20 percent of the DOD funding that had been allocated toward border wall construction.”
The officials are paying contractors to sit idle and not install the already purchased steel and concrete.
This is outrageous, and taxpayers should speak up about the enormous waste of their money with no benefit to them, and in fact great harm.
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