Biden Left Millions In Taxpayer Funds To Rot In The Texas Sun
Democrats argue over raising the debt ceiling, Biden pushes to pass a $3.5 Trillion socialist spending package while allowing millions to rot in the Texas sun. I'm talking about the $100 million dollars worth of building material that is now rusting away to nothing since Biden killed the border wall project along with the jobs created by the project.
Fox News reporter Bill Melugin posted drone footage of one site that has roughly about $50,000 million in unused panels, now red with rust after construction stopped in January.
"NEW: What does it look like to not build the border wall? Our drone is overhead in Pharr, TX at one location where steel for the border wall has been baking in the sun & going to waste since January. Tens of millions of dollars worth of steel here already paid for."
NEW: What does it look like to not build the border wall? Our drone is overhead in Pharr, TX at one location where steel for the border wall has been baking in the sun & going to waste since January. Tens of millions of dollars worth of steel here already paid for. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/RTdiMTyqAh
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 11, 2021
"Keep in mind, taxpayers have already paid for this," Melugin said on "America’s Newsroom.
"It's bought and paid for and nothing is happening with it."
Melugin and his crew provided images of the border wall that ends abruptly in La Joya, Texas. He said only half a mile was constructed, leaving the rest of the town’s border open and allowing migrants to cross freely.
"Basically, it's useless," he said. "We watch these migrants just walk around it all the time. It's not doing anything, and the border agents out here are having to run around left and right as runners are constantly coming through."
The materials, which have already been paid for, were intended to cover about 100 miles of the southern border. Reports show that only about 14 miles were built before Biden stepped in and killed the project.
The unspent cash that Congress allocated for wall construction will be spent on environmental projects — including “biological, cultural, and natural resource surveys” in the border region — instead, according to the statement.
The announcement came only a week after DHS said it was bracing for up to 400,000 border apprehensions this month alone.
Republicans roundly ripped the move.
“Leave it to Biden and his team to cancel border contracts for ‘environmental reasons’ when we have a 21-year high of illegal crossers,” Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford tweeted. “It is obvious that they do not want to stop illegal immigration.”
So just to be clear, Democrats and Biden want to raise the debt ceiling because of their unhinged spending problems while millions of dollars worth of taxpayer's funds go to complete waste. They've murdered a job market that was on the road to recovery with mandate-over-kill but had no issue with ending the jobs associated with building the border wall.
Does this make sense to you?