American Thinker: Everyone in the press says Trump wants $18 billion in the national budget for the border wall, for nothing more than to make the number sound huge.
I think it would be good to put the number in perspective, since it is actually a ten-year number. The wall is to be constructed for $1.8 billion per year, or around 0.4 percent of the federal budget. It is less than $6 per person, since we have over 320 million Americans.
To put this in perspective, we spend around $70 billion on food stamps each year, or more than $700 billion total over ten years. Why don’t we read that ten-year number in the press? read more