$350,000 per mile of Border Could Build Wonderful 10-Strand 12’ Barbed-wire Fence and Staff National Guard Snipers
Chester Battie Belfrey CPW News Services
New Jobs in Mexico making barbed wire for the U.S. Border fence could help give immigrants jobs in Matamoros, Neuvo Laredo, Juarez, Tijuana and other border cities.
“Nothing would help to feed these people and give them clothing and shelter like twisting barbed wire by hand,” said Sol Lucian of Hope for the Hurting a displaced persons support group.
“It’s not sexy, but the cost of a mile of ten-strand twelve-foot border fence is about five dollars a foot. That’s about $30,000 per mile. Seven hundred million dollars is $350,000 per mile ($7m/2000 miles). The remaining $320,000 per mile could be used to pump up the salaries of the National Guard soldiers within the border states while providing 2000 fifty caliber sniper rifles, one for each of the $60,000 per year National Guard sniper who, centrally stationed within each mile, needs only to make an easy half-mile shot to stop fence jumpers. That buys us five years or more allowing a good rate of return on the $320,000. Meanwhile we put a special tax on weapons systems that we sell to everyone else….Palestinians, Israeli’, Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians and other places a good distances away from the border fence. That can pay for future Guardsmen well into the future,” said Sol Lucian, who added, "but the fence won't stop a nuke."