The big debate over the last couple of months has been how to get money for the border wall, whether or not Congress would limit how and where the money is spent, and whether the President’s national emergency declaration was an appropriate way to go to get the wall built. What hasn’t really been discussed is where to build the wall, who’s going to build it, and how the money will be distributed.
But one company says they’ve done the estimates and believe they can do much better than what the government is estimating for a portion of the border wall. Fisher Sand and Gravel Company’s CEO Tommy Fisher said his company can build 234 miles of wall, or they could do the wall, roads, and technology for $4.31 billion. The latter would even include a warranty.
Company offers to build 234 miles of border wall for $1.4 billion https://t.co/pgNoKJQjta
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) March 6, 2019
Leave it to private industry to come up with a solution that’s superior in every way to what the government can imagine. It’s a shame we live in a country that prefers to expand the national government instead of reining it in. No wonder we’re having trouble getting anything done.
Take a look at the imagination of private industry at work:
If government would take bids, write checks, and get out of the way, so much more could get done in America. As it is, there’s practically zero chance this offer will even reach the people who need to hear it. Why? Because of bureaucracy.