Trump’s border wall is 0.0338 percent of federal spending, says new analysis

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January 11, 2018

President Trump has proposed spending $18 billion over the next decade to construct a new and improved border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. While some lawmakers have criticized the both the cost and the plan, a new analysis reveals the expenditure is relatively small compared to other federal spending.

“That $18 billion would equal just 0.0338 percent of the $53.128 trillion the Congressional Budget Office currently estimates the federal government will spend over that same 10-year period,” wrote Terence P. Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of CNSNews.com.

It also equals only 2.7 percent of the money the federal government will spend on the food stamp program, Mr. Jeffrey wrote. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will eat up $679 billion in the 10 fiscal years from 2018 through 2027, according to budget office’s estimate.

He figured that this is 37.7 times as much as the $18 billion which would go to Mr.Trump’s proposed border wall.

The cost of the wall is also 0.34 percent of the $5.232 trillion which the federal government will spend on Medicaid over the next 10 years, and 0.26 percent of the $6.838 trillion allotted to national defense in the next decade.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • bobnstuff says:

    Here’s an idea, make the wall part of our national defense and take the cost out of the defense budget. In fact put the whole border protection under the pentagon and let experts make the decisions on border security. .

    1. chw2000 says:

      It only makes sense that a draft dodger like you would make such a suggestion. Oh, and BTW, you’ve never had an “idea” other than undermine our President. That’s what democrat draft dodgers like you do. You’re an ass hole!

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