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In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica chronicles the many ways Washington wastes YOUR tax dollars - and as you’ll see, the list is endless.
You can't make this one up...
Today’s offering: Instead of building a border wall, Biden is auctioning off wall materials!
Fox News reports:
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, sent a letter to President Biden on Friday urging him to halt the auctioning off of border wall materials next week.
Ernst's letter comes just days after the Biden administration announced it would be bypassing dozens of federal laws to construct a border wall in South Texas, as thousands of migrant crossings persist in that region.
"I am pleased you relented on your campaign promise that ‘there will not be another foot of wall constructed on my administration,'" she wrote. "While this acquiescence to commonsense is welcomed, I urge you to build the wall using some of the materials you have on-hand, rather than auctioning them off for pennies on the dollar."
"If your administration is seeking to build more wall, I would encourage you to do so. In fact, I know somewhere you can get barrier materials on the cheap! Your own government is auctioning off materials—specifically purchased by the last administration to construct a border wall—starting at a bargain bid of $5 a lot," she wrote.
Fox News added, "The funds Biden referenced were appropriated under former President Donald Trump, who made constructing a border wall a major point of his successful 2016 presidential campaign. Reports of Biden quietly auctioning off border wall materials circulated after 'square structural tubes' were captured in a storage yard in Arizona over the summer."
We DESPERATELY need a southern border wall as migrants keep coming into the US in droves.
OUR tax dollars were used to purchase wall materials to build it - something taxpayers can actually get behind! National security is a natural and logical government function.
BUT instead of building the wall - with materials already paid for by US - Joe Biden is instead auctioning off the material on the cheap.