Big Government Blows Fortune Storing Unused Steel for Border Fence
“Judging by the prevalence of statists among this year’s dismal crop of presidential candidates, people must still believe that Big Government can allocate resources as effectively as the free market. They must not have heard about this:”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, has spent about $9.8 million to store $44 million in steel that it bought but did not use to build fence along the U.S,-Mexico border, according to a report from the DHS Inspector General.
CPB has in storage about 27,000 tons of “extra steel” that could be used to extend the estimated 650 miles of fencing mandated by Congress along the approximately 2,000-mile long southwest border, according to the IG.
Via Moon Battery