Oh, this is rich! I’d laugh my butt off if the very security of our country wasn’t at stake by these moronic imbeciles. The same Democraps who rushed through a Stimulus Bill, who rushed through a Cap & trade Bill, who are trying to rush through Socialized healthcare, all to the tunes of Billions upon billions of dollars, are now claiming that the border fence is going to be too expensive!
This is how Team Obama keeps their promises; they pass the bills, then they sneak out the things they don’t like in Conference Comittee:
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from states in the Southwest are urging the House leadership to block a proposal requiring construction of 700 miles of pedestrian fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The push to move the language in a Senate-passed bill comes as House and Senate legislators meet in conference committee to iron our differences in the two pieces of legislation. The House version has no such requirement.
House Democrats from Texas, Arizona and California contend that requiring a double-layered fence — instead of using vehicle barriers and cameras and sensors — “represents wasteful spending that could alternatively be used for multitude of valuable security purposes.”
Those lawmakers, led by Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that the funds would be better used to support “our understaffed, crowded and overburdened ports of entry.”
Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., the author of the amendment, said he would work “to ensure no one cuts or weakens this important provision in conference.”
Voting for the amendment in the Senate were, Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, the two Republican senators from Texas, California Democrat Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and Republicans John McCain and Jon Kyl from Arizona.
New Mexico Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, both Democrats, voted against the amendment.
Congress authorized 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Secure Fence Initiative of 2006. DHS has 370 miles of fence under contract, with the remainder to be secured with vehicle barriers, and technology and sensors to create a “virtual fence.” More than 630 miles of the fence and barriers have been completed, said Claude Knighten, a Customs and Border Patrol spokesman.
DeMint’s amendment would require that pedestrian fence account for all 700 miles of barriers, eliminating vehicle barriers and “virtual fence.” The amendment also calls for completion by Dec. 31, 2010.
You cannot trust these guys any farther than . . . well, you just can’t trust them, period.