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Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Virtual Fence" an "Actual" Scam

Technical problems caused the Bush administration to scale back plans to complete a fence along the US-Mexico border.

Boeing, one of Bush's favorite sinkholes for taxpayers' money, claims a 28 mile pilot project south of Tucson is a clunker and wants a three year extention to the original contract which is due to end in September 2008.

Boeing has already received $85.6 million for its failed efforts, and its future looks even rosier. Richard M. Stana, the Government Accountability Offices' director of homeland security issues, says the total cost is not yet known because DHS officials do not yet know the type of terrain where the fencing is to be constructed, the materials to be used, or the cost to acquire the land.

What a deal! Who knows how many praire dog holes might have to filled.

It should be clear to all that this is but another plan from the scam that is the Bush administration to keep the money flowing to war-profiteering corporations and others long after the elections in November, regardless of who the next president is.

On a more positive note, Boeing has offered DHS a $2 million credit from the funds it has already received.

Thank you Boeing, for small favors!

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