True to his word, president Donald trump is moving forward on the border wall with Mexico and true to his reputation as a builder, the project is to start well ahead of schedule. There will be three phases of bidding starting on March 6th and ending on March 24th. Contracts on those bids will be made prior to or on April 15th and construction is expected to begin almost immediately.
Building the border wall was one of Trump’s priorities during the campaign. Liberals will not be happy about this, but who cares? At the same time European Union countries are having to deal with the rising crime rates attributed to their open border policies, the left not only wants us to meet their importation of criminals, they want us to expand them.
Their argument is that we need foreigners to do things that Americans won’t do, like voting for liberals. They still have not come over to the reality that Americans don’t want mass illegal immigration and that’s a big part of why the democratic party is falling apart.
The Department of Homeland Security is kicking off bid solicitations, according to FedBizOpps.gov:
The Dept. of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends on issuing a solicitation in electronic format on or about March 6, 2017 for the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico. The procurement will be conducted in two phases, the first requiring vendors to submit a concept paper of their prototype(s) by March 10, 2017, which will result in the evaluation and down select of offerors by March 20, 2017. The second phase will require the down select of phase 1 offerors to submit proposals in response to the full RFP by March 24, 2017, which will include price. Multiple awards are contemplated by mid-April for this effort. An option for additional miles may be included in each contract award.
SKY News reports:
Mexico’s foreign minister Luis Videgaray said his country would respond to any tax levied by the US and that they did not actually need financial help.
He warned Mexico could impose levies on select goods aimed at US regions most reliant on exports south of the border, such as Iowa, Texas and Wisconsin.
Speaking during a radio interview, Mr Videgaray said: “Without a doubt, we have that possibility and what we cannot do is remain with our arms crossed.
“The Mexican government would have to respond.”
The truth is with the lone exception of tequila, there is nothing Mexico sends us we can’t do on our own.