Letter to Boehner and Tancredo
FYI, Here is a copy of the letter I sent to Tom Tancredo but to which he didn't reply. I just sent a copy to John Boehner. I wonder if he'll reply?
Feel free to copy-and-paste this email and send it to your congressman.
Dear Representative Boehner,
I manage a blog called LiberalGrace.com and am writing a series of articles about the costs of border security.
Since you are, perhaps, the highest profile advocate of border security I hope you can answer this fundamental question.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO SECURE THE BORDER?
I don't need an exact cost, a ballpark estimate will do.
But I'm not interested initial costs of a few thousand troops or a few hundred miles of fence. I want the real, on-going cost of the whole project:
* Initial costs for building a wall and prisons.
* On-going costs of patrolling, arrest, repatriation, etc.
* Costs of guarding the coasts within boat range of Mexico.
* Cost of financing this with debt.
Can you provide this information to me?
Thank you very much.