Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Wall For Me But None For Thee: Build the fence! Biden Beach House Barrier Cost Swells to Nearly $500K; DHS Building $500,000 Taxpayer-Funded Wall at Biden’s Delaware Beach House

Build the fence! Biden beach house barrier cost swells to nearly $500K:
This is one border barrier President Biden doesn’t seem to mind spending extra time and money on.
The under-construction security fence around the commander-in-chief’s beach house, thought to be scheduled for completion late last year, actually won’t be done until the spring of 2023 — while the cost to taxpayers has ballooned by nearly $35,000.
The Department of Homeland Security initially doled out $456,548 in September 2021 to Delaware-based construction company Turnstone Holdings LLC for the purchase and installation of security fencing at Biden’s Rehoboth Beach home, according to USAspending.gov, an online database tracking federal outlays.
The same site records that on Nov. 30, 2021, another $6,844 was added to the project for the installation of three 6-foot-by-6-inch gravel pads as well as crane services.
On June 8, another $26,933 was awarded “TO ADD FUNDS TO CURRENT PROJECT.” A cryptic description of the payment only said it was for “ADDITIONAL WORK (NEW AGREEMENT, JUSTIFICATION REQUIRED).”
The added awards bring the new total cost to $490,324.
As with the initial payments, DHS is listed as the main awarding office of the subsequent contracts, with the Secret Service listed as the subagency. --->READ MORE HERE
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
DHS building $500,000 taxpayer-funded wall at Biden’s Delaware beach house:
President Biden may oppose building a wall along the U.S.’s southern border, but he’s currently spending nearly $500,000 of taxpayers’ money to construct a barrier around his vacation property at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
In September 2021, the Department of Homeland Security doled out a $455,000 contract to a Sussex County, Delaware, construction company to build a fence around the president’s “Summer White House,” according to USAspending.gov, an online database that tracks government spending.
Construction began last September and was expected to be completed by the end of 2021. However, unknown delays have pushed the expected completion date to June 6, 2023, and ballooned costs to $490,324.
Mr. Biden’s critics mocked the beach house wall.
“So walls work at Joe Biden‘s beach house but not the Southern border?” asked Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, wrote on Twitter.
DHS is listed as the main awarding agency and funding office for the contract, while the U.S. Secret Service is listed as the subagency. No public details about the fence have been released.
The Secret Service declined to comment, saying only that it cannot discuss the “means, methods or resources used to conduct our protective operations.” A Homeland Security spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment. --->READ MORE HERE
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