posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 12:25 PM
So Trump wants to build a Wall.
I have made some estimates and considered the costs and materials needed to construct the Great wall of Trump. Be prepared as these are minimum
For starters, the Mexican border is 1,954 miles
long and if we subtract
away 54 miles to allow for border crossings that makes it 1,900 miles. Now if the great wall of Trump requires bricks one foot long, one foot wide and
one foot deep then the foundation layer would require...10,032,000 bricks.
But if Trumps wall is to stop the Mexican Miscreants, then it needs to be high-let's say fifty foot high. Now if it takes ten million bricks to make
one foot of wall then how many would it take to build fifty foot of wall? 510,600,000-Over half a billion bricks. Now lets look at the weight of the
materials; assuming that every block weighs ten pounds, that means that over a billion tonnes of raw materials would be needed-and that is not
including the bonding agents to keep the wall upright-and if that is five percent of the walls total weight then 100 million tonnes of grout is
Then there is the excavation and transport fees- let's assume at worst that it costs a hundred dollars per tonne. That's more than 5 trillion
dollars right there. Then there is wages for the construction workers which I will set at 15 bucks per hour for 6 hours a day and I will assume that
it will take 100 workers 1 day to build half a mile of wall-that's 900 thousand dollars a day for 1,360 days which equals...just over 1.3 billion
dollars.Then there are amenities, accommodation...and then there is the estimated time of completion-At half a mile a day? eight years at best. A
quarter mile a day? 16 years.
So the price of Trumps wall? At best 7 trillion dollars and eight years of labor. The look on the faces of Trump supporters? priceless. Now that is a
modest estimate and clearly such a project will never hit the drawing board-the point of this experiment is to show how Trump is dangling the carrot.