With the imminent government shut down that the United States congress faces, President Donald Trump refuses to change his stance on the border wall he spoke about so fervently during his campaign. The wall would cover nearly 2,000 miles of the border. This is a significant expense that would come out of the pockets of American taxpayers (since the initial plan to have the Mexicans pay for it failed).
Congress is still in debate on whether the wall is a good idea with conservatives on either side of the debate. This could be a topic that leads to the possible shut down of the government if congress does not come to an agreement.
Our verdict: the wall is an unnecessary expense and the fact that it is up for debate takes away from other more worthy causes that need attention of congress for their fiscal policy for the upcoming year.