Why is protecting the perimeter so pricey is the question on every taxpayers mind. In 2013, U.S. taxpayers will be forced to spend nearly $12 billion for border security which could easily cover up for 13 major sports teams and franchises, 300 million frozen meals and 4 million iPads.
Increase of border security is to counter the illegal immigration which affects the safety, security, and welfare of the United States and its citizens. Others believe that immigrants do more good than harm through low-cost labor, consumption of goods and tax contributions.
70% of the $12 billion is spent on inspections and trade facilitations between ports of entry and 14% is deducted as mandatory fees.
Officials believe that because of the increased enforcement at the border, fewer people are illegally attempting to cross the border. Apart from this, U.S. spends $6.5 billion on airport security and $800 million every year on protecting the President.
Around $600 million is spent on White House and $100 million for the maintenance of Disney World annually. Many outsiders reckon that U.S. is over spending on security, especially the border security, but only their intelligence services can assess the threats to the United States.