Competition Proves To Spur Innovation On Controversial Mexican Border Wall
BETHESDA, MARYLAND - President Donald J. Trump is committed to building a wall on the southern U.S. border. Recently, Trump has backed off his guarantee that Mexico would pay for the wall and he expects to ask Congress to approve funds to create the massive barrier, causing a bid feeding frenzy among some of the world's top defense contractors.
Lords Of Walls
At the recent 2017 D-CONference in Bethesda, home of Lockheed-Martin ($LMT), five of the world's top defense contractors gathered to push plans for an impenetrable wall that will bring misery and woe to anyone foolish enough to attempt traversing it.
Steve McQueen, director of the 2017 D-CONference, said that all the participants came prepared with innovative ideas of how to make the project a rousing success.
"This is why American ingenuity can't be beat," said McQueen. "When all is said and done, Congress is going to have a bunch of incredible plans to choose from."
General Dynamics ($GD)
United Technologies Corporation ($UTX)
Not An Easy Choice
When briefed about the possible solutions to the wall, Speaker of the House, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), refused to take a firm position on which of the companies was the current front-runner for the prized Mexican border wall contract.
"These are all great American companies with exceptional plans to deal with an exceptional problem," said Ryan. "We want to make sure that the American people get the best bang for their buck in regards to national security. In the coming weeks and months we will discuss all the options and when we feel like we've got the best plan, we'll open up a conversation with the American people."