Sunday, July 13, 2014

Do The Math

The U.S. - Mexico border is somewhere around 1993 miles. Let's just round that up to 2000 for ease of figuring.

obama is asking for $3.7 billion "for emergency funds to bolster U.S. border security and deal with a massive influx of migrant children..."

$3,700,000,000 / 2000 miles = $1,850,000 per mile.

For slightly under $2 million per mile we could build one hell of a fence along the border.  It would solve our illegal immigration problem, plus it would stimulate the economy (increased demand for fencing supplies, increased demand for workers, kickbacks to politicians...). It's a win-win.

And just think of the irony. A manual-labor intensive project like this that stretches out for a couple of thousand miles would entail hiring many local contractors, most of whom would probably use illegal immigrants as their labor force...


Of course, there is an easier way to halt illegal immigration.

Simply require proof of citizenship or legal residency to be eligible for government benefits...


4 comments:

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Seem to remember someone said, for the total cost of the Vietnam War, we could have given every Vietnamese one million dollars.

If the most tranparent administration ever were to come clean, they would label their demand as, "Underemployed Progressive Lawyers Welfare Fund".

CenTexTim said...

Sad but true - both points...

Old NFO said...

Pathetic... sigh...

CenTexTim said...

Yep...