From President Bush’s (Illegal) Immigration Address:
Since I became President, we’ve increased funding for border security by 66 percent….
Tonight I’m calling on Congress to provide funding for dramatic improvements in manpower and technology at the border.
So we’ll increase federal funding for state and local authorities assisting the Border Patrol on targeted enforcement missions.
And I will ask Congress for additional funding and legal authority, so we can end “catch and release” at the southern border once and for all.
Why don’t we just pay the Mexicans on a monthly basis to go home and stay there, and cut out the middle-men?
It would slow the expansion of (already horribly bloated, ineffective) government. It would avoid the need to implement the President’s “national ID card” – which would at first be for immigrant workers, but would shortly be made mandatory for everyone. It would be cheaper in the long run. (Look at what the illegals are willing to work for, vs. bureaucrat salaries and benefits.)
And unlike the President’s recommendations, it might actually work.
And it’s welfare. The Left would have to vote in favor!
Game, Set, Match!
(I mean, hell, we’re going to dump a mountain of cash on the problem it the hopes of burying it anyway. Now that an issue has been recognized by the .gov, that is the
pavlovian Congressional response.)