How We Pay for Them
The compelling onslaught of violations to our national sovereignty on our southern border has so captivated our nation’s attention that we’ve almost become oblivious to the fact that we have a northern border that is as wide open and much longer that could be an even greater security threat.
There are about 16,000 border patrol agents on the Mexican border. There are about 2,000 agents on the Canadian border, which is twice as long as Mexico’s.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the length of the International Boundary line of the U.S.-Canadian border, excluding Alaska, is approximately 3,987 miles, while the length of the U.S.-Mexican border is estimated at 1,933 miles. The length of the Alaska-Canada border alone is 1,538 miles. Nov 9, 2006
States Wilson Ring/AP in his time.com article ‘While the Trump Administration Looks South, Human Smugglers Exploit the Canadian Border:’ “Driving the increase here, officials say, is the ease of entry into Canada, where visas are no longer required for Mexicans, and a border that receives less scrutiny and resources than the southern border, where thousands fleeing violence in Central America are being detained.
“A plane ticket from Mexico City to Montreal or Toronto can cost less than $350.
“The Canadian government in late 2016 lifted its requirement that Mexican citizens apply for visas to enter the country as part of broader efforts to strengthen ties with Mexico. A similar requirement for Romanian citizens took effect in late 2017.
However, the biggest surprise regarding security on our Canadian border is that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking heat for a steady flow of asylum seekers entering Canada from the U.S. since Donald Trump’s election, by people who fear the U.S. will deport them or reject their bids for asylum. What is poor ‘boy’ Trudeau to do?
I suggest he readily consider sharing the cost of our mutual border with us.
It really does come down to how to pay for these walls. Well, I have already suggested that if we straighten out our trade imbalance with Mexico it would go a long way toward paying for the southern border.
The rest? See the GAO report about how the federal government wasted $45 billion in redundant programs and consider that Ron Paul proposed saving $1 Trillion by scrapping 5 federal Departments. Then these very corporations can get back to real free enterprise again.
Philip Mattera in his report, “Subsidizing the Corporate One Percent” reported that $110 billion was given to 965 big business parents of subsidy recipients. Ending this alone will easily pay for the southern border wall without help from Mexico.
Stephanie Condon with CBS News reported in 2011 that Ron Paul during his presidential campaign “unveiled a plan to cut $1 Trillion from the federal budget within one year by cutting a handful of federal departments. KaChing! Walls paid for.
“Paul’s plan would shape the federal government to fit the Texas Republican’s small-government, federalist views, slashing remaining department budgets, immediately ending all war spending, eliminating programs viewed as unnecessary, sending control over programs like Medicaid to the states, scrapping significant regulations and cutting taxes.
“Along with the Departments of Energy and Education, Paul also proposes eliminating the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, and Interior. Paul would also abolish the Transportation Security Administration, leaving security at airports and other transportation systems up to the private sector.”
With our good neighbors, Mexico and Canada prudently sharing the cost of maintaining our friendly countries important national sovereignties we can well pay for the walls. Where there is a will there is a way. If you think you can, you can and everybody wins.
Of course, such proposals most certainly will be met with hell raising objections and gnashing of teeth if ever serious contentions are pushed, but that is life today. The crazies on the left, the sorry RINO’s and totally liberal media are going to bitch about anything that Constitutional Republic loving Americans want because they are all in to take us away into a globalist world run by unaccountable, unelected power elitist who know best about everything for everybody.
Open borders are a vital tool toward that end by those who wish to take us down.