I am constantly amazed at the growing corruption of the American government. It is unlike anything I have seen in my lifetime. We have 17 millions children who go to bed hungry; we have elders who have lost even the one meal a day they could rely upon; we have 47 million people without health insurance. But we have plenty of money to throw at the mad scheme on our southern border. An utterly usele! ss waste of billions. But it is going to make a small group of corporations vastly richer. It is a disgusting trend illustrating the failure of both the Congress and the Presidency to serve the real interests of the people.
An ‘Ungodly Stupid” Get-rich Scheme: The Real Border Security Story
JOSHUA HOLLAND – Salon
Last week, John McCain gleefully announced that the Senate immigration bill would result in the ‘most militarized border since the fall of the Berlin Wall.” Indeed, an amendment authored by Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., authorizes a massive increase in border security dollars – including $30 billion for hiring and training 19,000 new border patrol officers over the next 10 years, and over $13 billion for a ‘comprehensive Southern border strategy” (including 700 miles of high-tech fencing).
What the senators didn’t tout was that the wall is both functionally useless – and will enrich some of the largest military contractors in the world.