Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby ScottDLS » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:50 am

I was pretty sure there was NO WAY the US got $14 billion of seizures from "El Chapo" himself. Even Pablo Escobar probably never had that much. If you read the article.

The Texas senator said that leveraging criminally forfeited assets from El Chapo and other Mexican cartel members and drug dealers can “offset the wall’s cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump’s stated border security objectives.”
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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby Abraham » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:46 pm

I'd like to know Cruz's definition of "seized"...anyone...?

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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby apvonkanel » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:34 pm

My only issue is that I have't seen anything showing that extending sections of the wall will really create a dent in the issue. I'm all for stricter border control, but at this point it seems more like an expensive gesture than a real solution. Putting money into patrolling the borders (creating permanent LEO jobs, rather than temporary construction jobs) seems like a better use of money. Walls are a lot less intimidating than armed LEO's.
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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby Abraham » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:56 pm

apvonkanel,

Like you, I'm not for mere symbolism either.

The Israelis have quite an effective wall.

It works.

If we construct one properly, maintain it, patrol it, it'd be quite effective too.

Unlike the Berlin Wall, we don't want to keep people in, we want to control (meaning we have a country) those who "enter".

Along with keeping out the criminal, diseased, and those seeking freebies without offering anything in return...we aren't a welfare state for the world though most leftists think so...

That's not harsh, it's maintaining sovereignty.

Unlike climate change loons, open borders "is" slow death for this country.


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