The U.S. blows a lot of taxpayer money on unnecessary things.
We’ve known this for years.
But when billions and billions of dollars are wasted on that which only hurts the country, taxpayers have every right to be angry. How many billions did Obama invest in his not-so-secret leftist agenda…?
As for the controversial border wall, it will indeed cost us a pretty penny…if Mexico doesn’t pay. This has been a thorny issue since President Donald Trump promised Mexico WOULD pay.
Since then, we’ve learned the wall will cost many billions to erect and in fact, Mexico might not foot the bill. However, there is a solution.
There are transactions between Mexico and the U.S. that total into the billions each year, and these cash flows provide a fertile field for allocating funds to the border wall project.
All it needs is a bit of thought and determination and the problem is solved. But where to begin?
Well, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has one idea: Let’s start with the millions of Mexican immigrants in this country.
Via Breitbart, citing Sessions’ appearance on ABC’s “The Week”:
“Well, we’re going to get paid for it one way or the other.
I know there’s $4 billion a year in excess payments, according to the Department of the Treasury’s own inspector general several years ago that are going to payments to people — tax credits that they shouldn’t get.
Now, these are mostly Mexicans.”
Oh, is that so?
$4 billion per year in excess payments going to these people? The money they should never have received in the first place? Gee, THAT should go a long way toward funding the wall, right?
And then Sessions really dropped a bombshell:
“The Department of Treasury, several years ago, under the Obama administration, said that if you change the regulations and enforced it properly, you would save up to $4 billion a year.
There are other things that we can do at the border to create revenue that would pay for the wall. There’s no doubt about that.”
The unspoken part, or course, was that although the Obama administration identified this $4 billion that could be available, Obama’s team did absolutely nothing about it.
But now we’ve got a proactive administration that has sworn to drop the hammer on illegals, and that is precisely what Trump and Sessions have done.
The money is definitely there; we just have to stop giving it to people who never earned it and do NOT deserve it. America is going to have to figure out that you can’t pay people just for coming here.
That doesn’t work, has never worked, and never will work. Why? Because when you do this, NOBODY WORKS! See how that…um…works?