The US government is a joke. Long gone are the days when senators and representatives went to Washington to make laws that where important to those who put them in office. These days the good of the people is not even a consideration, its more important to vote on legislation that profits special interest group or a major campaign contributor. Illegal immigration and drug smuggling continue to be an issue our government tiptoes around. We should deploy troops to our borders and employ more aggressive tactics to stop illegal crossings, and aid ICE in the apprehension and deportation of illegals living and working in the US. Lastly the US should impose trade embargoes on Mexico until they take an active role in dismantling human smuggling rings and drug cartels. What makes Mexicans think that tax paying US citizens should just except higher medical costs, higher insurance rates, increased crime rates and lower wages if they can find a job not already held by an illegal? The American public needs to stand up and force our government to take a strong stance on the issues that directly impact its residents right here in our own backyard.