Possibly something good will come from Dems in power...

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    Sure its out of spite but at least it would save $7 billion from being spent on a damn fence that doesnt even address the real problem. Im sure they will find ways to waste it elsewhere but one can hope can't we.

    http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20061110-015323-5259r

     
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    Stop giving hand-outs and allow border patrol to actually prosecute drug runners, and the illegals will have less reasons to WANT to come in. A fence does no good if you don't stop people from climbing it. Surveillance cameras do no good if all we do is watch people come in.
     
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    I have a feeling that the Dems controlling Capitol Hill for the next two years will make it easier for us to keep the White House in 2008.
     
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    And I agree with the sentiments that the border fence will not solve the illegal immigration problem. We need to start with massive fining of the businesses that hire them. A $250,000 fine per illegal would cause businesses to stop hiring, and if you take away the demand, the supply will loosen.

    If only our politicians had backbone...
     
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    Just imagine all the money we will save once we withdraw from Iraq!!!!!!
     
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    Or the money we will save when withdraw from the War on Poverty or the War on Drugs or the War on Education. Those wars make Iraq seem like a piggy bank by comparison.
     
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    Not even close... Iraq is what's screwing up the national debt and giving China ridiculous amounts of power over us.

    But better to use money to kill people than help someone, eh? Besides, it's the puritans who like the war on drugs. As for educating people... yeah... keep 'em ignorant and only let 'em read one book, huh?

    And let's not forget about the "bridge to nowhere" and all the rest of the perks you guys gave yourselves.
     
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    point is; war sucks and it's usually a waste of money and lives.

    War on poverty, drugs, education, and the war in Iraq should all be ended.
     
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    Us guys? You think the bridge to nowhere was the first Pork barrel project ever created in Congress. Try Social Security. Its a government wet dream to be able to get people to pay 6.5% of their money now and get a less than 1% return on investment later.

    Lets see.

    War on Poverty has cost us close to $9 TRILLION as of 2000.
    http://www.heritage.org/Research/Welfare/Test080101.cfm

    War on Drugs has cost us close to $300 Billion

    Iraq War has cost $150 Billion.

    When are we going to pull out of those other wars first?
     
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    I can agree with that.
     

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