Drug trafficking helping economy along border

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Electric fence.

Next problem.


The fence could be environmental friendly. The electricity could be provided by solar panels the government bought from the stimulus backed green energy companies! :clap2:


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Cigarettes create jobs to. Tobacco farming doesn't even scratch the surface.
Nurses, Doctors, Funeral Directors etc. etc.
We should all start smoking crack and cigarettes immediately.
 
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Cigarettes create jobs to. Tobacco farming doesn't even scratch the surface.
Nurses, Doctors, Funeral Directors etc. etc.
We should all start smoking crack and cigarettes immediately.
A Democratic jobs program.



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Generally crime does as much for the economy as Microsoft. More if you count court personnel. Grief counselors.

No wonder mexico doesn't have an unemployment problem.
 

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Obama liftin' up the fence fer dem Hispexicans to come in...
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Obama Has Halved Spending on Border Fencing, Infrastructure, Technology--Leaving 1,300 Miles of Mexico Border Unfenced
November 28, 2011 – The Obama administration has slashed spending on border fencing, infrastructure and technology, cutting it by more than half since it peaked under President George W. Bush in fiscal 2008, according to a Government Accountability Office report.
In 2008, according to GAO, the federal government spent more than $1.3 billion on border security fencing, infrastructure and technology. In 2011, it spend $573 million. Meanwhile, Customs and Border Protection has said that as of June it had fenced only 649 miles of the nearly 1,954-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border--leaving more than 1,300 miles of that border unfenced. The November 2011 GAO report refers to this category of federal spending by the acronym BSFIT. “Over $4.7 billion has been appropriated for BSFIT activities from fiscal years 2007 through 2011,” it says.

The report breaks the figure down for the five consecutive fiscal years (the 12-month period from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 of the following year) – $1.188 billion for FY2007, $1.303 billion for FY2008, $845 million for FY2009, $800 million for FY2010 and $573 million for FY2011. Over that period, the annual appropriations for border security therefore peaked in FY2008 under President Bush and declined to its lowest level in FY2011 under President Obama.

“An across-the-board cut to DHS appropriations of 0.2 percent reduced the BSFIT appropriation to $573 million [in fiscal 2011],” notes the GAO. The report added that some of the annual appropriations covered in the report do not expire at the end of the fiscal year for which they were allotted. The report also stated that last January, “after 5 years and a cost of nearly $1 billion,” the DHS ended the Secure Border Initiative Network (SBInet) – also known as the virtual fence – “because it did not meet cost-effectiveness and viability standards.”

“DHS is developing a successor plan to secure the Southwest border called the Alternative (Southwest) Border Technology plan,” the report adds. “The plan’s first phase is the Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan, which also includes a mix of radars, sensors, and cameras.” It is expected to cost about $1.5 billion over 10 years. Explaining how the appropriations have been directed, the report said that in November 2005 the DHS initiated the Secure Border Initiative (SBI), described as “a multiyear, multibillion-dollar effort aimed at securing U.S. borders and reducing illegal immigration.”

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Mounted patrols beefed up at the SW border
27 Nov.`11 – Clyde knows a thing or two about men hiding.
If there's someone squatting in the bush near the Rio Grande, the 5-year-old gelding will prick up his ears, give a snort and stop in his tracks, despite gentle rib kicks from his rider. If people make a run for the river, he'll crash through brush and branches after them. Or he could be quiet as a breath and walk right up to a circle of unsuspecting smugglers.

Clyde, a lean, copper-colored mustang, is one of the latest weapons in the struggle to tighten the U.S. border with Mexico. The U.S. Border Patrol has used horses since its inception in 1924, but new funds from headquarters and a federal program that captures, breaks and donates wild mustangs is bringing more mounted patrols than ever to the border. "He's doing great," says Border Patrol agent Chris Garza, Clyde's rider. "They do things ATVs and trucks just can't."

The horses come at a crucial time for the southeastern area of the border, the Rio Grande Valley Sector, a 316-mile stretch from Brownsville to Falcon Heights. For the fiscal year ending in September, agents here seized more than 930,000 pounds of marijuana, a new sector record, and arrested more than 53,000 people attempting to enter the U.S. illegally — more than the other two border sectors in Texas.

The high numbers are credited to increased enforcement, as well as crackdowns on drug cartels by Mexican authorities on the other side of the Rio Grande, says Supervisory Agent Daniel Milian, a spokesman. As the government raids the stashes of nearby syndicates such as the Zetas and Gulf Cartel, more drugs come north to the USA. "This is a real old-school patrol," Milian says of the mounted patrols. "It's a great resource to have."

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yes, much like prohibition created jobs for bootleggers and police and the doctors, funeral directors and cemetaries.......

it also gave us nascar.........
 

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also, this is why pot smokers should be encouraged to buy locally grown marijuana......

that way the money goes into the pockets of the local grower and not foriegn drug cartels.......
 

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Drug trafficking helping economy along border
They don't seem to be having that problem, in the Northwest!!

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