Saturday, October 07, 2006
So, Congress wants us to think we're going to get the fence that is needed on our southern border. As usual, the charlatans in Washington have other plans. While touting the fact that they authorized construction of a 700-mile fence on the U.S.-Mexico border, they also made sure that it will, in fact, not happen or at least not as advertised. Shortly before recessing late Friday, (they always do their dirty work as surreptitously as possible) the House and Senate gave the Bush administration great leeway as to how he can distribute the $1.2 billion approved. It can be spent on roads, technology and "tactical infrastructure" to support the Department of Homeland Security's preferred option of a "virtual fence."
What this means is there will be no 700 mile fence as the public is led to believe. We will once again have money spent on cameras and sensors that don't work or no one responds to and the illegals, criminals, smugglers and terrorists can violate us at will. Obviously, this is what our elected officials desire and unless we begin weeding them out starting this election, we deserve what will undoubtedly happen to us.
More at the Washington Post.
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Posted by BobG at 7:59 AM