A new study says Trump’s frankly magnificent wall, the best wall of all the walls, truthfully, doesn’t need Mexico’s pesos. The wall will pay for itself. It returns more than just calls.
From The New York Post:
The $18 billion wall President Trump plans to build along the southern border will pay for itself by curbing the importation of not only crime and drugs, but poverty.
“The wall could pay for itself even if it only modestly reduced illegal crossings and drug smuggling,” Steven A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, told The Post.
Much the same way the walls of your home, combined with the lock on your front door, deters wandering fiends from crashing your pad. Pocketing things like televisions, cameras, your secret opioid stash. Perhaps the virginity of a teenage son or daughter. Related SICK: Illegal Immigrant Commits Four Sexual Assaults Using Uber.
Makes common sense to scale up the same principle to a wall along the southern border, where crime rolls in like a case of the trots.
Absent a wall, the Homeland Security Department forecasts an additional 1.7 million illegal crossings at the US-Mexico border over the next decade.
If a wall stopped just 200,000 of those future crossings, Camarota says, it would pay for itself in fiscal savings from welfare, public education, refundable tax credits and other benefits currently given to low-income, illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America.
Which is rather the idea of a giant barrier. Before someone cries “RACISM” please spare us all. It matters not if the people south of the border have skin fairer than the dreams of goat milk merchants. Crime is crime. Poverty is poverty. No matter how the burrito is folded.
If a wall stopped 50 percent of those expected crossings, he says, it would save American taxpayers a whopping $64 billion — almost four times the wall’s cost — to say nothing of the additional billions in federal savings from reduced federal drug interdiction and border-security enforcement.
$64 billion of our hard-earned cash. In a budget of trillions, Democrats will poo-poo the number. But if you’ve ever made the mistake of calculating your tax withholding just before bed — don’t do it, it’s a trap — you know $64 billion is not an insignificant sum.
We need this wall. Not yesterday, decades ago. Which reminds me…
Donald Trump doesn’t play 4D underwater backgammon in the library with a candlestick to “drain the swamp.” The guy just vocalizes whatever thought bubble pops into his head. Before you throw a stack of MAGA bumperstickers at my face, stop. I don’t think “Make America Great Again” was some kind of “dog whistle” to harken back to the times of old, where the slaves picked cotton and the womyns wore corsets. His slogan was just as simple as any errant word jumble arranging itself in the mind of Trump. In this case, make our laws enforceable again. As in “no mas” illegal immigration. As in “let’s enforce our borders like any normal country would!”