Credit: Gael Gonzalez/Reuters
I am an open borders libertarian. My preferred method for reducing illegal immigration is outlined HERE.
But as much as a wall offends my sensibilities, being lied to by an arrogant ruling class offends them even more so.
The following has been repeated, ad-nauseam, in a coordinated, bipartisan effort to manipulate public opinion via repetition and ridicule…
A wall is unaffordable. If you want a wall, you are dumb and stupid.
That is demonstrably false.
Let’s go with the higher number: $32.5 billion.
Even at that price, the U.S. could have built at least 97 border walls since 2003 by simply avoiding military blunders, cutting waste, and/or temporarily ceasing foreign aid…
|Amount||Could have paid for…|
|Iraq War||$2 trillion
($7 trillion incl. interest)
|Obama Stimulus||$831 billion||25 walls|
|2012 Foreign Aid||$38 billion||1 wall|
|2013 Foreign Aid||$37 billion||1 wall|
|2014 Foreign Aid||$44 billion||1 wall|
|2015 F/A (requested)||$40 billion||1 wall|
|2016 F/A (requested)||$50 billion||1 wall|
|$209 billion||6 walls|