Tuesday, March 1, 2011

House Cuts Border Security Funding

This is about a week old now, but the 2012 budget passed by the House cut $600 million in funding from border security. $350 million was cut from the fence, and $159 million from Customs and Border Protection. The bill provides for no fewer than 20,500 Border Patrol agents. But Obama's budget provided for 21,185 Border Patrol agents.

Dear House republicans: how about you stop spending hundreds of billions a year fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan, a war whose objectives you long since failed to meet (capturing Bin Laden and destroying the Taliban), and instead spend a few billion securing our own border. Then you could easily get halfway to the $200 billion in budget cuts you want.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about cutting all of the federal monies that funnel down to housing illegals and schooling their children first?

Anonymous said...

I just threw up in my mouth.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul would be proud of you.

ConMan said...

I don't care where they get the money. Cutting funds from Border Security is telling everyone on the other side of the border, Come On In!

DanL said...

Anonymous, I hope you didn't choke on your vomit.

By the way, I still believe that going into Afghanistan was reasonable and a good choice. But we clearly did not meat our objectives, and never will. So why didn't we get out after two years when it was obvious we had lost Bin Laden and we lacked the backbone to go after the Taliban in their stronghold of Pakistan?

Revolution 2010 said...

I couldn't support us leaving Afghanistan OR cutting the Border Security budget.

I can not believe there isn't something in the budget that is less important.