Who is paying for the massive flood of illegal aliens pouring across the US-Mexico border today? The money that the drug cartels are raking in per illegal is staggering. Yet Joe Biden has now supposedly come up with a brilliant liberal plan to finally stem the tide. An easy fix would just be to reinstate all of Donald Trump’s policies, but that would be icky. Instead, Biden is going to treat the record-breaking number of illegals like student loan debt. After all, government intervention in student loan debt in the 1990s worked out great, didn’t it?
The average range of payment to the cartels is between $6,000 and $10,000 per illegal, according to the Rand Corporation. Consider the cost, then, for a family of six from Guatemala to make the trek to our southern border. If you want into the US, you’re paying the cartels. Period. Ask any American border resident in parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas and they’ll tell you the same thing: Anyone who doesn’t pay the cartels for passage doesn’t live to make it to this side of the border.
So, that Guatemalan family of six will be paying between $36,000 and $60,000 for passage through bandit country and into the land of milk and stimulus checks. Where are they getting that kind of cash? More than half of American families now say they can’t scrape together $400 for an emergency car payment. But families of unskilled, illiterate Third World migrants can somehow scrape together up to $60,000 to move to a different country?
Someone is obviously paying them. We’ll give you one guess as to which giant communist nation that wants to see the US brought to its knees might be doing that.
Biden’s newest big plan is to outbid his own Chinese handlers. If “poverty” is what is driving the border crisis, and spurring people to make the journey here, then the “obvious” liberal solution is to give every poor person in Latin America enough stimulus money that they won’t be poor any longer.
Back in the 1990s, President Bill Clinton ushered in a massive expansion of student loan debt. Any student, no matter how dumb, poor or incapable of getting a college degree, could just get a federal-backed student loan to pay for school – no matter how utterly pointless their chosen degree might be.
That was a great plan, because it ended poverty and racism, just the way that Bill Clinton intended! It also stabilized the cost of tuition. Right? Tuition hasn’t gone up since 1998, right?
So, what does it cost for a young person to get a bachelor’s degree in Hungarian transgender pottery styles these days? Who cares!? The point is that it’s “paid for” and that as soon as a person has a degree, they will be making at least six figures a year with that degree!
Obviously, this is ludicrous and more than a little sarcasm on my part. Whenever the government subsidizes a problem – rather than fixing it – you get more of that problem. Subsidizing student loans has led to a massive student loan debt bubble in the US. We have millions of young adults saddled with six-figure debts they can never pay back, because they got degrees for which there are simply no existing careers.
Subsidizing impoverished Third Worlders will not make them suddenly want to stay home. The drug cartels will simply start charging – and getting paid – much more for smuggling migrants across the border. And China will laugh their heads off as another one of the plans worked perfectly, thanks to the puppet ruler they installed here.
Biden also put Kamala Harris in charge of the border crisis, which is working swimmingly. Where is she these days, anyway?
Harris has never bothered to travel down to the border to see what’s happening. She was last spotted “getting a snack” in the Chicago area, according to Joe Biden’s press secretary.
How much money does Biden plan to send every poor person in Latin America, to try to entice them into staying home? He hasn’t said yet. The plan is still in the works. But you can rest assured that the drug cartels and China are watching the situation more closely than Kamala Harris.