Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the powers that be are completely tone deaf to the desires of most Americans or if they do things purposely to thumb their noses at us, and this is one of those occasions where it could go either way.
As readers are likely aware, POTUS Donald Trump has been using the full weight of the Executive Branch to cajole, threaten, or otherwise convince lawmakers to provide funds for his oft-promised border wall. It’s necessary not because America is a racist country but because our open southwestern border has been a conduit for deadly drugs, criminals, and endless ‘caravans’ of mostly poor migrants.
For two years the Republican-controlled Congress failed to provide the president’s requested funds (which, he says, will be reimbursed if the legislative bodies of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico approve a renegotiated trade agreement the president also promised during his 2016 campaign).
Now it’s too late: Open borders Democrats will be taking over the House in January, where all funding bills must originate.
Worse that that, however, is the fact that the U.S. is set to pay out more than double the amount POTUS Trump wants for border wall construction in the next fiscal year to Mexico and countries in Central America: $10.6 billion.
Some of this money will come from private-sector investment and the objective — to create opportunities for chronically poor residents of southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras in their home countries so they don’t want or need to risk life and limb traveling to the United States — is admirable.
But for lawmakers to approve funding for projects and economic development somewhere other than the United States while flat-out refusing to provide security for their own people is going to outrage tens of millions of Americans. (Related: Democrats ‘angry’ over death of migrant girl in CBP custody should blame THEIR open borders policies.)
The Associated Press reported on the amounts of money involved, as well as what it will be used for:
The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico.
The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as part of a regional plan to allow Central Americans and Mexicans to remain in their countries and not have to emigrate.
The combination of public and private investment for the stay-at-home effort doesn’t require congressional approval, unlike Trump’s signature project to stem illegal immigration — a border wall.
The funding will come from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, or OPIC, a government entity created in 1971 by President Richard Nixon for the purpose of helping “American businesses invest in development in emerging markets,” according to its website. The agency is reportedly self-sustaining, meaning it does not receive any taxpayer funding. “OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis as no net cost to American taxpayers and has generated money for the U.S. Treasury for 39 straight years,” the website notes.
But here’s what Americans angered by this will see: Guatemalans, Salvadorans, and Mexicans will get security but Americans…won’t. No border wall. And economic development that could be better spent on American workers.
And they’ll see that the Deep State/open borders/corporate wing of government is getting its way, again: Since the funding comes from OPIC, a federal agency, the American people, through their elected representatives, will have no say over any of this.
If that isn’t a massive slap to the faces of the nearly 64 million Americans who put POTUS Trump in the Oval Office, nothing is.
It’s almost as if the D.C. elites are trying to spark a revolution of the kind we’re currently seeing in France with the “yellow vest” protesters. Because this kind of callous disregard for the will of the people will surely become intolerable at some point.
Read more about our Leftist open borders policies at OpenBorders.news.