The border fence is not a solution... unless you are Halliburton. (political cartoon)

Crossposted from Town Called Dobson & My Left Wing

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The only one who will benefit from a border fence will be the contractor and it will probably be someone attached to Cheney. And by all evidence seen from the war, Katrina and now Walter Reed, everything this man touches turns to shit. But it wouldn't surprise me if Halliburton got the border fence contract. That is how despotism rolls.

But beyond that, fences and walls never work and the one planned for our southern border will just as much of a disaster - for humans, the economy and for the environment. The stupid man builds a fence, the smart one fixes the problem that created the need for the fence and Bush does not have that ability since he can't bomb the sweatshops illegal immigrants work in here in the U.S. Those are called contributors.

That is Bush's only tool it seems - the bomb. Bomb them into submission, bomb them out of existence, bomb them into the stone-age, we have heard those lines before from the GOP. That is all they know.

They are incapable of solving a problem where the solution begins with the human heart. Cheney's has nothing but springs and gears.


Why Build a Fence?

When they drive right up the freeway?

Some people are worried about the safety inspections of the trucks and the drivers - I'm more worried about what's inside the trucks.

They plan on inspecting every truck that crosses the border? Sure they will - just like they inspect every cargo container coming into our ports.

Need a nice bridge?

It's like my Granny used to say,

old George just puts the emPHAsis on the wrong sylLAble. It's treating the symptoms without giving a thought to the cause of the disease, mainly because there's more long term money to be made in symptom-treating (read: weapon sales and oil) than in cause-treating (read: justice-making).

Hand over fist

Perfect. First, hire illegals for sub-minimum wage, use part of the improvement in your bottom line to line the pockets of the neo-cons to make sure they don't cut off the flow of illegals to keep wages down across the country. Then get a no-bid contract to build a fence that will be guaranteed not to keep out anybody who really wants to get in, and make more money at that. Hand over fist.

Wish I could

rec your comment or give you a star or something, cd. That's the deal in a nutshell. You nailed it.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."