Yesterday, gunfire from the cartels pierced that threshold and struck City Hall in El Paso. Fortunately no one was injured or killed. But that good fortune was not the result of effective border control - it was mere luck that the bullets struck buildings rather than bodies.In case your interested in the magnitude of the illegal problem in border states perhaps you might check out gamecam pictures from south Texas ranches where instead of deer photo's you are just as likely to find illegal immigrants who are increasingly carrying backpacks filled with cocaine and methamphetamine.
Luck and good fortune are not effective border enforcement policies. The shocking reality of cross border gunfire proves the cold reality: American lives are at risk.
CBO has weighed in on the stunning magnitude of America's debt time bomb and Obamacare has not even kicked in yet except in the form of massive rate increases to fund the Obamacare taxes as well as to boost reserves for dependents with pre-existing conditions as well as the coming days when the uninsured and all their costs must be absorbed with community rates. Small group health renewals of 30%-40% are common due to declining membership, risk pools that no longer include the young and healthy who are now unemployed, Obamacare taxes, a provider feeding frenzy of utilization driven by plans to accelerate retirement before reimbursement drops further and the certainty that the future holds no hope for improvement.
The harsh reality is that President Obama is in a race to secure a permanent reliable majority Democratic voting block. He needs a recipient class of reliable voters. Already almost 47% of Americans pay no income taxes and almost 49% approve of the IRS so providing 10-20M illegals a path to citizenship will be a game over strategy.
There was a time illegal immigrants traveled by night through South Texas and slept by day. We have reached a point to day where they travel by day with well armed coyotes carrying backpacks laden with drugs through well planned routes painstakingly planned by narcotics cartels.
As pointed out on this blog previously the uninsured in Texas create a significant tax burden on citizens through property taxes to fund their free healthcare. Now if Democrats succeed in passing immigration reform the rest of the counry will get to pay for their free Obamacare tax credits.Medical trend will accelerate as providers cost shift to private payers to close their reimbursement gap. Barack Obama is the shamwow salesman in a suit.