Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

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Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby TVGuy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:22 pm

If I didn't read it for myself, I would have thought this was an article from The Onion. Genius way to get Mexico to pay for the wall

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/04/25/ted-cruz-calls-14-billion-seized-el-chapo-fund-border-wall/


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Postby TreyHouston » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:35 pm

The left will argue that's technically Americas money because we (they) bought his drugs!
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Postby TresHuevos » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:41 pm

I saw a documentary TV show about Pablo Escobar once. They claimed that at the height of his power, his organization was spending $10,000 a month just on rubber bands to hold the cash together. It boggles the mind.
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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby John Galt » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:43 pm

Sounds like a plan. :thumbs2:

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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby allisji » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:46 pm

That's even better than his plan last year for the USA to sell off all of their public land and use the money to pay off the national debt.
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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:47 pm

TresHuevos wrote:I saw a documentary TV show about Pablo Escobar once. They claimed that at the height of his power, his organization was spending $10,000 a month just on rubber bands to hold the cash together. It boggles the mind.


There's a movie where the drug kingpins don't have enough time to count their money, so they resort to weighing it.
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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby TVGuy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:56 pm

TresHuevos wrote:I saw a documentary TV show about Pablo Escobar once. They claimed that at the height of his power, his organization was spending $10,000 a month just on rubber bands to hold the cash together. It boggles the mind.


Ha! He made the Forbes richest list and billionaires list each year for the latter part of the 80s. The only difference was that he couldn't put his money in the bank like the others, hence all of the rubber bands.

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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby crazy2medic » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:23 pm

Marvelous idea, not sure of the legalities involved but a very good idea!
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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby Flightmare » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:40 pm

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-wall-exclusive-idUSKBN15O2ZN

Reuters says that the cost is an estimated 21.6 billion for the wall. 12 billion would cover 55% of it. Sounds like a decent down payment to me.
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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby Liberty » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:48 am

Don't we actually have to possess the money before we can spend it? As I understand it, the money is somewhere in Mexico but we aren't exactly sure where it is. If they find it all they have to do is convince Mexico to hand it over to us.

Then again, Congress spending money it doesn't have isn't anything new.
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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby bblhd672 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:19 am

Wait, are you saying Ted Cruz is still in the Senate? I thought he had been abducted by aliens or something. :biggrinjester:
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Postby RoyGBiv » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:13 am

I LOL'd when I read this in an email from Cruz this morning..... Marketing genius.

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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby loktite » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:13 am

RoyGBiv wrote:I LOL'd when I read this in an email from Cruz this morning..... Marketing genius.

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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby Abraham » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:40 am

Day before yesterday, Pelosi declared on Fox News "The Wall" is immoral.

Huh?

I guess she's an open borders, no country, no sovereignty, just let our country collapse under the weight of illegals...except, no other country I'm aware of has "open borders".

Even Mexico has strict immigration laws as does every other country in the world, so why oh why should we be the exception?

What am I not understanding about the "open borders" (channeling Hillary too...) people?

Mass guilt that says the U.S. is a never ending Cornucopia (hey, U.S. taxpayers can handle it) for all who make it here or ...?


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Re: Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall

Postby twomillenium » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:45 am

Abraham wrote:Day before yesterday, Pelosi declared on Fox News "The Wall" is immoral.

Huh?

I guess she's an open borders, no country, no sovereignty, just let our country collapse under the weight of illegals...except, no other country I'm aware of has "open borders".

Even Mexico has strict immigration laws as does every other country in the world, so why oh why should we be the exception?

What am I not understanding about the "open borders" (channeling Hillary too...) people?

Mass guilt that says the U.S. is a never ending Cornucopia (hey, U.S. taxpayers can handle it) for all who make it here or ...?

Do you mean the same Pelosi that has her home in a gated community?
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