Is Rep. Hank Serious?
Money for Immigrants
Put on some Santana music and chill to Rep. Cuellar’s press release. Graphic Source: Wikipedia.com
In a press release sent out this Tuesday (April 2), Democrat U.S. Representative Henry “Hank” Cuellar said that President Trump’s threat to shut down the border we share with Mexico would be a disaster. I agree. Like Joe Biden’s hair transplant. A disaster.
Right after the beginning of his press release, Cuellar segues into the land of the hippies where everything was cool and groovy because reality was outside the sphere of consciousness: “We must start playing defense on the 20-yard line and address the root causes of mass migration, such as violence and poverty. By utilizing funding that we have helped secure to promote good governance and civil society in Central America, we can prevent these large groups of immigrants from fleeing to our southern border.”
First, has Cuellar recently taken a vacation to Colorado? People in Aspen talk a lot like this, and you soon start to think while contemplating the brainless chatter: “This is what a lack of oxygen at high altitude does to the brain.”
It’s like the anecdote of Joan Baez once asking Bob Dylan while they were lovers in the early
1960s and she was reading one of his lyrics: “What does this line mean?”
I’m paraphrasing, but it went something like this: “I have no idea, but people will sit around discussing it for years.” Turned out, Dylan was right. He could rhyme lyrics like no other, and you had to think that the smallframed Jewish kid from Hibbing, Minn., had a vision or thought of something while writing his many great songs. To Dylan’s ear and mind, they sounded great. Obviously, his fans, including me, believe the same. The lyrics go far beyond the ability to rhyme words. Unlike Rep. Cuellar’s press release, the words really do mean something down deep.
Let’s parse Rep. Cuellar’s press release, part of it anyway, and see if we can make sense out of that one press release: “We must start playing defense on the 20-yard line and address the root causes of mass migration, such as violence and poverty. By utilizing funding that we have helped secure to promote good governance and civil society in Central America, we can prevent these large groups of immigrants from fleeing to our southern border.”
First of all, if we’ve only started playing defense on the 20-yard line, we’re screwed. Especially if the opposition, in this case people fleeing poverty and violence in mainly Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, are steaming toward our border at the speed of a 280-pound linebacker. We never should have been in Central or South America. We had no business there, but our business rulers did, and since they controlled the U.S. military, there we went. We didn’t care if the despot of some poor Latin American country was a brutal thug who bled the treasury dry, as long as he was OUR brutal thug and an anti-communist. He could be a totalitarian. He just had to eschew Lenin and Marx and Mao. Our involvement, covert mainly, didn’t help Central American stability, but its current sad state of affairs can’t be entirely laid at our doorsteps.
Then “Hank” writes: “…address the root causes of mass migration, such as violence and poverty.”
The congressman has it all wrong. The main force behind violence is overcrowding and poverty. Having 10 kids when you can’t afford one is the main reason behind the overcrowding. The parents cannot only not afford them, but they can’t keep watch over them, so the kids join a gang. They get a taste for blood and brutality, and off to the races they go. Seeing our federal government take our hard-earned money through forced taxation and pumping it into those three countries is like flushing money down the toilet.
Some people may benefit. Certainly the people who run those countries will benefit, although we’ve been assured that the money won’t go directly to the government (just it’s shills).
By the way, don’t we have enough violence and poverty in our own country already instead of adding to it by bringing into the U.S. more poor people, which includes who knows exactly how many gang members? Does anyone really believe that those three countries have in place a sufficient IT infrastructure to catalogue all of the violent criminals arrested there? Those who have completed parole, etc. If so, I have a bridge to sell you.
Cuellar continues with his press release: “By utilizing funding that we have helped secure to promote good governance and civil society in Central America, we can prevent these large groups of immigrants from fleeing to our southern border.”
What does that even mean? Take, for example, “helped to secure.”
The feds helped “secure” the money by taxing us. When a little over 50 percent of this country’s workforce files a 1040, that should tell you something. Also, where does “Hank” get off by telling us that our tax money the feds stole (courtesy of the 16th income tax amendment passed in 1913 by the whore-like politicos who couldn’t wait to get their hands on it) actually has helped “promote good governance and civil society in Central America…”
Besides Costa Rica, where exactly would that be, Hank?” Even in Costa Rica, like Chicago, the murder rate is climbing.
Rep. Cuellar sums up his press release with these profound words: “…we can prevent these large groups of immigrants from fleeing to our southern border.”
How? By continuing to hand over our tax dollars to the Central American people? So they can do what? Have more kids because they’re taught that artificial contraception is a mortal sin?
It all makes no sense unless you can simple lay back and enjoy the vibes of Rep. Cuellar’s press release. Even if the prose makes no sense, just put on some good hippie music (White Rabbit?) and dig what the congressman is selling: We need to send more of our tax dollars to Central America so we can help build their economy, to help get people out of poverty.
What about our own poor people already living in the land of Milk and Honey?
Shhh. You ask too many questions. Chill. Put on a Santana CD and dig Henry Cuellar’s press release. You’ll feel better.
Jan’s note: I agree with
Gregg. Cuellar’s spin words “funding we help secure” literally means money our government has extorted from the tax-paying U.S. citizens.