Ted Cruz Pushes For El Chapo To Pay For Border Wall
Well, that’s one way for Mexico to pay for it!
In the interest of full disclosure, I was a Cruzer in the primaries. I liked Donald Trump, and repeatedly noted I wouldn’t lose any sleep if he were the nominee—I just happened to like Ted Cruz better. The whole “Lyin’ Ted” nonsense did leave a sour taste in my mouth—especially considering how some people still promote it. But I got over it, and pulled the proverbial lever for The Don.
Meanwhile, did Trump get over it? Hopefully—and the recent dinner visit of the Cruzes to the White House seems to indicate it. At any rate, let’s hope so, because Ted Cruz may have just saved Trump’s First 100 Days—and along with it, the image of Congress, after Paul Ryan’s white-flag over the border wall.
See…The Dems didn’t want $1.4 billion going towards The Yuge Wall, out of the budget—and Paul Ryan said “fine”. And so, dear readers, Ted Cruz has just taken that lemon and whipped up a delicious lemonade recipe: “All right—how about $14 billion?”
Simple: Confiscate the assets of El Chapo—the Mexican Godfather extradited to the U.S. That $14 billion fortune would go specifically towards funding the Wall:
“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” said Sen. Cruz. “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities. We must also be mindful of the impact on the federal budget. By leveraging any criminally forfeited assets of El Chapo and his ilk, we can offset the wall’s cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump’s stated border security objectives.”
The best part is, the bill’s only three pages long. Short, sweet, and to the point. It’s exactly the PR victory Trump needs.
In short, it’s almost too good to be true.
We have to sound the call: President Trump, if you really mean what you say, that The Wall is still on the agenda—than throw your full support behind the EL CHAPO Act. (Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order—love it.) There is, quite simply, no reason not to support it.
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Eric was raised by Conservative Christian parents, but first became especially passionate about politics in high school, through reading up on economic theory. He also first read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged around this time, for the ARI's essay contests. He now owns a great deal of Ayn Rand's work. Also included in his library are the collected works of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter, etc.
Eric is no stranger to writing commentary, as the writer of the Conservative Considerations column on CampCampaign.com, and as a film critic and commentator on FlickRev.com. He has also carried on the Conservative tradition of talk radio commentary, as the host of "Avengers of America" for the USF student radio station, Bulls Radio. In the meantime, he is practicing what he preaches: Striving to enter the professional realm of Hollywood, he has already written and directed short films for the Campus MovieFest, which can be found on his YouTube channel, Hard Boiled Entertainment.