Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ted Cruz: Take El Chapo's $14 billion to pay for the wall

Via Billy

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wants the billions of dollars confiscated from an infamous Mexican drug lord to finance the construction of a wall on the Mexican-American border.

"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," Cruz said Tuesday in a statement unveiling the El Chapo Act, named after the drug kingpin who was extradited to the United States in January.

Cruz's bill, if implemented as conceived, would provide the $14 billion subject to confiscation from El Chapo as well as money taken from drug lords arrested in future cases. It's a bankshot at border funding designed to fulfill the spirit of President Trump's pledge to "make Mexico pay" for the wall that has gained currency among some Republicans.


  1. This man is always coming up with great ideas. Hopefully someone will listen to him. Oh yes, I forgot. Most of the lying a-holes in Congress don't want the wall. Just ask the New Yorker, Senator "Maggot".

  2. Works for me. And if more $$$ is needed, consider stopping paying out public benefits to ILLEGAL (not legal) aliens and instead use that money for the upkeep. Illegals have three options - 1) become legal U.S. citizens to gain those monies back, 2) Leave the country, or 3) accept the fact that they will have to be self supporting or accept private help from others.