U.S. pays millions to help Mexico fig...

U.S. pays millions to help Mexico fight vicious cartels

There are 90 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 7, 2009, titled U.S. pays millions to help Mexico fight vicious cartels. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Mexico's vicious drug war - a bloody conflict that has claimed the lives of thousands of people throughout the country - is now costing U.S. taxpayers $465 million so far.

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Proud to be from El Paso

Mesa, AZ

#1 Feb 8, 2009
How about we secure the border, spend the millions on Americans. Many Americans are out of work, homeless, etc. Why are we spending millions on Mexico, while its citizens are coming over here illegaly and taxing the support services that are supposed to be for American Citizens.
leo from cornelia

Chanute, KS

#3 Feb 8, 2009
mexican richest man in world CARLOS SLIM pumps $250,000,000.00 into failing N. Y. TIMES. the times immediately attacks anyone against open borders.
Bessie Mae Kulow

Fairfax, VA

#4 Feb 8, 2009
465 million is a small price to pay compared if the whole mexican government were to collapse. During the Bush administration we were so focused on Iraq that we forgot about our neighbors to the south and now we have Ortega being elected in Nicaraugua, Hugo Chavis in Venezuela and now former FARC rebels being elected in El Salvador. Stop thinking small and look at the big picture.

“Support SAR, get lost. ”

Since: Oct 08

East Haven, CT

#5 Feb 8, 2009
Proud to be from El Paso wrote:
How about we secure the border, spend the millions on Americans. Many Americans are out of work, homeless, etc. Why are we spending millions on Mexico, while its citizens are coming over here illegaly and taxing the support services that are supposed to be for American Citizens.
Its the first step to making Mexico a U.S. Territory.
Lee James

Carrollton, IL

#6 Feb 8, 2009
Wake up people, this 465M is not going to Mexico, it's going to the Military-Industrial Complex that lobbied for the $$$, Who is building planes, helicopers, weapons, electronics, and who is going to profit??
TRDOFLZYPPL

AOL

#7 Feb 8, 2009
it clear that the Merida plan is a joint cooperating agreement
In other words, the cartels and the Mex govt will throw a big party, start buying electronics at Best Buy along with appliances and new Condos for thier Misttresses. Maybe a litle of it will go towards making it look like it was spent on Drug warfare. I doubt it will do much to calm or control the drug trade.
citizen

El Paso, TX

#8 Feb 8, 2009
B.S. This money is going to purchase a private island for Caldarone to retire on and live the good life. Mr. Reyes will probally have a large condo there. Both governments are so corrupt, Mr Bush and Mr. Obama will have large condos there too.
Joe The Plumber

Lubbock, TX

#9 Feb 8, 2009
The main beneficiaries of all this money are the multinational corporations who must keep their third world hosts happy with money from American taxpayers. Some of the money no doubt also goes to pay off the more powerful cartels to protect their factories.

The principal American beneficiaries of money from the multinational corporations are the politicians whose campaigns they finance, and who knows what else they finance --for the politicians only, of course. The average citizen receives nothing for the romance between politicians and the corporations--except the fleecing they get from having the corporations export their jobs.

The biggest beneficiaries are the Mexican peons who get a free pass to America to await the next amnesty. They get their pass due to the pressure that multinational corporations apply to politicians to keep the borders open for them. It is a win-win situation for the Mexican government because the money sent home in so-called "remittances" by illegal aliens is Mexico's second largest source of income.

In addition to having the U.S. absorb Mexico's unemployed, unskilled and uneducated masses, Mexico also benefits by transferring their potential revolutionaries to the U.S.

Of course the ethnocentric special interest groups, the subversives, get their slice of the pie from keeping the imported riff raff dumbed down with bilingual education, and keep them in the welfare lines where other "social workers" make their living. They receive federal and private grants from subversives like George Soros that keep them solvent until the next wave of "immigrants" is legalized to create more "jobs" for them and to secure the jobs they already have.
Tracey

Cookeville, TN

#10 Feb 8, 2009
The US is going further into debt to give mone away to other countries. When will we learn. When will be say "we have to take care of our own before giving to others.
The US is in a bad situation, with so many losing jobs, homes and many benefits. Yet others can enter this country illegally and bleed us dry.

Wake up America. Write to your State representatives and tell them your disgust.
Proud to be from El Paso

Mesa, AZ

#11 Feb 8, 2009
flywatt wrote:
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Its the first step to making Mexico a U.S. Territory.
How is it the first step to annexing Mexico? I am saying we need to stay out of it. We should be thinking about Americans and not Mexicans. I think you are one of the people that love the idea of the County hospital becoming Juarez General.
good people go

El Paso, TX

#12 Feb 8, 2009
great money to be spread throughout the mexican corrupt govt that allready supports the sinaloa cartel. this just puts more money in their pockets! I wish el paso could split this money, then we could afford beer again, and we would not smoke so much weed.
donkeyman

Yuma, AZ

#13 Feb 8, 2009
spend the money on gun turrents for the border fence. place cameras on towers so we can watch the carnage every night on t.v.
The Wall

Brownsville, TX

#14 Feb 8, 2009
Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Mexico.
Norma

El Paso, TX

#15 Feb 8, 2009
I thin the U.S. needs to look after its own then worry about the cartel killings in Mexico. People here are losing jobs left and right. They're losing their homes and many unfortunately are turning to crime to try and survive.

Concentrate on your own America. Don't try to fix someone else's problem and lose sight of what's happening on your own soil.
Tony915

United States

#16 Feb 8, 2009
Rich Guy wrote:
Great wetsicans dont put anything in to the tax base now we are spending hard earned americans money in to a place that cant fix its own problems. I say gather up all the illegals put there **** in a bus and send there a s s back. Build a bigger fence, With some gun towers, If anything I say send them a couple million in bullets and let them finish the job.
Do you have like 30 different names on this. Same ignorant answer over and over. Cartels make billions off of white americans. Shut up and fix americas drug problem!
brian

El Paso, TX

#17 Feb 8, 2009
Let's just keep throwing our money down that Drug War rat hole. It's worked GREAT for the past 40 years, right?
Eric

El Paso, TX

#18 Feb 8, 2009
Tony915 wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have like 30 different names on this. Same ignorant answer over and over. Cartels make billions off of white americans. Shut up and fix americas drug problem!
The problem is all his 30 names are still on AOL...So there is no way we will ever know it is the same Idiot.....What a smart dude huh?
Buzzm1

Cupertino, CA

#19 Feb 8, 2009
HELP OUR BORDER PATROL STOP THE INVASION!!!

BUILD THE FENCE!!!

MANDATE E-VERIFY!!!

Southwest Border Patrol Sector Apprehensions (Source DHS/CBP)
Fiscal Year----------2005---------200 6---------2007-------2008 (ends 9/30)
San Diego----------126,879-----142 ,104---- 152,460--- 162,390
El Centro----------55,725-------6 1,465----- 55,883----- 40,961
Yuma----------138,492-----118, 549----- 37,992------ 8,363*
Tucson ----------439,053-----392,074- --- 378,239--- 317,696
El Paso----------122,624-----122, 256----- 75,464----- 30,312
Marfa ----------10,532--------7,520- ------ 5,536------ 5,391
Del Rio ----------68,547------42,636-- --- 22,920----- 20,761
Laredo ----------75,268------74,840-- --- 56,714------43,658
Rio Grande Valley --134,136----110,528------ 73,430----- 75,473
Apprehensions----1,171,386--1, 071,972-----858,638----705,005

Of Arizona's 380 miles of U.S.-Mexico border, there are 128 miles of pedestrian fencing and 151.6 miles of vehicle barriers, according to a Dec. 19 Customs and Border Protection release.

*The Yuma Sector now has a total of 94 miles of fencing. The difference is apparent.

Yuma Border Patrol Sector Apprehensions - The Yuma Border Patrol Sector is under control:
----------Oct.---Nov.--Dec.
FY2009---338---406---364
FY2008--1094---955---956
FY2007--3478--3240--2601
FY2006--9428--8913--6884

The El Paso Border Patrol Sector will soon be under control
El Paso Border Patrol Sector Apprehensions
----------Oct.---Nov.--Dec.
FY2009--1468--1159---865
FY2008--3605--2648--2014
FY2007--6183--5098--4189
FY2006-11027--8191--5668

01-29-09 In the El Paso sector, crews finished 79 miles of the planned 81 miles of "vehicle fencing," usually concrete or metal barriers that were mostly installed in the flat New Mexico desert west of El Paso, Cordero said. The 15- to 18-foot tall metal "pedestrian fencing" needs about 11 miles to reach the planned 56 miles in the El Paso region, Cordero said.

KEEP BUILDING THE FENCE!!!

IT'S WORKING!!!

SUPPORT OUR BORDER PATROL!!!
She Be Me

United States

#20 Feb 8, 2009
Put our military on the border.
Go with the - Flow

El Paso, TX

#21 Feb 8, 2009
WOW! What a great plan. I hope our great U.S has a back up plan to BAIL our own *** out. With plans like the this it wont be long until we are in the same situation as Mexico only w/o support from other countries.
Live the great American way...Pay taxes, give to other countries, pay penalties on unpaid taxes to give to other countries.
Unemployed? Cant put food on the table for your family? Cant pay your rent? Who cares...you have to
PAY TAXES! GIVE TO OTHER COUNTRIES!
THE GREAT AMERICAN LIFE...WOW!

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