It isn’t a secret that Donald Trump was looking to cut costs when he became president. It’s just surprising that the costs are this high – and for a reason you won’t believe.
Good businessmen cut costs, of course – that’s not a secret. And good businessmen presidents cut costs at a national level. And usually this is reason for the people to rejoice.
But not this time. Because this time, the extra cost isn’t caused by bigger warships, health care bills, or hurricanes.
No, this time it’s caused by migrants. And the cost to the US taxpayer is roughly $135 billion.
(And the best part is, the solution is easier than you might think – just start supporting Trump.)
The Washington Examiner reports:
President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and conservatives in Congress are moving aggressively to deal with illegals, especially those with long criminal records.
The added burden on taxpayers is driving the administration’s immigration crackdown.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied [the final cost to taxpayers at] about $116 billion.
State and local governments are getting ravaged by the costs, at over $88 billion. The federal government, by comparison, is getting off easy at $45 billion in costs for illegals.
And the odd thing? The best way to fix this problem isn’t what you’d think. Because while Border Walls and respect for ICE’s authority can help, there’s not much people can do to try to keep out several million people entering the country…that doesn’t become almost as expensive.
Except for one thing – stop giving away free stuff. Or, put another way, return health care to what it was, and public education to what it was…and watch the freeloaders – both the illegal immigrants and the liberals – shape up or ship out.
You want to keep people away who have no money, and don’t want to work? Easy. Just make health care something you have to pay for. You know, like Trump has been pushing for since inauguration.
Want to keep away people leeching off the education system? Simple. Just allow Americans to let the free market decide the best schools, and the bad ones – aka the easy ones – will fall. You know, just like DeVos is pushing for.
In the end, practically everything this country offers for free can be fixed, improved, and saved. Including $135 billion of taxpayer funds.
We just have to listen to Trump.
Source: Washington Examiner