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“Poor Mexico,” its former president Porfirio Díaz is said to have remarked. “So far from God and so close to the United States.”
Justice Department, that Colombian and Mexican cartels reap $18 billion to $39 billion
Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 National Drug Control Budget demonstrates commitment to these goals, requesting $25.6 billion to reduce drug use and its consequences in the United States. This represents an increase of $415.3 million (1.6%) over the FY 2012 enacted level of $25.2 billion.
Among the 40 states that participated in a survey, the cost of prisons was $39 billion in fiscal year 2010
So to be clear,
you are saying if we freed all of our prisoners and abandon all agencies looking for criminals,
I think there are better options that don't include putting rapists and murderers back on the streets....
The war on poverty, the war on drugs, the war on terror. None of these things have ever worked. Personnaly I think it is designed that way. From our point of view its all a waste, for government and its agencies its a huge cash cow.
The war is really on the people and the government is the true "enmity".
but..but.. They don`t keep all that cash in a shoe box under their beds, that money is still in circulation, they launder that money by buying stocks and other investments. heck, they probably are buying U.S. bonds and treasury notes, imagine that the U.S. government is being kept afloat by drug cartel money.