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WOW! Ted Cruz Has BRILLIANT IDEA To Pay For The Wall That Costs Taxpayers Absolutely Nothing!

Of the many ways that we could get the border wall funded we have to think of some out of the box ways that might not have to necessarily require congressional approval.

Ted Cruz has an idea that in some respect I have seen in practice on a much small scale before and I have to say that it worked.

As anyone that has been in the military knows the MWR fund that a command or duty station gets might not ever get all of the money that it was hoping it would get so sometimes it would not get all of the things that it would like to get in terms of recreational items for the people stationed at that particular command.

Then you would have someone that would be the subject of a nonjudicial punishment where part of the punishment would be that they forfeit half of their pay for two months. They military just didn’t take that money back. They would give it to the command’s MWR fund and tell them to go buy some of the things that they needed.

Via 100 Percent Fed Up:

Senator Ted Cruz just came up with a brilliant idea for how to fund the border wall.

It would cost taxpayers nothing and would be a great use of money that just so happened to be in the hands of a drug dealer.

With drugs flooding into the US at our border, the border wall funded by someone who actually used our border to deal drugs would be the ultimate in irony.

We’re talking about $14 billion!

American Thinker reports: It is legislation introduced by Sen.Ted Cruz of Texas last year — the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (E.L.C.H.A.P.O.) Act which would use fund confiscated from drug dealers like El Chapo and traffickers to pay for border security. As Cruz explained after introducing his bill in April of 2017:

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill calling for the use of $14 billion seized from cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be used to pay for the President’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

“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.”

The Texas senator said that leveraging criminally forfeited assets from El Chapo and other Mexican cartel members and drug dealers can “offset the wall’s cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump’s stated border security objectives.”

This is a smart solution to a big problem.

28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. carol

    December 23, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Good ideas Sen. Cruz!

    • Peatro GIORGIO

      December 25, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      Senator Ted Cruz A man of rarity ,A Senator Whom actually thinks while standing on his feet. It is for thos very reason I voted for him during the Presidential primary. Like President Trump, The Honorable Senator Ted Cruz actually Acts & works to improve the lives of every American. Ted would make for a Perfect Chief justice of the Supreme court. Unlike the Ass clown Robert’s whom presently sits at the top of the supreme court.

    • Cindy

      December 31, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      Why can’t we tap the same clandestine budget that allowed Comrade Obama to send $1.5 – $2.0B on pallets, mixed currencies, to the mullahs in Tehren?

  2. CrustyOldGeezer

    December 23, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    And….

    If somewhere down the road the Courts sya the US has to give the money back…

    CONGRESS WILL BE FORCED TO FUND THE WALL by repaying the money.

    • Robert Casper

      December 23, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      That is not going to happen, when has the government paid anything back. Once the money is spent it is gone. The stole from Social Security and never paid it back. And we are talking 30 to 40 years ago… So this is a mute point….

  3. Dave Miedema

    December 23, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Ted Cruz is a solid conservative with excellent ideas. Not only that, but he also can kick Jimmy Kimmel’s ass in one-on-one basketball, too.

  4. Matthew Linda

    December 23, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    In the end, there is always an understandable temptation to ‘KILL’ the messenger. Cruz-man has a brilliant idea. Chuckie-boy and Polosi-face will display adamantly their ‘OBJECTION’ and ‘FUGHETTABOUDIT’ along with the safety of our Country !!!

  5. Robert Casper

    December 23, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    President Trump needs to stand up and support the Americans of this country. If President Obama was able to send Iran $150 billion in cash, then why can’t President Trump appropriate $25 billion to border wall and security funding??? Let keep it simple and someone needs to answer that question. If someone had to appropriate this money, then I want to know who did, all of their names so that the American people can go and have a conversation with them!!!!

    • daz

      December 24, 2018 at 6:09 am

      Obama was able to “send” $150 B because it was Iran’s money already that had been held in the US for decades. He didnt give them anything he just returned assets.Clearly he shouldnt have returned money to a terrorist supporting regime but it wasnt an appropriation!

  6. Kurt Bloom

    December 23, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    As I have read over the years the forfeit laws take money from people with ON court or judge and people who can prove where the money came from never get it back. The states and fed gov get it . Legalized steeling from law abiding people. Drug dealers are not law abiding and convicted criminals are also in the apple cart.

    • Alan Scher

      December 26, 2018 at 12:59 am

      What is the ON court? Stealing, not steeling.

  7. SouthernPatriot

    December 23, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    I liked the idea when Ted originated and sent it out in his newsletter. It was a great idea then and a great idea now. The Democrats will not support it so the idea will die in the House and possibly Senate. Which is very sad. The leftist demented Socialist-Democrats don’t want to give Trump a victory on the WALL.

  8. EMMITT OSTEEN

    December 23, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    I think that is a great idea. Make the drug pay for the wall.

  9. Marain

    December 23, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    See? Mexico would be paying for the wall after all!

  10. KETROUT

    December 23, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I have been saying that for many years. Let us DO IT NOW!!!!

    The 4.4 Trillion Dollar is the budget for the US first of all, so 5 billion dollars represents 0.11% of that Budget, that’s point one % of the 4.4 Trillion Dollar Budget. So what is wrong with Pelosi and Schumer if they are really in favor of keeping out undesirable illegal aliens? A reminder;
    43% of ALL Food Stamps are Given to Illegals.
    95% of Warrants Issued for Murder in Los Angeles are illegals.
    Less than 2% of illegals are picking crops but 41% are on Welfare.
    More than 66% of all Births in California are to Illegals on Medi-Cal
    60% of all HUD occupied properties in the US are Illegals
    39% of all California Students are Illegals.
    75%of Los Angeles Most Wanted Criminals are Illegals.
    50% of All Gang Members are Illegals
    U.S. Taxpayers are Footing the Bill for All.

  11. Kelleigh Nelson

    December 23, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Probably one of the best things Cruz has come up with…but none of the other Senators will go along with it, they’re a big part of the problem…the Republicans!

  12. Robin Hood

    December 23, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Do this, when the wall is done take all those mentioned in the prior comment and dump them over the wall.

  13. larry Gaines

    December 23, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    That is a Brilliant idea and the US should have been doing this all along. But make one exception, Democrats cannot touch or have anything to do with the money. Democrats would use it to give more benefits to illegal immigrants

  14. Donel

    December 23, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    I love that idea, thanks Ted.

  15. josephg

    December 23, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Good idea Ted. Thank yo for your service. May the Lord our God be with you and Mr. Trumnp and your families.

  16. Drhook

    December 24, 2018 at 2:56 am

    Been reading about this for a week. Never seen trump mention it. Sounds too good to be true. Do it. I’ll be watching the news.

  17. Dale DuBois

    December 24, 2018 at 7:14 am

    The Democrats are toast for the next election if Trump builds the wall. Most of them know the wall is needed but would rather have lots of illegals coming across the border for their votes in voter fraud. The Liberals and Democrats care nothing about the good people of America but just getting a Democrat elected as President.

  18. Banshee803

    December 24, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Great idea but the obstructionist left Will NEVER allow it to pass though it would solve much f the immigration problem we have been facing since the Mariel Boat lift; a growing immigration problem that began expanding after that and the emigration from South Vietnam five years earlier at the Fall of Saigon and the necessary influx of Vietnamese refugees. THEY assimilated rather nicely, been possessed of an ingrown work ethic and have taken citizenship, learned English and are valued American citizens unlike many of the Others who come in violation of our laws, NOT as refugees in name ONLY! Bedsides, as simple and effective a plan as it is, the Progressives will NEVER allow something so logical and effective UNLESS they can find some way to pocket part of the proceeds from it as the career parasites their RECORD shows them to be and so, too is the problem of such a wonderful solution feared by them as it makes too much COMMON SENSE, a characteristic totally lacking in their feeble mentalities, which is how we got where we are in the FIRST PLACE!

  19. Rulken

    December 24, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Brilliant! Let’s move forward with this great idea, Bravo Ted Cruz!

  20. Alan Scher

    December 26, 2018 at 1:00 am

    What is the ON court? Stealing, not steeling.

  21. I J Leslie

    December 30, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Great Idea

    Do it !!!

  22. Sandman 4x4

    January 4, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    This is something I’ve said all along since the Wall debate started! After I voted for President Trump, I knew there would be trouble from the left, I expected it but not really as bad as has happened! The loonies on the left have gone too far with their hatred and hatefulness and petty arguments! But the money is there! With the civil forfeiture acts used throughout the Country!

  23. Harold

    January 5, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    If the Republicans can think of this as a avenue to succeed on their goal, the DemocRATS WILL WANT THEIR SHARE AND MORE; I can just hear the crying and bickering, that this money should be used for all sorts of things: such as health care for all, legal defense for Illegals, Pay raises for elected officials, stopping the extinction of some unheard microbe, there will be screaming and crying from the Democrats and socialist. They will find a new way to import their voter base!

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