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U.S. Grows An Industrial Complex Along The Border


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. Mexican Border, Border Industrial Complex, equipment, technology, manpower, infrastructure, border fence, Homeland Security, 250 Immigrant Detention Centers, SBI-Net debacle, Mexican immigration boom over, colossal waste of money )

Judy
- 2470 days ago - npr.org
As federal budgets shrink and illegal immigration ebbs, experts say that there's no end in sight for the growth of the border-industrial complex.



   

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Jae A (316)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 12:53 am
So it boils down to...it's all about military equipment/weapons and hi tec contractor dollars. Biggest boom industry today is the security business, which must buy its equipment/weapon and a host of other costly hi-tec items. War against the middle east or against illegals, it's a boom to their purpose for being...and that is being wasted dollars in the long run as it more often is than not. .The Industrail Complex is costing tax payer too much of their tax dollars and now with the various 'security complexes' coming into being...we are really in for more debt and fear as a society than ever in my opinion. Fear sells their products and services...and boy do they all know how to sell that.

As far as security goes nation wide..event with this boom industry in all our daily live ee aren't any more secure than before 9/11.....It's always about the money isn't it...at least that appears to be the case with more and more government spending as to which corporates are going to reap the profits as it's they who are the 'suppliers of products and services'....

It's a real catch22 at times no matter how one looks at the problem and the current solutions being offered/bought but the 'buddy' deals are a tad over priced for the tax payers to keep up with , since fewer and fewer of the middle class are capable of keeping the interesting on nation loans paid let alone new buddy deal/gov.contracts cost. In sider trading isn't helping things either but that a whole other story isn't it.

Interesting read...thanks for sharing Judy
 

Judy C (91)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 12:22 pm
Thanks Jae. We do see all the usual corporate cronies here with their hands out, and the same ill-conceived and defective projects that end up being scrapped. The facts about the three high-tech tower projects in the article tells the story well.

The fear and the increasing resources invested in protectng the assets of the powerful are hallmarks of a dying empire. Chris Hedges talks about this in his last book. The amount of money being spent on all this is actually making us less secure. We tend to focus on the wrong things as threats, anyway. Our belligerent attitude and actions around the world is probably one of the bigger risks.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 1:24 pm
Here in the Police States of America, we tend to believe that the militarization of the border(which, by the way, is in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act) is to keep people out. What few ever ask is how long until it is all used to keep us trapped? In a police state, all citizens are inmates, guilty until proven innocent...which, of course, will never be allowed.
 

David C (75)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 2:19 pm
thanks.....
 

JL A (281)
Friday September 14, 2012, 8:56 pm
The back-up for defense contractors if the military-industrial complex budget shrinks?
 
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