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Politicians are making hay off tragedy


Date published: 7/18/2014

Politicians are making hay off tragedy

What most folks see as a humanitarian crisis on our Southern border, the political classes in Washington are salivating at as another opportunity to fleece the U.S. Treasury.

In just a week, we have gone from $2 billion to $3.7 billion. That's $70,000 per child.

Let's not forget Hurricane Sandy. What FEMA estimated at $8 billion turned into $37 billion by the time the lobbyists and politicians got all their spending projects in.

As sad as the tragedy of these events are, it's criminal how our elected leaders and their minions profit from these disasters.

Jim Sherrill

Fredericksburg