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7 June 2013

TUCSON — The nation’s largest military contractors, facing federal budget cuts and the withdrawals from two wars, are turning their sights to the Mexican border in the hopes of collecting some of the billions of dollars expected to be spent on tighter security if immigration legislation becomes law.

(As Wars End, a Rush to Grab Dollars Spent on the Border, Eric Lipton, New York Times, 7 June 2013)

 

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $39 billion Department of Homeland Security spending bill for next fiscal year that would boost its funding by nearly $1 billion, shifting deeper cuts into other domestic agencies.

The measure passed on a 245-182 vote largely along party lines in the Republican-controlled chamber…

(House votes to boost homeland security spending, David Lawder, Reuters, 6 June 2013)

I’ve been saying for year that the “War on (some) Drug (Exporters)… and on Latin Americas” has less to do with stimulants than with stimulus.

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