Today is like K-Tel releasing “Now That’s What I Call Campaigning - McCain ‘08 Edition!” All the dumb asses he made famous are poisoning my news day. Sarah Palin is obvious. Sadly, Joe the Plumber is in the news today as well. On Saturday, there was another round of Tea Baggin’ fun, and fake plumber was in Houston, Texas for the festivities. As always, he had some thoughts about the current state of our country. As always, his thoughts don’t make much sense:
Think Progress was kind enough to transcribe:
WURZELBACHER: I believe in making sure our country is safe first. I believe we need to spend a little more on illegal immigrants. Get them the hell out of our damn country and close the borders down. We can do it. We’ve got the greatest military in the world and you’re telling me we can’t close our borders? — That’s just ridiculous.
TP was also kind enough to analyze what his proposal would cost:
Wurzelbacher dedicated a private interview to saying that he’s tired of the government “sticking its hand” in his “back-pocket” and urging the government to “pull its head out of its butt.” Apparently he’s against bailouts and the stimulus bill, but he completely supports spending approximately $206 billion over five years, or $41.2 billion annually, to hunt down and deport all the undocumented immigrants living in the US. Joe probably doesn’t realize that such a policy would also mean a loss of $1.8 trillion in annual spending and $651.5 billion in annual output.
With so many bad things happening economically, I don’t think going on an illegal immigrant witch hunt is going to solve our problems.
Once again, thanks a ton, John McCain!