There is a big misconception that taxes from our paychecks go to pay for roads. They don't. The federal, state and local governments take a combined $180 million PER DAY on gas tax at the pump. Add in traffic citations, toll roads, license, and registration fees, and they are up to $250 million PER DAY. That money is supposed to be earmarked for roads. While these are still taxes, and I do consider them theft, it is designed to only charge those who use the roads. This system does need to be transitioned into a voluntary system, which will ultimately cost less by getting rid of misappropriated funds and no-bid contracts.
While most people are arguing over things like how tight security should be at the border, a few very important points are missed. The campaign HQ is located in Cancun, Mexico, and I love traveling. I have seen firsthand how restrictive government policies around borders can limit the freedom of people around the world, and stricter policies can drive entire nations into dire poverty. But while I dream of living in a world without borders, I understand that it's just not that simple.
The southern border of the United States is like a dam holding up the pressure of millions of gallons of water. If we were to just blow the dam, the damage caused by the water bursting through all at once would destroy everything in it's path. This isn't just an analogy for people trying to break through, this pressure is made up of consequences of the failed drug war and failed welfare programs.
Some are right to point out that welfare should not be given out to attract people from foreign countries. The simple solution to this is to stop giving them access to the welfare programs. If they come to work and better themselves, let them. Others are right to point out that there is a lot of violence on the other side of our southern border. But most of this violence is a direct consequence of the failed way or drugs and the resulting black markets. Ending the war on drugs here would eliminate the incentive for cartels to have any concern in shipping drugs to the United States.