How much does it cost to defend other nations borders instead of USA borders?
The Democrats are complaining about the $5 billion-dollar wall cost, and also President Trump’s decision to withdraw 2000 USA troops from Syria to supposedly train troops to fight against ISIS.
The Purpose of this Post
Is to examine President Trump’s comment that we send USA troops all over the world to police other country borders instead of USA border.
This post will compare how much the USA spent for USA troops in Syria vs. the $5 billion dollars he wants to build a wall to defend USA borders. Sad enough that the USA is policing the world, what is even sadder is the USA is borrowing money, or going into trillions of dollars of debt to police the world.
- Fight your own case with your neighbor, and do not reveal another’s confidences. (Proverb, 25:9)
- Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house– too much of you, and they will hate you. (Proverb 25:17)
- The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. (Proverb 22:7)
What’s My Point(s)
- Policing the World
Where your own interests are directly involved you should press your case with all the energy and skill you can muster and that you should carry the fight to the neighbors or friend with whom you have your disagreement. The point would then be that others should not be involved in your dispute and their personal relationship with your opponent compromise or impaired. There should be a direct and honorable confrontation, and resort should not be had to devious and cowardly maneuvers in which others are used as cats’ paws. The converse would then be that you should not consent to being so used, thereby divulging the confidences which another has reposed in you. (Proverbs Mc Kane)
- Incurring Debt to Police the World
Anyone who needs an explanation of the wisdom of borrowing money to pay to protect other countries borders and not the USA borders, is beyond my limited comprehension.
- Illegal Immigrants Breaking USA Border Laws
Another dilemma for me to comprehend is why the Democrats are complaining about the $5 billion President wants to defend USA borders, and now complaining we should stay in Syria, a country that did not even invite the USA to defend their country. And basically, welcoming everybody into our country.
Trump claimed it cost USA $250 BILLION A YEAR to pay social welfare costs for illegal immigrants
In a previous post I explained Politico checked out his claim and report are ONLY $135 BILLION A YEAR?
Cost for 2000 troops in Syria per Year
In the Source Links below estimates vary from $10,000 per year per USA troop to $30,000 a year to station one soldier in a foreign nation, with borrowed money.
This does not include the solders pay, or the costs for bullets and bombs, or aid to train other troops.
So, if you consider the minimum cost of $10,000 plus and minimum pay of $20,000 for one solder’s pay err and multiply it by 2000, it totals out to be $60 million dollars a year time 4 years (2014 Obama sent) or $240 million dollars on Syria alone.
The USA has 170,000 troops stationed all over the world. Using the same dollar estimates the total amount is over $5 billion dollars a year to police the world’s borders instead of the USA.
All borrowed dollars which is adding up to the present $21 trillion-dollar National Debt.
In My Opinion
I am at a loss to understand this logic, and cannot even offer an opinion on these issues. Perhaps someone help explain the wisdom of the Democrats objections to defending USA borders and not object to defending other nations borders with borrowed dollars?
Wise or Foolish?
Am I missing something about the Democrats logic?
Regards and good will blogging.
Politico, Trump’s Foolish Wall