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Submitted by Pat (United States), Oct 19, 2005 at 09:19

Instead of immense military budgets (e.g. Britain, the US), money spent improving the economies of these nations & the well-being of their citizens would contribute to a reduction in the pressure to emigrate.

We have been doing this for more than two decades and it hasn't worked. First we started with NAFTA. A corrupt Mexican government made it impossible to succeed and the jobs went to Asia. We have been sending our jobs overseas to less-developed countries for years, to the detriment of our own people. They have created enclaves of prosperity for a few, but all of our efforts are wasted when corrupt governments and dictatorial regimes make it impossible for private enterprise to flourish.
Our military may yet be needed to guard our own border from the invasion that is taking place and I would not cut it.
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