Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Texas/Mexico Border Wall Skipping Property of the Rich

Haroldson Lafayette Hunt is the guy who presaged the oil-connected, plutocratic Republican Party that exists now. Eisenhower said of this movement, in a letter to his brother in 1952
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.
Today, Hunt's rich inheritor descendants will not have the wall go through their property, but it will go right up to their land. Thanks to Melissa del Bosque of the Texas Observer for her article on the plutocratic pandering in building the border fence. She also discusses the same thing on Democracy Now! tonight.

Just for fun, some people are being compensated at the absurd rate of $50/acre.

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