In the opening segment of The Daily Show this Monday titled “The Kids in the Haul,” Jon Stewart hit upon the answer to the problem of the border, and his solution points out the reason that we have been unable to solve it.
“So all we need to save ourselves,” he said, “is for Congress to sit down and reason…together. Can they do it?” he asked.
Stewart followed up with a rundown of what has been going on in Congress since the President asked for an additional $3.7 billion to deal with the problem of unaccompanied children from Central America coming across the border illegally.
He went on to detail how Republicans in the House immediately refused to approve the money that was requested, including a sound bite from Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) who chairs the House Committee for Homeland Security saying, ”
“We aren’t going to write a blank check for over four billion dollars.”
Jon attempted to explain to McCaul that if you have written an amount on the check it is no longer a blank check.
After noting that the Senate was unable to put together a bill that all parties could agree to Jon asked, “Is there anybody who’s got some ideas about how to deal…anybody?”
Well of course one group has what they see as a foolproof plan, and it won’t even cost very much. That group, of course is the Ku Klux Klan which announced their solution last week — start shooting them as they cross the border and leave the bodies there in the sun to rot, where the children coming after them will see them and turn around to head back home.
You can watch the entire segment in the video below from Comedy Central.