How GOP Texas governor spends taxpayer money

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) has spent $12.7 million busing border jumpers to Washington D.C., New York City, and Chicago (see story here).

The Daily Mail says this dough paid for transporting more than 7,400 migrants out of Texas, which by my rough calculation comes out to about $1,700 per nose.

The beneficiary of this largesse is Wynne Transportation, a Texas-based charter service; if they’re not a Republican donor, they should be. That’s about 30 times the cost of a one-way flight from Dallas to Chicago on a budget airline.

Daily Mail says, “U.S. Border Patrol made a record 1.8 million migrant arrests at the southwest border between October 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022,” which suggests Abbott’s expensive stunt can’t be making a perceptible dent in the migrant population piling up on his side of the border.

As for how liberal hellholes like Chicago and New York City are responding to Abbott dumping illegals on them, Chicago’s mayor said,

“Chicago is a welcoming city and as such has collaborated across various departments and agencies to ensure we greeted them with dignity and respect. We understand that many are fleeing violent, traumatic or otherwise unstable environments. We will respond with essential services while these individuals navigate the next steps of their journey and our community partners have been working diligently to provide a safety net. As a city, we are doing everything we can to ensure these immigrants and their families can receive shelter, food, and most importantly protection. This is not new; Chicago welcomes hundreds of migrants every year to our city and provides much-needed assistance.”

Also, see photo below. In short, these people are much better off where Abbott is sending them, and they didn’t even have to pay for the ride, thanks to the generosity of Texas taxpayers who elect politicians like Abbott to do this with their money instead of spending it on schools and fighting wildfires.

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