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Congress Won't Authorize More Troops on Border

Congress Won't Authorize More Troops on Border

POSTED: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 9:27am

UPDATED: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 3:30pm

Washington D.C. - No additional troops are headed to the border beyond what President Obama has authorized.

Democratic leaders beat back a move by Sen. John McCain of Arizona to send 6,000 more National Guard troops to the border with Mexico.

McCain says border security is so poor, more troops are needed to bolster the border.

Democrats also defeated a measure co-authored by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn that would have spent an additional $2 billion on border security.

A ktsm.com poll asks if you think President Obama's decision to send 1,200 troops to the border is enough.

Four out of five people who answered the poll say no.

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I find this number - 1,200 - interesting in itself.

Divide that x4 (for each state) CA, AZ, NM, and TX and you will get 300 as a number of troops per State - however, multiply that 1,200 x4 and you get 4,800.

I think a more realistic number of 10,000 troops (instead of) the 1,200 troops (total) would be more advisable.

I also honestly think the number of (1,200) will be raised, once this kicks off, and I will be surprised if it doesn't.

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