GOP Congressmen Royce & Campbell vote for $700m bailout for illegal immigrant horses

You have to hand it to Steven Greenhut – he doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to sell-out Republicans.  In his latest Orange Punch post he referenced a column by Mark Steyn wherein he “wrote about one of the most absurd pieces of legislation – the Restore Our American Mustangs act (ROAM), which amounts to a massive government spending program ($700 million) to assure that wild horses have plenty of land and are not euthanized. Writes Steyn:”

Under this legislation, no horses or burros could be, ah, terminated, and they would have to be released from their holding pens after six months. To facilitate the release of the tame “wild horse” population, the act adds to their present 33-million acre habitat (that’s bigger than New York State) another 20 million acres – or approximately the size of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the total tab at around $700 million.

These horses are NOT indigenous to the United States. “The first Mustangs descended from Iberian horses brought to Mexico and Florida. Most of these horses were of Andalusian, Arabian and Barb ancestry. Some of these horses escaped or were stolen by Native Americans, and rapidly spread throughout western North America,” according to Wikipedia.

That’s right.  These horses are illegal Mexican immigrants.  And Royce and Campbell just ponied up $700 million to take care of them.  The darn Republicans hate on Mexicans but unload the piggy bank for their runaway horses.

So much for Royce and Campbell being conservatives…  They should have voted to sell the extra horses for meat.

Horse meat “is slightly sweet, tender, low in fat, and high in protein. For the majority of mankind’s early existence wild horses were hunted as a source of protein.  It is a major meat in only a few countries, notably Central Asia, but it forms a significant part of the culinary traditions of many others, from Europe to South America to China. The top eight countries consume about 4.7 million horses a year,” according to Wikipedia.

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