Unfortunately, he and Congress aren't referring to your tough times. No, no -- they're rushing to the aid of the multi-billion-dollar Military-Industrial Complex.
The government, you see, hasn't been getting our nation into enough wars to satisfy the insatiable appetite of Northrop Grumman and its ilk for government money. So those war profiteers have spied a new place they can militarize with their high-tech, high-cost weaponry: The U.S.-Mexican border.
These corporate predators are deploying an army of lobbyists to Congress to target what they see as a booming market. "Border security!" is their battle cry.