Yes and more billions to subvert foreign countries, like Cuba, because they do not agree with you.
The biggest problem is drugs and mental illness. I’ve watched my niece work herself into the ground trying to solve the homeless problem. A clinical psychologist, she has worked 20 years in various liberal programs. She finally admitted that the open border and free flow of drugs hinders her efforts. The sad part is the kids suffer from their parent(s) decisions.
Instead of spending good money on trying to stop production of drugs in Colombia and Afghanistan it would have been more rational to try stopping the demand in the US by educating your population and on mental health services.
The Cuban military rulers don’t have that problem. They just shoot 'em…
The summary courts and executions of Batista sympathizers ended in 1969. The last execution of any kind in Cuba was in 2003.
According to this article in The Economist 03.Dec. 2016 the number of known executions in the 1960s was 550, with possibly as many as 2000: http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21710922-cubas-communist-leader-who-outlasted-ten-american-presidents-has-died-age-90
In the early days, at least 550 (and perhaps 2,000 or more) opponents of the revolution were executed. Many of them were Batista henchmen whose demise was popular. Once the revolution was secure, Mr Castro’s rule was repressive though not especially bloody. Nothing and nobody was allowed to diminish his power. “There are no neutrals,” he declared. “There are only partisans of the revolution or enemies of it.” The revolution, of course, was Fidel.
Nobody claim that Fidel Castro was an angle, but few believe in the propaganda put out by the Miami Cubans and CIA either. (Outside USA that is)
Our prisoners are so mistreated. Some prisons don’t even have HBO.
Manby this will open your eyes to the reality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeYkyjBbbNM#t=127.419521