Once upon a time, in many major metropolitan areas, police stole taxpayer money to entice and entrap members of the slave-class, with “bait cars” — vehicles intended to tempt desperate people into theft, so that each arrested person would be caged for years.
During the imprisonment phase of these and other entrapment schemes (e.g. “wars on drugs” — as compared to the CIA’s drug-trafficking) by police, government would rob taxpayers of an additional millon dollars or so per year, per thirty victims of the entrapment scheme — as the cost to build cages, deputize cage keepers, etc.
Of course, in another sense, nothing costs anything: rather, goverment leveraged these schemes simply to shift society’s resources to government through the Hegelian Dialectic: Problem, Reaction, Solution.
Thus, modern tyrants bloated their anti-freedom infrastructure, as the gauntlet for an ever-heavier hand of goverment to strangle the people out of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Meanwhile, none in government tempted their bourgeois lackeys with “bait illegal immigrants.” Instead, those were just real — as real as their role in crippling the lives of the working-class, by imploding wage-values and preventing collective-bargaining generally.