Trump Insists Mexico Will Pay for Wall
www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/us...xico.html?_r=0 (external - login to view)
Let me guess. Trump will raise tariffs on Mexican products and use the money collected from those tariffs to pay for the wall. What he won't say though is that that means that US consumers will pay more for these products. So in reality, the US consumer will pay.
If the Mexicans are smart (and they are) , they will be seeking out other trading partners to do business with, as we are. We have all of our eggs in one basket, but at as the US fades, we will go down with them if we don't look to other trade partners in Asia, Europe. The Mexicans are in the same boat ... too much trade with the US. Maybe, tearing up NAFTA helps us in the long run by forcing us to swim away from this huge sinking ship.
You love taxes, this should be really exciting for you
Is Trump the bogeyman still scaring ya?
Why is the US government giving Mexico money? I agree with free trade of course, but given Mexico' comparative poverty, it therefore benefits from free trade more than the US does. If the US wants to promote more open borders, by all means. But I don't see why the US government should be giving money to Mexico.
So before wasting money on walls, why did Trump not focus on just cutting transfer payments to Mexico? I think the wall idea is stupid, but would have agreed with Trump on cutting government transfer payments to Mexico.I hope Trump cuts funding first. Priorities I say.
He's not even President yet so he can't do anything except make the snowflakes weep, and man are they weeping!
The only question people have to ask themselves is, do we want jobs and pay higher prices or do we want to be jobless and unable to afford the product at any price.