Yes, we can pay for the wall

WaPO refuses to allow the word “Obamacare” to appear in print, but calls national border security, “Trump’s wall”

The double standard is laughable. The Washington Post insists on calling problem plagued Obamacare the “Affordable Care Act,” to remove the onus from Barack Obama. Yet here in Arizona the costs have risen an astronomical 116%, taking it far from the realm of “affordable.’

So it is when you buy ink by the barrel, as a wise observer once noted.

The newspaper, which might as well declare itself an arm of the DNC for its blatant liberal bias, tries to configure the Republican majority House and Senate at odds with itself over “the party’s deeply held desire to rein in government spending in conflict with its long-standing goal of cracking down on illegal immigration and toughening border security.”

The WaPo oddly refers to the construction project that resonated with voters as “Trump’s wall” and disingenuously ponders how the project will be funded.  The newspaper echoes the words of Vicente Fox, Mexico’s former president, who insultingly questions the authenticity of Trump’s election, and then calls “Trump’s wall” a “racist monument.”

On the campaign trail, President-elect Trump said he would get Mexico to pay for the construction. There are many ways of accomplishing that fiscal feat. We offer a simple one. Warn the recipients that the gravy train is screeching to a halt for those aiding in the invasion of the United States.

FY 2017 U.S. foreign aid committed to Mexico $134,664,000.

The seven countries of Central America: Belize: $1,250,000; Guatemala: $145,105,000; El Salvador: $87,982,000; Honduras: $105,655,000; Nicaragua: $14,800,000; Costa Rica: $1,825,000; and Panama: $3,200,000

Then add in: Dominican Republic: $22,481,000 and Haiti: $218,050,000. And would you believe? American taxpayers even pony up for the Communist dictatorship of Cuba to the tune of $15,000,000

We have not even checked out the vast amounts of foreign aid directed to South American countries in 2017 which also funnel their citizens to the U.S. Withholding or drastically curtailing it will go a long way toward loosening up money to pay for the wall.

Of major importance are the $ billions in “remittance funds” sent back to their homeland by foreign nationals illegally living in the U.S., according to this 2016 General Accounting Office study to congress, which says “remittances have become an important and stable source of funds that exceeds revenues from exports of goods.” The transfer of our cash “can also be used to launder proceeds from different types of criminal activities, including drug trafficking and human smuggling, through methods such as structuring.” The high reporting threshold of $3,000 lets individuals send broken-up payments without raising questions. This transfer of our wealth needs to be heavily taxed or stopped.

Breitbart reports remittances to Mexico rose 25% after Trump’s election.

It’s past time to rein in this sapping of our resources. In these perilous times, we need to rebuild our military, invest in our infrastructure and secure our border.


7 Responses to Yes, we can pay for the wall

  1. VINOAZ says:

    “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.”—Mark Twain. When are the politicians going to wake up, show some courage and end this madness. The W. Post is dominated by very sad mentally ill leftists.

  2. Frankly Speaking says:

    Some time ago, Bank of America had large signs beside it’s glass doors as customers entered, advertising free money transfers to Mexico. I was appalled! When I asked the manager if I could access that same non-fee structure if I wanted to send money to my relatives in Great Britain I was told “No.” I asked what the difference was, and she told me BdfA “celebrated diversity.” We celebrated unity with our feet as we moved our accounts down the street to Chase.

  3. azgary says:

    Trump’s Policy Was Always to Get Mexico to Reimburse Us for the Border Wall

    Trump’s proposals for making Mexico pay for the wall have never assumed the funds would be collected from them before the wall was built. For example, he wrote a memo to the Washington Post in April 2016 outlining how trade tariffs, visa cancellations, increased border crossing fees, and a ban on cash remittances from Mexicans living in the U.S. could be used to either compel the Mexican government to pay for the wall, or collect the necessary monies from them over time.

    All of the methods Trump outlined in this memo would require time to work; the most draconian measure he discussed, blocking the roughly $24 billion annually sent back to Mexico through remittances, would probably be the fastest. Trump said this would be a no-brainer for Mexico: “Make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion to ensure that $24 billion continues to flow into their country year after year.” He did not say improvements in border security had to wait until Mexico paid up.

    Point Number 1 on the “10 Point Plan to Put America First” on Trump’s campaign website reads as follows: “Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on day one. Mexico will pay for the wall.” (Emphasis mine.)

    No clever parsing is needed to see that building the wall comes first, and must begin immediately, while collecting Mexico’s financial contribution comes later. (Remember how much liberals love to call taxes “contributions” when they’re talking about squeezing money out of Americans.)

    Trump’s 10-Point Plan to Put America First goes on to make the same points he included in his open letter to the Washington Post, including hard numbers about the cost of illegal immigration.

  4. azgary says:

    Not only does President Trump intend to build a wall across the U.S./Mexico southern border, he also plans to start on it right away. 90′ tall poured concrete and rebar reinforced panels, footed and set with solid steel supports.

    It’s a bit rich to see the media that staunchly defended Barack Obama doubling the U.S. national debt in a single presidency — the media that thinks quibbles about deficit spending only come from heartless grinches looking for an excuse to defund social programs so they can enjoy watching poor people die — suddenly become deeply concerned about Trump launching the border wall project before the last shrink-wrapped pallet of cash has been delivered to the White House by the government of Mexico.

    Trump is, quite obviously, correct to note that if building the wall is an urgent project, waiting for the tricky business of securing Mexican financing to be completed first would result in an unacceptable delay.

    Unlike most of what Democrats routinely blow billions in taxpayer cash and imaginary deficit dollars on, the border wall is an actual bona fide duty of the federal government — a duty that was supposed to be fulfilled long ago. As the Associated Press observes, congressional Republicans believe no new legislation will be necessary to secure financing, because existing law “already authorizes fencing and other technology along the southern border.”

  5. Fed Up says:

    When Vicente Fox was Mexico’s president the Mexican government officially published a comic book the purpose of which was to assist illegal aliens crossing our southern border. They claimed it was to help migrant workers with the title “The Guide for the Mexican Migrant,” but a review of the comic book shows illegal aliens crossing the Rio Grande, walking through Arizona‘s desert, avoiding border patrol agents, pointing out where the foolish liberals place water stations for then, and instructs them on how to hide in American society so they aren’t caught. The Mexican government knew that each of its citizens it got safely into the United States would be a conduit for money flowing back into Mexico’s economy The fact that Mexico used a comic book format attests to the fact that they were sending us illiterates.
    WND’s report:

    There is an online version of the comic book.

    Free Republic has the English translation:

    \Years ago, we vacationed at Mexican resorts. We would’t go now if a luxury vacation package was provided free of charge. Mexico is corrupt and a hotbed of crime, but most importantly, the government and people disrespect us.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    The Washington Post was bought by founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.

    The sale, which took place in 2013, was done on the down-low, with very few people knowing about it until the announcement was made by the Graham family, which owned the WaPo for generations.

    As of a few days ago, it is being reported that the WaPo has become so successful that they are bringing an additional 60 “journalists” on board. (Is this the ‘go-after-Trump squad’?)

    Meanwhile, Gannett, which bought up six small, profitable newspapers in New Jersey last year and immediately set out to dismantle all operations that were in place, has now “mistakenly” sent out electronic “exit interview” notifications to many employees working for these six newspapers.

    Today it is learned that the New York Times has launched an attack on breitbart, suggesting that all advertisers cease business relations with breitbart.

    Maybe it’s time to stop shopping on Amazon.