One of Trump’s Ideas to ‘Make Mexico Pay for the Wall’ is a Massive Tax Hike for Everyone

Even though it’s been quite a while since he launched his campaign, it’s still mind-boggling to think that tens of millions of people actually support and trust Donald Trump. I’ve never seen a con man – especially one this transparent – who people seemingly go out of their way to avoid realizing the truth about. It’s like I’ve said before, in my opinion, a person almost needs to be willfully ignorant or flat-out brainwashed to support Trump. At this point he’s not even trying to hide the fact that he’s a con artist, yet his supporters still don’t see it.

For instance, his new “plan” to “make Mexico” pay for his stupid border wall amounts to a massive tax increase for every American.

As reported by NBC News:

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday afternoon that President Donald Trump was not formally proposing a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to pay for his controversial border wall, but rather considering it among a menu of options.

Later in the day Spicer seemed to backtrack on this proposal some, but it seems clear that Trump’s way of thinking to “make Mexico pay” for his wall is to levy some sort of tax increase on goods imported from the country. And no matter how you want to spin that, if Trump increases the import tax on goods coming in from Mexico, that cost is going to be passed on to consumers as the price we pay for those goods would likely increase by the same level as Trump’s tax increase.

Considering almost every person in this country buys products imported from Mexico, that means Trump’s “plan” is nothing more than a massive tax hike on almost every American. That means Mexico wouldn’t be paying for a damn thing — United States taxpayers would.  

Last I checked, he didn’t run for president saying he was going to build this idiotic wall by increasing taxes on every American. Except that’s exactly what any increase on imports from Mexico would do.

All of this would almost certainly prompt Mexico to respond by doing the same thing to our exports, probably matching Trump’s tax increase dollar-for-dollar as a way to show him how stupid his “plan” is. That means, after all is said and done, Americans would be paying much more for a long-list of goods we all buy, our economy would suffer as the tax Mexico would almost certainly respond with would hurt U.S. business exports, and consumer spending would drop as every American adjusted to the massive increase in prices for common items they purchase.

A tax increase on imports from Mexico would impact practically every industry in the country.

Meanwhile, knowing the type of mental infant Trump is, he’d likely respond by suggesting he’d raise taxes even more — which would then lead to Mexico responding — and that’s how you start a trade war.

This is all ridiculous.

There’s absolutely no way Trump can make Mexico pay for his moronic wall — period. It’s not going to happen and any attempt he tries to make it happen is going to end in the same exact results: Americans are going to be hit with a massive tax increase as many goods every single one of us buys will likely see huge price increases.

And at the end of the day, no matter how Donald Trump or those foolish enough to support him try to spin it, if this wall is built, the American taxpayers are going to be the ones who foot the tens of billions of dollars it’ll take to construct it, and the billions more it will take to maintain it.

Mexico will never pay for this wall — we will

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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