By taxing Mexicans, including criminals who hopped the border illegally.
That makes excellent sense to me.
The tax would be on the biggest source of foreign money for Mexico -- welfare.
Excuse me, money Mexicans send back home to their families.
The money is sent by Western Union and other financial services. Technically, the money is called remittances.
The narrative is that Mexicans get good paying jobs here and send some of the money back home to relatives.
The reality is a lot of that money comes from off-the-books work, as well as food stamps and other forms of welfare.
Many states knowingly sign up illegal aliens for welfare programs because it is a money maker for the state. Washington provides food stamp money for California, which is used at stores and also to buy other non-food items such as heroin.
Sanctuary cities not only provide cheap housekeepers and landscapers for the rich, but potato chip buyers for convenient store owners.
Some of that money is included in the $25 billion a year wired to Mexico.
How odd that after 100 years or so of socialism, Mexico must steal from the capitalists up north to provide welfare for its people. Maybe nationalizing the oil industry wasn't such a good idea.
Republicans want to tax the remittances, and have Mexico pay for the wall.
From the Washington Times:
A group of House Republicans on Thursday introduced the first major bill to fund President Trump’s border wall, saying the government could collect billions of dollars by imposing a 2 percent fee on all the money Mexicans and other immigrants send back home.
Estimates vary, but remittances from those in the U.S. to their relatives back home could top $130 billion a year. A 2 percent tax could net more than $2 billion a year if it applied to all money regardless of who’s sending it.
“This bill is simple — anyone who sends their money to countries that benefit from our porous borders and illegal immigration should be responsible for providing some of the funds needed to complete the wall,” Rep. Mike Rogers, Alabama Republican, said in a statement. “This bill keeps money in the American economy, and most importantly, it creates a funding stream to build the wall.”Do it.
"Trump the Establishment" is now on Kindle.
"Trump the Establishment" is also available in paperback.
This is the sequel to "Trump the Press," which covered the nomination. The original -- "Trump the Press" -- is available on Kindle, or in paperback on Amazon.
Autographed copies are available by writing me at DonSurber@GMail.com
Please follow me on Twitter.
Friend me on Facebook.