Thursday, April 7, 2016

Trumpenstein Knows Walls and How to Pay for Them

what eye thynk:  In a memo to The Washington Post, Donald Trump has finally answered the question of how he plans to pay for that big wall between the U.S. and Mexico: He's going to conviscate the money Mexican immigrants wire to families back home every month.  Or, he says, the Mexican government can make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion, after which he will allow the flow of immigrant money to continue onto its south-of-the-border destination.

"It's an easy decision for Mexico," Trump's memo claims.  It's also an example of another not very well thought out La Donald idea--like deporting all illegal aliens and doing it humanely but without breaking up families. (Do you ever wonder if he gets these ideas in his sleep and wakes up before the common sense fairy appears?)

Republicans have whined, cried, screamed, beat their chests, threatened impeachment (whatever happened to that idea, guys?) over what they perceive as Barack Obama overstepping his rights as President; but here's Mr. Rich White Trash announcing that he will force Mexico to pay by using the Administrative Procedure Act to claim the existence of a non-existent emergency in order to personally change a rule in the USA Patriot Act anti-terrorism law, all to facilitate his grand scheme.  And from the GOP?  Silence.

Beyond the questionable legality of this insane idea, there are the logistics. How does he plan on identifying money sent by illegal residents from that sent by legal residents? Or from people who aren't of Mexican heritage at all? As President Obama said, "The notion that we're going to track every Western Union bit of money that's being sent to Mexico, good luck with that."

And let's not forget that aforementioned plan to wash U.S. soil clean of all illegal residents.  Once they and their families are all on the far side of the border, whose money does he intend to confiscate to pay for this monument to Trumpist stupidity?  

Maybe he can solve that conundrum during a nap between rallies in New York this week.  I can't wait.

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