Category Archives: mexico

Wall Tax

wall taxPresident Trump has suggested Mexico will pay for the wall through a 20% Border Adjustment Tax. You could call it a wall tax but it’s not Mexicans who will pay.

Great Wall of Chihuahua

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I’m not sure why President Trump seems determined to make Mexico pay for the great wall on the border. We don’t expect Mexico pay for our duck penis studies. So shy should Mexico pay for our walls?

Maybe Trump enjoys insulting President Enrique Peña Nieto. He invited the Mexican president for a visit, but then told him not to come if he’s not going to pay for the wall. So he’s not coming.

Great Wall of Honor

Jonah Goldberg in National Review says this is a serious blow to Mexico’s honor. And wars are fought over honor. Peña Nieto is probably back in Mexico City right now sharpening his saber.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump just hung Andre Jackson’s portrait in the Oval Office. In 1806 Charles Dickinson accused Jackson of welching on a horse bet. Not only that, he called Jackson’s wife Rachel a bigamist.

So Old Hickory killed him in a duel.

We may be onto something here.

 

 

 

Presidential Trump and The Donald

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On August 26, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto invited both American presidential candidates down for a visit.

Presidential Trump

Donald Trump jumped on the offer and met with the president last Wednesday. Trump Looked presidential. And they talked about presidential stuff, including “the wall.” But Trump says they didn’t discuss who would pay for it.

The Donald

That afternoon Trump gave a speech in Phoenix. And he looked, well, like The Donald. He blustered that he would make Mexico pay for the wall.

Being an actual president, Enrique Peña Nieto heard about this. He was not pleased. So he tweeted that the first thing he told Trump in their private meeting was there’s no way he’ll pay for the wall.

On Monday, September 5, Hillary got around to RSVPing President Peña Nieto’s invitation to her.

She declined.

 

Sell Guns to ISIS

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Last week Senate Republicans voted to deny the executive branch the power to revoke second amendment rights without due process.  Leading Democrats accused Republicans of wanting to sell guns to ISIS.

Sell Guns to Mexican Drug Cartel

Early in the Obama administration ATF actually did sell weapons to members of the Mexican Drug cartel. The program was called Operation Fast and Furious. It was a scheme to track the movement of weapons to Mexican crime scenes. The Justice Department called it gun walking. But ATF lost track of where the guns walked.

Sheryl Atkinson covered the story extensively for CBS News. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexicans and  were murdered with weapons sold by the Fast and Furious Operation.

Ford Plant in Mexico

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There’s a new Ford plant in Mexico. Presumably Mexicans will stay in Mexico to work there instead of sneaking into this country to steal jobs here.

Donald Trump calls that an “absolute disgrace”.