doc ask yourself would a private sector company ever dream of building a wall ? to keep cheaper labour out , increase prices/costs ? possibly the worst investment ever.
I would think they would see what everyone else does - that it won't actually work, so they might as well make money building it because they will still have a supply of cheap labour from people who travel over the border legally and overstay their visa.
True but in the private sector they would have to pitch to investors and not get a handout stolen from the tax payer . I can imagine it in Dragons den .
This is to keep cheaper labour out of the country ( bad idea)
its to keep illegals out of the country ( 31 foot ladder, we have planes/helicopters these days)
we would have military defend it ( extra costs)
The national debt would get bigger
labour and prices would rise for everyone
it generates no revenue .
The voters who you steal from to pay for the wall will not like the prices increases.
If Jobs disappear to Mexico we will increase tariffs to make them less competitive ( hurts everyone)
what problems would this fix ? nothing!
Whats its USP ? nothing !
If Mexico where coming to the US with suicide vests and doing large scale terrorism , it might be a worthy investment but a bitter pill to swallow , to fix a trade imbalance its stupid!
If its that good an idea of stimulus and keynesianism and creates jobs building the wall then just blow it up when its finished and constantly rebuild it and while im at it ill flood my house and put paint stripper on my car , so i can create jobs in the auto and building sectors , we will all be better off then , backward logic!
He did have 2 years where his party had the house too and didn't push it through, which he could have done arguably without contest, he waited until the Dems had the house. I suspect none of his advisers were on side with him enough for him to go for it as that would have truly lost him face with his supporters when it failed but in the interest of party unity they can now back him on pursuing the wall knowing that it will get blocked and the Dems can be blamed stoking his base even more for the future.
This , hes not dumb enough to build a wall , hes just done it at a time he can save face . This will make Mexicans much more competitively though and will no doubt grow their economy in the long run .
post edited by doc - 2019/01/10 20:13:52